What The FLIP!

Gotcha with that title didn't I??? 
 Well the days are ticking by and just like most other bloggers out there in bloggy land I am happily working in my classroom ready myself for the new school year.ok Ok OK already I’m LYING! I know. Sad, but nonetheless true, I am doing NOTHING- Nothing I tell ya to get my room ready. I just don’t wannaL!
BUT I have been thinking about it! That counts right? I have been thinking about mine and my btb’s (bestest teaching buddy) collaborative theme. It is a first for us. And I’ve been thinking about going to my classroom. And I’ve been thinking about all those sweet new faces I’ll see in a few weeks (a few very short weeks eeek). And I’ve been thinking about what we’re going to do this year in first grade with the NEW (insert announcer voice here) “Oklahoma State Standards” duh ta duh! Aka common core standards! DUH. Crazy I know just crazy.
I have been busy making things at home to use this year. And they do fit nicely with the good ol OSS or CCS or C3 standards or whatever we are calling them this week in Okie land.
One such item that I’m kinda really excited about is this new “Flip” book I’m making for my kiddos to do dailyor every other dayor weeklyor whenever I need them to do itJ.
You see I am kinda ok, probably really different than most teachers. I don’t do daily worksheets (gak), or do calendar time that draaaaagggggsss on and on, and on, and I don’t have my kids write in a daily journal, “Today is____, Today I will____” day after day after day after day. UGH! I just can’t!

But with that being said I know they need some repetition. I know they need structured routines and workI’m not a total ditz. And I know of course we need to make connections to what we have learned or are learning. SO I made my Flip and WOOT book! Catchy don’t ya think? No I didn’t miss my s up there it is A book. Singular. Sorta. Let me show you.
I have no idea why this one turned caddy-whumpus! Sorry! 

At the beginning of the day the kiddos will do the “FLIP” side. It’s a number of the day thing, math, calendarish type page. Then this is where it gets FUN! At the end of the day they FLIP it over

and Wa-La it is a WOOT book (writing out our thoughts). Woot Woot. A place for them to record thoughts, feelings, ideas, connections! Fun huh?

And as a bonus (announcer voice here again) in the middle is a handy dandy little reference page to help the kiddos that need it.

Yeah, I know I probably won’t do it every daybut many days!  
So what ya think about my cool little Flip book? Pretty fun huh? It will take a little know how to put it together. You can find detailed instructions with the download on TpT.
So if you like myFlipbook and would like one of your own pin it, comment about it leave link and email, and I’ll pick a couple of peeps to send it to.

Thanks Ya’all I hope you’re working as hard as I am to get back to school and into your rooms. Snort- snort J  

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  1. I would love to have a copy of this multi-task flip book. Very creative and unique.



  2. I love it, Tammy!



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  3. So clever, Tammy! To put it all together seems practical & easy for the little ones to keep. I hope you'll write later about how it's working!