Monday, March 5, 2012


Looking for a quick and easy March bulletin board? Here it is :) Copy shamrocks on two different colored green construction paper, grab some string and your ready to go! Have each student write something they are lucky for on their shamrock....punch a hole, string them and WAA LAA!

I also made this cute little St. Patty's Day banner for the window :) Click here for the free printable!

Happy March!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine Cinquain/Love is...

Here are some cute Valentine Cinquains we did this week! I let the kids choose a word that related to Valentine's Day for their topic....(chocolate, cards, Cupid, hearts, love, etc.)

A Cinguain is one of the easiest poems to have your kids write...only 5 lines...

1. Topic ( Ice cream)
2. 2 Adjectives ( smooth, delicious)
3. 3 verbs ending in "ing" ( eating, enjoying, tasting)
4. 4 letter phrase (in a waffle cone)
5. Synonym for topic or noun ( dessert)

We also wrote paragraphs on "Love is.." We have a 5 step paragraph that we teach as part of our curriculum so we followed those rules...

Both of these projects will go in their 2nd grade portfolio :)

Happy February!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Giveaway Winner!!!

AND the winner is....

Mrs. Wright over at First Grade Journal! YAY!

Send me your address and I'll send out your cards ASAP!!


Thursday, January 19, 2012


Ok so I have been trying to get more followers to my blog and I am having a giveaway to try and reach more than 100! I was aiming for 50 until my hubby said, "Go for 100, dream BIG babe!"
So, here we go!

I am giving away a set of 5 Valentine cards (with envelopes), handmade by me, with love :)

In order to enter my giveaway all you have to do is follow my blog and blog about my giveaway on yours! You MUST leave a comment so I can do the random number generator to see who wins!

The giveaway closes on Monday evening, January 23nd! I will mail out the cards immediately so you have time to send them to your loved ones!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine Pencil Toppers

First step, Target dollar bins :)

Pencils, pipe cleaners, letters and foam hearts!

Cut each pipe cleaner in half, twirl around pencil, glue on hearts and first name initial. Easy, personal and spunky :)

Won't your kids be so excited to write all day with these cute little toppers?!

I'm also in the middle of making another treat for Valentine's Day...will post later!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Valentine Wreath!

This isn't really school related, but I wanted to share :) This week I have had the itch. Those of you crafty gals out there know what I'm talking about. The itch that that doesn't leave your mind/body until you CRAFT it out. I know i'm a bit early for Valentine's Day, but I just couldn't wait any longer. I found an adorable wreath while searching the web for ideas and headed straight to JoAnn after school yesterday. I spent a whole TEN bucks for all the material to make TWO wreaths! WOOT!

Here is my little love filled creation that will hang by our front door!

I cut strips of material and tulle about 1 inch wide and 6 inches long. I also found a wire hanger and bent it into the shape of a heart. Tie a single knot with the material strips and pop in a movie. You'll be done in no time!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Rudolph Ornaments....EASY and ADORABLE

I LOVE a good holiday project to make with my kids and thanks to Pinterest I found an adorable one! Not to mention, it was cutting, getting crazy with glue, kids begging to wash hands, can you help me whines or I can't do this Mrs. Slayton!!! NONE of that! It was painless and I got to use my hot glue gun. I love a good hot glue gun project.

Okay, so here it is! All you need are plastic ornaments (glass could be a bit risky), pipe cleaners, google eyes, red pom poms and red shredded paper. I had the kids use their pencils (eraser side) and push the paper down into the ornament. It worked great.

Happy December!