Sunday, July 31, 2011

From Cute to CUTER!

So, I worked on a few simple projects this week for the classroom. I found a few goodies and gave them a *makeover*! I LOVE seeing an item, and thinking, "Hmmmm, what could I use THAT for?" Then the idea HITS and I run with it! I found a couple buckets and spiced them up a little! I also needed a home for my whiteboards and the perfect basket just appeared :)
Here are the before and after pictures...

Flower stickers and clothespins came from the Dollar Store...

If you see something you like, pick it up! It's purpose and place will come to you!


Blog Mixer!

Ok, I think I am getting the hang of these linky parties...My blog is super new, and I am hoping to get a few followers as I too become a "follower"..

Yearn to Learn is having a blog mixer party!

In your link up find the following:

1. A blogger who is a "New Kid on the Blog" - I am showcasing Colorful Teaching!
(Let's say someone who has blogged 2 months or less and has less than 200 followers)

2. Post a blogger in your same grade level- I LOVE Oh Second Grade ! I will be buying a Ziggy Marley c.d. she recommends!

3. Post a blogger in a different grade level - Mrs. I's Blog totally inspired me to order a few things from Vistaprint!

4. It's all about the button. Find a cute blog button and post it. Second Grade is Splendid is an awesome blog so I am posting her button :) So many great ideas! I will be using her Fancy Nancy Word Wall this year! YAY! Thanks again!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Back 2 School Bulletin Boards

Hello to the blogging world! I am loving all of the incredible teachers, lessons, ideas, inspiration and advice that is out there! I am starting to see how addicting this can be :) This is my first teaching blog (and post) and I'm hoping to get a few followers! If you visit, please leave a comment!

I know its still July (*sigh*...two more days....where has the time gone?) but after reading some incredible teacher blogs with awesome ideas, I found myself getting excited about the new school year today! Goodwill was GOOD to me today and had some adorable buckets that I will be making even cuter and using as containers. I'll post pics when they're done! I also found dry erase whiteboards at the Dollar Store today that seem like they'll hold up well! I got a class set and found a matching adorable zebra print basket to hold them all :) I LOVE making everything cute and adding extra creative touches...

I started browsing some of my all time FAVORITE back to school bulletin boards that I have created. I hope some of you teachers out there will find a little inspiration in them! I plan on doing something new this year, but haven't quite decided what...


I made the fish from scratch and the kids' names are on the bubbles. I made the seaweed from shiny wrapping paper found at the Dollar Store :)
I didn't put the kids' names on this board, but they would have been cute on bananas...

I had my students come up with at least 3 goals for the year and then took their pictures on the playground "monkeyin' " around :)