Sunday, February 23, 2014

Valentine's Day Symmetrical Hearts

Whew!  My kids were SO excited for Valentine's Day this year!
We could not wait for our party to start.
After lunch is a long time to wait when you're five/six.

A few days before, we decorated our room with 
Symmetrical Hearts.
They are always so colorful and perfect for the holiday!

I copied half of a heart on a large piece of 
white construction paper and folded it in half.

Then I showed the kids how to paint on one half of their heart.  
And quickly before the paint dried, they needed to fold it over.

It never transfers perfectly, but it at least gives the 
kids an outline so that they can fill the blank parts 
in with paint to complete their symmetrical heart.

While we waited patiently (or not) for our party time to arrive, 
we decorated bags to put our Valentine's in.
We also played some candy heart games 
from The First Grade Parade.  My kids loved them!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Back 2 School Sale!

Thanks to The 3AM Teacher for the cute button!

It's here!  The big Back 2 School Sale on Teachers Pay Teachers!  I've been adding items to my wishlist, waiting for it to be here! :)

Here are a few things that I plan on purchasing:

These cute centers from Miss Kindergarten.
I just think they look adorable and perfect for my kinders at the beginning of the year.

I am looking for a few different homework sheets this year, so this would be perfect!

It looks like a great addition to our 
math curriculum and so fun! 

What's in your cart?

Everything in my TpT store is on sale!  
Use BTS13 for a total of 28% off my products.

Here are a few of my favorites from my store:
(click on the picture to take you to my store)

These are probably my favorite centers of the year!  The kids love these!

I just hung these up in my own classroom 
and love the look of them!  They are great 
as posters or to use during instruction.

Speaking of chevron...
I organized my classroom with these labels this year.  I sell both Editable labels and Supply Labels that are ready to go for you!

I also have some great Calendar Cards (bees, apples, birds) and other great centers to use in your classroom!

Have fun shopping!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Ah, can you believe it's the middle of August already!?  I know some of you have 
already started school!  We have meetings next week and kids come a week 
from Monday, so I'm busy decorating the room and writing the 
little ones' names 500 times! :)

I moved rooms this summer and can't wait to show you where I am now!
But, you'll have to wait until next week when it is all done.

In the meantime, I recently joined in on the Instagram craze.
I love it!  It's so easy to snap a picture and post it and 
it's so fun to look at everyone's ideas!

Follow me on Instagram here!

Here are a few sneak peak pictures of 
my classroom that I posted on Instagram...

It's coming together!

Also, head over to Lacey's new blog, The Fabulous Life of an Elementary Teacher 
and enter all of her amazing giveaways!  You can win something from my TPT store!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

ABC...123...Dr. Seuss

When I began teaching kindergarten last year, my wonderful mentors handed me a 
box of alphabet and number books and explained what they had done for years.

Each week, our school sends home one alphabet book and one number 
book with each student.  They can read these books at home with
their parents and practice what they are learning at school.  It's great!

I found these cute Dr. Seuss bags at Target and the cute little tags too!
Perfect for reading bags!

 I numbered the tags with stickers.

Printed out some instructions of what they can do with the books 
and when to return them to school.  Then, I glued it on the back of the tags.

Laminated them and wha-la!, my bucket of books is ready for the new year!

These bags would be great for library books, special journals that get sent home 
for the week or even storage for center/learning activities.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Blog Lovin

So even though I haven't written on my own blog since last February (minus 30 minutes ago), I have actually been keeping up with everyone else's blogs.  And also switched over from Google Reader to Bloglovin.

I've been following blogs on Bloglovin for about a week now and love it!  It's easy to set-up, great format to read and I also love that they have an app so I can easily read blogs on the go.

Anyhow, I apparently need to claim my blog on Bloglovin, so here we go!

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Favorite Pins Friday!

Well, if you haven't blogged in forever- you have to start somewhere...

Cara from The First Grade Parade is hosting a Favorite Pins Friday link-up!

Here a some of my favorite pins that I found for this week...

School Related:

How great is this ear bud organizer from Hopelessly Devoted!?
Ear buds are on our school supply list this year, so I had been thinking about 
some way to store them- this will work great!

I found these ABC posters and hopped right over to TPT to download them.
Aren't they adorable?

I actually had pinned this a while ago and forgot about it.
I was looking for number worksheets to start of the year,
and came across it again.  It is by Inspired by Kindergarten.  
I love the simplicity of the layout!

Other Pins:

Yum!  Yum!  I made this mix from Glorious Treats for the 4th yesterday 
and it was so good!
Good and EASY- that's the best part! :)

Isn't this the cutest little art nook that Project Girl posted?
Good thing we just finished our basement up
or I would be asking my husband how he could
build this.  Well, I still might...

I found this picture on Little Daisy May and had to pin it!
We got a wooden monogram for Christmas and I 
still haven't found the right place/thing to do with it.
I love this...add it to the summer project list!

Can't wait to see what everyone else is pinning!
Come see and join the link up!

Also come follow me on Pinterest!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today, I got all my Valentine's ready for our 
class party tomorrow!
I love Valentine's Day parties at school!

This year, I decided to go with bubbles.
I saw this idea from Simply Modern Mom on 
Pinterest and thought it was perfect.  
I changed the wording on the card just so it would 
fit better for a teacher Valentine. 
If you don't want to, you can just 
print her cute ones right off. :)

I sent mine off to Office Depot and they 
printed them on nice blue cardstock.
Picked them up, cut them, hole punched them
and strung them together.

Can't wait to give them to my kids!

Last year, I went with bouncy balls.
Super easy!

What kind of Valentine's are you giving you students?