Monday, September 17, 2012

Noun town

We practiced our nouns by making a noun town. The kids all had free reign on this except for the places.we discussed which place each child would do, so we wouldn't end up with 20 subway restaurants. :) They did a really good job and it turned out so cute!

Friday, September 14, 2012

One reason why I love to teach

I have one of the sweetest classes this year. Each Friday is "fancy Friday". We read Fancy Nancy and my sweet
Firsties learn new vocabulary words. This one was my favorite today!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bucket Fillers

I found this on Pinterest too! I absolutely love it. The kids made their own buckets, and as you can see I have some creative babies this year!

"I fill a bucket when I help make my teacher happy."

"I fill a bucket when (I) hug someone."
I love the teeth on this one!

"I fill a bucket hen I give hi fives"

"I fill a bucket when I give people something then give you a hug."
When I saw this face on that bucket, I literally almost fell out. I was so impressed with this student's drawing skills. How adorable is that bucket?!?!

Number Sense

The first couple weeks of school, we have been working on number sense. I am still trying to wrap my head around the new CCGPS. This was something easy, that helped the students see the number in many ways.

Math Center

I came up with these centers after I saw these plates at the dollar store. The kids really caught on fast. I was so proud of them. Next time, I am going to get the small popsicle sticks and make the ten frames smaller to fit in the platter better.

My classroom 2012-2013

First, I want to say that most of the things in my classroom I found on Pinterest or other blogs. Some of it I bought on teachers pay teachers. I am thankful that I didn't have to make everything!
Standards board and writing board

Where the kids do their word work

My favorite planner and desk pad from Erin Condren

My desk, teacher table, filing system, reading materials, and Monday-Friday organizer

Daily Five board, math groups, and  fluency door

The fluency door and pizza pans (math groups) weren't finished at the time. I will upload new pictures soon :)

Tissue paper decorations, group desks,  and computers

Students book bins

Standards Vocabulary wall

Books organized by lexiles.
Labels are from Erica Bohrer

Bucket Fillers, Behavior Guitar from Abby Mullins, and my  "How we get home ribbons.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I love If you haven't been to the site. Stop. Go. Now!!! I have bought a couple of cute notepads for this year and my teacher planner. I love it, it's the best planner ever! Here are some of the cute note pads. Another thing that I love this school year are my special paper clips. They honestly just make the day better. Of course you can't forget the colorful pens :)

New school year!

Here is a before picture of my classroom! I will update you on the progress as I get it finished!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Painting a sign

I decided to paint a sign for my door instead of a wreath! I think it may go right outside my classroom door. I love it :)

Vinyl time

I finally got my vinyl in the mail! I made several things for my classroom. Here are some pictures. I will post more when I get them in the classroom!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tissue paper decorations

I am making these for my classroom :) I wanted some fun cute things, so my friends and I decided these would be cheap and easy!

First I got the colors of tissue paper that went with my color scheme. I bought mine from Hobby Lobby and used one whole pack for one puff.

I also bought 24 gauge flower wire and ribbon to hang them with. I haven't really measured the ribbon because I am not sure how high I want them.

Next, I folded the tissue paper like an accordion. I folded it about 1 and 1/2 inches.

Old school fan style :)

Next, I folded the wire (about 6 inches) in half and tied it like a bread tie. I also went ahead and put my ribbon through the wire.

You will need sharp scissors to curve the ends. You could also make them pointy ends but I like mine to look more like flowers.

Then, I just started to pull out each piece of tissue one by one.

Make sure you do both sides so it is full on both side if you are hanging them. If you are taping them to a wall, you will only have to do one side.

All finished! 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Star search tutus

These are the tutus I made for my babies for star search :) very easy and my standard non sew tutu!

1. Get a stretchy headband.

2. Wrap the tulle around the correct size cardboard and then cut on one side. The sizing really depends on the type of tutu you want. For this one, I wanted it to look more like a skirt. Normally, I like them to look more like a tutu. But for this project, I had ten girls to make tutu's for and tulle is expensive :)

3. Tie the tulle into the bottom holes. You can either do two pieces in every other space or one piece in every space. This time, I used one piece of tulle per hole.

4. Wear the tutu :)