Saturday, June 29, 2013

Flash SALE

A bunch of my friends and I are having a FLASH sale this Sunday, June 30th! Everything in my Teachers Pay Teachers store will be 20% OFF for one day ONLY! I hope you'll join in the fun and check out all of our stores for some FABULOUS ideas that will help you in your classroom!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ten Pin Linky: Classroom Decor

Y'all know how much I LOVE Pinterest! Well, I found a fun linky party over at Just Reed to join this summer! The first link up is all about my favorite classroom decor pins. Let's get started...

1. Since I'm moving up to first grade, I'll need an AMAZING word wall! Here are two displays that I found on Pinterest that I I have to decide which one to use.

2. I think I've had this birthday display pinned for at least a year now but I'm determined to create it in my new classroom this year! I've even put it on my "To Do" list! {That makes it official.}

3. I just love the BIG eyes on this display. What a great way to help students brainstorm things they can write about. I've been doing some brainstorming of my own on how I could incorporate a display similar to this one in my classroom.

 4. I just love this idea of having a kid friendly "I Can..." standard display in the classroom! When I found this on Pinterest, it immediately went on my "to do" list!

5. I'll be changing from tables to desk this upcoming year and these group bookshelves would be perfect to help keep my new lions organized! Now, I just have to find someone to put them together for me.

6.New room, new windows and of course they're not the same. My MIL made me super cute polka dot curtains a few years ago and I didn't know what I was going to do until I found this pin! YAY, problem solved!

7. I just love this bookshelf makeover idea! What a great way to add a little color to your classroom! Maybe I can jazz up my group bookshelves with this idea?

8. Here's another great way to add a splash of color to your room! I have some left over fabric that would be perfect for this project! Follow the link to the's a good one!

9. In case you haven't noticed, I'm kinda into polka dots! I just love these lanterns from the Schoolgirl Style shop. I think they would be a perfect way to identify my desk groups!

10. Last but not least, FILING CABINET MAKEOVER! I don't know anyone who thinks their boring old filing cabinets are cute!

I'm glad a limit of 10 was put on this linky because I could make this a VERY LONG POST but I won't. If you like these Pinterest finds, be sure to click my cute little Pinterest lion {top left of blog} and follow me!

One last thing...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer 2013 Book Study

Are you participating in any of the blog book studies this summer? I've decided to follow two of the studies...Teach Like A Pirate & Talking, Drawing, Writing. Here are the details...

Gina has all the information you'll need to follow along with this book study!
{Click on the button to be directed to Gina's blog Third Grade Tidbits}

 I've linked the cover to Barnes & Noble...they accept PayPal!

Jennifer over at Teaching with Grace is hosting
the Talking, Drawing, Writing book study.
{Click on the button to be directed to Teaching with Grace for more information.}

{Click on the book cover to order your copy TODAY!}

I'm super excited about both of these book studies! I hope you'll join in and learn with us!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Classroom Management on Pinterest

Summer break has begun and in my world that means spending a lot of time on Pinterest looking for new ideas for next year! Here are a few classroom management ideas that you could use in any grade level!

Sometimes when I'm on Pinterest, I often think to myself "That's so easy...why didn't I think of that?" Well, I have enough on my little mind everyday so it's nice to have a place where I can save all these great ideas! What was the world like before Pinterest? I tried to find the origin of this "Build A Puzzle" management tool but hit a dead end. {If this is your picture, I'd love for you to leave a link in the comments below!} Anyways, I wish I had found this about a month ago when my kinders were acting CRAZY! What a great way to get your students to work together to earn a reward! I'm going to be on the hunt for a lion puzzle that I can use next year! 

How many times have you heard your students say, "I'm done!" {Even though you've told them over and over to raise their hand...they still blurt out!} This Pinterest find is a great way to give your "fast" students more options and hopefully keep them from interrupting the rest of the class. The only change I would make for kinder/1st would be to add picture clues. {click on the image to be directed to Mrs. Heeren's Happenings blog for more information}

One of the perks I had in kindergarten was having a restroom in my class. Now, that I'm moving down the hall I won't have this luxury. Do I think this will work in first grade...I have NO clue but I'm going to try it out anyways! Now, I just need to find a few pink and blue cups....dollar store here I come! {click on the image to be directed to The Wizard of Boz blog for more information}

I LOVE the idea of having classroom coupons! What a great way to reward students and by the looks of these rewards it wouldn't cost much to keep the peace in your room. {Small rewards could be donated by parents to help out with cost!}  "A Cupcake for the Teacher" goes into more detail on her blog about ways to incorporate these coupons into your classroom. {click on the picture}

I'm one of those teachers that likes to have a quiet room especially during work time. This is such a cute visual for kids to follow. PS: I LOVE polka dots! {click on this picture to be directed to "Totally Terrific in Texas" blog for more details}

I hope you've enjoyed my finds! Make sure you click on my Pinterest button on the top-left of my blog to follow me for more fun and ideas!

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