August 6, 2012

Back to School Bulletin Board

Hi bloggers!  It’s Caroline again.  If you’ve checked out our blog before, you might have noticed we’ve had a facelift!  Thanks Lisa at iCelebration!  So cute!

So in my spare time (cough cough) I thought of an activity to do with my kids and tie it into a cute back to school bulletin board.  I’m all about hallway bulletin boards.  I have a slight obsession with making them.  So, I decided I would do a newspaper background and a "Help Wanted" theme since I’m  on the look out for some new students.  Then I thought, “Wouldn’t a first grade application be cute?  Oh and they could make a little self portrait!”  So the wheels have been churning on this little project for a while. 

I finally got the first part of it up today in the hall!  Something is done! (ok, yes, I ran out of border on the bottom but it’s 99% done!)  Just don’t look in my classroom windows, please!

If you like the signs for the bulletin board, I made a Google Doc with them.  Click here to access them!  The Help Wanted sign is included in my Firsties Wanted!  Back to School Bulletin Board Craftivity Freebie on Teachers Pay Teachers!  Click on the picture to check it out!  If you would like this for another grade, just email me!

I just uploaded it to Teachers Pay Teachers.   Once my kids make this, I’ll either take their names off the board or tape their craftivity around it.  Depends on what I like!

Well, my room is still a mess but I have bulletin boards covered and bordered (is that a word?), so that makes me feel better.  At least you can focus on the walls and ignore all the mess on the floor, right?  I keep bouncing from one thing to another.  It will get done.  I know it will!  My next battle is where to put all the desks.  Sometimes I miss the tables I had in kindergarten!I’m also working on a back to school watermelon unit, so stay tuned!  I’m excited!

August 2, 2012

Teacher Finds

Teacher Finds

Ok, although I was on vacation last week I did have to stop by one; well maybe two Targets to visit teacher heaven, also known as “The Dollar Spot”.    It’s always fun to look around and easily identify every teacher that is scouring  "The Spot". 

ü  Organizers

ü  Stamp Pads

ü  Pencils

ü  Fun Desk Accessories

And two of my favorite finds during this trip……………………………………………..
A Star Student Chair Cover  and  these ....................

I have wanted these for my students dry erase boards FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Did I say MAGNETIC?

*****To make this trip even more fun I ran in the second Target for the second time at 9:58; I went back to  get Caroline some of my finds. Three trips to target in a day =Pure teacher craziness!!


August 1, 2012

Just Getting Started

Ok, so while Caroline was busy last week getting this little blog started, my family and I were spending some much needed downtime at Sanibel Island in sunny Florida.  So, this is what I was looking at last week at this time…….

And this is what I got to look at today………...

Wow, did I have my work cut out for me.  Our rooms were all painted this summer so we had to take every stitch of cuteness off our walls, thus a lot more work ahead!  Although my room looks a lot better now, I still have a lot to do before my sweet new kiddos walk in the door. 

I am very grateful that after 18 years of marriage my husband knows that when it is back to school time that I am usually MIA for long periods of time, 12 hours today to be exact!    Although my husband understands my MIA status after all these years, my mom does not.  At the end of the day today my mom said to me, “So you are done now right?”..................................  Ahhh, no mom I’m just getting started!!!!!!