Sunday, July 22, 2012

Homework Binder & Classroom Sneak Peek with a Tiki Hut

Hello bloggy friends! I wanted to follow up with one of the FREE products in my TPT store that I discussed here.  I actually "borrowed" this idea from another blogger {here}, but changed some things.  I am going to assign my students numbers at the beginning of the year, so I decided to use the number tabs so that students can't look at others. Also, I thought that it would help keep other student's information confidential at parent conferences. Parents obliviously won't know other student's numbers. Here is what my binder looks like. I am thinking about making the grey behind "The Dog Ate My Homework" a little bit lighter.

I worked in my classroom one day last week for a few hours. Here is a little sneak peek...ignore all of the clutter in the middle. I am dying to get up there this week to eliminate that and organize more! How do you like my Tiki Hut?! I am so excited about it and plan on using it for a shelf for student books, bell work folders, etc...) I am also going to set up a student work station with their own stapler, tape, pencil sharpener, etc... so that they don't have to use supplies from my desk. I am SUPER excited about this new edition to my classroom. Hopefully, I will have more pictures to post the weekend, if not definitely by the middle of next week. Can you believe that school is about to start?! We have registration this week and then a PBIS meeting after. So, basically school is starting! 

Friday, July 20, 2012

I Opened a Store...

So I took the plunge and FINALLY opened a TPT store. You can check it out here! I only have two things, in which both are free! Hey, that's a start :). Both items will have a "big reveal" coming soon on how that I will be using them in my classroom. Check back tomorrow on the bargain that I found at the salvage store and how it will be used in my classroom...eeeK!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Creating Stuff and an Award

The past two weeks I have been creating lots of new things for my classroom...{Thanks Pinterest}! I will be sharing two of the projects tonight. The rest will come later so stay tuned!

The first thing I did was painted this canvas with a saying that I found on Pinterest {side note: picture is terrible quality & the jazzed up the writing a bit more...forgot to take a picture of the final one}.

Next, I jumped on the "band wagon" and created a teacher's toolbox like many of your in blogging world have. Here is the final product...I am so happy how it turned out! 

Stay tuned for the rest of my Pinterest projects and also my VistaPrint creations. I tried to upload a couple of days ago from their website, but they were having technical difficulties so I am waiting for my shipment to arrive. Can't wait to shoe you all! 

Thanks Shannon over at First Grade Heart for nominating me for the Liebster Award. This award recognizes new teacher bloggers who have less than 200 follower. Now I have to find 5 other new bloggers and let them know.

Here are the rules:
1. Copy and paste the award onto your blog;
2. Thank the giver and link back to them;
3. Reveal 5 other bloggers and let them know by commenting on their blog.

Here are my 5:
1. At Home In First
2. A First Grade Fairytale
3. 2nd Grade Glance
4. 1st Grade Hip Hip Hooray! 
5. Krazy Fun Teaching With Mrs. Kacz