Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Big Changes!

Today is the first official day back for teachers in our county.  I don't know how I managed to get up early enough to manage a blog post but it will be a quick one.

Two big changes are happening in my school life this year.  First of all I will be teaching 4th grade.  I'm excited about the change and think I'll love it.  I have to admit I'm a little overwhelmed at this point.

The second big thing is we have a new school.   You can see more about it in the video below.

It's hard to believe that summer is over!  :(

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Classroom Stool

It's Time for another Monday Made it...(on Tuesday :)

My classroom stool has looked like this for the last few years.  
And I did love it and all it's brightness but I was ready for a change.

First a little spray paint....

Then a little painter's tape....

A little white paint...pull of painter's tape while it's still wet.  

It was actually 6 coats of white paint.   I pulled off the tape while the 6th coat was still wet and touch ups were easy!

 Red Vinyl lettering and tons of clear sealant.....

I love the fact that it's not all perfect.  I love the different sized lines.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 25, 2012

How many.....

teacher organizer boxes can you see before you scream?  These are all over blogs and pinterest right now.  But you have to agree it's a pretty good organizer!  I'm excited to get it to school and fill it up.

I'm linking up with :

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dollar Tree Deals

I am loving summer!   As hard as I try to forget about all things's just in my blood!   I have a feeling that pinterest is gonna keep me very busy this summer. 

We are moving to a new building next year and merging with another school.  Although I don't know what grade I'll be teaching yet...all the rooms have several cabinets and one section that is open without doors.  I'm going to keep my Safari theme and am trying to slowly convert to red and black decor.  I found the cutest oval shaped buckets at the Dollar Tree.  My plan is to use them on my open shelves...but of course I had to jazz them up with some vinyl first. 

   The wording on them may change but for now I like them.  

   I also found these little guys:

   They are intended to be added to top of papers...Not sure how I'll use them.   I have a couple more projects currently underway and will post them also when they are finished.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I have a confession....

Bonnie, at Living a Wonderful Life, is having an obsession linky party that I've decided to join in on. 

1.  Blogs--I am obsessed with blogs.  I have totally been a slacker in the blogging area but I haven't slacked on reading blogs, especially school related blogs. 

2.  Pinterest!  Enough said. I'm on it daily.  Oh and I also am a pinterest snob.  90% of the time I have to check the link out.  I get super aggravated when it's a bad link!   

3.  My summer-to-do list is out of hand.  33 things.  Big things.  If I can accomplish 20 of them I'll be doing good. 

4.  Printing and Laminating.  These are my two weak areas.  Lets just say I spend a lot of time cutting.

Here's to being a better blogger this summer!

Monday, March 19, 2012

K-2 Blog Linky Party

Kindergarten Lifestyle is having a great linky party showcasing K-2 blogs.  If you haven't linked up, please do!  I'm excited to find some new blogs!

Sunday, March 4, 2012


We have spent the last several weeks in second grade studying adjectives.  I thought I'd share my three favorite ways to teach adjectives.   As usual none of these ideas are my original.  I'm not sure who to give credit to...if it's you, let me know!

The first pictures are of adjective kisses.  I give the kids each a candy kiss to eat, and they come up with adjectives to describe it.  I had an aid cut out card-stock in the shape of a kiss and cover it with aluminum foil.  The kids write the adjectives with sharpies onto the kisses.  I use white streamers to add their name to it.   These pictures aren't's hard to take pictures of aluminum foil!

My kids also love using Babbling Abby's Popcorn Unit.  I bring in Michael's air popper and pop the popcorn in the room.  They honestly think it's the best thing ever!  Then we write adjectives to describe the popcorn. 

A third way that I like teaching adjectives is by making wordles.  The kids go around the room and write down an adjective to describe the other kids.  I then turn them into wordles and print in color.  They turn out super cute!

An aid was laughing at all my food to teach adjectives.  She said next year I should give them coke and then make soda cans.  Not a bad idea at all!

And finally to celebrate the Dr.  My pictures hung around my door drawn by a friend's husband!