Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Made It! Birthdays!

I am linking up again with 4th Grade Frolics for another Monday Made it!  My students love to get these for their birthday!  I always have plenty of help at home cutting these out and putting them together.

I got these printable balloons a few years ago and I cannot seem to find the source.  There are many varieties out there that you can find on Pinterest.  If you know where this design came from, please let me know so that I can give proper credit.

I used our county's media center to take this printable and turn it into a poster.  I got this printable from  First in Line's Tpt Store as a free download.  I plan to use this to track our days of school this year!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Made it With Duck Tape

I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for a Monday Made It!  When I first saw this idea on Kristen's Kindergarten, I knew that I had to do this with my students' Reading and Math Interactive Notebooks!   So, when Walmart had their notebooks for $0.17, I stocked up and grabbed some duck tape!

As you can see, the duck tape does not effect the inside and there should be no more tangled spiral wires!

Next up, I will be using these jumbo craft sticks and hot glue for my next project!  Have a great week creating!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Back to School Shopping

I didn't mean for it to happen.  I was just minding my own business!  However, I ended up coming home with some new loot for my classroom!  I have been loving my greens and blues color scheme in my classroom.  When I saw these beach chairs on clearance at Bog Lots, I knew they had to be mine!

At office Max I found these pockets.  They will be perfect for my Gold Tags!

A quick trip to the Dollar General....

During my trip to the Dollar Tree, I had to take a look at their tubs/baskets.  I LOVE the colors! 

 I did keep some restraint and just bought a few....this time.

These are the rest of the items that I ended up with.
These will be great for several of my math center games!

I used these same kind of bags last year for my Welcome goodies for my new firsties!  The colors and size are perfect!

I am not sure what I will use these for yet, any ideas?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Enjoying Summer!

Here in Michigan we had MANY makeup days due to our harsh winter months.  We did not finish the school year until June 19th.  Of course, days later I was on my way to the New Orleans SDE Conference.  
Now, I have been enjoying the slower days of summer with my kiddos.  We were introduced to geocaching and are having a blast with it!  Who knew that there were so many around us!

The geocaching app has made it so nice for us!

My kiddos have also enjoyed all of the activities at our local community library.

Camping with friends has also been a huge highlight for us!

Today the kiddos and I went to the zoo.  

I have been loving all of the Vegas pics that I have seen all over blogland!  Keep them coming!  Maybe next year?!

Monday, June 30, 2014

New Orleans Conference

I had the awesome opportunity to attend the Reading, writing, Math, and More conference in New Orleans!  I also was able to meet Dr. Jean and Deanna Jump!  Their sessions were wonderful and it was such an honor to meet them!

SDE's Read, Write, Math & More! Conference

Brod Bagert was also there!  He is such an amazing author!  

My colleagues and I had an awesome time!  Maybe next year we will make it to Vegas!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Plants and Garden Gloves!


We are having so much fun with our plant unit!  We planted seeds in our own garden gloves!  The kids have had a blast observing the growth of their plants everyday!


Our sprouts are now ready to be sent home to be planted in soil!

We also learned about the parts of the plant and their functions.  As a class we used our paper hands to create a great mural.

Then, we made our own posters.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Stephanie Harvey, Heidisongs, and More!

I had the privelage of spending the day with Stephanie Harvey as she presented on Inquiry groups and other way to incorporate collaborative learning in the classroom!  What a fabulous day!

Here are some of our math centers and an Easter craftivity from Babbling Abby!

More math...

Froggy love from Top Dog Teaching.

We also Skyped with Heidi!  What a wonderful experience!  She does such a wonderful job with the kids!