Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Made It and More Classroom Progress

I made it into my classroom again today.  Now this will be it for TWO WEEKS due to work being done in the building.  However, today made a huge dent in my set up progress!  First, I want to link up with Monday Made It from 4th Grade Folics!

I LOVE my new Daily 5 Clip Chart that I found FREE from Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations!

This will hang on my Daily 5/CAFE board.

I am also working on my new Word Wall.  I found these letters from Jessica on TPTor $2.

Here is what my room looked like on my way out today.  You may not notice a huge change.  However, my garland borders are now complete and I made a HUGE dent in the pile that was on the carpet.  All of those baskets are my leveled books for my Library.  Once my bookshelves are painted, I will be able to set up this area that will be behind my desk.  There are a lot of books and I still have more to go through!  Yikes!

In the meantime, there will be plenty to do from home:)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Today's Success!

Day 1 was a success in my classroom!  I always wish that I could have gotten more accomplished.  However, I am happy with today's work!

Here are a few pictures of what it looked like when I got there.  I did get a few things moved before taking the pictures though.

I took care of the open shelves quickly.  I do this every year and it makes such a difference!  I also worked on the bulletin boards.  I ran out of the garland and will need to finish it up next time.

I am lovin' the garland!

This is what my old bulletin board box looked like.  Pathetic, I know!

After some sorting and purging, here is what I now have!

Here are a few pictures of my room when I left.  I won't be able to go back for a few weeks now.  I brought home some curriculum items to go through and will work with that and what I have been pinning on Pinterest as well as my Tpt Wishlist!

Student tables and chairs should be in place when I return.
 Of course, I still have my work cut out for me!  The next job will be reorganizing the books for our Classroom Library.  I have some ideas for it and am excited for when it is complete.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tomorrow I Can Get Started!

Well, tomorrow I get to go into my classroom and finally start setting up!  I am always excited about this, but this year is different.  As I have announced before I am moving from Kindergarten to First Grade!  I am moving to a different room and starting fresh!  Our floors have been waxed and tomorrow I will go in to help with moving my furniture into the classroom.  Some things will be from my old room.  I have been thinking about how to set it up for weeks!

So, the car is loaded and ready to go!
Here are a few more purchases that I made recently thatI hope to try out tomorrow.

I have seen many bloggers posting about their homemade pennants.  I found this one at Hobby Lobby for $1.99.  I have a few ideas for it and it goes great with my color scheme!  I will post later on how it turns out!

Between these lanterns and the tissue paper pom poms, I am hoping to add a nice touch!

I posted earlier about the CUTE scrunchy boarders people are using.  I have had a couple different ideas about doing this.  However, when I saw I Love 1st Grade and her post regarding using paper garland instead, I got even more exctied!  I am not sure that I have enough, but I will get stared with these.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Winner Announced!

Thank you to all that entered my giveaway! 

The winner of this the above set is Kelly!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

VBS Starts Tonight!

Our Sky VBS begins tonight! I am so excited!! I have been directing our Sunday School program for about four years at our small church. This year I teamed up with five other churches to create decorations to share! Here are some pictures!

Also, a friendly reminder that my giveaway ends Tuesday night!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Indiana Bones!

Our local library had a special guest today for those children who met a quota of reading time through the summer reading program!  It was storyteller, Indiana Bones!

My kiddos including the rest were completely intrigued by him!

We had a blast!

Also, please do not forget about my current giveaway!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Another Giveaway!

Hello All!  I am having another little giveaway. 

Included in this giveaway is a cute Food Market bag, two shopping list pads and a mini wooden cake and pizza.

Entering is easy:

1.  Become a follower and comment or let me know that you are already one!

2.  Add my blog to your blogroll and leave a comment!

There you go, two chances to win.  I will accept entries until Tuesday, July 17th!  I will post the winner on the 18th.  Good luck!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Super School Shopping Spree and a Linky

*I am updating this previous post to link up with Fun in Room 4B and her Fabulous Finds Friday Linky!  (Even though it is not Friday:) and the Summer Shopping Linky Party (July Edition) over at Ladybug's Teacher Files!

Today was a huge day when it comes to shopping for my classroom!  I am so excited about my purchases!  This is the time of year that my school shopping begins to pile up at home and I become even more antsy to get into the classroom!

My first stop was the Dollar Spot at Target. They had their teacher stuff out! Yay!
Above you can see the Star Student chair cover.  This will be great for my Student of the Week!  I also picked up name plates for their seats.

I found these small caddies.  These will be nice for project supplies and easy to pass out when needed.  As you can see, I am sticking with my greens and blues:)

Also, at Target I picked up two of the Dry Erase Pockets.  This will work nicely with Word Work.

Below, you can see the border, pom poms, and stickers that I also found.

One of our local teacher stores is closing.  We will miss them dearly!  They currently have everything at 50% off!
Here were my purchases:

A new Welcome set for the hallway.
My current bulletin board box is in dire shape!  I picked up two of these for $5 each!  I am looking forward to transferring my stuff to these!

I also picked up some velcro dots, bracelets, brick paper, and monkey and pencil die cuts!

Next, I was off to the Dollar Tree:

Though I was shopping for other things, I couldn't pass these baskets up!
Though not for my classroom, these color mats will be fun for my kiddos and nephew!

A few more purchases from another day include:

My plan for the trimmer is to place on my whiteboard! 

I have seen the Magnaboarders that is sold through Learning Resources.  I plan to use the magnetic cirlces that peel and stick to place this on my whiteboard!