Monday, August 27, 2012

Birthday bulletin idea

I don't know about you but my kiddies love when it's time to celebrate a birthday in the class. While setting up my classroom I made sure to keep my students birthdays in mind. So here's how I did it... I created a bulletin board using cardboard. Then I wrapped it up with paper and a cute boarder. After I cut up 12 pieces of construction paper to ensure that they'd all fit on the board. Check out the picture. On the first day of school I plan on taking pictures of each student holding the number of their Bday. I also have to add the months on each construction paper an a nice happy birthday sign on top. Hope you all enjoyed this post!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Love Banners!!!

As you have all seen from my posts, I just adore having banners just about anywhere.  If you look throughout my blog you will see some banners that I have done previously.  It takes some time but I just enjoy making these cute signs that welcome your students to a warm and fun classroom.  To help support my addiction on buying just about anything for my classroom, I have decided to try and sell these banners to my fellow teachers.  Let me know if you are interested.  The banner can go with your theme, can be as long as you want, can come attached or separated so you can put together,etc.  anything is possible just throw me your ideas and I'll get working on it immediately. I know very well that we spend most of our paychecks on school supplies so these banners will be priced low depending on how many layers and letters/numbers you want them.  These banners can be used in your class as well as birthdays, babyshowers, graduations, just about anything.  Let me know what you all think.... Spread the word to any colleagues that might be interested. Here are a few examples of the work I have done...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Suggestions needed!! ;)

Hello everyone, I'm sure we are all on the same boat preparing for the new school year. Now is the time we start digging and digging for those great ideas to bring our classrooms to life for our students. With that being said, I started my bulletin board that is placed in the hall way. Here is what it looks like so far... I'm planning on hanging some cute monkeys with the students names in them. The tricky part for me is coming up with a cute catchy title.. So does anyone have some suggestions???? My next problem is that I have two big bulletin boards in my classroom that are new this year and I have no idea what to put up... If my blogger friends can give me some suggestions I would soooooo appreciate it!!! Hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer!!! I look forward to hearing from you all!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Hello everyone!!!

Hi, I hope everyone is enjoying their summer vacation so far. I want to start by apologizing for disappearing but I've been having a rough time these past few months. In mid May, I was put on bed rest because my baby decided she wanted to come out and it was way too early. With that being said, I had to rearrange all my end of the school year plans and complete as much as possible from home. Sadly, I ended up missing my students' graduation which I heard was amazing but on the other hand, I had my baby girl that same week. Although she arrived two wks early, she was welcomed healthy and safely. These past couple of weeks the hubby and I have been trying to get accustomed to our new routine and just simply enjoying our first born. She is a beautiful princess already!!! Once everything starts to get back to normal over here, I'll be sure to post some get back to school ideas. Relax and enjoy the next couple of months to the fullest!!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

FREE On The Move worksheet!!

On The Move is one of the trade books that we use in our curriculum.  During this reading, our school theme is focused on Transportation, so the book introduces the many different types of transportation the students can use to get around.  Here is a sample that one of my students completed…
This is an excellent way to reinforce nouns as well.  You can also use sentence strips to write the different types of transportations that they can use to write about.  I actually had a handout with different types of transportation with the names underneath it, which helped during this activity.
Finally, I have included the worksheet from above which you can use in one of your centers or to incorporate in your transportation unit.  Click here to get your free copy of your worksheet!!!  Click Here if you want the copy of the different types of transportation that is labeled.  Once the student has finished, put it on some construction paper and hang around the classroom to display their beautiful sentence and illustrations.  They love seeing their work all over the classroom.  Hope this worksheet can help!!!!  Leave some feedback, I love comments...

Monday, May 21, 2012

My May Bulletin Board

This post is way past due but since it is the ending of the school year, things have really been hectic lately.  Between all the paperwork, graduation celebration and praying that I don't go into labor before the end of June(which is my due date) I have been completely stressed and exhausted.  I know I know!!! I need to take it easy!!!...Soooo with the great help from bloggers and pinterest, my kiddies made this bulletin board for the month of May...
Here is a close up of the great butterflies that one of my blog buddies gave away for free!!! 
The flowers have the same type of work on them, word family/rhyming.  The kids just love walking down the hall and seeing their work out on the bulletin board.  I also had the students make the umbrellas for a project that ended up being a total fail, so I just used some of their umbrellas, so they could see their work up on the board.  Our next theme has to do with Homes Around the World, so stay tuned for some great ideas and pictures.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Gift

My kiddies were so excited with Mother's Day that I just knew I had to find a cute but exciting project for them to take home to their moms.  Thanks to all the great ideas in the blog world and pinterest, I combined some of their ideas and added some of mine.  Here is what it looks like…

We made these cute little purses, which I got the idea from one of my blog buddies(Cant remember who though, SORRY!)  They all chose their own construction paper color, drew their mom on it and all the things that she likes on the back and on the front.  To add a little extra something, I had the students make a flower out of tissue paper.  They absolutely loved the idea and were all focused when I was teaching them how to make these flowers.  I was amazed on how well they did with this.  Then they glued a heart on the inside of the purse so they could write their message inside.  Take a look/...
They wrote inside the heart why their moms are special to them.  They had a great time making these and they were well behaved, while receiving all directions on how to make it.  When they finished, they were so proud of themselves.  I was so proud with the outcome, I just had to share this with all my blog buddies.  Hope everyone had an fantastic and memorable Mother's Day!!!!!!!