T.G.I.F. Birthday There are so many little things teachers have to do. Often times the little things would normally be fun to complete, but during the busy school year, they don’t seem fun at all. They just seem like more things on the to-do list that take time away from the more important things like lesson planning, assessment, etc. One of my goals this summer is to complete some of these little things when I can actually enjoy doing them! :) So yesterday I got ready for each of my students’ birthdays! I made two versions of the sign to share with my lovely readers. Next up is my birthday gift for the students: bouncy balls. You can get a copy of the bag toppers by clicking on the image below. I also found the coolest idea from Kelley at Teacher Idea Factory (she has the cutest blog and shares great ideas). My plan to get some of the little things done this summer when I can enjoy doing them worked; I actually did have fun preparing the signs and gifts!
Slow Down!!!! Slow down!!! That's exactly what I'd like to scream at July. I'm beginning to feel all sorts of nervous about how fast time is flying. My sweet little Drew and I went shopping for school supplies for Kindergarten y'all! Anyway...I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get it everything on my plate done in time for the beginning of the school year. If you've downloaded my free Rainbow Word Wall Words , I've made a new power point version that you can edit with your own words. I also zipped up all of my helpers (kindergarten, first grade and second grade) with a power point version that allows you to edit the word wall. Also don't forget to grab beginning of the year centers . I'm also redoing a lot of my classroom decor, and my teacher to do list was so cheesy. PS.
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CURRENTLY, waiting, & RULE of THREE last night I was working on something and then POW I looked at the date and it said JULY 1 Oh My House Fly... I hadn't even thought of what I was going to do for the CURRENTLY this month... holy canoli thanks goodness I had made these freebies... for you Yeppers... as I was packing my classroom for the summer... OK so thank goodness I had these cutesy digiscraps and so BRING IT ON.... JULY's CURRENTLY You know what it is RAINING RIGHT NOW... we are only allowed to water on Thursdays and ONLY during special times... so WE NEED RAIN!!! OK that jeep I mentioned in another post... you know the Mango Tango ONE? my mom reads this so PLEASE HOLD THIS MESSAGE is JUST FOR MOM yes MOM I know my garage is full of JUNK great finds too much sctuff to fit a BEAUTY like this... I am loving it... got it at Home Depot ONLINE and got a GREAT DEAL!!! ?????????????????????????????? I thought this would give us a good menagerie of books and we can start making a wishlist for next year. mine are... read aloud...
Teacher Idea Factory Scarecrows We had a lot of fun this week reading stories about Scarecrows, writing letters to the farmer, and creating our Scarecrows and crows. The students had to come up with a plan to help the farmer get rid of his pesky crows that keep eating his crops. Some students took it one step further and wrote back to the Scarecrows form the farmers point of view telling them why he hired them. We built schema and brainstormed our ideas on this tree map.
Where Seconds Count Heather's Heart Superlative Science FREEBIES *Please be patient as this page loads.* *Santa's Stuck* Click the picture for download! *Whole Brain Pack* Click the picture for download! *Awards Pack* Click the picture for download! *Tattling Activity...goes along with the book, Tattle Tongue* Click the picture for download! *Common Core Nonfiction Posters* Click the picture for download! *Community Helper Puppets* Click the picture for download! *Whopper Of A Story Organizer* Click the picture for download! *Detective Work...Context Clues* Click the picture for download!
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