Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I'm new to this world of blogging but I love learning! Today, my friend Lacey (check out her blog here) showed me this website (I'm sure y'all have seen it), Scrappin Doodles. First time on the website and spent $60.00. If you click on the image on the right side of my page, it'll take you there. If you purchase anything during the month of June you can use the code: JUNE2012 and receive 15% off! I am in LOVE! I can't wait to start creating stations for my classroom!

I have also seen a lot of LINKY PARTIES lately but have no clue how to do it. If you have any blogging tips, please share! I'll love you forever!

Questions of the day:
What websites do you use for clip art?
What do you use to create work for your students?

Heading to JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby to buy the fabric for my classroom bunting, tissue paper for the flowers, a reading buddies box and a frame to use in my classroom bathroom.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Most Popular

I can't help but notice a few different items that seem to be the CRAZE for classrooms this year. As many other teachers, I am jumping on the bandwagon and using these ideas in my classroom too.

(All items are from my Pinterest board: CLASSROOM)

1. Tissue paper flowers
These are so CUTE! and are great for adding detail but not too much.

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I am doing a CIRCUS theme so my flowers will be red, yellow and blue. I'm thinking I'll hang them over my reading corner.

2. Scrunchy Border Trim
Instead of using the borders from the teacher store, I've seen this idea all over lately.

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According to the sweet lady at Schoolgirl Style, she suggests keeping the same bulletin board colors throughout all boards in the room. I love this idea and will be doing it.

3. I know I said I am doing a CIRCUS theme I have noticed that a lot of teachers are moving away from the normal classroom theme and just picking accent colors. If I were to do this next year, I would do green, blue and brown as my colors.

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As you can see in this picture, she is using number one and two on my list. LOVE her classroom (and it was all put together for UNDER $25.00!!) I need her to come visit my classroom.

4. Brightly Colored Bunting
I found a great tutorial on how to make this bunting from The Inspired Apple and will be creating my own this week.

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Really like how it incorporated all colors used throughout the classroom and helps cover that unused space.

5. Covering tables with Fabric
This table looks so inviting AND you can hide supplies under the fabric so it's out of sight.

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I'll do this to one of my tables but I'm not sure what color fabric or what table.

Once I complete all of the projects above, I will post a before/after photo of my classroom.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Sorry...I've been missing!

I haven't been around since Thursday due to being on my ten-year high school reunion committee and getting it organized for this past weekends events.

Now, I am back and thinking about organizing, planning and creating things for my classroom.This week I have a lot of things I will be completing and will post pictures when I'm done.

Not sure if anyone reads this blog but I do have a question. I'm hoping to purchase a camera for my classroom next year (well my division). What is the best type of camera for money spent?

Hope y'all had a great weekend!


Thursday, June 21, 2012


Decided to begin the monthly "Currently" link up with the fabulous blog: Oh' Boy 4th Grade. Check her blog out here.

Soon I will begin creating themed items for my classroom....can you guess what my theme will be?
Red and white stripped, animals, tent, popcorn, cotton candy and MORE!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer To Do List

Here are some fun things I plan to complete over the summer to get my classroom organized for the fall!

I'll be using these on the tables during stations so students will have all supplies needed at all times.

I'll be using this for my teacher supplies. I brought in my own desk and it has no drawers (wanted more room for the kiddos).

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Source: Where Are We? Board
If a student arrives late and we are not in the classroom, this will help them find our class. 

And of course, I have to have something for my desk corner.

Hanging this on the wall above my desk. I am also reupholstering my chair to match (pink and gray). I (HEART) monograms!

All items above are shared on my Pinterest page.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I never thought I would have a blog but thanks to Pinterest, I've discovered numerous teaching blogs and have become so grateful for the new ideas, tips, and lessons that I have found and will be incorporating in my classroom in the fall. In August I will begin my fifth year of teaching early childhood. I have taught Pre-Kindergarten for the past four years and will begin a Junior Kindergarten program at my school. Please join me on this journey!