June 24, 2013

Made It Monday!! FREEBIE!

I can't believe this is the last full week of June!! It's not fair! However, I can say that I've had the best month with my kids! Any next month I will hopefully be able to get into my classroom, and get busy! With that said, I am linking up with Tara for Made It Monday! I'm loving this linky! I'm getting so many wonderful project ideas from you all!

Now, to be quite honest I haven't done much this week. I've been at my parents since Friday afternoon, and I didn't get much accomplished before that either, but I do have a couple of things done. Nothing mind blowing, but still something accomplished!

Made It #1

Glue sponges. I used Mr. Greg's video tutorial to make these babies. I hope they work like I am wanting them to. I HATE all the glue issues in my classroom so hopefully these are the answer to my problems!! I also have a little confession to make. My 5 year old daughter made these. I supervised and bought materials. :) She wanted to help (she will be in Kindergarten this year!), and she ended up just doing them, they are that easy!! You can find the video tutorial HERE to make your own.

Made It #2

Word Wall

This is a sweet little word wall I made. I made it a couple of weeks ago, but I updated it last night to include pre-primer, and primer Dolch words, and color words. Plus, they contain all of the kindergarten high frequency words for the Reading Street series. Anyone else teach Reading Street out there?? And guess what?? You all get it FREE until tomorrow, with one tiny stipulation that you rate the product PLEASE!! :) I'm new to TpT so any feedback you give me will be super useful! Click the pic to snag your copy today!!

Now that you have your freebie, the reason I haven't done much is because I've been all consumed with my classroom decor pack! It's fairy tales, and it's super adorable so far! I'm so excited about it, and it's inspired by my daughter who wanted me to have a princess classroom, so this was our compromise! So look for it by the end of the week! So, that's it for me this week! I'm heading over to check out all the awesome things you guys have done!

June 19, 2013

Word Wall Fun!

I just uploaded a sweet little word wall to TpT! It's a light blue and orange chevron word wall, with all of the sight words from Pearson's Reading Street Series (Kindergarten). I'm going to add the Amazing Words (vocabulary), and Dolch and Fry words for those of you that use those as sight words. I hope you enjoy it! Click on the picture to pick yours up!

June 18, 2013

Monday Made It...On Tuesday. FREEBIE!!

Better late than never right? I had a crazy busy day yesterday with my kiddos, and today I was out of power for most of the afternoon. :/ Now that the baby is asleep I have a little time to catch up! I was super busy this week making several things that I saw from you all last week! :) I'm linking up with Fourth Grade Frolics!

First up my copy/file/grade drawers! I saw these last week from Tara, and I've also seen them on several blogs, and of course pintrest! :) I also finally decided on a theme for my room next year....fairy tales!! SIDESTORY: I teach in a little school where I am the only kindergarten teacher, which means I get to teach my own daughter next year! Excited and nervous...anyone ever taught their own kids before?? Tips?! Anyway, she wanted me to do my room in princesses. I looked and didn't see very much on princesses, I was thinking princesses, princes, dragons, medieval really. So, I gave up, and decided to do bright chevron. I wasn't totally happy with that, so I thought I would throw in pirates. I still wasn't super excited. Then after sifting through clipart FOR. EV. ER... I found some super cute fairy tale clip art from Little Red's Schoolhouse!! So adorable and she had PRINCESSES. So everyone could be happy. I'm focusing on Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel (my little ladybug is SO happy!), Jack and the Beanstalk, and Hansel and Gretel. If I have enough kids to have 5 tables I will throw in The 3 Little Bears as well! I am so excited and have some cutie patootie stuff ready and I can't wait to share when I can get back in my room. But today, (back to the story here) I made my drawers in little red riding hood style. Love them, and you can grab them for free!!I'm also excited about this because it's the first thing in my TPT store!! My goal is to have 10 items ready by the time school starts so I'm well on my way. Anyway, here ya go! Aren't they cute y'all?!! Click on the picture to get yours FREE!

The next thing I made was a cute name stick holder. Mine are forever falling and spilling all over the place. I'm hoping this will help with that. :) I found this idea from Fifth in the Middle during The Ladybug Files Optimum Organization Party! She has a great step-by-step tutorial HERE.

When I had my son last year I got some sample Similac formula in the mail. I never used it, and couldn't find anyone that needed it, so I dumped the formula (hated to do that...) and I  wrapped them in bright chevron duck tape for my sharp/dull pencils. I will probably re-wrap them to match my new colors if it sticks out too much, but here they are for now. Just gotta add some labels :).

That's all I've been up to this week, along with raising my little darlings! :) I'm loving all the projects you guys are doing! Leave me some love if you grab one of my free items! I'm new to this so any and all constructive feedback is welcome! :)And if you haven't shared it's not too late! Next week I'll (hopefully) have my math curriculum binders finished, or at least began! :)

June 10, 2013

Monday Made It!

Hey guys! I'm linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!!

 I finally got my act together, and made a teacher toolbox! I. LOVE. IT! I am going to redo the labels with a cuter font (new computer, and wasn't sure what I wanted or how I wanted to dress the labels up!) , and straighten up that tape. There were a few minor issues that went with this little project. My daughter picked the bubble gum pink color :). The main problem was the painting. I live out in the middle of nowhere, and there are a lot of bugs. A LOT! They kept getting stuck in my paint, and I would have to add another coat of paint, and so on but I finally got it all together. I also couldn't decide what use to dress up the labels. My classroom theme is chevron {along with everyone else :)}, and I found some bright and cute chevron duck tape at Walmart! It was perfect!! If you look at the very bottom left box I wanted to totally frame the label, but I think it looks much better doing just the top and bottom of the label! So I'm very excited now to fix these labels for good!

That's it for me for this Monday! I'm enjoying looking at all of your ideas!!

June 6, 2013

SUMMER....and Currently Super Late!

So I am finally on summer vacation! I am loving being at home and doing nothing! Well, I have 2 kids, 2 dogs, a husband, grad school, and a house so I'm not ever doing nothing BUT this is as close as it gets ;). I am so excited about the things I have planned for this summer, and I'm going to be sharing all of them with you! I'm going to blog as much as possible. One of my goals for this next year is to keep up my blog, and start participating in the online fun! I was going to put off Currently until next month since I'm late, but I decided to just jump on it and do it anyway!! So, here it is my very first Currently!!!

1. Listening: I'm listening to The Hunger Games in the background! I love this movie, and it's nap time for my kiddos so it's perfect for blogging to! :) I absolutely cannot wait until the next movie comes out!!!

2. Loving: Staying with my kids all day!! We have so much fun together!! I have a 5 year old daughter, who will be starting kindergarten by the way this year (WAAAH!!), and a 1 year old son! Love them!

3. Thinking: About starting my summer projects...I have a TON both home and school projects that I want to do. I'm hoping to mark several off of each list! Plus I'll be sharing them with you! :)

4. Wanting: Ice Cream...as always this time of day, especially in the summer. My faves are chocolate, and chocolate chip cookie dough...too bad another one of my goals this summer is to look like I've never had children when I get back to school ;)!

5. Needing: To do laundry my couch is covered in clean laundry to put away, and I have one load each in the washer and dryer, and a couple of baskets of dirty clothes still. I swear it doesn't feel like we have this many clothes when I'm trying to find something to wear...maybe because they're all dirty. Ha! :)

6. Vacay Essentials: Sunscreen- fair complexion, Flip Flops- because it's too dang hot to wear anything else on my feet, and Sunglasses- because squinting gives me a headache! :)

So there it is. My first currently! I'm excited!! :)