Friday, June 29, 2012

Fabulous Find Friday

I've decided to link up with Elizabeth over at Fun in Room 4B for a Fabulous Find Friday Linky Party.  My fabulous find this week would be....

I will now be on the hunt for a straw dispenser so that I can "craft" it  into a pencil holder for my classroom.  

I can't wait to see what it will look like when I'm finished. 

Be sure to head over to Elizabeth's website to link up your Fabulous Find Friday!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pinterest for Teachers

Yep! You heard me right... a version of Pinterest for Teachers is in the works!  Well, it won't actually be called Pinterest, but it will be called eduClipper.  Adam (from eduClipper) is currently putting the finishing touches on this lovely website that is going to allow teachers to clip anything and share everything.  I'm so excited to have a teacher version that will completely be dedicated to the teacher and the classroom!

Be sure to check out the informational video on eduClipper.

Sign up now so that you'll be the first to know when eduClipper is READY!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Top 5 Vacation Pins

I've been MIA for the past couple of weeks because I decided to take some time to relax and escape on a little vacation.  While on vacation, I was able browse countless pins on Pinterest.  WAHOO!  Here are my "Top 5 Vacation Pins."

1.) Social Studies- From Pinterest - I would love to have my students complete a project like this at the end of their study of United States.  Students would be able to select their favorite state or region that they study during the year and create a college similar to this.

2. Literacy- Courtesy of Jill at My Primary Passion - Only One You - I love this idea for the start of the year!  I'm thinking that we could put all of our rocks into a jar and it not only becomes a reminder for the students during the year, but an awesome classroom decoration!

3. Back to School- Classroom Magnets- Courtesy of Shae at Kindergarten Cupcake Crumbs -  My teammate and I were talking about this same idea just before the end of school in anticipation for next year.  I would love to put important teacher contact information on the magnet so that parents can have it all in one place.

4. Blog Related-Courtesy of Ms. Jessica at A Turn to Learn - It's always nice to find these helps resources for those who are new to the blogging world.

5. When I Grow Up Collage - From Pinterest - This just melts my heart and I think it would be an awesome end of the year gift.  I could even see myself this turning into a writing project and having students write about what it would take for them to reach their profession.

Anyone else finding some awesome pins?  I'd love to hear about your latest finds!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Moving Day

Is it possible for your fingers to be exhausted?  

Mine certainly are as a result of moving all of my boxes into my new classroom.  WAHOO for moving away from the courtyard and into a classroom with a beautiful view (picture to follow in the August)!  I even decided to spent time unpacking the boxes and putting things into my cabinets in preparation for a smoother transition when I return in August.  I'm glad that I took the time to organize today because:

a.) I realized that my cabinets need to be split in half and devoted to two different grade levels since I'll be teaching in a 4/5th grade mutli-age classroom.

b.) That I need to start creating or finding new library bin labels.  If anyone has any ideas, let me know.
c.) I'm very excited to start creating new material for my multi-age classroom.

d.) I'm looking forward to finding and/or creating materials that will follow my color scheme which is going to be BW with a "POP" of color.  I''ve really fallen in love with the Creative Teaching Presses BW collection.

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(Picture courtesy of Creative Teaching Press)

I'm off to rest my fingers.  Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


I'm back!  I haven't fallen off the planet, but I need to focus on packing up my classroom and finishing out the year.  I'm happy to say that today was my first official full day of summer vacation and it was amazing!  I'm looking forward to more exciting days like today and I welcome them with open arms.

Now...for some blogging business.  I decided to team up with Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade to complete my first ever "currently".  Here goes nothing...

Head on over to Farley's site to complete your own currently and to link up! :)