Just thought I'd share these with you. I am going really low-key with my job chart this year. My room has so much going on with it, that I decided I didn't need anything really froofy! But, I couldn't help doing them with a gliggery background from The Bubbly Blonde! There are enough jobs for 18 students. All you have to do is click on one of the pics and download for FREE!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Bear with me until you get past my nostalgia...and then you'll see the good stuff!!
It has been one whole year since I started blogging and putting some effort into selling on Teachers Pay Teachers. The blogging has been so much fun because I have 'met' so many other wonderful teachers from across the country. These teachers motivate me, teach me, help me, bring out the creative side of me, and make me want to become a better teacher. I love working with these ladies < and a couple of gents!!> as we help support each other in our endeavors. There is a true network of teachers working together to make teaching easier and education stronger....it is 'All for one, and one for all."
I learned that Facebook is a wonderful place to 'hang out' and meet other teachers. I have had wonderful discussions with teachers in Australia, France, and Canada....and frankly, that would never have happened had I not discovered Teachers Pay Teachers.
I have learned that I love to create lessons and centers because I am no longer limited to colored index cards, a marker, and some pre-made teachery-something that I have to choose that really doesn't fit what I want to work with. Throughout this year I learned how to work with graphics and even created the blog banner that you see up above! I was not alone as I delved into the 2nd Grade Common Core, learned more about turning anchor charts into art, and some of my blogging friends gave me oodles of ideas for back to school classroom decorations! It's almost like your local teachers union....only it is a teachers reunion every time we 'talk' on the computer!!
Pssstt....the good stuff starts about right here!!
The money I have earned has helped my family immensely. I haven't earned all that much, but what has been earned has helped my immediate family, my mother, and my sister and her family. It has been a true blessing and a gift not only from God, but from other teachers. If you think that you would like to be a part of the same blessings, feel free to click HERE and become a part of the network. You will be amazed as to what you learn! And, I would personally be glad to help you however I can, so you won't have to go it alone!
I want you to celebrate with me, so I am setting up my latest packet of question posters and sort cards <all 63 pages of them> to be free this weekend. You can find them by clicking Here. It has a value of $15.75, but I was trying to sell it at somewhere near $11 because so many teachers receive no extra monies from their school and have to pay out of their pockets. So, enjoy this freebie for a couple of days!
Also, because I know everyone's budget is tight, and frankly, just because I like cheap stuff, AND BECAUSE I AM CELEBRATING THE HECK OUT OF THIS THING, I am going to have a sale!
So, go now, look at things, download the questions file, click on FOLLOW ME and take the day off, courtesy of me!!!
Monday, August 6, 2012
I'm not ready for a classroom reveal yet...there are still several things that I would like to get done first, but everyone that comes in says that my room looks the best that it has ever looked. I have to say that I am pretty proud of it myself. If I can just get the rest of it done, life will be great!
There was a huge discussion the other day on how points-of-view differ in regard to blogging about materials that have been developed and sold on Teachers Pay Teachers. Many readers say they are tired of bloggers 'hawking' their sell-ables. I try not to advertise my things too much....but there comes a time when you are so excited about things that you almost can't help yourself. This is going to be one of those moments...I have to share my tie dyed creations with you because they are catching the eyes of all of my teacher-friends.
First off, I have my door decorations! I wanted something positive to look at as we go in and out the door. Teachers were admiring it all day long and I had requests to do it with different patterns and borders!
Then, I have my transportation organizer. Take a look at my van driver. Every time I look at him I just crack up. I plan on having students names on clothespins and will just 'pin' them to their appropriate way home. I also have a car, bus, a school for after care, and a pedestrian sign for walkers.
I also have my classroom pack....it has just about everything imaginable in it. It took forever to make it! The alphabet is made so that the letters can be taped together and laminated.
Here is a set of my behavior punch cards. Whenever a student gets caught doing something outstanding, they get a punch. Once their card has 10 punches, they immediately go to the treasure box!
I love these pennants! I also have them with just the lower or upper case letter in case someone wants to make a sign!
I also have my hallway tags that I will use to 'present' individual student work. I have hung laminated black construction paper in the hallway and will be adding clothespins so that students can hang out their work. Each student will have a name tag like this under their black construction paper.
I also have my birthday display which is ultra simple, but very cute. For some reason I went with a lot of circles this year...I guess because I feel like I have come 'full circle' this year! By the way, all of the circles are the same side. This just happens to be the cover for my birthday circles and I made the one in the center bigger so it could act as a title!
Hope you have enjoyed getting a glimpse of all of these!! I have had the best time making these and now....seeing them up in my room....I can't help smiling every time I walk through the door!