Friday, December 31, 2010

Got Vista Print?

Just wanted to share this great site. I have created a few items that I use in my classroom for FREE! All you pay for is shipping. Here are some of the items I've gotten.

25 Magnets

1 Bag


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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Sprinkles!

So after my family and I devoured a can of BBQ pringles, I was able to cover the can so that I may use it as BRAIN SPRINKLES. It was so easy to do.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dismissal Tip

Here is a great tip I received from The Mailbox. Keep a an empty tissue box full of plastic grocery bags near the door for those students who forget their folder and/or backpack. We all know this happens at least once a week. They can quickly grab a bag to carry all their things home. It is also a great way to reuse all the bags we collect when we shop.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Blog Update

Ok. So after seeing all these CUTE blog layouts, I thought I would try one too. I got the idea from Once Upon a Time in 1st Grade. I decided on one for the holidays. I love the colors and the fact that it's free from

Check it out!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ocean Triorama

Soon we will be learning about animal habitats. My team and I will be teaching about the ocean, rain forest, desert and the arctic. We each picked a habitat and are creating a triorama with the kids. So I chose the ocean. Here is what I came up with.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Brain Sprinkles Anyone?

I hope to post a trick/tip on a weekly basis. So here is a little trick I read somewhere that I plan to implement in my classroom when I go back in January. It is called BRAIN SPRINKLES. You will need to cover a Pringle's can with foil, wrapping paper, contact paper or anything you may have around the house. Put two spoon fulls of  rice in the can and glue on the lid. When you want children to focus on an activity, tell them you are going to "sprinkle them with brain sprinkles!" This will get their attention. Here is a nice looking one I found online wrapped with wrapping paper.

Now I need to run out and buy some Pringles!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Teacher Tipster

Here is a great site that was shared by a fellow blogger  It has some great ideas for new and for veteran teachers. I LOVE IT. Mr. Smith, the owner of the site, just uploaded a great video on helping kids with odd and even numbers....CHECK IT OUT!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Fun!

Here are some of the activities we did before Thanksgiving. We had fun learning about Christopher Columbus, Squanto and Native Americans. We also learned and made a Mayflower...unfortunately I forgot to take pictures. 

Saturday, November 27, 2010


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