Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Need a Title

I decided to do a jungle/safari theme next year. Yesterday I made a new poster board with my new jobs. Most of the pictures are from so they don't have animals or anything safari on them. However, I did want to at least have a catchy title. Here is where I need your help! I can't think of a catchy title.

The only things I've come up with are:

*Hunting for Helpers
*Mrs. Ibarra's Safari Guides

You talented ladies have any other ideas?

Friday, June 17, 2011

No More I'm Done

Just found a link to this book.
You can read it for free here. Just finished Chapter 1 and has my attention! Can't wait to finish the book. Anyone read it or reading it?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Who's Idea?

So I just finished making these and I LOVE them. Totally not MY idea. I couldn't find the original post on this. But I want to say thanks to who ever posted these. Any one know???

Monday, June 13, 2011

First Day Read Aloud

So every year, I read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. The activity I do has changed, but I've been reading the same book for the past 8-9 years.

This is the activity I did this past school year.

Click here for the templates. 

I am looking for something NEW to read. What do you read to your kids? What kinds of activities do you do as a follow up?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Daily Schedule

So I decided to join Growing Kinders daily schedule linky party.

Here is what schedule has looked like the past two year. It is very basic and it's what I give to parents during Parent Orientation. I usually hand them a packet of things that I hope will be useful in helping their child through out the year.

Don't forget to head over and link your schedule!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Here's what I have found:
The Kissing Hand Template was from a website that no longer exists.
The template was made by Carol Hartery and it was from,

The duck template is from Teacher's Friend Publications. May Idea Book.
Publisher: Scholastic Prof Book Div
Publication Date: 2003
These books are great. I have gotten so many ideas from them.

The robot template used for this board is also from Teacher's Friend Publications. It is from the September Idea Book.

The Team Work writing template is from Scholastics. It is from All About Me Read and Write Books.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Unfortunately, I can not share some of the templates many of you are asking for. The rest are from books and not created by me so therefore, I can not post online. SO SORRY!

But here is the Robot fill in document that I typed.

Ladybug Contration Templates

I finally added my templates. Sorry for the LONG wait! I didn't have them scanned. So here they are. Just click on the images.

Bulletin Board Ideas Linky Party- Showcase your best!

Joining in the linky party fun at Teaching Happily Ever After.

 This activity really wasn't placed on a "bulletin board."
 Instead, it was placed over the windows and doors. It looked really cute. I just don't have a picture of how it ALL looked. I only took this close up. 

 This was a writing assignment the students did about being on a team. Their writing was behind the people pictures. Above it, running all the way across to the other wall was a word sort on a bunny. This picture was taken last school year for Open House.

Here is a picture of my ladybug contractions. These where done last school year and I placed them on the teacher station. The picture on the bottom is from this school year on an actual bulletin board. 

 This bulletin board was done at the beginning of this school year after reading the kissing hand. The kids loved making their little raccoons.

Hope you have enjoyed looking at some of my boards. Can't wait to see what YOU have done!! Please join the linky party!

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Monster!

About a year ago, the desk apprentice was a hot topic on ProTeacher. Everyone was getting them....well I fell in that trap! UGH! It is huge (that is why a teacher friend and I call it the monster). It sat on my desk for a while but I kept throwing junk in it. For most of the year it was hiding in the top shelf of a closet. I REALLY want to be able to put it to good use. Any one out there have any ideas???? Any one has one and found a good way to use it?? NEED HELP....THANKS!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Last Day of School!

Today is officially my last day of the school year...woohoo! Check out the cute gifts I received from my students.

Sentsy Electric Candle (it smells wonderful)

Cute little slippers (so soft and comfy)

Now I have tons of time to plan for the Daily 5. Can't wait!