Archives for August 2013

Happy Birthday to My Main Man!



Today we celebrated my son’s 2nd birthday at the pool. He had so much fun splashing in the water.

No, this isn’t a teacher related post, but I had to share this precious moment! 😉

What did you do to beat the heat today?


Monday Made It: DIY In Under 5 Minutes

It’s Monday Made It time with 4th Grade Frolics!

Monday Made ItI chose two DIY projects that took me under 5 minutes to complete!

Made It #1

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Tired of endless Post-It notes?  Here’s your answer!  I found a picture frame that I liked, cut some scrapbook paper I had stacked in a tub, put it into the frame, and instantly had a Dry-Erase To Do List!  Easy peasy, right?

Made It #2

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Next up is a class set of dry-erase markers WITH ERASERS!  I found some pom-poms at Dollar Tree for only $1, pulled out my hot glue gun, and glued those puppies on the ends of the markers.  No more losing erasers!

My husband and I are going on vacation for a few days, so I’m in a rush to get this posted.  Need more ideas?  Head over to 4th Grade Frolics for lots of Monday Made It ideas!!


Celebrating 50 Followers! Grab My Button!

So today, in celebration of hitting 50 followers, my focus was to finish designing my blog button, and I finally did it!  Woo Hoo!!  I know it doesn’t exactly match my site yet, but my blog will be undergoing a facelift soon.  If you would like to exchange buttons, feel free to grab mine, post it to your blog, and then leave me a comment with your blog name, and I will do the same.

To add my button to your blog, simply copy the code in the box below my button and paste it into a text widget (if you have WordPress).  Then it will show up on your side menu.  You can add a title such as, “Blogs I Like” or “Blogs I Follow.”

I found a few websites helpful in making my button.  I finally landed on one that was very handy in getting the button AND grab box to show up.  Thank you to My Everyday Struggles for an informative post!!

Thanks to all of you who are faithful followers, and thank you to those that just stop by every now and then.  As we all know, traffic is what makes blogging worth it!!  Ya’ll are awesome!!

My Blog Button

My Blog Button



Mission Organization: Supply Labels

Supply Labels Preview

Supply Labels Preview

Short post today.  I’ve been working diligently on getting everything ready for the beginning of the year.  These are the supply labels that I created, thanks to The 3AM Teacher.  I downloaded her border file from Teachers Pay Teachers (FREE, by the way) and created my labels with them.  There are 3 sheets…for pretty much everything.  Print them out and use them for yourself if you think they will be useful to you, too!  If I missed an important one that you would like for me to customize for you, just leave me a comment and I can send it to you.  Happy organizing!!

To download the labels click here –> School Supply Labels.


Back To School Forms: Getting To Know You (Student Survey)

Getting to know youNext up is a student survey.  I like to get to know my students on a deeper level than some, so I created a student survey for the students to fill out during the first week of school.  The survey also serves as a conversation piece when it comes to writing.  I get so tired of students telling me that they have nothing to write about, so this is another way to conjure some ideas out of them!  To download the file, click here –> Getting to Know You.


Back To School Forms: Classroom Job Application

11After browsing Pinterest for awhile, I came across some teachers who had the brilliant idea of creating a Classroom Job Application.  I thought they were super cute, but I wanted to create one of my own.  I plan to create a board that has a HELP WANTED section where I can post the job types and positions.  I have several classroom jobs, and I try to assign a job to each student, even if it means that two students take on the same job.  Every other year I have just assigned jobs to students who I felt would be good for them, but I decided to let the students tell me what jobs they would like to have and why they would be good for the job.

Feel free to take this application and use it in your classroom.  To get the printable file, click here–>Classroom Job Application.