Sunday, June 16, 2013

Summer Reading

I'm finding Pinterest to be a great resource for Summer 2013 reading recommendations for both kidlit and grownup books right now. Here are a few of my favorite pins, including some that are book-related quotes that just make me smile :)

Great advice:
One I haven't considered:
One I'm planning on reading:
One that I've had on my nightstand for 100 years:
Been there:
A link to a pin with quotes from writers to inspire your summer reading:
What are you reading this summer? You can see what's on my list here:
Happy summer reading!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Social

Hello Fellow Pinners,
It's Stacy from Simpson's Superstars.  Today I'm stopping by to link up with a fun party that is hosted by Ashley from Ashley Lately.  Each week she asks 5-6 questions that are just random fun facts about yourself.  I love this idea so I'm jumping in with a Sunday Social post.
This week all of the questions are related to pinterest so I though this would be be the perfect place for my post.

1. What is your favorite outfit pin?
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2.  What is your favorite food pin?
This is one of my food pins that I have actually made.  It's super easy and yummy.
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3.  What is your favorite wedding pin?
I don't have any wedding pins this was the only one that I have that is remotely close.
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4.  What is your favorite DIY/craft pin?
This is one of my favorite upcoming activities that I'm going to be doing in my class with my kiddos.  They always come out adorable.
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5.  What is your favorite quote/verse/lyric?
Once I hit 40 I truly understand what this quote means.
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6.  Share one more random pin you love.
The end of the year is quickly approaching, here is one of the special teats we will be having.
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There you have it, some random pins from my pinterest world.  If you would like to see some more of my boards click here.

Until next time. . . SHINE on everyone

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dental Health Month

Hi everyone!!

It's been a while since I have posted here and to be honest, I have been crazy busy with life and work that I have also neglected my little spot in the blogosphere.

I sure hope others can relate to the craziness teacher's call life.

I wanted to share some of my favorite pins for Dental Health month. In Kindergarten, we have really been focusing on what it means to keep our teeth healthy. Oftentimes, our kidlets don't have any exposure to proper dental hygiene anywhere else but school, so it is our jobs as teachers to make sure they know a little about it so they can stay healthy.

I would love for someone to come to our school to put on a presentation like the one done at Susan's, from Thank God It's First Grade, school. I will definitely be looking into it for next year, and if no one wants to come I will do something similar myself. The kids will love it.

My kiddos have loved working through this mini unit and doing the crafts in it. :)

Love this experiment to help teach children about cavities.

Practice brushing teeth using the bottom of pop bottles and shaving cream.

There are so many other resources out there for dental health, but these are just some of my favorites. You can check out the rest of my dental health pins by heading over to my Pinterest board. You can click on the picture below.

Have a great week pinning friends.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy Heart Day

Hello Fellow Pinners,
It's Stacy from Simpson's Superstars.  Happy post Valentine's Day.  I hope everyone had a great Love Day.  I'm hosting a linky party on my blog for everyone to share pictures from their Happy Heart Day. So that means I've been pinning like CRAZY some great ideas for next year.
Below are some of my favorite classroom craft pins that I've found.

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 Here are some classroom writing / literacy projects that I've pinned.
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Now here are some food and fun.

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There you have it, some of my Valentine pins from Pinterest.  If you would like to see some more of my boards click here. If you have some Valentine Pictures that you have posted (personal or from the classroom) you can click here to hop on over to my blog and join the party.

Until next time. . . SHINE on everyone

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Classroom Decor

This is my first post here on Endless Pinabilities, so first I want to say hello and thank Tanja for letting me share my Pinterest addiction in this space. I'm Heather, and I blog about my classroom and all things teaching over at The Wild Rumpus:
I'm an official Pinterest junkie, and this began last summer when I was looking for ideas to freshen up my classroom space.  I thought that I would share some of my favorite inspirational pins about classroom decor to kick off the New Year.  First, these globes just make me smile.  Even though the fire marshall would die if I ever did this, it reminded me that ambiance, both at home and in the classroom, is important:
Speaking of the fire marshall, this pin was super helpful and is pinned all over the place:
Next up, this organization and loveliness helped me to get the clutter out of the way.  Even though my space is not even close to this pretty, I still aspire:
This is something I've been dying to pull together as well.  Maybe I'll find the time soon:
This book club organization is pretty nice as well:
Next up, my door.  This pin inspired me to be a little more creative with my door decor.  I've had 2 different ones this year so far, and I'm ruminating upon what's next right now:
Finally, this pin led me down the path of a) my own classroom color scheme do-over and b) my obsession with Dollar Tree.  Oh, those baskets...
Here they are in my room:
I'm sure I'll find myself sucked into the black hole of new lovely classroom pins that make me want to do a complete re-do next summer, but for now, these are my faves! Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Pinning and Creating #1

I apologize in advance to anyone who reads my posts on 3 Blogs: Reading With Mrs. DAnd Something Pink, and Endless Pinabilities. But I just really wanted to share my Christmas preparations!

I plan to do some homemade decorations every year, and I just saw this on one of the blogs I follow, and had to do it!

Here is my Pin to the Blog post I read this morning:

And here is my version:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Creating TpT Products, Saving as PDF and Locking Images, Creating Editable Files

I had a few videos on my blog that are floating aruond pinterest in the past few days that I would love to share with you :)
I've been receiving floods of emails asking me how to create products for TeachersPayTeachers! (and I love it) If you aren't already signed up click here to join the party!  I created a simple video to help you get started. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me!

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Recently I can across a slight issue with my files that I just couldn't figure out. Being a techy girl I thought I was going to rip my hair out trying to fix something that was so easy! Now I don't feel so bad because a few other TpT teachers are having the same issue so I don't feel alone :) 

If you are a TpT creator you know that PDF's become your best friends! But what do you do to get rid of that dreaded white border??? And how do you lock down those cutsie little images?? Look no further!

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After creating videos the past two days about how to get started on teacherspayteachers and how to save PowerPoint files as PDF's a few of you have asked how I create my editable files... so of course I had to answer that in a video too :)  If you aren't already signed up for TeachersPayTeachers click here to join the party! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me!

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Hope this helps!! 
Find other useful tips and tricks on my Techy Things tab  :)
Mrs. Stanford
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