Saturday, June 23, 2012

Some of my favorite pins!

Hello, everyone! My name is Lori and I am the author of Teaching With Love and Laughter. I teach grades K-2 and have been teaching for almost 18 years. I am an avid pinner, as you can see by the amount of boards and pins that I have.

Sadly, though, I have been having lots of Pinterest problems. That is why it has taken me so long to post here. On most days, this is what I see when I attempt to find new things to pin.

Most of the images will not load. I tried several times to contact the Pinterest people, but, they are too busy to get back to me. I've tried many different ways to fix the problem, but, none of them are working. I'm just devastated because I just love pinning. Well, at least I can still pin. I just can't see what I've pinned! Boo-hoo.

Today, I am having some Pinterest luck. I was able to search for some of my favorite pins, so I decided to come here and (try) to share them with you. Wish me luck!

I loved this writing scale from the minute I saw it at First Grade Lyon's Den. I bet it's been pinned a million times!

It motivated me to make my own first grade version. My students refer to it all the time. As a writing teacher, I can't live without it!

I was so excited when I saw this picture at Sprinkles to Kindergarten

No more crazy dice being rolled off the table and across the room. Have you seen these little containers at the Dollar Store? All you do is put your game dice in one and tape it closed. Instead of rolling the dice, the children just shake it. It's like a dream come true!

The next pin comes from Prek- Pages.

What a great way to easily store all my stamps. Love it!

Look at how I store my colored paper ever since I saw this pin at Two Things in Common. It fits so nicely in the bottom draw of my file cabinet and it's so easy to get the ream I need.

I loved this poster from First Grade Garden from the minute I saw it!

I made my own, but I guess I never took a picture of it. I was able to find just a little spec of it in the corner of picture I took of my students. Can you see it on the right side, under MLK? I use this poster all the time when my children are sitting on the carpet. I call it "Mini Me." My students think it's me from when I was little and I tell them to sit like "Mini Me." They love it!

My last pin for today is from Mrs. Richardson'c Class. The DeBug System.

I printed it on colored paper and hung it on my whiteboard. I taught my students how to use it and it works like a charm. For a detailed description of how to use it, click on the image. Mrs. Richardson offers it as a freebie. Love it!

And, there you have it. Just a small sampling of my favorite pins. I hope you enjoyed them and I hope I gave you some ideas for the new school year. If you are not a follower of my blog, you are cordially invited to come over and join me. I'll be waiting for you with more pins, pictures, ideas, and activities from my K-2 classroom. See you over there!


  1. Lori,
    I'm so excited to see that you are on here too!!!! This is going to be so wonderful. I've been having the same crazy problems with Pinterest too so I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    I just started following all of your boards and I noticed your cute little upside down girl still there on your blog board. . .it was nice to see her again : ) I'm looking forward to seeing your pins.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

    1. I'm sorry you're having troubles, too, but, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I really thought it was my computer. Maybe it's not. Too funny about my upside down girl! I can relate to her so well! LOL!

      I just love the idea of Endless Pinabilities. I think it's just brilliant. I hope to blog more here, but Pinterest has been such a pain. It's been 2 weeks since my troubles started. Enough already!

      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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    1. I am so happy I can see some of my pins. Maybe, it will continue to get better and then, fingers crossed, maybe, it will be fixed completely!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

  3. Wow, this is a great page. I love ll of your pins, especially the poster from First Grade Garden.

    Emma :)


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