Monday, August 27, 2012

Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks

Ever since I saw pics floating around on Pinterest from the blog Altered to Perfection of these clip bookmarks, I knew I wanted to make them!

What you need:
  • Ribbon
  • Jumbo paper clips
  • Scissors
That's it! I got my clips at Michael's. 

My Jumbo clips in green, purple, pink, and blue.

Picked out some coordinating ribbon.

The purple and green clips have three ribbons. They'll be gifts for two of my teacher gal pals I'll see tomorrow.

The blue and pink clips have only two ribbons on them, but I love them like that! 
They turned out soooo cute!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

From Pin to Reality

Hi! It's Megan from I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

We all love Pinterest. A lot. I think I have a gazillion pins and probably half of them are education related. Today, I thought I'd share some "Real Life Pins": ideas that made it from Pinterest into my classroom!

I love this! I put LEARN instead of CREATE.

I love Kristin's CRAFT (for reading) and VOICES (for writing) headers. I actually had to remake them myself to fit on my board. But what an awesome idea!

I have a focus board this year! Nothing's on it yet, but I'll get there . . . .

I loved these shared journals. I used the idea and made my own set of covers that you can download here.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hello Lovelies! My name is Jessica and I'm from...
 I'm so excited to be here!!

When Tanja told me about this blog I just knew I had to be apart of it. I'm obsessed with pinterest... well who isn't right? If you're a pinterest junkie, which I'm guessing you are if you're here, I'd like to invite you to
Follow Me on Pinterest

Now that you know who I am...
Let's get to it!
I'm sure you already know about the Back to School Pin Party and I hope you've been following along! I've pinned so many ideas already, how about you???

Well I have 1,001 that I could share, but I'll spare you and share my top 5!

5.) Become Pen Pals!!
What a better way to start the year than being prepared with a years worth of fun for your students and another class somewhere around the world??

4.) Back to School Forms for FREE!
Who doesn't need beginning of the year forms... and FREE?! Thanks Katie Jones!

3.) Digital Stories!
AMAAAAAAZING! I never realized there were books on YouTube!! Downloaded them to our iPads for another form of reading in my room!

2.) DIY Chalkboard Paint!!
You know at the beginning of the year there are many things in your room that are just plain skuzzy! Well why not paint them... even better why don't you chalkboard paint them!? and it's sooooo easy!

1.) Remind 101
Have you heard about this!? It's so amazing! I promise you!!

Well that's all for now <3
Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Back to School Essentials

Hi! It's Mrs. D from Reading with Mrs. D here, and I'm going to share a few pins I want to have prepped for my future classroom. (Hmm.. I really need to change my button to correspond with the rest of the blog...)


1. A book Hospital.
I used to designate a corner of my desk, but the books I hadn't gotten to yet always inevitably got covered by papers.
Source: via Mrs. D on Pinterest

2.  A Chart stand.
I LOVED the stand in my first class, but haven't had one since. I looked at the price in the scholastic catalogue and figured it would take too many years of voucher collecting and not using them for free books, which wasn't ideal. What better than a DIY version? I'll need two, one for my pocket chart, and one for chart paper.

3. A reading Nook.
Any kind will do. A tent like the picture, a castle or a cardboard box! Just someplace special as a choice for independent reading.

4. A way to let students know it's not time to come to my desk.
Does this have a name?
How often have you had students who wander over to your desk when you're in a conference with another student or teacher? This may help!

5. A birthday display.
I LOVE the idea of putting students faces with their birthdays!

6. A Love Notebook.
My wall by my desk is always ridiculously full of love from my kiddos, notes on top of notes, buried until June 30th.

Thanks for checking out my pins!
See what else I have:

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BTS Party and Subs

Welcome to the party! I've enjoyed the pins so far and can't wait to see the rest still coming!

As you all know, I'm a substitute teacher. There's nothing that I love better than a prepared teacher for a substitute! A sub tub or binder with info, lesson plans, and spare activities are so helpful.

Courtesy: Erin from Creating and Teaching via Pinterest

Courtesy: Mrs. Walker's Frog-tastic Website via Pinterest

Courtesy: What The Teacher Wants via Pinterest

Ok now for some fun!

The most famous substitute teacher:

"My name is Mrs. Peggy Hill."
She's won substitute teacher of the year, three times in a row!


Courtesy: The Cornerstone For Teachers via Pinterest.

I just love *sarcasm* when they try this. But I figure them out!

Courtesy :

And if you haven't yet, go grab my freebie "While You Were Out" form.

Click HERE grab it at my TpT store!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Oh NO! I Need to Plan!

Hey it's Amber from

Can you believe that it's already time to go back to school?  

I'm not going to lie. I've been awfully focused on creating a super cute and fun classroom! 
But, what about those first few days of school? 
Here are some pins I've found that can give us some help and inspiration! Click on each picture to go to the original pin. 
First day of school.
Great way to start a discussion, open up and share!
Building a Classroom Community by creating an "Our Family" Board. Students bring in family pictures
Love this! Students bring in pictures of their family and share with the class.  Then they are added to the bulletin board. 
Recipe for success- first day of school activity. So actually made me tear up when reading the recipe for success! Doing this for sure!
A Recipe for Success!

first day of school! I really love this!
A way to keep them busy while you have a gazillion forms to fill out. A Great getting to know you activity!

class constitution
Love this contract. 

Whooo Am I? Great for open house or the first weeks of school
So cute!

wreath for classroom door
I know this was probably for younger grades, but I bet my third graders would still like it!

Ginger Snaps: Glow Stick Gifts
Ok, I know this isn't an acitivity. But, it's SOOO cute!

Have you found some great pins to help out your plans?  

Good luck this year! I hope it's Pintastic!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Back to School, Back to Prove to Dad I'm Not a Fool!

Hey yall! Natalie here :)

Who doesn't love Billy Madison, right? Hehe!

Alright, are you guys ready to party???

So I'm here today to share some of my favorite Back to School pins for you. I mean, this was the best homework assignment EVER!

In no particular order, here are some of my favorite pins to get us busy teachers out of our shorts and flipflops and back into waking up at 5am...

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: More Cameo Fun :)
Amy Lemons via Cara Carroll
Okay, so this is not a new idea by any means. But I just LOVE the cute little words she added using her Cameo! I most definitely have added this little gizmo to my wishlist :)

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Ginger Watkins via Hadar Maor

These are a MUST for the primary grades that are still learning to tell time. And these cute little ones are zebra striped! Adorable!

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Holly via Me

So we all probably say some version of this rhyme with our littles. Personally, I always used the "...and you don't pitch a fit!" Living in the south, 'get' and 'fit' rhyme just perfectly :)

However, I love Holly's version so much more! And these are free, my friends!

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Simply Creative Insanity via Destiny Ashe

I saw these last year and am dying to make them! Perfect back to school treat for the littles to give during Meet the Teacher night!

Lasty, and I say that begrudgingly because I could go on forever, we all need a perfect first day of school outfit, right?

This would be amazing...

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Polyvore via Amy Ballard 

I especially love the red shoes!!!

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And gooooood luck on your first day back, friends!