Saturday, August 31, 2013


                                                       CLASSROOM DECORATING TIP #4

4.  I like to color block sections of my classroom.  For example, if I have a reading area, I make sure the little rug, chairs, bookshelf, decor and wall pictures have a dominating color theme and I have the other colors within the classroom as complimentary colors within that station or area.  It helps to visually contain a space with out using extra furniture...just COLOR!

Friday, August 30, 2013


This is the last Friday before September begins!  It's also Labor Day Weekend and I don't think you want to spend your time planning homework for your you?  So....I have a full free week of homework available to you...just click on the image to download from my TPT store.  The homework is written with "I can..." statements of the Common Core Standards, so that parents and students will be able to understand what standards they are working on at home. There are ELA and Math activities, along with a reading log.  Enjoy your weekend!

PS.  Look for the full month of September homework available too! I'm having a Labor Day Weekend sale!


               Using FABRIC to decorate your classroom!
3.  I LOVE FABRIC!  You have to be careful if you school doesn't allow you to put fabric in your room or it has to flame retardant.  But, there are ways around it!  Spray with the special flame retardant spray if necessary.  I put fabric on everything!  I put fabric all around every table in my classroom (not student's tables) for beauty and extra storage!  What teacher doesn't need extra storage?  Right?  I stack bins and all those odds and ends I can't figure out how to store under those tables.  Easy access too!  The same rules apply to fabric as to the gift wrapped bulletin boards!  Watch your scale and pattern choices and make sure that the colors compliment.  Also make sure your bulletin board paper and your fabric compliment each other!  But, HAVE FUN with it!

Thursday, August 29, 2013


         Using Wrapping Paper as Bulletin Board Paper!  
2.  Use beautiful printed or solid gift wrapping paper to cover your bulletin boards!  Love that the possibilities are endless!  Your classroom will look amazing.  Don't go too crazy with multiple patterns and colors.  Stick to a few colors and then make the patterns complimentary.  (Large scale, medium scale, & a small scale patterns will work together because they are different in size.)  It's good to go with a floral, a stripe/plaid, and a dot or a small print.  Too many colors will make the room too crazy, so choose a pattern you love and then pull the complimentary colors from that pattern!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Here is Day 1 of my Classroom Decorating & Organizing Tips:

1.  If you need a large rug for your students to sit on, just buy two 5'x7' carpets and tape them together in the middle using colorful duct tape.  In this case, I bought two rugs that have colorful squares (one for each student) and it made one 5'x14' carpet.  It's much cheaper and you can get a design to match your classroom!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A cheer for the Kindergarten Teachers!

                                                                     Just because!

Monday, August 26, 2013

5 Senses Posters and Mini Reader Pack

Check out my new 5 Senses Poster Pack and Mini Reader Set.  Each poster has a pictorial representation of one of the 5 senses and a factual description of the sense.  The mini reader also describes each of the 5 senses and can put together to make a small book for each of your students.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Johnny Appleseed Is Coming!

It's soon going to be September and it's time to think about what you new resource you are going to use to compliment your Johnny Appleseed or Folk Tale unit of study!  Well, here is a new reader telling facts about Johnny Appleseeds life in simple kid friendly terms.  You will get two 8.5x11 sheets that will be cut up into 8 mini pages to make a mini book.  Illustrations and words match and the mini pages are numbered for students to practice ordering numbers and putting together a book.  Students can even highlight the sight words you are teaching within this mini book.  Visit my store to purchase it for your classroom today.  Only $1!

Friday, August 23, 2013


  Welcome to my blog!  Here is a freebie for the month of September and a sneak peek at what is coming for October's Homework Pack as well.  I am just starting out and would really appreciate it if you followed me both here on my blog and on my TPT store.  I am going to be giving FREEBIES away often so, you will want to have the first information when things are posted!  

The homework packs are filled with weekly homework for an entire month.  There is a reading log, a calendar tracker, weekly and monthly cover sheets, and 40 ELA and Math Common Core Activities  for your students.  Each activity has the common core standard listed as an "I can..." statement right next to the activity.  It's so easy for you, your students and their parents to be reminded of what standards they are learning.  Happy Friday!  Don't forget to follow me!  

SNEAK PEEK SATURDAY!  Here s a sneak peek of what is coming for OCTOBER!



Monday, August 19, 2013


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I am giving a way a free week of homework from my September Homework pack!  Click on the picture above and it will take you right to an easy download on my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
If you like this....there is a lot more where that came from!  For only $4.50 a month, you won't have to think about developmentally appropriate, Common Core aligned professional looking homework anymore!  It's all done for you.  Just follow me here on my blog and on my TPT store and you will be notified when each new month is posted!  I'm also linking up with The Teaching Bug.  Click here for other great finds!


Free Calendar

Literacy Station Posters

Saturday, August 17, 2013

SALE on TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS Today only 28% my entire shop! Promo code BTS13

I'm having a sale in my TPT is the last day to get 28% everything! Just use promo code BTS13 when checking out.


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