Monday, September 30, 2013

FREE Week of October Homework's been a while!  I have been kind of busy!  So, to make up for is a free week of homework for October!  Each month I will be posting a month of over 40 ELA and Math Common Core activities for homework.  Each activity has "I can" statements and Common Core standards listed.  I am also working to cover most of the Kindergarten Common Core Standards throughout the year within the homework.  Enjoy!

Free Week of October Homework

Free Week of October Homework


Friday, September 6, 2013


                                                        USING WRAPPING PAPER FOR WINDOW TREATMENTS
6.  Use wrapping paper for window treatments!  I love for my classroom to look like a home, and since I cannot put fabric on the windows, I use wrapping paper!  Simply cut the shape you want from a roll of your favorite wrapping paper and hang it with staples.  It looks super cute and just like a valance...only with paper!  LOVE!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


                                                               Psychology of Color in Your Classroom

5.  Be mindful of the psychology of color!  Certain colors evoke different moods, thoughts, and perceptions.  Although I love to dress in black, it is depressing color to see on the wall all day in a kid friendly environment.  Think about other colors that can achieve what you want without it being too dark. Use colors that evoke happiness and calm.  I like to use pastel shades of my favorite colors.  (After all, I see the classroom more than my home sometimes.  I am also there year after year, so why not make it what you love.)   I also am mindful that the decor does not look anything like my home, so that I don't feel like I am in the same place.  I've used shades of pink, lime green, lilac, salmon orange, yellow, and light blue.  When you pick a color scheme that has several colors to choose from, it makes it easy when you see something in the store that fits one of the colors.  Check this site out to learn more about color.