Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dry Erase Clip Boards

So I'm sitting here browsing Pinterest...(I know there is no one else out there guilty of this~LOL).  And I came up with this brilliant idea~ so maybe I am the only person who thinks it's brilliant~ but that's okay.  At least this way I will remember it this summer when I actually have time to do things.
Anyway...here's my idea...I was thinking it would be cool to paint clipboards (which I use everyday with my monkeys) with chalkboard paint.  Then as I was browsing the web looking for that kind of paint I found dry erase paint. And I thought...who uses chalk anymore-right?!?  Wouldn't it be soooo coooooolllll to paint clipboards with dry erase paint?!?!?!?!
Alright alright I know there's probably more schools with higher technology than what I have available...you know like Ipads (I wish!!!)..but I would be happy if I could find some dry erase paint and maybe add some other cute elements...maybe some bling...
So I put together a reminder for myself and thought I would share.  I 'll let you know how they turn out if I get them made.
Yay!


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Monday, April 22, 2013

Balloon Pop Fun

The end of the year is right around the corner.  Normally I would be excited about the school year coming to a close, but I have REALLY TRULY enjoyed this school year.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE my class and will miss them dearly.  The previous year was a difficult one for me so I did a lot of soul searching about my role of "teacher" and decided that one group could not possibly define who I am. So I put on my "big girl shoes" (I know that's not the way the saying goes, but this is a family show-hee hee) and marched forward.  AND I am soooo glad I did.  I have met some wonderful new people~both children and their parents~ and I consider many of them friends. Thank you for reminding me about why I do what I do!!!

Buuuuutttttt......my monkeys are still monkeys and need some extra motivation for the end of the year (even though I can't believe we are coming up to "summer" vacation in the middle of this crazy snowstorm!?$#%^@&!!!) .  Soooo I am doing the Balloon Pop Motivation that is all over Pinterest. Basically I just made the little activity papers that you put inside the balloons.  I started it today and my kids are totally excited about it.  You can get a copy of my activities here at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store or here at my Teachers Notebook Store.



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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Earth Day Hooray!!!

What a beautiful week we had here this past week.  Spring is definitely in the air.  We took our first grade students on a field trip to see a play in Denver.  It was an awesome experience for our little monkeys.  Now I am looking forward to all of the fun activities we have planned for the end of the year.  One of them is celebrating Earth Day.  Last year I felt like my resources were a little limited so I created a unit to alleviate that little problem.  If you are having the same problem I had last year I am happy to share it with you. Just head on over to my Teachers Pay Teachers Store or my Teachers Notebook Store and you can get it there. I hope you enjoy it!


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