Monday, July 29, 2013

The Cutest 10-Frame Ever!

I saw this idea on Pinterest, put my own spin on it, and TA DA--the cutest 10-frame ever!!! 

I purchased the foam board and felt coasters from Dollar Tree. There was a variety of coaster colors. I found the Washi tape at Michael's Crafts. They also had quite a variety, but I thought the numbers were perfect for this project.  

The hardest part was measuring. I got a "little" help from my husband and we only argued three times! I think I might make a few more for math stations and small group math instruction. I'm just saying...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Classroom Stuff

I talked my husband into a Sunday afternoon shopping trip to IKEA and found this cute lamp for my classroom. I love the color! My best find was the 99 cent plastic picture frame. I thought it would make a great station sign so I bought one of each color. It was a very productive trip. I'm just saying...


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I Made It!

I hate digging through my desk drawers or in several different cabinets before finding needed supplies. I saw Erin's post on I'm Lovin Lit and decided I needed one of these. I did take her advice and purchased the toolkit labels from This Little Piggy Reads on TpT. Then it was off to Lowe's to purchase the Stack-On 22 Drawer Storage Cabinet. My son, Jack, who is "fine-tuning" his driving skills in order to get his license soon, drove me! Then it was back home for printing, laminating, and assembly. I am so excited about how it turned out and am very excited to put it to good use in my classroom. I'm just saying...

Monday, July 8, 2013

More Chevrons...and a Daily 5 Math FREEBIE!

It's been raining a lot lately--16 days in a row, to be exact! There's not a whole lot to do when it's raining except for shopping. I ordered this great binder from The matching notebooks were found at Dollar Tree!

I have also been doing some planning for the beginning of the year. Click here to download "Dino-Mite Measuring." It's a little wrinkled because I sat on my copy. Always look before you sit! I'm just saying...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Classroom Shopping

What does a teacher do on a rainy summer day? Go shopping for classroom things, of course!  While grocery shopping at Wal Mart, I found these wonderful chevron paper products. Not sure what I am going to do with these cute table toppers but I am sure I will think of something! 

I took a short road trip with my bestie, who teaches second grade, to Garden Ridge. She saw on pinterest that a lot of teachers found their classroom rugs there.  We hit the jackpot!  Of course, the rug I wanted was on the bottom of a pile of about 25-30 rugs. Thank goodness our husbands came along. We couldn't have done it without them!  I can't wait to see this rug in my classroom. I'm just saying...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Coincidence? ...I Think Not!


I was browsing on Pinterest for back to school ideas when I came across a pin from "What Happens in 2nd." It was a picture of a "Jitter Juice" stand. 
I used, First Day Jitters, by Julie Danningburg last year on the first day, so I clicked on the pin to have a look. There was also a link to Babbling Abby's, "Fun With Firsties!" unit which has many activities to use with this book.

Okay, fast forward 2 hours....I walk through the front doors of Michael's Crafts, and the first thing I see--ON CLEARANCE!--is this do-it-yourself lemonade stand. I so bought it!!! All it needs a few decorative alterations. I will post a picture of the finished product soon--A Jitter Juice Stand for the first day of school.  I love it when things come together! I'm just saying...