Wednesday, August 14, 2013

There Was An Old Lady...Retell

I host a K-2 book club ("Wee Read") on the second Saturday of each month. This month we celebrated reading with, "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books!"  Before reading, we colored, cut out, and assembled our "old ladies."  As I read the story, the children added each item to the snack bag tummy. The children took their "old ladies" home to share and retell.  A good time was had by all!  I'm just saying...

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Spray Paint & Duck Tape to the Rescue!!!

I spent Sunday afternoon giving my old classroom bookshelves a new look. I was tired of the faux wood look so I purchased glossy black paint and green-gray-black-white chevron Duck tape. I had to paint in the garage because of the threat of rain showers.  After painting both feet (probably shouldn't wear flip-flops when spray painting!) and my right arm, I got a little help from my sweet husband.  Two bookcases done and one to go!! I am so excited to get them back in my classroom and load them up with baskets of books. Spray paint and duck tape are amazing! I'm just saying...


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Apples for the Students

I started setting up my classroom today. I brought along my husband and two sons to help. We arranged furniture, put up new bulletin board paper/borders, and did a whole lot of dusting! My brain was in still in school mode when I got home so I got busy and made these apple place cards for open house. The chevron apples are a freebie from the Hazel Owl Graphics on TpT.  I purchased the chalkboard journal tags from Erin Bradley Designs on Etsy. I printed, cut, and laminated the apples. The erasers came in a 6-pack from Dollar Tree. I used an X-Acto knife to cut across the center of the eraser. The apple slid right in! I don't have a class roster yet, so I used my boys' names for the "prototypes." I hope I get that class roster soon! I'm just saying...