Sunday, June 30, 2013


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Friday, June 28, 2013

1st day memory maker...

Today, I want to share one of my favorite first day of school memory makers. I put together this special frame and took each of my students' pictures holding it. Afterwards, I printed, backed, and laminated each picture and passed them out to the parents at Back to School Night. They were a huge hit and something I must do every year!

The frame was super easy to make. First, I purchased a large, cheapy frame. I was super excited when I found a blue frame as that cut out one step in my process, having to paint an unfinished frame. There was a downfall to this though. This particular frame from IKEA is super slick so once I had my product completed, I had to be very gentle with it as the letters popped off pretty easily. Now that I think about it, maybe an unfinished frame would've been easier ;) Do as you wish! Next, I found wooden letters and a few stars from Hobby Lobby and painted them to my liking. Finally, I glued my cutsie letters onto the frame! Done!

What are your favorite first day memory makers?


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Back to the beginning...

No agenda. Sleeping in. Breakfast. Relaxing...Just a few things that come with summer! My family and I took a wonderful trip to Seattle last week to kick off summer. Here is a pic of my boyfriend and :)
 Anyhow, as I began thinking about how I'd like to start the new school year, I decided to make this simple shape sorting activity. There are students who have their shapes down and there are those that need continued practice. This activity will be great for some independent center work! Click on the picture to head over to TpT and download this freebie. Let me know what you think.

On another note, I am getting pumped for I Teach K! Anyone else heading to Vegas to hang with some awesome kindergarten teachers?


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Completed 'Thank You' Mugs...

I completed my parent thank yous...Click here to download the tags!

 7 days left!