Monday, July 30, 2012

Answered Questions and Pinterest Inspired

I survived the first teacher work day...with only one or two panic attacks! Still have those little annoying things to get done in my room, and then to focus on my lesson plans.

First there are a few comments and questions I should answer, it's much easier this way instead of doing it four or five times because some have the same questions.

I would like to clear up some confusion as to the mention of my teacher's I do not have an extra assistant in my classroom, it's a job that one of my students can choose. They usually will run errands, pass out papers, file, get to carry our new bucket, and so on. Sorry for the confusion, I WISH I had an adult teacher's assistant though.

My behavior management system: I have posted the printables for those under the most recent post of The HBA, if you still can't find something I mentioned please let me know. I really tried to get them all uploaded for those of you that would like to try this or just see it.

Smart Beads: The crate/basket/bucket that they are stored in was bought at Target or Wal-Mart (can't remember) and I used vinyl letters cut from my cutting machine (Cricut).

Letters around my room: A lot of my lettering (the black letters with white outline) is store bought! Yep found them at The School Box, yep I couldn't believe it either when I found it. LOVE THEM! You will see in my final classroom reveal that I used them even more this year. I tried to find a direct link to them on The School Box website, but couldn't locate them.

My listening center from my very first Classroom Reveal , some had asked what clips I had used to hang the headphones from the ribbon and where I had found them. They were name tag clips from Wal-Mart. Can be found here.

The nine box shelf/cubby: I did buy mine at Target as well as the red and black bins that go inside of them. I  know Target just had them on sale recently, so keep an eye out. I have also seen both the shelving and cubby boxes at Wal-Mart as well.

Okay so that was just a few questions answered so now on to Pinterest Inspiration!

Recently I wrote a post on Classroom DIY about DIY Dry Erase Picture Frames. I had seen the idea on Pinterest and thought I would give it a shot....well so did a few of my co-teachers! They are all so cute! Therefore I leave you with a few pictures of them actually in the classrooms! I must thank Amy Godfrey for allowing me to take a picture...even though you are on maternity leave and well I took the picture well as Samatha Kimbell (love typing your new name, now if you could remember to write it!)

This is the one in my classroom

Finally an early birthday present from my husband!!!! YEA! Now if I can find the time to "play".



Lisa R. said...

I love the frames!! Enjoy your Cricut!! I want one so bad!! :)
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Melinda Conde said...

I have those block walls in my room too. /:
What did you use to keep things hanging on the walls? Also what did you use to keep you homework picture frames up on the whiteboard?

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so jealous of your cameo! I was literally all set to buy one today because it was payday in our household, but our puppy had a pretty expensive vet visit instead :( Can't wait to hear a review!

Are you using magnets on the back? I made these frames as well and I'm worried they will slide down my whiteboards with magnets.

Kristen said...

I just love your classroom--no I ADORE it! I love the frames, so prety and functional :)

Anonymous said...

I made similar frames, and I love the way they look! However, I have a hard time getting them to stay. First, I tied the magnet tape, but it didn't seem to lie flat enough to stick (too long spent all rolled up, I guess). Then, I tried the small circular ones. I have to use at least 4-5 to make it stick, and even then it feels kinda wobbly. Magnets can be expensive, too! I would love to know which ones you used and how well you like them!
I spent so much time on the frames (proper paper picking--haha), so I hope to use them!

LandofLaird said...

Love your classroom! To be honest, I have copied many of your ideas...only in a a lime green & black theme :) Thank you for all of your posts!
One question- did you buy the letters for titles or are they a font you use?
I am in Forsyth County... Teachers go back tomorrow. I am jealous of the fact that you have a teacher assistant!!!

BTW-I was in 4th and am now starting in fifth. Would love to hear your ideas.

Anne Tussing said...

I just found your blog through pinterest! So inspiring! I am following you now:)

AMANDA said...

I am new to your blog and found you on Pinterest. I have spent all morning going through all of your posts. I LOVE everything about your blog and all of your design features. I am a grade 3 teacher and will definitely be implementing a lot of your ideas into my classroom this year. Thanks!!!

Kristen said...

What is the difference in the Cricut and the Cameo?

Mary LeMonnier said...

Does hot glue come off the whiteboard?? Such a good idea! Thanks for sharing!