Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Whew! I’m Exhausted!

Well folks! I am officially spent! I have gone non-stop for almost 2 weeks straight. I’ve been staying up late, getting up early and planning, planning, planning for the school year! My feet are killing me from all of the standing too! I guess I got a little too comfortable sitting on my rear end this summer. What about you? Are your as tired as I am?

All week long my students have been working on a genre project for their writers notebooks and it is turning out to be a really cute project. I will share pics soon! I told them today that the best ones will be “featured” on my blog…so needless to say, they are excited!

Hope you are all managing better than I am! I am sure that in a couple of weeks I will get back into the swing of things!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Classroom Passes (restroom, etc)

So, you may have noticed that I have a thing for binder rings this year! I created these class passes and posters and decided (for my class at least) that I am going to take the full page posters, hang them from binder rings, and use clothespins on them to maintain my passes this year. I like the idea of being as germ-free as possible. What do you use for passes? I would love to hear from you! Click on the pics below to download these for a buck! Not bad, eh? :-)

Girls-Boys Rest PassesLibrary PassNurses Pass

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tiered Planning Page

This summer I took classes to get my Gifted and Talented certification through my school district. I learned a lot about differentiation and I came home refreshed and ready for the new school year. As a result, I made this Tiered Planning Page to help me out and so I decided to share it with you. Click on this link to check it out and download it for yourself. Happy Planning!


Monday, August 20, 2012

“Owl”dorable Critics Corner

My classroom last year was done up in owls…I just think they are so cute and there are so many teaching and room decorations out there these days that have owls on them…so it was easy the fall in love with them. That’s how I felt when I found these “owl”dorable owls, so I just had to make something with them. I had already decided that I want to put a Critics Corner in my classroom this year because I am going to really be asking the students to put a lot of thought in their reading this school year. What better way than to have a Critics Corner where students can leave book reviews on the books they have just read; recommending them to others by using a star rating system! Set includes 3 posters, 1 Star Rating Chart and a book review form for the students to use to fill out their critique. I am looking forward to using this in my classroom and I hope you like it too! Click on any pic below to go to the download.

Critic Corner Poster Books I Recommend PosterStar Rating Chart Poster

Hootin’ and Hollerin’!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Argh! Substitute Binder

Well, as you can guess by now…I am pretty much in love with these ARGHdorable pirates!! I decided to make-over my “Ocean-themed” substitute binder using these guys (and gals). Let me know what you think! I used to work for a school that had a Pirate mascot, so I guess I am a little partial!! LOL! Click on a pic. below and it will take you straight to my download.

Pirate My Sub Binder (425x550)Letter to sub pirate (425x550) (386x500)

medical info pirate (425x550)medical pg pirate (425x550)

Happy Teaching!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Pirate Voice Level Posters (match behavior posters)

Hey there y’all! I wanted to let you know that I have posted these adorable posters to match the behavior posters that I created the other day with a pirate theme. These are great for the classroom so that students will have a constant visual reminder of what voice level they should be on for the task at hand. Check them out below (as always just click on a pic to go to the download). Have a great day!

Pirate Voice Levels (550x425)sailing the high seasShipwrecked no voicesYo ho whisper ye know


Friday, August 17, 2012

Rock Star Voice Posters

Hey there again! I have a super quick post today! I just wanted to place a few pictures of my Rock Star Themed Voice Posters on here for you to take a sneak peek! Just click on any of the images to go to my TpT store for a speedy download! This set matches my Rock Star Behavior Posters perfectly!

We Are UsingPrivate Concert VoicesRock Concert VoicesSolo Performance Voices (550x425)


Thursday, August 16, 2012


I just LOVE pirates, don’t you? Well, only if they are as ADORABLE as these cute little pirates! I wanted to share with all my blog friends the behavior posters that I created (just like the Rock Star ones)! This would be especially great if you are in a school district whose mascot is a pirate! Check them out below..if you love them as much as I do, click on any of the images below to download them from my TpT store for cheap, cheap! LOL!

Argh good job mateySmooth SailingUnburied (550x425)Treasures (550x425)


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Coupon Punch Cards

Hi Friends,

I have been busy as usual creating materials for my classroom as well as my Teachers Pay Teachers store! I have another FREEBIE for you today….coupon punch cards! Yay! When I posted my Class Passes (Coupons) a while ago I said that I would also be making and uploading some punch cards to go with them. Well, I finally got around to it and here they are! If you would like to download these for yourself just click on any of the pictures below to go directly to my TpT store. Pretty please leave some positive feedback if you download…it makes my day!

Apple Punch Cards blue and red stripe punch cardFun Leopard Punch CardPirate Boys Punch Card


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Photo Booth Glasses!

Well hello bloggie buddies! I wanted to write a super quick post to share with you my fun and funky photo booth glasses that I made for my room this year. I made these cute glasses/sunglasses to use for the first day of school in my classroom. I thought it would be great fun if we could have a little photo booth set up with fun props for the students to choose from and then I snap a picture to go into a class book and/or be sent home as a family keepsake.

What I did was print these onto cardstock and cut them out. I left some as sunglasses and some I cut out the white centers to make as glasses (I think these will be my favorites because you can see their eyes!) After I printed and cut them, I taped them to a really thin dowel rod (Wal-Mart or home improvement store) and placed them in the photo booth area in my room. Should be a lot of fun for the students and a great loosen up, get to know each other activity!

This set includes:

1. Large Pink Leopard Print Sunglasses

2. Small Pink Leopard Print Sunglasses

3. Large Pink Leopard Print Glasses

4. Small Pink Leopard Print Glasses

5. Large Lime John Lennon/H. Potter Style Sunglasses

6. Small Lime John Lennon/H. Potter Style Sunglasses

7. Large Lime John Lennon/H. Potter Style Glasses

8. Small Lime John Lennon/H. Potter Style Glasses

9. Large Royal Blue John Lennon/H. Potter Style Sunglasses

10. Small Royal Blue John Lennon/H. Potter Style Sunglasses

11. Large Royal Blue John Lennon/H. Potter Style Glasses

12. Small Royal Blue John Lennon/H. Potter Style Glasses

13. Large Zebra Star Sunglasses

14. Small Zebra Star Sunglasses

15. Large Zebra Star Glasses

16. Small Zebra Star Glasses

17. Large Classic Leopard Square Sunglasses

18. Small Classic Leopard Square Sunglasses

19. Large Classic Leopard Square Glasses

20. Small Classic Leopard Square Glasses

So, lots of choices no matter how small or big your students are! If you would like to check them out, just click on any of the pictures below and it will take you straight to my Teacher Pay Teachers store for you to download.

Large Classic Leopard GlassesLarge JLarge Pink Leopard Sunglasses Large Zebra Star Sunglasses

Have Fun Y’ALL!


Monday, August 13, 2012

We Will Rock You!

Hi All!

I hope that you are having a relaxing last week or so before the crazies school begins! I am busy as a bumble bee trying to get everything prepared for my classroom. What all are you doing to prepare for the new year? Please share ideas…I love to hear ways to make my classroom run more smoothly, and (of course) look cuter! Speaking of cute, I wanted to post my Rock Star themed behavior posters for you to see. Apparently I am going clothespin crazy, because I dyed a bunch with Rit dye the other day to make them less boring and I am thinking of adding the students names to them and having them on each side of the poster and moving them either up or down as needed, as their behavior changes throughout the day/week (like the traditional color changes). It’s a GREAT way for the students to be constantly reminded of their behavior (without me having to do it). LOL! Click on any of the links to go to my TpT store and snag your own copies (ONLY $1.50 for all!). Also included in that file are “Celebrity of the Week”, “Rock Star of the Week”, “Standing Ovation”, and Encore Performances” posters to be used on a bulletin board for displaying Student of the Week and student work that is worthy of being displayed.

Rock Star Staus Rock On! Losing Fans (550x425) All Tour Dates Cancelled


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Self-Control Bubbles

I am not sure if you have seen the Pinterest post that has been floating (pun intended) around about Self-Control Bubbles or not, but I love the idea. The original post (as far as I can tell anyway) was posted by Donna from the Peace, Love and Learning blog. Click here to see the post. She has an adorable label that you can snag from her site, or you can grab mine here. I only made my own because I am a weirdo about everything being matchy, matchy. LOL! So, I used the characters that you will see on the majority of my TpT materials so that it would match all my other materials.

Self-Control Bubbles

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Critter Crazy FREEBIE

Hi there! I just wanted to send a quick post with a cute freebie. I created these voice posters to be used in my classroom and thought that I would share with you too! Click on any picture below and download for FREE from my TpT store.

 Outside VoiceInside Voice (550x425)Whisper VoiceNo Voice (550x425)


Friday, August 10, 2012

Thanks for Popping In!


Whew! Okay teachers, time flying by for me (and you too probably)! I have one week before in service, so I have been busy, busy planning and creating! I love the “Thanks for Popping In!” labels for the popcorn bags that I have been seeing all of Pinterest lately so I decided to make some for my Parent Night that is coming up too really soon! I love the idea of having a little treat to give to the parents and students as a nice gesture to say “welcome”! Click on the link below to go to my TpT site and grab it for free! Enjoy!

Popping In Bag Tag (800x618) (640x494)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Substitute Binder

I decided that this year, I really need to get my act together when it comes to being absent for the day..or several. So, I just created an ocean-themed substitute binder. I think it turned out too cute…what do you think? Check out a few pages from the binder below and grab all 18 pages for yourself at my TpT store by clicking the link to the right. What are you busy doing to get ready for the upcoming year?

Welcome Sub Binder  Welcome Letter Sub Binder                                                 Important Info Sub Binder  Important info sheet sub binder

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Joining the Class Coupon Craze!

Well gang, I have decided to join the classroom coupon craze by creating my own class passes for my Teacher Pay Teachers store. I am going to use them with a punch card and at the end of the week, whoever has a certain number of punches (to be determined later, haha) will be allowed to draw a class pass out of the coupon container on Friday to be used the following Friday. Make sense? This will just be one of many other things that I will be using for management as I like to also do whole group cooperation prizes/parties too! So, I hope you have had a great week so far….let’s face it our time off is getting slim..yikes! Check out my class passes here and let me know what ya think!!

Cover for Coupons (495x640)

Sneak Peek…

Favorite Hat Pass

Here is the box that I used to store the class passes. My hubby bought it for me on the tackle box aisle at Wal-Mart. It’s perfect for this size business cards and has several different ways that you can arrange it to fit your needs.

 coupon box open   Open view with coupons in it…one extra spot for my punch cards.

 coupon box closed    Closed view.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pinterest Crazy!!

I have been going Pinterest crazy this weekend!!! How about you? Isn’t Pinterest the best thing for teachers since the #2 pencil?!? LOL! Well, I can’t think of much more that I would rather do this summer than steal borrow ideas from other creative teachers! So, I thought that I would post the few things that I have done so far for my classroom.

This first idea came from the superlativesix blog….and I love the idea of this simple game called BAM!!

          Vocab BAM!!Spelling BAM!

Superlativesix showed the Spelling BAM! example and I decided that it would also work great for a vocabulary review, so I just tweaked the rules a bit to create Vocabulary BAM! Enlarge the pictures to read the directions if you can….it is very simple and I think that it could work with so many different subjects!

I just covered empty oatmeal containers in scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. :-)

I saw this next idea somewhere on Pinterest and I am pretty sure that it was an Etsy item. I decided that it would be a great idea to have a box where my students can leave all correspondence from home, etc as well as a place where they feel safe to leave me personal notes and suggestions. So, I created this Notes for Mrs. Flentge box. I decided to make mine say “notes” so that I could cover a plethora of items..but I think it would be adorable as a Comment Box as well. I plan on leaving little strips of paper beside the box and a few pencils so that students can leave me a note whenever they have a spare minute.

Notes to Flentge box

I just took a shoe box and made a slot on top and covered it with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge.

Last, but not least, is my “To-Do List”  and this is my favorite!! I had been on a rosette kick all weekend . . . making stuff for my home (see pics. below) and so I decided to make just a few more for this To-Do List that is dry erase. It is very simply made out of the cheapest $5 black WALMART frame that I could find… if I wasn’t so lazy busy I would have probably found one cheaper at the dollar store. Anyway, you just open the frame up, stick a piece of scrapbook paper behind it with a white “To-Do List” paper atop and put it back together and then make rosettes out of leftover fabric and hot glue to the bottom (or wherever your little heart desires). Isn’t that fun? This is going to be a great addition to my teacher desk!

Here’s all of my home rosette projects that I completed this weekend. Note: the F letter and the wreath were Pinterest ideas that were for sale on Etsy that I just figured out myself :-)

F Rosette Letter     Rosette Lampshade  rosette wreath

And here is the “To-Do List” frame. This was on Pinterest and originally posted on Craftaholics Anonymous.

To Do pic frame

So, what have you been Pinteresting? (this is a verb right?) LOL!