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!