Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Lori over at Teaching with Love and Laughter is having a giveaway. You'll have to hurry since it ends today. She is giving away one of those awesome Easi-speakUSB recorder microphones. Let me just tell you I have been wanting one since I first saw them. I can only imagine the possibilities. I would love to doing a year long record of the kids reading to show the progress they have made. It would be great for conferences to show parents what their child is doing. Ahh, the possibilities are endless. Anyway, head over to her page and check it out and be sure to enter. Teaching With Love and Laughter

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Made It

This is my first Monday Made It on this blog. If you'd like to see my other Monday Made Its you can head over to my Blog Stalker blog to check them out. I have linked up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics. She is a friend of mine and I wish all of you could see her classroom for yourselves. There is this serene feeling in her classroom that just makes you feel at home. This week, I have been working on making some simple graphics as I learn the ins and outs of my Bamboo and Photoshop. I managed to make a film clip graphic that I have been using for absolutely everything! Last week, on Monday Made It there were lots of different box top containers and I thought to myself, "Why haven't I thought about that before?" So after thinking about what kind of container I wanted to use I happened to find a small cereal container at Dollar Tree. Perfect it has a spout that lifts up so the kids can put in their box tops. Then I used that graphic of mine as well as a frame that I got from Tracee Orman to add to that Hollywood feel and of course a giant box top.
Then I finally got around to making clips to hang the kids work in the hallway. I have been wanting to make something with a clothespin so that I'm not stapling the kids work in the hallway and then ripping it to get it off the wall. My biggest problem was what to do about the background paper since the kids turn the paper either landscape or portrait. Last week I was on someone's blog (forgive me I can't find it again to give credit) and they suggested using 12x12 scrapbook paper because then it works either way. GENIUS!! So here it is!
Finally, I was on Really Roper's blog and she made a great To Do planner page and once again I thought, "Why haven't I thought of that before?" So I made my own and hopefully it will keep me on track a little better.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

New Blog!

Even though I have another blog it was technically started for me by a friend so I didn't have much time to think about where I wanted to go with it and jumped in feet first. Then life happened during the school year and I still didn't have time to deal with it. This summer I started working on it again but was still struggling. It was hard to tell what age group I was targeting and soooooo.... I decided to start anew. I will probably continue to post on both for awhile since I do have a group of followers but I'm hoping this one will build up and become my main focus. Welcome to my new blog!