School Supplies You Didn’t Know You Needed, Until Now!

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I get so excited during the summer when the Back to School sales start. I think it goes back to my childhood when my folks would take me to get my school supplies. We went to a store called Smitty’s and I would get to pick out a new pencil box, crayons, and a fresh […]

Disney Classroom Ideas

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I expanded my Disney theme to include some new ideas and jazz up my classroom, and I was tickled with the result! The kids loved it and I was able to start the year off on a fun, upbeat note, Disney style! Inside Out Bulletin Board I loved Inside Out. I made this board to […]

Themes… Going BIG!

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I L-O-V-E teaching and decorating my classroom with themes. It started back in in the “Whole Language” era (yeah, I am that old!) but came back to life for me during my years in the library. A dear friend offered his talent and expertise to help me create my visions using insulation styrofoam sheets to […]

Astronaut Training Kits: Space Themed Goody Bags for Students

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Since I am going with the space theme, made up some cute goody bags to have on the student’s desks the first day of school, and suddenly  the “Astronaut Survival Bags” came to be.  I got some free lunch sacks from our lovely cafeteria manager, and splatter painted them in purples, yellows, black, an some […]

The Gingerbread Man: LOOSE in the SCHOOL!!!

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 OH NO!  The Gingerbread Man is LOOSE IN THE SCHOOL!!! Not, really, he is just looking for the kids that made him. The Gingerbread Man – Loose in the School by Laura Murray is a terrific book for the beginning of the year, or anytime you want to add a little gingery fun to your […]

Unique (and inexpensive) Birthday Gifts for Students

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Want to give your students a birthday gift they’ll use and remember? Check this out! You might recall last winter when I was so excited about my Send Home Science Kits. They have become one of my favorite things to give to students, and EVERY TIME… the kids go nuts for them! They think they […]

Post-it Note Matchbooks

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I wanted to share what I have been working on for the past few weeks… yes weeks, because I am making A LOT of these puppies to giveaway at the upcoming SDE conference in VEGAS!  I am SUPER EXCITED to get to go another year! We made about 1200+ to give away, but I also […]