Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pinterest baby!!

Okay so I am TOTALLY addicted to Pinterest!  And so is everyone else!  How can you not be?  Michelle from Michelles's Math in the Middle is having a Pinterest Linky Party so Pinterest it up!!!  I don't know about all of you but HELLO- I LOVE Pinterest!!  What better way to keep track of all the awesomeness that you find on the web!  LOVE IT!!

Here is a link to my Pinterest!  Check it out!!  

And don't forget to link up!

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Pocket Chart Stand!!

Okay, the pocket chart stand that I have had in my room is old.  And junky. And ugly. And junky.  Did I mention JUNKY!!!!!  So of course I wanted a new one and of course my school isn't going to get me one with all the budget cuts.  So what's a girl to do?  Search the net for "How to make a pocket chart stand", and then recruit my newly retired elementary school principal Dad, (who is BORED out of his mind, and I think becoming willing to do ANYTHING to get away from all the projects my mother has planned for him!) of course!!!!

I'm sure most of you are familiar with the PVC pocket chart stands that you can make.  I found the directions here, at down and you will find it).  My Dad, the wiz that he iz (heehee) whipped up this puppy in about 20 minutes!   AND the best part is it only cost $10-YEAH BABY!!!!  It still needs painted and I'm thinking red!  That will come on another day, as we are in the middle of a flipping heat wave and it's like 115 degrees outside and I hate to sweat!

Anyways, I  CANNOT wait to take this bad boy to my room and toss my old JUNKY one out!!!

THANKS DAD!!!!!!! :)

Here it is!!!  I'm going to paint it red!  THANKS DAD!! 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Yes, I love me some Target!

Okay so my Target FINALLY has some of the teacher stuff in the Dollar Spot!  FINALLY!  Last weekend I went, after seeing some of you all with fabulous finds and my Target still had the July 4th stuff. I asked the kid (he just happened to be my parents ex-nextdoor neighbors kid) that was rearranging things when the teacher stuff would be in and he said next week.  Soooooo of course I went first thing Monday and as promised TEACHER STUFF!!!!  So of course I had to get some things!  Notice I said SOME things, as my husband was with me and he hates it when I spend money on my classroom, even though I have explained to him a trillion times that I have to spend my own money if I want things and he better just get used to it!  So, instead of getting everything I wanted, I had to settle for SOME of the things I wanted, and the rest I will hopefully get later (planning to go tomorrow WITHOUT my man- I need to go get toothpaste or something-haha).  Anyways, I hope that they will still have some of the things I want.  I don't think they have put everything out yet, as I have noticed a few things that others have purchased that my Target did not have yet. They also still had a ton of shelves still filled with summer stuff that was now 50% off so I hoping when that crap gets sold down they will bust out some more goods!  Okay let's get on with it!

Here it is!

I got some shiny letter stickers, some crayon shaped bulletin board thingys, stamp pads for the writing center, number stampers,  alphabet matching puzzle, some star boarders, and of course a sticky pad, which I'm pretty sure I don't REALLY need, because I'm sure I have a billion of these already, but I am a total sucker for sticky notes!  Oh also I got some room word labels.   Everything is from Target except the orange star boarder and the room labels. I bought those at Dollar Tree earlier this summer.  And I forgot about the book holders and the plastic tub.  Last year I bought two of the shallow tubs and I used them for small groups-except I had three small groups so I HAD to get another! Also last year I bought 5 of the book holders -that was all they had left- and I LOVED them, so I decided I totally needed to get a few more of those.  And I am hoping they still have some left when I go to Target tomorrow. To get toothpaste, of course.

This is an apple 100 chart. I have a 100 pocket chart that I have used in the past but this was just so cute and I figured I could use it for something even if I decide not to use it for 100 day.  This was not in the Dollar Spot at my Target. It was back by the office supplies on an end-cap. Also it was not $1, but was $2.50.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hello Blog!!!

Hi!  It's my first blog entry EVER!  Go me!  So, since I'm always reading everybody else's blog, searching for fun ideas for my classroom, I decided to jump right in and start my own!   I don't know about everyone else, but YAY for all the neat ideas and what an awesome way to share! So blog on everyone!