Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Freebie Tuesday!

Why not? I think FREEBIES should be on any given day! (Even though Freebie doesn't rhyme with Tuesday, I'm ok with that). I saw these floating around on pinterest and have always wanted a simple-to-the-point come to circle song and I found it. So I made one to match my classroom decor. I just printed it on card stock then laminated it with my trusty little ol' home laminator. I can't wait to put it up on my circle time wall! Enjoy!

Monday, July 23, 2012

FREEBIE

Here is a little FREEBIE for your classroom if you need them. I am changing my room around and making new items and needed a color wall so made these to put up on my whiteboard. Hope someone can use them!!!

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3yPPqroXSP5dlVKeEtOQ3hhenM


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dramatic Play Cabinet

BEFORE
AFTER
I finally finished (well almost, still need to find some hooks for the top part)the dramatic play area dress-up cabinet. I L-O-V-E the way it turned out. The best part is it only cost me around $10 to make. I found the dresser on Craig's list for FREE, then tore it apart and used 2 of the drawers nailed together to make the top shelf which will house the hooks for all the hats and tiaras then nailed the bottom piece of one of the drawers to the drawer casing along the inside of the cabinet so the remaining drawer has a top. After that, I primed and painted, glued in wrapping paper to look like wallpaper. Mod podged the paper as well as the knobs. Then I added a white shower curtain rod and some cute little white hangers. I repaired my little table and chairs white too. I can't wait for school to start! Okay, maybe I can.. Sorry about the quality of the pictures. I use my iphone and ipad and for some reason they always turn out dark and grainy. :-(

Monday, July 9, 2012

WALMART FIND!!!!

I went to WalMart today just to return an item and look what I walked out with... I know, some of you will probably say, "Well that isn't anything special" but to me, glue sticks are like GOLD. I got 63 of those bad boys for $6.30! That is .10 a piece. I also scored 4 notebooks for .17 ea, 4 Elmers glue @ .50 each, and 6 boxes of crayons @ .50 each. That is $11.98 for ALL those goodies. I am just tickled pink! I noticed that Walmart was just starting to put out their school supplies and had good prices on most items. They had water color paints for .25 each but they didn't have any out or I would have jumped on those too! I know, it is pretty pathetic that I get so excited for school supplies. It is like black Friday to me... I seriously would stand in line for school supplies! :-)
Happy Shopping everyone!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Another New Adventure!

My life keeps changing all the time. I was informed that I would not be teaching Kinders this coming school year as I was asked to pilot a new program platform for our Pre-K special education kiddos. I am very thrilled and excited about this as my background/credential is in Early Childhood Special Education. I will be providing these little ones with early intervention and will most likely have most of them for 2 years. I will be doing a transitional PreK which means I will have these little munchkins for over 4 hours a day. Kind of a long day for 3-5 year olds but I on the other hand feel blessed that I will be able to teach them and mold their minds. I have some very incredible kiddos this year, and can't wait to start my new adventure. (Okay, I would be lying if I didn't say I am loving my time off, as I had a VERY rough year with a particular parent) but up to the challenge of finding new Blogs (PreK) and writing my own curriculum. Oh yes, you read that right! We do not have a PreK Special Ed Curraiculum so I will be piloting that too! I am trying to find a good solid base curriculum and possible funding for a pilot program. I would LOVE any advice from all my fellow bloggers! On top of that, I have been cleaning out my classroom, rearranging my classroom so It will be more conducive for my new students and making it "pretty" for me since I will be spending a LOT of hours in there this year. I have been sanding, painting and refurbishing old furniture for the classroom as well. I have a LONG way to go still but it is on its way. Here is a sneak peek at a few things I have done already.