Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday and Tuesday

So, who's waiting until midnight to start shopping? Cyber Sale starts in less than three hours. I have my wishlist filled, and have provided feedback on all my recent purchases!  I can't wait!

Here's a link to my shop 
Thanks to Krista Wallden at Creative Clips for her adorable button! 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Easy Pinterest Board Covers

I just found a way to change my Pinterest Board Covers! It's called Canva and it's super easy.  Click on the photo to visit, sign up, and view the short tutorial. 

So now I'll be working on all 366 boards!  I totally need a file cabinet for my Pins!!! 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blast at the Bowling Alley

 My class and I went to the bowling alley on Friday!  We danced, sang, made up some new hand shakes (1,2,3, Choo, Choo!) , and had a blast!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Crafts

I have parent conferences on Monday and Tuesday and then some time off for Thanksgiving.  My mind is already set on Christmas crafts for the home and classroom.  Here are some of my favorites from Pinterest.  Just click on the photo to go to the original source.

What are you doing?  Link up to share your favorite pics, crafts, and TPT lessons! 
Tutorial on how to make this adorable "jingle all the way" framed picture with or without a vinyl cutting machine. #christmas #diy

Amazing DIY, Interior & Home Design
Snowman Ornament lightbulb agh it's so cute. There's lightbulb jars at Hobby Lobby that would be terrific for this! White Christmas Centerpiece christmas-decoration-ideas
I would try: Mini wooden letters, use the exact same idea, maybe add some cotton balls & felt for texture, hot glue a mini Santa hat on some of the more "edge-ier" letters, and use a satin or silk ribbon to hang up for decorating ;)



Saturday, November 15, 2014

Teacher Winter Fashions with Warby Parker

If you don't know already, I LOVE clothes, jewelry, scarves, handbags, and all other accessories!  I just recently received an email from Warby Parker asking if I could do a blog post of Winter Fashions with their new Winter 2014 line.  I do have to say that I'm in no way being paid for this post.  I'm truly honored to have had this opportunity and had a blast putting these styles together.  Introducing the Winter Collection

What I love the most about Warby Parker is their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair concept.  You can read about that here.  They've donated over One Million Pairs of Glasses to people in need.


You can also click on the photo below to visit their blog.
Warby Parker x 826 is here 

 I absolutely fell in love with their Winter Line!  Take a look at their adorable Optical and Sunwear lines.   

The clothing and accessories posted below are all Banana Republic (my favorite) and the make up is all MAC.  
MAC Mascara

Melonheadz always includes kidlettes with eyewear.  
Visit her blog, Melonheadz Illustrating, to see what else she has! 

And last, but not least, here's a cute poster for your room for your students who wear glasses...

Friday, November 14, 2014

Festive Friday Deals

Do you need some holiday activities!? 
Type Festivefriday into the search on TpT and see some great $1 resources! 

I just purchased these fabulous resources!

Sassy Savvy Simple Teaching FestiveFriday: Fluency Task Cards {CCSS Aligned}

Not So Wimpy Teacher festivefriday Idiom Task Cards: Idioms Used in Context

Inspired Owl's Cornerfestivefriday "Owl" Help with Your Multiplication Facts

While you're there, grab my Albuquerque Turkey song or 12 Days of Gratitude for less than a $1!

Albuquerque Turkey 12 Days of Gratitude Challenge- Festive Friday

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Be Kind and Biography Project Ideas

 World Kindness Day

Black History Month and Presidents' Day Biography Reports. February is a month filled with opportunities to both educate and celebrate. It’s also the perfect opportunity for teaching my 3rd graders how to research, take notes, and write a short report on the life and accomplishments of someone who has made a positive difference in the world.
Biography Bottle Book Report Projects:  Using a large recycled water or soda bottle, have your students create projects based on the famous person that they read about.  These three bottles are:  Amelia Earhart, Cleopatra, and Marco Polo.  Fun and creative!
Water Bottle Bios
Biography Bottles.  Use a water bottle or a two liter soda bottle.  Great idea for historical figures or book characters.  Biography Bottles! Simply have students fill an empty 2-liter bottle with either small rocks or sand. Then, have them choose a famous person to create using the bottle!! Super cute + super creative = SuCcESS in a Bottle!Biography Project: 2-liter bottle person "museum". Thought: Could be a good collaboration project between reading teacher and art teacher.

BIOBOXZ~ Biography Book Report Project and Kit
Faith Siegrist
Historical Figure / Literary Character Facebook Project - kids create a Facebook page for a famous person (scientist, historian, author) or character in a book they've read.  Comes with blank template, an example page, and directions... I'm thinking this is a great substitute activity!
Hoots and Hollers
Biography Resources for Free! Anchor charts, book ideas, and graphic organizers for lesson design and assessments! Cool stuff!
3 Teacher Chicks

biography hangers (made of clothes hangers) - the kids might have to do a biography report one day.
Wax Museum & Biography Writing Project
Leslie's Locker

Biography Reports.  Students create their person poster and then utilize it for their presentation.  This engages students = multiple intelligences!
"Students and I liked this creative alternative to traditional biographies so much that I decided we'd have to make our Dr. Seuss one" "Students get to choose which facts they include/feel are most important about Seuss" (from The Inspired Classroom)
The Inspired Classroom
Biographies....written on the shape of something associated with that person.  Genius.
The Inspired Classroom
Black History Month and Presidents' Day Biography Reports |

Time For Kids: Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage (Time for Kids Biographies)
Time For Kids Biographies
Le Chaim (on the right): Creating a biography or book trailer with iMovie
Le Chaim on the Right
living museum after Biography Project. Students will portray the Inventor, Artist, Political figure they have been studying
Teaching Maddesness
Third Grade Pizza Box Biography Reading Response…Pinner wrote: I've used pizza boxes to make games before, but this is a terrific way to use them. If you go to your local pizza place you can often get them for free or for a very small price. When you say you are a teacher they usually sigh and just give them to you. : )
Laura Candler