Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday!

Holy cow folks!  I have 20, yes, 20 days till my very first day as a teacher!!  This is ca-ra-zy!!!   I feel so prepared and unprepared all at the same time but I am confident that with the help of all the amazing teachers at my school I'll do just fine :)  In celebration of my first day coming ever so soon I am linking up with Jessica over at Literacy Spark for . . .
Now for the biggest reason for this post - my Monday Made It!  This linky party is hosted by Tara at 4th Grade Frolics, so after you're done here go check out all of the other Made Its and show them some love :)

Made It #1

I am all for giving my kiddos numbers to keep everyone organized!  I also think it is incredibly helpful when they leave the classroom, to know who is where and keeping all that info on something relatively small.  (did that make ANY sense?)  Anywho. . . I have seen variations of this all over and my master teacher used something like this last year, except hers was only for the bathroom. I wanted my to cover a wider range of locations and this is my final creation!  I am thrilled with how it turned out!!  

I found this magnetic whiteboard on sale at Fred Meyers-$6 what what?!?! 

 I found these colorful magnets at Walmart and just wrote the numbers on them.  The painters tape, washi tape and sharpie I already had on hand.


Made It #2

I couldn't help but smile as a made these cute little Quiet Critters!  I'm still working on their container but the important part is done right?!  I originally found this idea from Teaching Chick (thank you Pinterest for putting all of these fabulous ideas in one convenient place!!) Now, her critters had feet, but I thought mine were adorable as is. . . and I forgot to buy feet while out and about :)  

All I used were the pompoms, wiggly eyes and good 'ol Elmers glue! 

Silly me!  I didn't take any pictures of those critters all by themselves, but here are both my projects all done and ready to be put into my classroom!!

Thanks for joining me for this Throwback Thursday!  Now you can hop on over and checkout some other great throwbacks :)

Monday, June 2, 2014


June? When did that happen? I'm linking up with Farly for CURRENTLY 

listening: have you heard this song?!  I find it utterly adorable and it's been on repeat since I found it 

loving: I just got back from an amazing Illustrated Mathematics conference in Boise and I am so so excited to implement all of the great things I learned in the fall!  My calendar is filling up mighty quick with all sorts of exciting things and I can't wait to get started crossing things off the list!
thinking: I'm a social individual and nothing makes me happier than going on adventures with some of my friends and summer is the best time to do it!
wanting: one of the events on my calendar is a big 'ol bbq at my house this weekend!  Up to 20 some odd people will be here for movies on the grass, water games, food, and a bonfire...anyone want to help me clean my house??
needing: I've got a to do list a mile long for the summer so I better get off my butt and start working!
summer bucket list: I am needing some time with my fam jam and friends this summer, but those stinkers are all over the west!  I'll be spending lots of time in my car...but it'll be worth it!

Time for you to go check out the other fabulous teachers who linked up this month!  Don't forget to leave some love :)