Monday, May 7, 2012

Real Quick....for Mother's Day!

Hello all!

  Just going to type up a real quick post on what we are doing in our room for Mother's Day.  First, we wrote our Moms a Cinquain poem using Cara Carroll's amazing planning sheet for cinquain poems.  We will be gluing these onto our gift bags (a.k.a. a brown paper  I will post the template we used to make them look all cutesy and such. 

Then, we made these SUPER cute sun catchers which we EXTREMELY easy to make and a great time filler.  All you need is an array of torn/cut butcher paper, a sheet of wax paper, a clipboard, a glue stick, and a heart print out.  Lucky for you I did remember to download my pattern onto Google Docs.  What you have the kiddos do is take the heart print out and wax paper and clip it onto their clipboards.  Then have them spend a countless amount of time gluing piece by piece of the torn/cut butcher paper until their is not more sunlight shining through the wax paper.  It is VERY IMPORTANT to let them know to overlap the pieces so when you pull it off the wax paper it does not fall apart.  Once their heart is completely filled out with no more empty holes, you can SLOWLY peel it off of the wax paper and attach the hanger that says "I love you to pieces."  I hope this makes sense and isn't too confusing.  I will try to post pics tomorrow of a finished heart to give you an idea of what it would look like.  OH and I laminated mine so they would hold up better.

Here is the link for my sun catcher heart pattern.

We will also be making this week a fabric flower corsage.  Here is the link from Pinterest where I found this great idea.  I CANNOT wait to make them. 

Here is the link for the flowers.

Also, instead of a pom pom center, we are going to use the Crayola magic dough to make a small circle thumbprint heart for the center.  Will post pics as soon as possible.

One last thing, the card!  We made ones like the picture below.  They turned out super cute!  Be sure to check out the link!

Here is a link to the card website.

Hope you enjoy and it's not too late!  Come back tomorrow to see some pics!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Good for nothing...

I know, ladies (& the occassional gent), I have been MIA for what seems to be forever!  I am basically good for nothing!  I have a few things I have been meaning to post and just haven't had time to spare to get it done.  How in the world some of you blog every day is BEYOND me!!! 

I should have posted this back before Valentine's Day and I was tempted not to post it at all since it is a good month later but I thought some of you might save it for next year.  I am sure by now everyone has seen the cute little love monsters that have been floating around Pinterest and blog land.  Well I created a template for you all to have in one document.  Just click on the picture to enjoy this little freebie.  I hope to have more coming very soon!

Click HERE to download the Love Monster Set.

Thanks for sticking around!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Say WHAT?!?!

Did you know that you must have permission to pin things to Pinterest??  If you did, you are one step ahead of me because I had no clue.  Please, feel free to pin anything you see on my blog that you like.  It is here to!

Check out Laura's blog post to find out more and grab this button for your blog.

Friday, January 27, 2012


So for some strange reason all week long, my stupid computer would not work with blogspot.  It kept telling me to download Google Chrome and well to be honest I didn't want to because it is just ONE more thing on my desktop.  Long story's back to working.

So for all of you who have stuck around from my dry spell of blogging, I have a freebie for you!  This week we basically just reviewed all of the coins (penny, nickel, dime, and quarter).  We decided as a team to just kind of refresh our sweet firsties! We started each lesson making anchor charts very much like the super cute ones from The First Grade Parade

Then we proceeded to fill out our coin collection book to keep us on our toes.  The kids did great and you can definitely tell it is one of their favorite things to talk!  So I have posted the Coin Collection Book below along with our exit tickets we did daily with each coin.  We use our exit tickets as quick assessments to see who might need a little extra time with that particular skill.  Hope everyone enjoys the freebie and have a FABULOUS weekend!!!

Click here to download the Coin Collection Book
Click here to download the Exit Tickets