Friday, August 28, 2015

Ready Confetti

Thank you Pinterest again! I found this adorable and amazing Ready Confetti idea over at First Grader at Last thanks to Sarah.
These were super easy to print and prep.

I put a little bit of confetti in a clear small jewelry bag and taped it in the inside.

I folded the Ready Confetti poem and placed it in the "Do Not Open" sheet.
I used a hole punch & ribbon to keep the poem in place and add a touch of cuteness. :)
I absolutely love this! I just found out our meet the teacher night got cancelled so now I have to find out my parents' addresses so I can mail these to my soon-to-be kinders before the first day of school on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Fruit Trend Train...Choo Choo

Everyone is talking back to school but I am trying to drag out this summer as long as I can, especially since I have to return back to work at the end of the month. Our kiddos have their first day of school on September 3rd. I just can't get off this summer's fruit train trend. Last time I brought you the pineapples but today it's all about watermelon. 
 I heard this is a super cute book and I plan 
on finding it and reading it to my kiddos this year.
 How awesome are these watermelon counting mats? What's even better is that they are FREE. Head over to Modern Preschool and check them out. I found these via Pinterest.
 Wear a watermelon bikini?! Umm... yes please!
 I am totally the mom that uses any excuse to have a theme "party" and have all the babies over for play dates. I heart <3 this watermelon decor.
 This is such a cute DIY watermelon tote. 
If you want all the details on these just head 
over to my Pinterest board to check them out.

If you are looking for a teacher planner/ lesson planner that will save you time and money then you don't have to look any further. It's all right here! If there is something that you would like added to this planner all you have to do is let me know and I will do my best to create it for you.








I really like this watermelon print. I am a big fan of fun and bright colored paper.
This planner includes: cover page, info. page, events page, holidays & special dates page(s) that include American & Canadian holidays, birthday lists page(s), a glimpse at the year page(s) for long year planning, email list, transportation list, schedule sheet, monthly overview page(s), weekly meal plan sheets, make a note of it sheet, lesson plan pages, guided reading recording sheets, guided math recording sheets, writer's workshop recording sheets, checklist pages, notes page(s), spine covers.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

It's All About Them Pineapples

If I could use one word for this summer it would be- pineapple. Every where I looked this summer I saw fruit but the pineapple was the center of attention. Whether you ate it, decorated your house with it, wore it or threw a party in style with pineapples, they were every where.


 Head to my Pinterest to check out these 
adorable pineapple pins for the details on each.
 I love this summer's pineapple trend and when I saw Tracey Gurley Designs' pineapple 
paper I just HAD to make it into one of my Lovely Little Planners
 If you are looking for a teacher planner / lesson planer that will save you time and money then you don't have to look any further. It's all right here! If there is something that you would like added to this planner all you have to do is let me know and I will do my best to create it for you. 








I just love this pineapple print! It is so much fun and bright. <3
This planner includes: cover page, info. page, events page, holidays & special dates page(s) that includes American & Canadian holidays, birthday lists pages, a glimpse at the year page(s) for long year planning, email list, transportation list, schedule sheet, monthly overview page(s), weekly meal plan sheets, make a note of it sheet, lesson plan pages, guided reading recording sheets, guided math recording sheets, writer's workshop recording sheets, checklist pages, notes page(s), spine covers.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Easy Baby/Toddler Craft & Food Prep

Pinterest isn't the only place where you can find some crafty ideas. I love that I've been finding great ideas on Instagram for the classroom, home & even crafts for my little one to do. 
I got this idea from The Teaching Mummy on IG. Thanks Holli. 
I put squirts of Crayola paint on a canvas and wrapped it in syranwrap. The syranwrap kept the paint from getting every where but let Raley squish the paint around to create her art. 
They say that artists may use different forms to create art right? Lol
She tried to take it and run with it.
Here is the finished product after I took the syranwrap off. 
So at the moment I am eating yummy BBQ pulled pork and making a list of easy dinners in prep for back to school. Do you have any quick & easy recipes that's your go-to during the school year? I'd love to hear about it.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tell All Tuesday

 I am linking up with Diana from My Day in K and Jayme from Teach Talk Inspire for the last Tell All Tuesday.
This Tuesday it's getting set for back to school. So what's a wish, goal and dream I have for this school year? Keep reading to find out.
Okay so I feel like that first year of teaching you can feel happy when you cover the basics and go a little over and beyond with your lessons but obviously after that first year you are really able to look back and make some BIG improvements. Well obviously this past year was not my first year teaching kinder but it was my 1st year teaching full day kindergarten in Canada on Mondays, Wednesdays & every other Friday. Since it was such a big change from teaching in the States Monday-Friday full day kindergarten, I had to really pick and choose what I taught from what I usually teach to try and fit it all in. By the end of the year I really noticed that I needed to incorporate more science experiments and that is one of my goals this year. Incorporating more science isn't my only goal though. Like Diana mentioned... Math is my least favorite thing to teach and I really want to get better at teaching it and work on building better math centers.
I love every child that I have ever taught. They hold a special place in my heart and I know that I will love this new group of kiddos. I really hope that every child will feel that love and feel confident through out the school year, a especially when they leave me at the end of the year.
I have been anxious at the thought of juggling being a mom this year plus teaching two different grades (kinder & grade 2). I know kinder will be a breeze because I have taught it for a few years but grade 2 is a bad new ballgame for me. My sweet friend Amanda over at Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten sent me an email giving me some great advice on how to find a balance. She is pretty amazing I might add. :)
Alright, so it's your turn to share. Go link up!

Monday, August 3, 2015

August Pick 3 Pinterest Party


I am linking up with the Inspired Ow'ls Corner and Pawsitively Teaching with my top three Pinterest picks for back to school.

 Have you seen this sweet sweet note to have students open before the first night of school? I love this sweet note and already have mine printed and ready for my soon-to-be kinders. You have to check this pin out. I can't wait to give this to the parents on meet the teacher night for them to give to their kiddo.

I totally forgot I liked this pin a while back and I would love to use this Daily Focus board in my classroom. I think I am going to use this in my classroom this year but make it interactive on my SmartBoard to focus on during carpet time.

 I always read The Mixed Up Chameleon and A Color of His Own the first week of school. This art would be so much fun and cute to do with the class.

I would love to hear about your back to school ideas and pins because I am always looking for fresh ideas. Please share a favorite pin in the comments or link up. :)

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