Thursday, March 27, 2014

Five For Friday AND finally....the How-To for those classroom organizational bins

Thanks for stopping by. This is a Five for Friday that you are glad you didn't miss! Seriously folks, way too much good stuff in this post. Check it out!

Five for Friday is a weekly link up from Doodle Bugs Teaching. It is my favorite link up to do. Check out her Fab website {here}.

So So So SOOOOOOO many people have been asking how I made the classroom organizational bins. Here is the DL on how to take your boring bins from whomp whomp to WOW WOW.

Here are the basics of what you need: Hot glue gun is a must and the glue is a must. I used the spray Elmer's Craft Glue. It works REALLY well. Caution, use the spray glue outside. I also have basic paper. It came in pack. It is card stock. I found some glitter tape (which now I'm addicted to, because it is awesome). Some extras are: duct tape, owl stickers, chalkboard stickers (not pictured here).

Cut the paper to the size you need for the bin. I found that it was best to cut to the exact height.
 Spray the glue to the area that you are ready to glue down to at that moment.
Apply some hot glue over the glue you just sprayed. Glue in various spots. 
 Apply paper. For these bins, I had to overlap the paper.
 This was the BEST part for me. Glitter tape! All you do is peel and stick. No glue required!
 Peel as you go around your bin. It is super easy to do. Press firmly on the tape.
 I used duct tape to cover the handle and the middle parts. I found glitter duct tape and tried to use that. It didn't work. Glitter duct tape does not stick. I had to apply hot glue to make it stick. However, the tape used above, stuck well.

Waaala! Let me know what you think!

Ahhhhh spring has started. You've been stuck in the house for months. That is months of collecting dirt around the house. The sun is finally shining. It gives you a chance to see all that needs to be cleaned. Hence, spring cleaning. Well what if I told you that you could really clean up without ever touching a broom. Sounds good, right? I've got just the thing.......

Oh yea, that's right, a SALE baby! SAAWEEET! Thanks Georgia Grown Kiddos for hosting. My store will be 20% off from Friday until Monday.Perfect timing to grab my Blissful Butterflies pack shown below. Click {here} to grab your copy.

Oh spring break, I love thee. Would you marry me? Bahaha! A week off, means lots of time with my princess. She LOVES Sea World! What have you been up to this week?

I'm seriously obsessed with owls. I found this gorgeous painting at Hobby Lobby. It was only $15. What a steal!

It is that time of year. I've been putting off filling out my paperwork for my formal observation. Waaahhhh.... I don't want to do this. WhY WhY?!!! What do you have to do for your district? Leave some comments below.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Five For Friday 3/21/2014

why can't it be spring break every month? 

I get to be human again! YES!!!!

Join me on IG for a fun little game! Click {here} to get to my IG. PS..I'm missing an "I" and I have no idea where it went LOL.

 I felt crafty this week. I love how they turned out.  I'm still working on two more. When I'm done, I'll post a how-to on my blog. Be sure to follow my blog!

We had lots of brain breaks this week. It seems their brains were already on vacation.

Have you entered the amazing giveaway from Learning Lessons with Mrs. Labrasciano? What are you waiting for? I've made life so much easier for you, by including a way to enter below! So enter already!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Five for Friday March 13, 2014

Teachers count down the   days until spring break too :) 
Yes, yes we do. Only 4 more teaching days. I've gotta make everyday count due to the lovely FCAT. No time for slacking off. It is go go go go go go go. Do you have standardized testing as well?

Oh how I love Five for Friday. I look forward to it! Here are my five random things.

 I was the proud co-host of the Florida Teacher Blogger Meet-Up. The whole idea started over socks with Amy from Learning Lessons with Mrs. Labrasciano. Click the blog buttons on the picture below to visit each co-hosts' blog.

Thanks Leigh from The Applicious Teacher for creating the above labeled picture!

I seriously can't wait until the next one. These ladies are ALL fabulous! I was star-struck! Let me tell you. It was like a dream come true!

This little cutie paaa-tuuuuutie came to the classroom to visit my students Oh, were they happy to see her. They've been asking me ALL YEAR to bring her. I finally got a a chance to. I really enjoyed seeing how kind and compassionate they were with my daughter. 

I introduced word clouds to my kiddos this week. They are now obsessed! I am too.  It is an easy way to spice up any lesson. We use the website Go check it out. Your kiddos will love it as well.

Who doesn't love a giveaway? I know I love them. I'm lucky enough to be participating in TWO fabulous giveaways this week. This is the first one. FlapJack Educational Resources is hosting this one. Over 84 bloggers have donated prizes for this wonderful giveaway. There are 8 bundles. I've included the bundle with my product below for easy entry. 

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The next giveaway really touches my heart. It is all about building character in your students. I love this idea. The prizes are AMAZING. Mrs. Olson's Lucky Little Learners is hosting this giveaway.  You can enter by going to her blog OR enter below. You want to win this giveaway!

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bright Ideas Blog Hop Round 2: Cheap Classroom Bulletin Boards.

This is the second installment of:

Welcome! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Below is 
me! 100% me and most teachers I know.

Funny Encouragement Ecard: Does anyone else feel like they might just break even on their teaching salary after spending all of this money getting our classrooms ready ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Who loves cute bulletin boards? More like, who doesn't like cute bulletin boards?!

As teachers, we have all the money in the world to spend on making tons of fancy bulletin boards.
I seriously hate how much money I used to spend on bulletin board paper. It was such a waste!

Well now I have a secret that has me saying, "I will never buy those expensive bulletin board paper rolls ever again!" Here is why.....

Plastic table clothes from Dollar Tree!  

                 Here are some pictures from my classroom. 


The table clothes are easy to use. Learn from my mistake, you need to pull it tightly as you staple or hot glue to a wall or door. If you don't, you'll have some wrinkles going on.

Thank you all for stopping by on this fabulous blog hop.  You're ready to move on. Your next stop is:

Georgia Grown Kiddo's

 This blog is written by Valerie. She is going to talk to you about balancing equations using math manipulatives. Click {here} to check it out!

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