Sunday, June 22, 2014

Keep your little ones active and out of trouble this summer!

I'm proud to link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Made it Monday. 


I've been spending lots of time with my almost 2 year old. We completed lots of projects. Including painting, sticker decorating, learning our numbers (she knows 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,and 9), and learning our shapes (she can proudly identify square, triangle, hexagon, triangle, and rectangle). 

Photo Credit to my beautiful cousin, Kristen. Visit her page, click {here}


Photo: You know you remember making this in Mrs.  Burnett'S class.  Charles Japalucci Tina Choiniere Shannon Crystal Ashley Hepler

One fun little project of I made for my sweet pea was PB play dough. Fun and yummy! Does it get any better? Nope!

To make it, use the 3 ingredients shown above (yes only 3! Yay) .
Mix together:
1/2c PB
1/2c Powdered Sugar
1/4c Honey

So there is this article floating around about the negative effects of Behavior Clip Charts.  It made me very upset when I read it. Why? Because I'm guilty of using a clip chart. Basically, the article explains the importance of keeping the kiddos' behavior corrections private. I've come up with a solution for this problem!

Introducing.....the Mini Behavior Clip Chart. The chart gets taped to each kiddos' desk. Their "clip" (a star) gets moved when you privately tell them to do so. It is color coded, so you can include the sacred colored check mark for the parents to look at each day. I think this is a win win! Grab your copy {here}.

 Need a great book to kick off a great school year? The Juice Box Bully is quickly becoming a classroom favorite. I've created some really fun ELA activities and craftivity to go along with this wonderful story. The product debuts on Tuesday, but you can win it on Monday. Just click the link and leave your name and email. It is that simple! I'll pick a winner Monday night. Good luck!


  1. Adorable Mary! I miss the days of playdough with my girls:( I'll just come play with yours.

  2. Homemade playdough is the best! Edible even better! So glad you are enjoying these precious days with little one. Looking forward to your blog post!

    3rd Grade Pad

  3. Peanut Butter play! I might use that for a Friday Fun activity with my students. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. I'm going to have to try out the PB playdough recipe with my boys. I think they would love it! Thanks for sharing!

    I {Heart} Recess

  5. That playdough seriously looks good enough to eat right now and sounds so easy!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. I read that blog post too about the behavior clips charts and haven't processed it fully yet to decide what direction I should go in next year! I like your idea though!

    And yummy to the play dough! I have a 10 month old right now, but can see that recipe being something we incorporate when he's older! Thanks!