Saturday, July 28, 2012

My First Blog Award!!

Wow! Thank you so much to Nichole over at The Craft of Teaching for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award!! You are too kind :)

Please click on the button below to head over to Nichole's awesome new blog!!

Here are the easy peasy rules:
1. Follow the person who gave you this award.
2. Link back to the person who gave you the award.
3. Pass on the award to 10 new bloggers and let them know they have received the award!

I'd like to nominate the following awesome blogs:

10. Teach On

Be sure to check out these fabulous blogs!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Third Grade Here I Come!!!

I'm so excited to announce that I just accepted a third grade position at a Magnet school!! It's been so stressful going through interviews and teaching demo lessons, but I finally landed a position! I couldn't be any happier. Feeling blessed :)

Thinking about changing the name of my blog to "Third Grade Snip-Its"... what do you think?!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Monday Made It #2!

Okay, so I may be two days late, but better late than never!!!

I'm again linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It Linky Party!

If you've made something for your classroom that you'd like to share, click on the picture above to link up!

My first Monday Made It is another inspiration from Pinterest as well as from many of you who have shared yours as a Monday Made It. 

My color scheme for my classroom (which I don't have yet) this year is going to be green and blue with hints of black and possibly pink :) I flipped the letters over and traced them on the back of scrapbook paper, cut out the traced shape, sprayed the letters with spray adhesive, and placed the scrapbook paper on them. I plan on mod-podging them for extra durability! 

My second Monday Made It this week is some pillow covers I have been working on with my Great Aunt Lillian (she's pretty crafty with the sewing machine and has been teaching me some of her skills!)

I plan on using these for my reading area in the classroom. I used this tutorial to get a basic idea of how much fabric I would need and what steps to take. They were pretty easy, although my Aunt and I are perfectionists and like to chat as we work, so each set did end up taking us about 3 hours! I bought the fabric at Jo-Anns (using a 40% off coupon, of course!). I bought 1 yard of each fabric (4 pillows total) and still have enough fabric to make one of those cute pennant banners that are all over Pinterest! Yay- that's a future Monday Made It :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Open For Business!!! And a FREEBIE!!

I did it!! I decided to take the plunge and open up a TPT store!! I bought a lot of things from all of you over the past year and also created a lot of my own things when I couldn't find exactly what I needed. I will slowly be adding things, but for now....go download this FREEBIE!

Snip-Its From My 2011-2012 Classroom

Hi All :)

I thought I would show you some pictures of classroom from last year...

This is what my classroom looked like a week before school (when I was hired!):

Behavior Clip-Chart, Jobs, and Class-Created Rules

Class Schedule

Mailbox cubbies made by my awesome Dad :) 

Classroom Library

Math Wall inspired by Lindsey over at The Teacher Wife :)

Rainbow ROYGBIV bulletin

Earth Day Door Contest

Summer Bucket Lists

As you can see, I was certainly blog-stalking all year long and "stealing" ideas from you all!

 I have so many ideas for next year to make my classroom even better! All I need now is a classroom to put those ideas to work :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday Made It #1!

I'm so excited to share with you my first Monday Made It!!

Click on the picture to visit Tara's blog and link up to the fun!

My first project was creating the teacher toolbox that is all over Pinterest right now! I got the labels from Elizabeth at Fun in Room 4B!

My second project was really quick but turned out super cute! I was inspired by Classroom DIY to create this re-purposed Pringles can:

and... here is mine:

I think I'm going to use it for math fact power towers, but I'm waiting until I have a job so I can gear it towards my grade level.

That's it for now! Thanks to Tara for hosting this fun linky party!!!

First Time Blogger!

Hello fellow blogger teacher friends!!!

I may be new to this whole blogging thing, but I have been following all of you since I started my first year of teaching last August. You have all given me SO much inspiration over the past year, so I thought I should try and do the same for you!!

Last year I was hired a week before school began to teach second grade. It was a one-year contract and unfortunately, the district didn't have any openings for this coming school year. Please root me on as I apply and interview for positions :)

I hope you will follow me as I (God-Willing) go through my second year of teaching!!