Let's be real. Memorial day was just last week, wasn't it? I can't believe this summer has come and gone SO fast! I officially survived my first year teaching, and somewhere, summer #1 slipped out from beneath my fingertips! We return for our first official day on TUESDAY! This is my last weekend night of summer! I can't believe it!
But, I'm a little bit excited, I must admit! I've spent the past two and a half weeks getting my furniture in order, visiting every Target within a 30 mile radius, jazzing up my decor, making bulletin boards, and even catching my hot glue gun on fire. (No die-cuts were harmed in the process.)
All of that has me ready to go! And I've totally been such a slacker on this blog; but starting it during the summer sort of set it out on the wrong foot. So for now, a catch up on some tutorials, tips, and all around classroom decor!
|Welcome! When I get my kiddo's names I'm going to add their first initials climbing up the coconut tree!|
|Word Wall letters! Die-cut from cute, laminated wrapping paper from Target's dollar bin!|
|Our classroom helpers bulletin board! I free-handed the globe (circle and continents!) with butcher paper, and used some more cute Target wrapping paper to make the die-cut letters! The hands border I picked up at the Dollar Tree!|
|My clip chart! Everyone starts the day on green, and has the opportunity to clip up or down based on behavior. Used this last year, but made a new one this year with cute scrapbook papers that correlated to the colors! :)|