Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Last Weekend!

Wow, is this really the last weekend before heading back to work?  Hard to believe that summer has come and gone, but it has.  It seems like I ran out of time long before I ran out of things on my 'To Do' list.  That said, I got busy this weekend.

I've gotten some great ideas for my classroom from all of you out there in teacher blog land and from Pinterest of course.  I'm not crafty in the least, but I am now the proud owner of two paper punches!

The birthday bouquet is something I've seen on blogs and on Pinterest.  I just had to have one!  I haven't finished it yet, but it's almost done. I need to jazz up the bucket a bit and add something to cover the styrofoam.

Next on my list were Brain Break sticks that I saw on Pinterest.  This was quick and easy.  Don't ask me why I didn't just get colored craft sticks.  Instead, my daughter and I colored them with Mr. Sketch markers...if nothing else, they smell great!

After that, I tackled my dismissal poster, again, an idea I borrowed!

I got my class list on Friday, so I got my job chart cards finished.  I've shown just a sample of what my cards look like.  And yes, I really do have an Atlantis and a Diesel in my classroom this year!  The cards fit perfectly in the $1 pocket charts I picked up at Target.  I took the scraps of laminated paper that I've trimmed off of various projects and decided to keep them as bookmarks for my students.  They LOVE bookmarks!  I just need to punch a hole in the top of each one and add a ribbon.

Another thing I did this weekend was get my students' names on labels.  I give each student a sheet of ten preprinted labels to stick on all of their consumable books, notebooks, and folders.

So that was my weekend.  Of course I fit a lot more into it than what I've shown you.  I got some shopping done, spent Saturday at the lake, watched the Olympics, hung out at the dog park for a bit, and relaxed as much as I could.  So long Summer!  It was good while it lasted!


1 comment:

  1. Doesn't it feel good to tackle your "to do" list? Your weekend at the lake looks so relaxing. It looks very pretty there. I am your newest follower!

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