Wednesday, June 29, 2011

1st Grade with Miss Snowden

Have you checked out her blog?  Fantastic!  She is hosting a fabulous giveaway to celebrate her 400 followers!  Miss Snowden will be creating a custom blog design for the lucky winners!  Yes, you read that right...winnerS!  4 winners to be exact!  Hurry over to her blog and read about how you can enter this giveaway!  Woohoo!

I Won...I Won....I Won, Won, Won!

Wow!  I have never, ever (disregard that one lucky streak at the Durant Choctaw Casino) won anything!  Woohoo!  Doing the happy dance over here!  Thank you so much! I cannot wait to hear back from you!

Being serious for a moment, winning this great little contest has made me want to create one of my own.  Please steal my button, become a follower, and introduce my blog to your readers too!  I'm already planning (scheming) on what I could do for a giveaway!  Thanks again!

Weekly Communication

I struggle with this one. I always have the greatest of intentions, design cute little forms, and then fall off the wagon somewhere around Christmas.  My school requires a weekly folder for communication because we have a large number of families without internet access.  I need a quick and easy form that I can use to track behavior and work habits as well as document that parents have seen the communication.
So next year, I'm going to use this sheet.  It doesn't have any cute graphics on it (sorry!) but you are welcome to my form and you are certainly welcome to take it and change it to meet your needs.  I'm afraid that if I start collecting fonts and clipart, there may be no stopping the addiction!
One thing I do on my parent communication sheets is to highlight when the paper comes back unsigned.  This way I know parents took the work out of the folder and should have seen the communication.  This method has saved me in more than one parent teacher conference as Timmy's mother sat there saying she never knew his grades were slipping.  It's not a perfect system, but it helps.  Anyway, here you go!

                                                                 Weekly Communication

Making Words Giveaway!

There is a giveaway going on over at My Second Grade Journal!  Mrs. Sheppard has designed a Making Words unit and it is up for grabs!  Woohoo!  Make sure to head over there and register for this fantastic resource!  Fingers crossed!

Monday, June 27, 2011

RoCkStAr Ideas & the Hard Rock Cafe!

Alright my theme for my school will be C.E.S. Rocks! I'm going with an Aerosmith theme and turning it into Aerosturch! (thanks Kilgore)
I can't go shopping yet, but I thought I would post a few of my ideas and see if I can get any comments/discussion/ideas!
How great are these?  I'm thinking these would be fantastic awards for cooperative learning, best table manners, top speller, 1st place winner for the Great Poetry race?  I can think of a million ideas.

Oriental Trading, $10 for a dozen

 These stickers are too cute!  $2.50 for 100 stickers!

What do I do with these?  They're fabulous!  Oriental Trading $2 for 8

$15 for a customizable banner?  Puh-leeze! Now I just need to think of exactly what I want it to say.....

The best part is that the Hard Rock Cafe is going to send me something for my lunch menu bulletin board.  I am checking the mail every day now!