Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Smorgasbord-Freebie on board!!!

This is such a great way to share all my random craziness this week. I've been absent from my blog as I've been hanging with the kids and getting into some back-to-school projects for school.  I'm really excited about going back to school --even though I LOVE being home with my kids--I am looking forward to my new crop of students!!

Ashley Hughes posted some brand new papers, called Rachel Papers. They were made especially for her, from However, I really think they were made for me!! These are the exact colors of my classroom!!! I was literally the first one to leave a comment--so I think I might have been the first one to buy it.  But anyways, I immediately got to work on my new classroom alphabet and word wall set.
I had bought these CTP dots back in June!! I had no idea what I was going to do with them. But then it hit me!! My Word Wall!

I printed, cut and glued my little heart out!!!

They came out awesome. Now I just need to laminate and hang them.  I can't get back in my room 'til August 5th and even then, we are not allowed to use the laminator. We have a designated person for that. So I will probably have to wait even longer to get these up--so sad :(

I also made a Chalkboard alphabet with the Chevron background. I don't have a lot of wall space, so I printed them 2 per page. (look at my dog--he was so excited that I was down on the floor working, he's not allowed anywhere my new couch! LOL!)

Ha, can you see my toes?  I had to stand on my dining room chair to get this shot!!
How did I have time to do this you ask?  Well, my daughter was at Drama camp all week, it rained here in "sunny" Florida every single day and my son just didn't want to go anywhere.  He just loved being home. So in between video games, movies and some back to school shopping I got to work. Meanwhile my daughter now wants to be an actress! What am I going to do?  Ain't nobody got time for dat!  
My picture is horrible but you can see her in white--having the absolute time of her life!!!!!!

After her performance on Friday night, we took her and her brother to Friendly's for some celebration ice cream and mustaches?!

Hello Fu-man-chu! Oh, the imagination you must have, when you have left the ipods at home!!
I hit the teacher store and stocked up on some owls and pens!!
 I also stopped at Sam's Club and stocked up on Ink!!! We also tried out some of the furniture!  Look at that price! What a steal--but maybe next time.

I also started on my next most favorite awesome project for the upcoming school year.  My co-worker this year had a "working folder" where she put all sorts of useful information into clear sleeves and then fastened them in a folder.  I took the concept and decided to cut and paste what I had onto file folders.  I made up a bunch of labels and printed them out. 
You can find them here Student Executive File-FREEBIE
My Student Executive Files
The alphabet chart is from Maria Manore at Kinder-Craze you can find the alphabet chart {HERE}-Free
The Digraphs and Blends on the right  are from Lacey at Wild About Teaching. Find it {HERE}-Free
The long deskplate with more digraphs and vowel teams is from the Clever Classroom. Find it {HERE} 
I also added a blend deskplate to the back that I forgot I bought, also from the Clever Classroom. You can find that {HERE}
The 3 Daily 5 signs down the center are from Lori from Teaching with Love and Laughter. What I did was print the 3 pages to 1 page by changing my printer settings.  I will probably also use them at their normal size so the class will have a reference for their file.  You can find her Daily 5 Goodies {Here}-Free.
I hope you can use these great items in your classroom this year!


  1. I love your word wall and letters you made! I found you over at the linky and am now your newest follower.

    Math Madness

  2. Jess - So cute! I am going to be doing binders this year (I think!!) so I might use some of these as an insert :)

    - Kelsey

  3. Wow you've been really busy! Everything you've made looks great- it looks like those circles you bought were made specifically to fit with the letters!

    I've just found you as well through the linky and started following along :)I've been following you for a while on instagram though I just realized!

    x Serena x

    Magic Mistakes and Mayhem

  4. You've really been busy. I know what you mean about ready to meet your new crop of kids. Your stuff turned out really cute!!! Thanks for sharing.


  5. I love your word wall letters!! SO cute! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
    :) Dana

  6. This is a great post! Your projects are helping to motivate me to get started on some projects of my own! Thanks!

    Have a great week! :)

  7. I want to do your word wall letters! So cute! I went straight to TPT to order! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love your Student Executive File! Thanks so much for the freebie. Are you going to do any kind of word wall on them? :)


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