Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Teaching Idea Tuesday

Teach Junkie Creative Ideas

(this is a bit of a re-post, but I wanted to link up with Teach Junkie with my latest ideas for my classroom)
Ashley Hughes posted some brand new papers, called Rachel Papers. They were made especially for her, from Mrslambsclass.blogspot.com. 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!!

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. All of that chalkboard stuff is SUPER cute! :) Thanks for sharing!!

    Mrs. Thompson
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  2. What a great idea! I also love your cute chalkboard creations! :) I'm curious as to how you're going to use the executive folders this year?

    Fun in PreK-1 & Kinder

  3. What a great compilation of freebies! You worked wonders with them :)

    The Sweetest Thing
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  4. Love how you created your word wall. Can't wait to see it once you get it laminated!

    Glitter, Glue & Giggles: a kindergarten blog

  5. I need to do that for my word wall! I have those exact same dots....& my word wall needs a little face lift! :)

    Primary Inspired

  6. I am going to be teaching first grade this coming school year after spending 7 years in second grade. What are the executive folders for?

  7. Are these the 6" or 10" dots? My classroom is all Dots on Turquoise so I want to do this in my classroom :)


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