Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cooking Up Great Bulletin Boards

One of my favorite things about "back to school" are the fresh, new, adorable bulletin boards. I wanted to share this one with you. It's a board from a fellow "Mrs. Hughes"- my sister in law!

(sorry about the pic quality!)
How cute is this?? I love how she put the pictures on the trays that the adorable chefs are holding. And the giant recipe card is a perfect focal point!
Thanks for sharing, Gina! Have a great first day tomorrow!

- Blessings to you,
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Christmas in July

I got this amazing goodie today.

And of course, I had to make it my own and cute...

- Blessings to you,
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Work in Progress

I went to my classroom today. Yes, it's Saturday and it's summer. But my hubby and son were off for the day. And my daughter and I were up early with a free day before us. So I spent 2 hours in my room and got lots done.

They painted my room and must of accidentally knocked over my bulging bulletin border box.

Luckily, I had a helper!

I didn't get all of my laminatingcut, so my goal was to get the backgrounds and borders up.
My AR board....

Blue ribbon work board ( with missing o's)

Buckaroo of the week display

And lastly, I got my headers for team points put up and the border around the white board up.

Still lots to do, but I feel great about the progress I made today!

- Blessings to you,
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Friday, July 22, 2011

Lamination Vacation

....That's what I'm going to need after I cut all of this out!

- Blessings to you,
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Monday, July 18, 2011

Target Love

Oh, teacher friends! I had to share this Target commercial with you! It's so cute & so true!
2nd grade teacher

- Blessings to you,
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

A VERY Cool iPad Game

I found a treasure today at Walmart. If you have an iPad or if you're blessed enough to have iPads in your classroom (like I will in the fall!!!), then you need to run, don't walk, to your nearest Walmart and snatch up this game. It's called Yoomi.

What makes it even more exciting is the CLEARANCE price!

My family had a blast playing it tonite. In fact, I can't wait until my next dinner party to play it with friends.
Here's how it works:
First you have to download the FREE Yoomi app.
Here's the device that makes it all work.

The screen on the iPad looks like this.

The device goes on the lower part of the screen.

Each player gets 6 of the same colored flat marbles. The first player secretly picks their choice.

Their choice is hidden inside this part of the Yoomi device.
The players then try to decide which one the first player secretly picked and place their marble on the coordinating colored circle.

The choices on this screen were "drive a car" or "ride in a car". Both answers are color coded either purple or green.
After everyone has made their choice, the "reveal answer" button is pressed. Then, the magic happens! The circles on the top move and only the marbles on the correct choice are dropped into the chamber.

The winner is the first person to get rid of all their marbles.
Fun, fun, fun. I'm already thinking about how I can use this great find in my classroom. I'm definitely thinking about using it as a reward for the winning team and for Fun Friday. But I also want to use it in a more academic capacity; possibly as a springboard for journal topics and other critical thinking activities. If you have any suggestions for me, I'm all ears!
Little things like this are making me even more excited for the new school year!

- Blessings to you,
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