Saturday, June 28, 2014

I Finally Have a FB Page!!!!!

It's been looooong overdue!  I finally added a FB page for my little blog.  I'm still trying to figure our the whole "Fan Freebies" page and everything so you'll have to bear with me!  

I would absolutely LOVE for you to check it out.

Oh, and while you're there, please "LIKE" my page! :)

Have a great "summery" weekend!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Working on Curriculum!

My first grade team had a couple of days of curriculum development this week.  We have been working SUPER hard on organizing and preparing our curriculum so that it is all in one place and in one folder.

We use Scott Foresman reading series and we organize all of our phonics, word work, writing, etc by the skills for the story each week.

We really wanted to be able to have ALL of our words and skills in one place and to be able to see everything at once.  Our finished project is practically our entire lesson plans for the year! Yeah us!

Here's a few pics of our "organized mess".

We had about 4 of these horseshoe table covered with papers, folders, and page protectors.  It took a long time but TOTALLY worth it in the end to have it done!

What are you working on this summer?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Made It - New Patio Table

We have a table and chairs set on our back patio.  The table has a metal frame with glass in it.  It had a hole cut out in the middle for an umbrella.  We left the umbrella in it one night and it stormed.  The wind whipped it around so much that it busted the glass out.  So then we were left with a metal frame and chairs.  :(

We really like the chairs and hated to have to buy a new set so we came up with a different solution.  My hubby bought some wood slats and made a box with some planks spaced out on the top.

I bought some crazy bright cans of spray paint to use.  I wanted it to be bright and colorful since it was going to be outside on our back patio.  A different color for each slat.

Here it is after I painted it and put 3 coats of polyurethane on it. 

 Here's the way it looks on the metal frame.

We've already had a meal on it - lasagna to be exact! :)
(ummmm, you can tell I practically licked my plate! ha ha)

It was super easy and didn't cost near as much money as if we'd bought a new set.

We're happy about the results and I've enjoyed sitting outside and surfing the internet too! :)

What all have you crafted this summer?

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Desk Planner - Revised 2014-2015

Oh my!  Where has the time gone?  I've been out of school since May 21st and have still been super busy.  I have spent a little time revising my desk planner though.  I used it this last school year and LOVED it!  I redid it for the next school year - 2014-2015.  Here's a few pics of the folder I put together.

Here is what the blank pages look like:

Click on the pic above to check it out!

If you purchased this last year, please download the new version!

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