Monday, March 12, 2012


Well, I can't even begin to explain why I haven't been updating my blog.  Sickness, Grandparent's Day, projects, and the list will continue.  I have had a very eventful few months.  I wanted to share just a few things that have been amazing as I grow more comfortable as a first grade teacher.  Here are a few pics from November and December...

I used a fifties day packet I purchased...Mrs. adorable!  The kids absolutely loved our day!

 After we completed the book we had root beer floats!  We also watched the opening to Happy Days and went through a powerpoint showing items from the 50's.  Oh, and I can't forget rockin' to Elvis...Blue Suede Shoes.
Harvest Corn for Thanksgiving.

During our insect unit we not only did some learning, but some creatin' too, thanks to Mrs. Jump!
Each child in my class brought something to put in our shoebox.  If you have never done this, please do!  We picked a boy in the age bracket closest to my student's age.  We shipped it out, and tracked it.  We learned that our package went to a child in the Philippines.  This was an awesome way to create a giving spirit amongst the give me attitude!

I think this was my favorite page.

I got this crazy December...that my kiddos gift to their parents should be a calendar...yep...I did it.  Or should I say I enlisted a lot of help from my family!  My grandma, mom, and two brothers came in, created assembly lines and got all the handprints completed.  I helped the kids decorate each page, I printed poems, and assembled 22 calendars!  They looked great and the parents were thrilled.  The bags...we wrapped
them in were brown grocery bags that each child
decorated and wrote on.  Too cute!

Here is a precious picture from one of my kiddos...their Christmas party placemats had 3 pictures on them...The Angel speaking to Mary, Mary and Joseph going to Bethlehem, and Baby Jesus being born in a manger. They turned out way cute, but I forgot to snap a picture!


I got this cute idea from Mrs. Carroll...we read "If You Take a Mouse to the Movies" and created our own writing piece held by our friendly mouse.

Enough on school are some projects/gifts from Christmas time that I wanted to share:
An Ornament Created for my mama!

                               The family movie and ice cream box I gave my family.
                         A wreath I created using felt, burlap, buttons, and hot glue.
                                       Cinnamon stick wrapped candles.

Post it note stand...picture frame, craft paper, ribbon, paper flowers, and a jewel.

I plan on updating with some January and February pictures soon.  If you want to see more of anything (maybe the calendar) just let me know.  I can post the rest!  I love crafty learning.  I think I enjoy it more than the kiddos do!  Until next time!!!


  1. Love your chalkboard mason jars! Where did you get the labels for the jars?

  2. Thanks! I actually found a roll of chalkboard contact paper. I used my Cricut to cut the labels. It was easy: cut, peel, and stick it on! They also can be hand washed with the labels.