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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

When It Rains, Make Forest Animals!

It rained torrents for the entire 4th of July weekend and I had a house full of family and friends. We had planned to boat and ski and swim and float and grill out and...  

Mother Nature did not cooperate.  



So there I was with a house bursting at the seams, including 10 children ages 10 and under. We have very few toys at the lake house. It's best suited to outdoor play. So, being the teacher that I am, I grabbed the art supplies I had and organized the kiddos to make forest animals. I gave them 1 caveat: they had to use hearts to make the animals because I love forest friends.

Here's what they made:
  • hedgehog

 
  • bear
 
  • dragonfly







  • fox
  • bee
  • owl














  • beaver



  • ladybug










  • butterfly






  • raccoon








Not bad for a spur-of-the-moment activity. These and similar craftivities will definitely be undertaken in my classroom this fall.





If you love forest friends, too, you may like these products:




Monday, July 11, 2016

Looking for New Classroom Decor?

It's about time, teachers, to think about your classroom decor for the next school year.  


An aqua and black color scheme is calming for the children (and you) while giving some sophistication to the environment in which YOU spend soooo many hours.  If this color scheme appeals to you, I have a number of products to get you started.  Just click on the icons below to see a preview of the great educational decor you can have in your room next year.














Each of these products is available in my TPT Store. For those who love money saving bundles, this set of resources is available in bundle form:







Saturday, June 25, 2016

Time is Running Out!






Today marks the last day of my birthday sale-ebration.  If you haven't joined the party, now is the time!  Everything in my store (except bundles) is just 99₵ for one. last. day.

This has been a wonderful birthday celebration!  THANK YOU to those wonderful partiers who have joined in on the fun.  



The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.     
Stephen R. Covey

Friday, June 24, 2016

It's Day 2 of my Birthday Sale-ebration!


If you haven't joined the party yet at my TPT store, I hope you'll stop by today.  This is day 2 of the 3 day sale-ebration for my birthday. Everything in my store is just 99₵; only bundles are excluded.  That means...


When I blew out the candles on my birthday cake, my wish was that I could get my products in your hands.  I hope that wish comes true.

 


Thursday, June 23, 2016

It's Here!


The wait is over!  It's here; MY BIRTHDAY.


Please help me celebrate!




Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely. 
~Thomas P. Murphy

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hang On!



Tomorrow is the day!


He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived but lost.              
              ~Thomas Fuller

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

It's Worth the Wait!



Just 2 more days.

It's worth the wait.



Your greatest resource is your time. 
                                                       ~Brian Tracy