Monday, August 1, 2011

Blog Shout Out & Classroom Fun!

Alright everyone, I've really been inspired this past weekend. I stumbled across this blog, an amazing one might I add. To top it off, she is a teacher! This teacher has it all. Holy cow, I am so incredibly jealous of her and the million zillion adorable documents, activities, and things she has created for her classroom. Her name is Miss Megan Farley. I actually emailed her to see if she could resend me an adorable substitute document. I really didn't think she would respond. Because lets get real, it's almost back to school time and teachers are cramming to get things done for their classroom. Well boy was I wrong, she emailed me back asap with the attached file and she created this chic vintage lesson plan binder cover that has my name on it as a bonus! I of course couldn't stop smiling when she emailed me back! Ugh.... I'm still drooling over these 2 documents. I cannot wait to put the binders together and show you how adorable my desk is going to look with them sitting on it! 

Megan also gave me a few pointers on how to create adorable documents just like her. Meg thanks for sharing, you've inspired me and I've already started creating. It by no means is fancy shmancy yet but I'm on my way. I am sure I will spend oddles amount of time creating and making fun things for my classroom. Everyone please go check out Megan's blog so you can too see all the outstanding and utterly amazing things she's done for her classroom. Thanks again Meg I will forever be a blog follower of yours!!
Click Here: Oh Boy 3rd Grade!

Below is a quick document I just threw together in 2 minutes. I call it the giving tree. This is a way for me to ask for donations of some of the supplies I know we will need throughout the year. I sit this list out during Back to School Night. I place cute post its next to it so the parents can write it on a post it and take it home. An easy reminder so that they will remember to bring it in. Last year I did this and it was great. I had lots of parents want to bring items which was surprising considering the area in which I teach. I did try this again half way through the year and I only had one parent bring stuff in. So I think it's great that I got such participation at the beginning of the year. I will for sure be doing this again. I know there are more great items I need but I can't think of them now. What other items do you think would be great to ask for? 

Just wanted to share one of my creations. Back to creating I go.....


  1. How did you do that?! I was just setting up my sub folder today so I'm SO curious. What grade are you teaching again? :)

  2. Hey Kelista! I downloaded some free files from scrap delicious. I then got a free files from a few font websites that had cute graphics. I downloaded millions of free fonts that are adorable. All I did was create this is PowerPoint or you can create it in google docs. So easy!!! Can you tell I'm all about FREE things!! hehe. I teach 3rd grade!!

  3. Oh cool! I'll have to look into this some more! I'm teaching first grade this year and LOVE free things as well! :)

  4. THANKS for the shout out!!! you are too sweet!!!