Tuesday, February 26, 2013

FREEBIE Happy Heart Day Part 2

This is part 2 of my Happy Heart Set:
This mini kit includes 5 Papers & 9 Elements:
1 Solid Paper
4 Patterned Papers
1 Ribbon
1 Bow
1 Heart Frame
1 Spotted Button
1 Cream Button
1 Plaid  Flair

1 Hearts Flair

1 Arrow
1 Felt Heart

You can get it here:
Happy Heart Day Part 2

If you grab it, please let me know what you think of it! I love comments!

Monday, February 25, 2013

It's That Time of the Year!!!

It's that time of year! It's time to plant leprechaun pots- one of my favorite winter activities! My students always loved this project.

Ask your lunchroom personnel to save empty milk cartons for your class. Each student will need one. If you have parent volunteers, have them rinse out the cartons and cut off the tops.

If you plan to laminate the leprechaun pot papers, they should be colored with colored pencils or fine tipped markers (crayons will melt and run). If you aren't going to laminte them, then use crayons or colored pencils (markers will run).
If you plan to laminate them, cut out the papers first and laminate them. Then cut them out after laminating them and leave about 1/8" of laminate around the four edges of the papers. This will keep water from getting into the colors. Fold the papers on the dotted lines so they will fit around the straight sides of the milk cartons. Tape the leprechaun papers around the milk cartons.
 Now you are ready to do the planting! Have your students spoon about one cup of potting soil into their milk cartons. Parent volunteers can help 2-3 children at a time. Students can then sprinkle grass seed across the soil. They should add enough water so their soil and grass seeds are wet. Put the leprechaun pots in a window with the leprechauns facing your classroom. They should be watered regularly (always keep them wet). Don't forget to water them on Fridays before weekends. See if your custodian will let you keep your drapes/blinds open over the weekends so the plants can get light. Students will learn that their grass needs sun and water to grow!

As the grass grows, it will look like the leprechauns' hair is growing- very fun! Let your students give their leprechauns hair cuts with scissors (over a wastebasket). Parent volunteers can supervise 1-2 students doing haircuts.

I always let my students take their leprechaun pots home on St. Patrick's Day. I hope your students enjoy planting and growing their leprechaun pots, too! You can get the Leprechaun Pots packet HERE or HERE.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ladybugs Lesson Plans & Grade Book Covers

Start the new year or new semester with a new cute ladybug themed lesson plan book and grade book!  Print the covers on cardstock and laminate them for years of use. The covers are in full color and are 8.5" x 11". $1.50

Saturday, February 16, 2013

NEW Classroom Birthday Charts


Use one of these cute posters to record your students' birthdays every year. Print a poster on 11” x 17” paper. Laminate it for years of use. You can write on the laminate with Vis-à-vis markers and then wash the marker off at the end of the year so you can reuse the poster the following year. Or you can print a new poster every year and write right on the paper.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February Freebie

I made these papers for Kim Broedelet's colour challenge for this month. I LOVED the colors she picked- yummy! If you'd like to play along, go HERE.
To grab my eight papers, go HERE. I hope you like them!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Under the Sea Classroom Behavior Chart

This colorful $2.50 chart will not only brighten your classroom, it will help improve your students' behavior. The chart comes in three 11" x 8.5" sections that you will print and then tape together.Laminate it for years of use. Laminate the chart pieces (4 different sets to choose from) for your students. Then cut them apart. I use a ball of blue sticky wall putty on the back of each piece to stick them to the chart.
At the beginning of each day, all students’ pieces start on the “Ready to Learn” section. When you catch students making good choices (good behavior, helping others, etc.), tell them to move up a section. For behavior issues or children making poor choices, they move down a section at a time. Have predetermined consequences for the bottom 2 sections and discuss how the chart works with your class before you start to use it. A student can have the job of putting the pieces back on the "Ready to Learn" section at the end of each day.

My Leprechaun's Journey Math Game

This is a fun and exciting $2.50 math game that helps students practice their addition and subtraction math facts. Older or advanced students can use some multiplication for added game strategy. The game is for 2-4 players. Your students will have so much fun, they won't even realize they are practicing their math facts!
Students add and subtract to earn items for their leprechaun's journey. The first player to get all of the items is the winner.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

7 Piece St. Patrick's Day Puzzle

This seven piece, full color puzzle is great for a center activity, for students who finish their work early, for indoor recess, or for a fun St. Patrick's Day activity for the whole class! The solution to the puzzle is included. Happy St. Patrick's Day! $1.50

Friday, February 1, 2013

New! Grade Book & Lesson Plan Book Covers

Start the new year or new semester with a stylish and feminine new lesson plan book and grade book!  Print the covers on cardstock and laminate them for years of use. The covers are in full color and are 8.5" x 11".