Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Classroom Bulletin Board and Touch Points

This year I've decided to change some things around and I'm so happy with how they turned out. We have a super short summer this year because of a calendar change, so I got some bulletin boards up early. I didn't want to have to show up even earlierand cut the summer even shorter.
At the end of the year, my grade level partner was complaining about never having enough of those large posters for Star of the Week. We usually have more than 30 kids in our class. Throughout the year, kids leave, they come, and they go. The poster packs usually have 24 to 30 posters in them. She didn't want to have to buy a whole new pack for just a few children. The money can really add up and you end up with mismatched posters. So I decided there has to be a better way and at the same time make it match your classroom style. I made a pack of Superheroes- Star of the Week. There are 5 sections. You pass out the half sheets for the child to fill out. Easy shmeezy. It also has a bunch of other stuff... I posted the picture below and I just love the colors. My friend is crazy for owls, so that's what she has in her room. My second grade buddy is groovy, so she got a Hippi Theme.

Touch Points for your walls.
Touchpoints are something I also use a lot of at the beginning of the year. Some kids definitely use them more than others. I put them on their desks as well as post them up on the window for them to refer to. I have a set below for you to download it is something you like to use as well. I just cut a half inch border, then placed them on fun colored construction paper. I also have students practice touchpoints with some fun super hero practice sheets. Give Batman a try.
You can also grab the whole set...HERE.

Try this fun freebie with your class. Grab it here.

Monday, June 10, 2013

100 Followers Giveaway Winners

Congratulations! The five winners are
Miss A's Kindergarten
Science for Kids
Please email me and let me know if you would like the Interactive Shape or Color Booklet. Please write in the subject. 100 TpT followers, just in case it gets kicked to my SPAM folder.
Thank you again for all of your support on TpT. I can't wait to see what the new school year brings.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

100 Followers Giveaway

A Selection of Shapes
I've officially reached 100 followers on TpT. That took a bit, but I appreciate everyone who has stopped by my store and have left such kind words in the comments. Obviously I'm a little behind that number of followers on my blog and I thought maybe some people who like my work may not know I'm here. Sooooo, in celebration of my TpT milestone, I sent out a note to my followers that I'm throwing a GIVEAWAY of one of my latest additions to my store. The plan is I'll randomly pick 5 followers on my blog (I'm not able to tell who my followers are on TpT) and they can choose either my- Colors - A Rainbow of Colors Interactive Booklets or Shapes - A Selection of Shapes Interactive Booklets.
A Rainbow of Colors
As of now I have 6 followers, one which is me and the other is my husband. Hmmm, looks like the others have fairly good odds to win.
I think it takes a few days for my TpT note to get to my followers, so how about we do the drawing next Sunday, June 9.
I'll post the result the following day, so check back for your name. If you were selected, please email the set of booklets that you would like.
Thanks again for all of your support. I have grown as a teacher since I've joined TpT and have started blogging. This community of teachers have been nothing but supportive and generous with ideas and advice.