Monday, August 27, 2012

Made it Mondays..

Photo: DIY almost done! Classroom Prizes straight out of the Gumball Machine!
Almost done filling up this "Jumbo-Gumball Machine" with colored erasers. (pinterest inspired)
I'm linking up with my friend Tara from  
4th Grade Frolics..
She has been having this amazing

"Made it Monday" party every week, (that I love to stalk)
These are my "plastic-tablecloth" curtains.

   step by step directions on how to make the      curtains on my blog  post: click link below
"plastic-tablecloth curtains" NO sewing" 

Friday, August 24, 2012

lunch box love

I found the MOST adorable little notes to add to my kiddies lunch-boxes this year!

Happy Home Fairy 
(helping moms make happy homes) 
has the sweetest print-ables from 
 Bunny Cakes -Jasey’s Crazy Daisy -Little Lovely 
                    -  it is what it is
 to making  going
"back to school" a little bit easier! Although we are very excited to see our friends and meet new the teachers 
 I will miss my little ones so much...
These love notes are so precious..I just had to share them..

 from Bunny Cakes and then wrap them with the FREE Printable Cookie Band.

Click Image for Idea
Jasey’s Crazy Daisy created these
 Sandwich Belly Wrappers from Little Lovely!
Click Image for Idea FREE Printable tag from it is what it is 
Click the links for these print-ables & check out these amazing blogs.. Hope these 
lunch box love notes make going back to school a little bit easier!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Are You A Bucket Filler?

Will You Fill My Bucket?: Daily Acts of Love Around the World

  I'm so excited 
to implement"bucket filling" in my  classroom this year!  Here are some books I will share with my students to help promote positive behavior and promote kindness in the classroom. I plan on using the "kind" word list so students also use new vocabulary words, when filling their buckets.  Bucket Filler Kind Word List

How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids

   Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for the Young Child                                         
                  Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What are you wearing today?

I'm linking up to share what I'm wearing this Tuesday with 
             Real Girl Glam..
Stop by and see all of the great outfits other fashionistas are wearing and..if you are wearing something fabulous, link up too!
                  Real Girl Style Link Up

I'm wearing anthropologie dress, marc jacobs clutch, jennifer zeuner necklaces & skull bangle bracelet!
Real Girl Style Link Up

Shabby Apple Favorites!

Taking its name from the riptide-rich beach of Race Point at the point of Cape Cod, this striped jersey skirt is dynamic, eye-catching, and dramatically darling. Featuring alternating horizontal and diagonal stripes in bold poppy red and off white, this A-line charmer has convenient pockets with tie details, a stretchy waistband for a supremely comfortable feel, and pleating at the waistband for a flowy, flirty fit.
Dorm Room BlouseHave you visited the  Shabby Apple website? 
They wrote me such a sweet email today, 
I was very excited.. Being addicted to shopping 
I don't know how I missed this beautiful site!  
Such unique, flirty, stylish dresses for women, and girls!  I especially love the photos on the site! 
(i felt like i was in a storybook) 
If you haven't stopped by definitely take a peek they are having a BIG    swimsuit & summer sale! Let me know what you think?  I've posted some of my favorite outfits...

                                                     One part wonderland, one part 1920s flapper, the Curiouser and Curiouser skirt is a daring, darling combination of Victorian lines and contemporary details.  A wide, 3
One part wonderland, one part 1920s flapper, the Caterpillar skirt is a daring, darling combination of Victorian lines and contemporary details.  A wide, 3 Floral little girl’s dress with ruffles on top, coordinating sash, and knee length skirt.Dress with pintuck detail at bodice, cap sleeves and back zip.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Guest Blog August 12, 2012

Hi! My name is Jen and today I am guest blogging on Melissa's blog,
which I absolutely love! I have decided to use a
Super Hero theme this year with my first grade class!
There are so many neat ideas on Pinterest that I plan on using in the fall.
 I made each child their own super hero cape with their initials,
which they will wear during the word work portion of our reading block. 
I'm thinking of gluing the short and long vowels on as they master them...

 I have seen these cute little seats all over Pinterest so I decided to make them using the directions fromthe blog what the teacher wants.
 They were so simple to make and I used super hero fabric.

I also made super heros out of paper lanterns to hang over my groups.
                                                      I made a red, green, and yellow.

Thanks so much for reading and thanks for asking me to share, Melissa!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Teacher Style


What's your teacher style?   
Charmed in Third Grade & Teaching Fashionista

A teachers fashion party!
Well, isn't this all kinds of fabulous, 
 jess is hosting an amazing linky, 
check out her very fashionable blog 
           and link up too.. 

Here are the guidelines...
1. Tell me your favorite store(s) that you like to get your "teacher's fashion"
2. What are some of your favorite accessories?
3. What type of shoes do you teach in? (i.e. heels, flats, wedges, etc.)
4. Do you have a "go-to" item in your closet?
(i.e. sweater you wear weekly, shoes you wear daily, etc.)
 5. Have you ever had a fashion "uh-oh" at school?  

Please post any cute items, sales, outfits that you have grabbed for this upcoming school year!

1. My all time favorite stores are JCREW, Anthropologie and Free People..
but..I shop Target, Kohl's, NordstromBloomingdales, Chanel (lol) i wish
2. My favorite accessories at the moment are from Etsy shops like  Spike the Punch & ILY Couture.
I always wear my Jennifer Zeuner monogram necklace, and have a small infatuation with love & skull
designs.  Here are some of my all time favorite arm & neck parties! (ha ha)

3. I teach in wedges..Tory Burch Sally's, I love them They are amazing, I have them in almost every color..They are low enough to stand in (2 3/4) wedge all day, and give me those extra few inches that I need to be at least a little taller than my students.
styleat30blog google image photo

i4. My go-to item..hmmmm' I actually am a jeans and blazer type of teacher. I love seven, citizens and JCREW jeans..I feel like a cute blazer makes you look put together.  So I guess when I need an outfit quick that's what I'll put together. 

5. Ok so extremely embarrassing..and something I'll never forget.. 
 my teaching  fashion faux pas I went on a school trip to the farm, picnic- hayride-petting zoo- and it was muddy from prior rain..  and we were STILL going. Well, I was wearing a little white eyelet dress! Ugh of course a zillion people asked me "where are you going with that outfit"
 that day..(I totally forgot the trip was that day)
the dress remains in my closet un-touched!
Anthropologie Dress & JCREW teal cardigan!
                                                                              The newest additions to my "teacher wardrobe".. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

How To Make a BIG Beautiful Sock Bun

So have you ever wondered how so many stylish gals get those big beautiful buns up on top?
Well you guessed it "they put a sock in it" he he 
What a lovely summery, classy, teacherly look right? So I searched around and found a great tutorial on pinterest that hello framboise was kind enough to share..
Totally stop by her blog!
I also follow her here: Tam,@Helloframboise Pinterest
       It is so easy here are the simple steps:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Teaching Fashionista +Magna Borders = Happy

I found something SO cool at Lakeshore Learning yesterday
Have you ever seen magnetic borders? Oh' Happy Day!! 
I usually divide my blackboard/dry erase board with border. 
 For years I've laminated it so it would last a bit longer,  but cutting it out was very time consuming. 
I can't wait to put these on filing cabinets, my classroom door, window sill... 
ugh possibilities are endless!

I took the kiddies to see Dog Days- Diary of a Wimpy Kid 
last night.
They laughed for an hour straight. I thought it was pretty funny myself...
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days follows 2010‘s Diary of a Wimpy Kid and 2011’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules as the third installment in the series of kids’ comedies adapted from the best-selling graphic-novella series.
This second sequel, as relaxed as a summer vacation, is based on the third and fourth illustrated novels in the seven-book series — The Last Straw and Dog Days – by author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney, who is also the film’s executive producer.  ( NYTimes
 My classes have always been BIG fans of Jeff Kinney. He also has a really cool site.
wimpy kid
my daughter is a big fan of Peyton List! She is adorable..