Sunday, September 30, 2018

Lesson Planning Freebie

Hi friends! Hope your school year is off to a great start! This year I promised myself that I would make the most of my planning time. With a new baby, I can't spend as much time at school as I used to. That means I really need to try to get everything done during my planning. My planning is at the end of the day when the kids are at specials. I spend part of the time planning and the other part setting up a few things for the next day. To make things easier, I established a routine where I do part of my plans everyday and I set up for the next day right before I leave. 

To stay on track, I created a to do list where I have these things already added along with some extra space for things that come up. So far, this has been a great tool and I wanted to share it with you!

Please note, this blog post may contain affiliate links. That means I can receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you purchase from one of the items linked. Affiliate links allow me to keep blogging and providing more freebies to you! :) You can read more about this at the bottom of my post!



To edit this document you will need to:

Open up the document (linked at the bottom of this post) in PowerPoint. Click in the text box.


If you want to make it a bulleted list, like mine, you will need to go to the top and select the bullet points you want. I like to use the square ones because I can check things off! If you want to leave some blank spaces to write extra things in you will need to type a space then hit the enter/return button on your computer to get just a bullet point.


Once you have done the steps above, you are ready to add your list! Just type it into the document.



Once your list is ready to go, print it out! I printed mine on different colored paper. I used Astrobrights!

After you print your lists, you are going to want to laminate the pages! I definitely recommend laminating it so you can use a dry erase marker to check things off and add things as needed.


If you don't have a personal laminator, I would definitely recommend one! I love mine and I couldn't resist buying this pink one, above!  Get my favorite PINK laminator here! #allthehearteyes

Once you have laminated your pages, use a hole punch to put a hole in the top corners. Then, attach the pages with a binder ring.





I like to hang mine on the bulletin board next to my desk so it's right there when I need it!





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Happy planning!!



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Monday, September 10, 2018

Having A Ball at School: Door Decor Tutorial

Hi friends! This week I head back to school! This is year six for me and definitely bitter sweet. I was home with my son for four months so it's a little difficult to go back! Since I have a new baby, I didn't want to spend too much time on my classroom door but I still wanted it to be cute! I'm slowly transitioning my classroom to a farmhouse theme so I wanted my door to match it.

Please note, this blog post may contain affiliate links. That means I can receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you purchase from one of the items linked. Affiliate links allow me to keep blogging and providing more freebies to you! :) You can read more about this at the bottom of my post!

Here is my classroom door:


First, I covered my door with this beauitfuuuul shiplap paper! I covered three of my bulletin boards with this paper as well. After that, I still had a lot left over... which I LOVE! You can grab this Fadeless Bulletin Board Shiplap Paper by clicking the link!

I added some White Scalloped Border around the edges and it really made it look so much nicer!


Next the garland, I fully intended to make my own but..... it just didn't happen this year. Luckily, Amazon to the rescue! I bought my Burlap and Lace Tassel Garland  a few days before we went back and have no regrets because it's beautiful!! If you decide to make your own, it's really simple! I made one for my desk years ago and I love it! I found the tutorial on how to do it by doing a simple search on Pinterest.



Now for the mason jars. I did a large one in the center of the door and smaller ones with students' names surrounding it. For the smaller jars, I bought some mason jar clipart from another teacher on Teachers Pay Teachers. As much as I would love to make this editable, I can't, because it would violate the clip artist terms of use. I am not able to add only clipart and that is all the document would be. If you would like to purchase the clipart from this seller and add your students names, you can purchase it from her here! To add students' names you will just need to add the clipart to a separate document (like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint) and use a text box over the image to add the names.



If you are not feeling very techie-that's OK! You can always write students' names! Just grab some cute mason jar cut-outs and just write student names on the cut-outs. I found a few options on Amazon! I love these Shabby Chic Mason Jars from Teacher Created Resources. If you want something more simple, you can try these Schoolgirl Style Industrial Chic Mason Jars Cut-Outs. Both are pictured below.


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Two different options for mason jars to add student names to. 

Finally, I've included the large mason jar as a freebie.

*****IN ORDER TO MAKE YOUR MASON JAR BIG LIKE MINE YOU WILL NEED TO VISIT THIS BLOG POST!!*****


Click the image to check out my blog post on how to enlarge the mason jar!

The mason jar is linked below. I enlarged mine to 300% in order to get it to the size I wanted. Go to the blog post linked above to learn how to enlarge yours!  I've included the kindergarten mason jar that I used. I also wanted to add one that would work for all teachers so I've included one that says "having a ball at school." As much as I'd like to create one for every teacher, at this time I can only offer these two choices. :)







Hope this blog post was helpful! If you decide to use this decor, I would love to see it!

Happy decorating,



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