Teaching in High Heels

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Classroom Rules

Although I liked my classroom rules banner last year...I couldn't help but recreate them in these uber cute frames. I was inspired by Ashley over at the Polka Dot Patch, she's super creative and oh so organized! Be sure to visit her for some wonderful inspiration. So...what do y'all think?
I'm all about sharing...so if you like them...you can find them here. Oh and please leave me a comment telling me about your classroom rules. Happy Thursday!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cute Blogs, Creative Ideas

I've been loving all the awesome ideas out there in blogland for back to school...so I thought I would share some of these fabulous blogs with some ridiculously cute ideas.
Love these sight words chant sticks! They're colorful, sassy lookin'...and the container is caauuute! Awesome job, Jennie! Go over to her blog The Hawk's Nest and be inspired. Oooh...I forgot to tell you that not only is she a teacher, she's also a crafter...I'm tellin' you, this girl is good! Go ahead and browse her Etsy Store, you'll find some really sweet things...I have my eye on those chalkboard mason jars...too cute!

Have you ever been to Farley's blog, Oh' Boy Fourth Grade...if you haven't please go now! Okay...maybe you can finish reading this post and then head on over there. This lady has some of the cutest printables I have ever seen! She is amazingly talented and shares that talent with everyone on her blog. She is also super generous...you can always find lots of freebies on her site. Right now she's hosting a ginormous giveaway for some fabulous graphics from ScrapDelicious...go over and enter...or not...'cause I really want to win this one!
Isn't this perfect for Guided Reading or Reader's Workshop? I found it while bloghopping..the creator is Cindy from Mrs. Gilchrist's Class. She has this reader's toolbox for sale on TpT..and wait for it, it's only $1! Wow, can you believe that?! This little item is already on my wish list...I'm just kind of waiting to decide what else I should purchase with it..if you're interested in getting it for your class click here. Cindy also has some freebies on her blog that are uber cute.
Like this cover for your absentee folders.

Or these Power Tower labels for Teacher Tipster's fabulous game.

I really like how this writing center is neatly organized...love the organizer for the writing supplies. Reagan is so creative and organized...and her classroom is beautiful! She has the most precious reading barn inside her class...a.ma.zing! You can find her and all her wonderful ideas at Tunstall Times.
Reagan just created this wonderful packet of stationary for her Writer's Workshop...and I can't wait to get my hands on it..I'm sure it's out of this world! Check out her Teachers Notebook store for some more cuteness.
So there you go...cute blogs, wonderful ideas, fabulous teachers!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Digital Learners

I went to a district training not too long ago and the presenter showed us this video. I thought I would share it with you all....as food for thought. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blog Mixer Linky Party

I LOVE linky parties! And Yearn to Learn is hosting a blog mixer...how fun is that?! Super! So...here's how the party rolls:

1. Find a blogger who is a "New Kid on the Blog".
(Someone who has blogged 2 months or less and has less than 200 followers).
2. Post a blogger in your same grade level.
3. Post a blogger in a different grade level.
4. Find a cute blog button and post it.

Okay...let's partay!

1. New Kid on the Blog: First Grade Glitter and Giggles...she has some great stuff on her blog and is so cute.
2. Same Grade Level: Doodle Bugs Teaching...Kacey is so creative...and oh so sweet.
3. Different Grade Level: Sneaker Teacher...she teaches Kindergarten...and was one of the first teacher bloggers I started following. Love her!
4. Button Cuteness: 1st Grade with Miss Snowden...simple and sweet.

It's your turn to go link up at Yearn to Learn...have fun everyone! Toodles! ♥♥♥


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Journeys' Daily Fix-Its

I was so inspired by the work of Mrs. Magee at First Grade Brain and Laura at First Grade Fundamentals that I thought I would try my hand at creating some Daily Fix-Its for my reading series, Houghton Mifflin Journeys.
Click here to get it. 
This is only a sample. You'll be able to find the rest of the Unit 1 Daily Fix-Its for free at my TpT Store later on today.