Friday, April 25, 2014

Free Product!!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and Spring Break! Is everyone as ready for summer break as I am? :) I wanted to brighten up your day with a FREEBIE! Check out these super cute and simple binder covers. They cover a range of topics from subject areas, student data, to parent communication. Head over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store right here to grab them!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Instagram Door

Happy Tuesday everyone! I have finally finished my spring door. This is the LAST door for the school year. It was a last minute decision. I didn't want to do any ordinary "spring cliché" phrase or flowers blooming. What am I obsessed with? Instagram! So that's what I decided to do. Not only do I love it, the kids are crazy about it and think it's so cool! They came up with their own fake "username" and a spring goal with a few hashtags! This was a super easy door and took no time at all. The tedious part was just cutting the brown and white rectangles. It could be a little neater and straighter...but hey, sometimes there's just no time for that :)


 Thanks for stopping by! Send me links to your spring bulletin boards or door ideas!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Classroom Decor Tip

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I have been BEYOND busy and wish I could blog more often. Graduate school, evaluations, report cards, etc. I know you all get it :) Lets get to the post...
Before I knew about this wonderful tip, I used plain, boring bulletin board paper to create my displays. Thanks to a wonderful friend (credit: Jessica Farrell, Kindergarten teacher), I now use wrapping paper for ALL of my bulletin board displays. Not only is this super easy, it's cute and unique. It is very unlikely that you and another teacher will have the same background. I am not a very "matchy, matchy" person. I like things to coordinate, in other words. I know that many are probably thinking that it's expensive and why waste money on wrapping paper when you can get free bulletin board paper from school. Here's my philosophy:

1. Wrapping paper is not expensive...look for the clearance paper!
2. I can be reused...I have had the same wrapping paper up for two years...I just change the border.
3. It doesn't fade like bulletin board paper does.
4. It's much cuter.

Here are some examples of my bulletin board displays. Don't mind the fact that they are pretty plain (I had to take a lot down for MSA testing and I haven't put everything back up). If you're interesting in seeing any other displays from teachers who use wrapping paper as their bulletin board backgrounds, please contact me!


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