Motivation Monday… Ehhh – Wait… It’s Tuesday!

I'm not going to let my "summer brain" stop me from being highly-motivated this week! "New Teacher" orientation kicks off tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited! I was in Office Max this morning (having some MORE classroom decor printed and laminated) and I noticed they are currently having a huge sale on printing and … Continue reading Motivation Monday… Ehhh – Wait… It’s Tuesday!

My Latest Modge Podge Project: Filing Cabinets Decaupaged with Book Pages

When I walked into my classroom for the first time this year, the first thing I laid my eyes on were the FIVE mismatched (in color and in height) filing cabinets standing against the largest wall in the classroom. I instantly thought, "There is no way that I am going to be able to mask … Continue reading My Latest Modge Podge Project: Filing Cabinets Decaupaged with Book Pages

Crafter’s Corner: Vintage and Travel Themed CCSS Standard Posters + “I Can..” Statements

Good morning guys! Seeing that it's "summer vacation", I should be able to say I'm overly rested and itching to tackle my "to do" list - but.... I stayed up WAYYY past my bed time "crafting"! No, I wasn'tĀ decoupaging letters or creating anotherĀ travel themed bunting - I was actually "digitally crafting"!Last year, I wrote the … Continue reading Crafter’s Corner: Vintage and Travel Themed CCSS Standard Posters + “I Can..” Statements

Travel Themed Classrooom: My Favorite Classroom Bunting Yet!

Today I finished yet another "project" in hopes of one day fulfilling my "vision" of a Travel themed classroom (with an "older" look)! I created these bunting graphics using PowerPoint and clip art that I purchased online. You can download this file for FREE here: Reading Will Take You Places Bunting! Just tryin' to share … Continue reading Travel Themed Classrooom: My Favorite Classroom Bunting Yet!

Classroom Trash to Treasure: DIY Decoupage Storage Cabinets

In my last post, I told the story of my first classroom "trash to treasure experience" and what it resulted in, which were these ahhh-mazingly fun and functional (I might be just a tad biased) plastic storage cabinets: Now, I know you are going to find this hard to believe but these were old, dusty … Continue reading Classroom Trash to Treasure: DIY Decoupage Storage Cabinets

Trash to “Travel Treasure”: Teacher Edition

I set out to town today with a specific goal in mind: I need to make/force/learn to be the most organized teacher there is... Now, I know what you're thinking - there are teacher's out there (you can find some of them on their blogs - like The Clutter-Free Classroom) that are truly the EPITOME … Continue reading Trash to “Travel Treasure”: Teacher Edition

I Hit the “Travel Theme” JACKPOT Today!

So if you've been following my recent posts, you know that I've made an executive decision to transform my new classroom into some sort of "Travel Haven". If you haven't, check out these two posts to catch yourself up šŸ˜‰ My "Travel Themed Classroom" Adventure DIY: Name Decoupaged on Wooden Letters The inspiration for a … Continue reading I Hit the “Travel Theme” JACKPOT Today!

“Creating a Travel Themed Classroom” Project #2: Name in Decorative Wooden Letters

So after taking a "decorative tour" onĀ Pinterest decorative wooden letters seem to be all the rage right now. And if that's the case... I NEED them in my new classroom! Since I am on a mission to create a "Travel Themed Classroom" to accompany my "Reading Will Take YOU Places" anthem, I first created "READ" … Continue reading “Creating a Travel Themed Classroom” Project #2: Name in Decorative Wooden Letters

My “Creating a Travel Themed Classroom” Adventure… Ready, Set, Go!

I was teaching 8th grade English at a small country school for the past two years. During this time, I was overwhelmed by the "crosswalk" from the old California State Standards to the new Common Core State Standards and failed to give the "look" of my classroom the proper attention. Yes... I said it... "I … Continue reading My “Creating a Travel Themed Classroom” Adventure… Ready, Set, Go!