I’ll think of a witty title later…

Hello dear reader!
I’ve been working hard in my room this week.  I’m getting closer and closer to that finish line…I’ve got some furniture in there that needs to be removed and I’m refusing to take any pictures of my classroom until it is at 100%!  I’m neurotic like that.

So….my shopping addiction has led me to a bad bad bad place.  At my
new school we get $250 to spend on anything we want for the classroom!  I
know…stop drooling.  I labored over what I should purchase…centers
from Lakeshore, some technology, classroom supplies? WHAT?!  I quickly
realized that my classroom is missing a teacher cart. You know…those
dry erase board/chart boards that we have sitting beside us during our
read alouds?  What we use during shared writing and other activities…I
didn’t have one!  I could totally use the money on that…OR I could
buy one myself and still have $250 to spend.  I’m such a shopaholic.  I
bought my very own teacher cart.  Here it is:

It’s not too fancy…But I love the bit in the back…to store all my poems and anchor charts! I’m excited…it should be here by Friday.  Now….what to spend my $250 on?  Any suggestions?

I thought I’d share some things with you that I made for my classroom.  A lot of it was last minute.  You know the “Oh! I should totally make a sign that says ____” moments.  I had a lot of those this week.

So Miss Kindergarten posted this awesome birthday bulletin board idea.  You can check it out here.  I took it upon myself to make my very own…not as cute or awesome but close!  I don’t have a digital copy of anything because I drew the cupcake and candles myself..but you can purchase a set from Miss Kindergarten!  BONUS..hers comes with the banner too!  Here’s my birthday cupcake board:

I don’t know my kiddos birthdays yet…that’s why there aren’t any candles…
Ever since I started my student teaching I have greeted my students in the same way every morning.  They line up in front of the door and make a choice.  Hug, handshake, high five or Hollywood kiss.  They choose one of the H’s and make their way into the classroom.  I LOVE IT! I don’t know where it came from but there has not been one morning in my 6 years of teaching when I haven’t greeted my students with an H!  They love it too…it starts our day off with a positive note.  It also lets me (an avid hugger) get my kinder love in…without being too pushy with those babies who really don’t like to all the touchy touch.  It’s a win win really.  Anywho, I’ve had to make a new addition…HAND-BUMP…I don’t call it a fist bump because fist doesn’t start with an H.  Anywho here’s a pic of my sign!

Click on the picture to get your copy of the H chart.  The clip art is from MelonHeadz.  I removed the picture of the Hollywood Kiss and inserted a picture of the Hollywood sign.  The kissing fish pic was all I had…I couldn’t access the internet and I really wanted this sign completed…blah blah.

And finally…I wanted a way to post some I can statements.  I know most of us have seen Deanna Jump’s way of hanging the Common Core Standards…So that was my inspiration.  Now….I had these documents saved so that I could share them with you today but now…I dunno what I did with them. I’m losing my mind!  As soon as I find them (or remake them) I’ll share them.   Here is my final product:

If you want your very own copy of the I Can statements (Common Core) for Math and Language Arts click here.  Two Fulbright Hugs is an AWESOME site!  She does some amazing things!
Lastly, I’m considering a pretty lofty purchase.  Now, I know you know I am a bargain shopper…I refuse to pay full price on most things…These Erin Condren teacher planners are soooo freaking cute!  And they are kinda on sale…What to do?



  1. Lisa
    August 26, 2012 / 1:19 pm

    Hi! I just found your blog through Kindergarten Network. So, how do you like living in the East coast now? It's quite a change from Texas! 🙂 Feel free to visit my blog sometime.

    ~ Lisa
    Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos

  2. Kimberlee Fulbright
    August 27, 2012 / 12:44 am

    awww .. thanks so much – lookie at the posters… hehe.. looks great!! Thanks for the link back:):):)

    ~ Kimberlee ~

    Two Fulbright Hugs

  3. The Tutu Teacher
    August 27, 2012 / 12:46 am

    Hi Lisa! Glad you're here! I love the East Coast! It's a big change but so far so good! And all the seafood I can possible eat!!!

    Kimberlee…no worries! You're stuff is great and I appreciate you always offering everything for FREE!


  4. Just Wild About Teaching
    August 27, 2012 / 1:28 am

    omg you found a box..hehe thats awesome and congrats and im sure your ring will look beautiful….love those cupcakes =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  5. Unknown
    August 28, 2012 / 4:44 am

    I greet my students the same way…except the Hollywood kiss! And I love those number posters! I might steal those for my room!!! I'm a new follower!

    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten