Sunday, July 27, 2014

Back to School Read Alouds & A Giveaway!

Happy Sunday!  I cannot believe how fast this summer is going.  Soon, we will be back to the grind.  I love having a great read aloud for the first day of school.  Here are some that I've done in the past...

First Day Jitters

Oh, the Places You'll Go
(I've read it on the first day and the last day)

Mr. Peabody's Apples

Here are some others that we read during the first week...

Sideway Stories from Wayside School

The Big Orange Splot

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat!

I'd love to know what you like to read to your class on the first day or back to school.  I'm looking for some new favorites!!  Leave a comment below and let me know!

It's not too late to enter my giveaway!  Check it out HERE!!
You can win two units from my TpT store!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday Made It! {Giveaway!}

I'm here with a Monday Made It!! WOO HOO!  I love going through all the projects that everyone posts!  This is simple, but a great little student gift for the beginning of the year.

Here was my inspiration...

Here is my creation...

I made it my own a bit, and I'm happy with the way they came out!
*I'm going to put the glow sticks in when they are already on my student's desks and they don't have to be moved anymore!  I don't' want to crack any of them!*

Here's what I did:
1.  I decided what card stock I wanted to use and used my scrapbook cutter and cut it into strips.  I put the paper the long way and cut 2 inch strips.

3.  I folded 2 inches from the bottom up.

4. I used my Mono adhesive for the sides.  It seems to be holding up well so far, but I might end up stapling them like in the pinspiration for durability.

5.  I created a star to glue on them.  I didn't make it grade specific.  Feel free to download the file here.  The font is from Lovin' Lit and the clip art is from Creative Clips.

6.  I used the Mono adhesive to glue the star on, but anything will do!

7.  I tied some ribbon around the top to add a little something.  It was just ribbon I had around my house!

Any questions, just ask! :)  

Slowly but surely, I'm getting my brain back in school mode.  In honor of my first Monday Made It, I'd love to give away any two units from my TpT store.  Enter below!!