Did you know??

Once a poster is laminated, you can write in permanent marker or sharpie and still get it off later?? Yep!  All you have to do is write over your words with a dry-erase marker, then wipe off with a paper towel.  Super simple and easy and will save you tons of money to be able to save birthday charts, tooth charts, etc. from year to year.  Any tips you know that you'd like to share?

Cutesy Wootsy!!!

I call myself a classroom blogger, yet I only have three followers and seem to spend more time stalking everyone else's blogs rather than adding to my own.  This morning, I came across a new blog: A Day in the Life of a 2nd Grade Teacher,  and saw these cute gifts you could make for a special teacher in your life.  My new teammate and friend, Andi, made me one of these clipboards for Christmas.  I'll upload a pic of hers soon... it's real cute too!!

Ms. Male found these pics on another blog.  I think I need to make one of these to hang by my door.  Soooo cute! I love crayons! I love a new box and how it smells.  Weird, I know.  I really just love schools supplies. I love the line in You've Got Mail.. "I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name..." LOVE it!!

New Fun Blog!!

Along the same lines with The Container Store...

One of my favorite things to do is clean.  I know, it's sick.  I love to organize and buy things to organize with!  I came across this blog and love her ideas.  On top of organizational tips, she also has several classroom theme ideas.  I couldn't wait for summer, and it seems all I have been thinking about are plans for next year! Oh well... Lovin' What I Do!! ;-)

Clutter-Free Classroom

The Container Store

Who doesn't LOVE The Container Store?!??!  Teacher friends, sign up on their website for a discount card worth 15% off every shopping trip.  Every little bit helps!

Summer Reading

Here are some summer reading programs your child could participate in:

Barnes and Noble: Read any 8 books, turn in your journal (that you can download on their website!), and pick one FREE book from their list!!!

Half Price Books: Check out their website for reading tips for kids, printable reading logs, and reading certificates.  Once you complete their reading log, you can earn HPB Back-to-School Bucks to spend on any book you choose!!

Borders: Read 10 books, get 1 FREE book! Check out the website for details!

Grand Prairie Library: Kids' Summer Reading Challenge- check out dates for puppeteers and storytellers as well!

I also came upon a Program Locator.  Type in your zip code to find more summer reading programs!