Another reason why I LOVE Pinterest is because of all the new bloggers I can find by following their ideas back to their posts and reading about them. Yesterday I found and added some new bloggers onto my ever-growing list of blogs I follow.
Please venture out and check out Aloha Kindergarten. She made me feel bad about my 20 kids I
She has so many freebies that she has a tab called FREEBIES at the top of her cute blog. And make sure to check out her SMARTBoard activities.
Please check out Kindergarten Nerd Herd who I stumbled upon. You should check out her Word Family kits post of how she refurbished old DVD cases and made them traveling centers.
Or check out her post on Behavior Races and blend this generation of students to old school games and characters. (They really don't know it's old, just that they've never played it yet.)
And I don't know if you all know but I have been "mapping" out ways to get organized this year. I even cleaned and combined files (those given to me my first year) and stacked up piles of worksheets that I want to pass to someone else. So anyways the one thing that I do not have figured out is my Teacher Binder and Calendar. I am trying to figure out if I need to purchase a 2012-2013 weekly planner like I have been doing since college and never really use it through to the end of the year or try something new. So I have been searching the blogs and Pinterest too and I love checking out the different calendars and ideas. I still have found "the one" but I am hopeful.
So my search lead me to Elementary Organization. Yup I typed that right... I am so excited to have found her blog. It was a pin from someone else on her calendar and of course I had to check it out. Her calendars have another purpose... curriculum.
cute kindergarten freebies for anyone who is still struggling to get a "theme" going for your room, like me. I have my color scheme down maybe: blue, green, purple and black (all my favorite colors) but I also want to have frogs, butterflies, bumblebees, birds, dragonflies and ladybugs as my station groups. How to tie them together? Or do they even need to fit?
I followed an idea from A Teeny Tiny Teacher, who is going "against the norm" as she says it and is not doing clip chart behavior. She asked that her readers not throw tomatoes at her for what she writes in her post. While reading her post I loved her wit and personality and how easy going she is about doing something other than clip charts or lights. Her love is Golden Tags!
And this post wouldn't be complete without telling you about a giveaway!
giveaway. She has an easy entry for today, just be a Facebook Fan and your entry is golden. Make sure to visit her often as she is having 7 days of giveaways!!
Go to Penniless Teacher for details on the Classroom Direct Fiskars scissors giveaway... we all could use some cute scissors!
And don't forget the Teacher's Notebook Back to School Bonanza to help raise $10,000 for educators. Go to their Bonanza page and tell them how any contribution to helping you get resources will help you. And venture back as on August 9th they will begin their sweepstakes for those contributions to be distributed.
Phew! What a post! Enjoy:)