Monday, August 26, 2013

Superhero Paper Bag Book

I decided to add my love of scrapbooking into this product. This little Paper Bag Book is perfect for a Superhero-themed classroom or unit of study! It can be used to write short stories, as an ongoing scrapbook throughout the school year, etc. Lil tags and ribbon add cute texture and embellishments to this lil book. Check out the preview at my TPT store! If you have any cute ideas/ themes for a Paper Bag Book, please let me know! If I create your suggested Paper Bag Book, I'll email it to you for free! ~Tava
Here is an example of the "Superhero Girl Book" (Superhero Boy is also included in the pack)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

School's in Session with a TPT SALE!

What a great first three days back to school! Teachers Pay Teachers is hosting a BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALE from August 18-19th! All of my products are on sale at 20% off! Great savings! Just check the TPT site for the code to use at checkout! I guess I'd better rest up this weekend-first full week next week! Paperwork, schedules, and lesson plans, Oh My!
My dog is happy when I am home from school-going back is an adjustment for him as well!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Open House 2013!

Our Open House 2013 was a success! How about some pictures from the big night! I always greet my new first graders and their families at the classroom door, but boy does the time fly by! It is such a fast-paced evening with parents and students walking in, touring the classroom, filling out paperwork, etc.! I gave each student a special bottle of "ROBOT LIQUID BOOST"-These turned out so cute and were so easy to make! Students also were able to decorate front covers of their Take-Home folders.
For our Hallway Display, I placed 5 mini posters with QR codes to scan to "Meet The Teacher." Each parent was given an agenda for the evening with this display station on their list.
"Repair For A Great Year....What will be your favorite part?" This display is all ready for some student work to be displayed (I used decorative ribbon to wrap across each student background display page, then used hot glue to attach a clothespin and star).
Also in the hall is this cute, "First Grade Photo Spot" display. Each teacher created a special photo square decorated with the theme of the classroom-Here's mine, robots and space! Students had a blast getting their pictures taken here!
Hope you all have wonderful Open Houses!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Ready to Launch 2013-2014 School Year!

Here we go! Another start to a new school year, my seventeenth year to be exact! My, how the time flies! Here are some pictures of my "Space/ Robot" themed classroom. Turquoise and Lime Green are my main classroom colors-perfect for space!
Front Bulletin Board:
"Robot Wall of Fame"
"Out On Patrol"-Students write classroom number on this dry/ erase poster when going out of the room.
Back Bulletin Board (Track Center Rotations, "Space Stations" and "Systems Check" Student Self-Assessment Board) I found this giant robot guy at the dollar store-love it!
Computer Area, "Mission Control"
Plenty of space to read!
Lost and Found:
"Astronaut of the Week" special seat
Robot Rewards (Lil robot reward paper slips inside for students that demonstrate "To Infinity and Beyond" behavior-My husband decked out this little trash can for me, robot style! How cute!)
Back to the front of the room!
Open House pics will be posted soon! Happy Back-To-School to all! :)