Friday, June 24, 2011

a few of my favorite posts....

After looking at blogs all morning long....I wanted to share a few of my favorite finds....

Check out this great no-sew bag. It is perfect to use in your classroom for a take home book bag. The idea comes from the book Simply Sublime Bags. Brooke posted about how to make one in her post How "Tues"day Tip #2. You can also, watch this You Tube clip from The Today Show to see how to make the bag.

I am so excited about these two new units from Made For First Grade!! Color Center Activities and Color Day Fun. Both of these units are a great way to start out the new school year. You will find a free download for a color stamping activity in the Color Center Activities post.

If you are interested in having your class participate in a postcard exchange when school starts back up, take a look at Mrs. Saoud's post from Primary Graffiti. Mrs. Saoud is trying to get 50 teachers from 50 states. It sounds like a lot of fun!!

Find out how to make these fun ABC rocks at Keeping Up With the Kindergartners. These would be great to use in an ABC or word making literacy center.

Do a little blog addict shopping at the Teaching Blog Addict Shop from Cafe Press.

Check out this blog to find blogs by grade level and category. Room Mom 101 has all of her blogs on her blog roll separated by grade level or category. I definitely need to do this!! If you are looking for crafty blogs or blogs for older grade levels, you will find them here.

We all love the Beanie Baby Reading strategies. Make sure you have these signs, bookmarks, and beanies....

I found this new fun crafty blog - Brown Paper Packages. You will find craft activities, recipes, and gift ideas here.

I have gotten into "pinning" things on my board at Pinterest. If you are interested, you can check out my board of follow it at Chalk Talk.

Check out the Blog Stalking Linky Party to see if you can find some new blogs to stalk!!


Mrs. Lochel said...

Love this "favorites" post! A great way to see all the good ideas :)

Jodi said...

Thanks for sharing! I went straight to TPT and put the color activity in my cart! I love your blog!!


Alysia Battista said...

Thanks for sharing! You have a very popular blog for a reason! Over 200 of my page views have come from the link on your page :) I'm doing a 1,000 view / 25 follower giveaway and since there are so few people entered, you stand a great chance! Head on over!

Miss B, Busy Bee

Mrs. Larremore said...


I tried to comment on your blog and follow you at facebook but those things did not seem to work for me. Any ideas?

barne174 said...

Thanks for the great ideas! I might be teaching kindergarten in the fall and need as many ideas as I can get!