Saturday, June 18, 2011

So excited to be nominated!

I am so excited to be nominated for Best Blog at Really Good Stuff!  Thank you to whom ever nominated me!  That just ROCKS!
Please vote for me or your favorite here by clicking on the button.  Good luck to everyone!  I don't even care if I win, I am just super excited to even get a nomination!
Voting begins July 1st!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cute Printable Alphabet and other funs stuff for the classroom!

I found the cutest site today that has some great printable games and flashcards.
It is called

Look how cute these are!

I also love the file folder games!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

My Version of the Chicka Chicka Boom Tree

I have wanted to make a palm tree for years, and was inspired by Deana Jump's tree directions to "Just Do It".

Here is my version of the famous Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree!

I used a 12 inch Quick Tube from Lowes, which they gave me for being a teacher.  It was regular $4.99

I also used magnetic primer by Rustoleum, because I wanted the kids to be able to use it as a Working With Words station.

I spray painted the tube with brown flat spray paint.  Lowes told me to use flat which will last longer and clean with a Clorox Wipe if needed.  Who knew??!!

For the top, I took Deana Jump's suggestion and used an old umbrella frame.  I went to Joann's today and bought green felt for the leaves.  It is on sale for $2.99 a yard and teachers get 15% off.  Love it!

I cut out the leaves and then hot glued them onto the metal frame.  I bent the frame on each spoke downward because I didn't want any kiddo's to get hurt or poked in the eye.

Then I just sat the umbrella on top.  I am going to glue the umbrella to the top of the tree when I get to school.  

I am so excited that the magnetic letters stick.  I love magnetic paint!

I also made this bench today. 

I was going to hand paint the letters, but decided to use my Silhouette machine, scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge.  

It turned out pretty darn cute too.