Monday, August 13, 2012

Superhero Word Wall Labels

Hi Friends!

I've been working like a Wonder Woman in my classroom and at nights clicking away at my keyboard to get my classroom ready.  The kids and their parents are going to be coming in on Friday for "Meet the Teacher" so I promise to take all of the pictures necessary for the big reveal of my classroom on Friday.  In the meantime, I"ll be posting things up as I create them and share them with y'all.  Then, you will be able to see them "in action" on my reveal day.  So, I just added my Superhero Word Wall Labels to TpT so if you're interested you can get your own personal copy for your classroom for $3.50 by clicking POW!  As with all of my other Superhero products, this one matches perfectly with my classroom decor of bright colors and is a perfect addition to all of the other superhero products that are featured in my TpT store.  If you wish to see all of the items for sale then simply click on the frog bunting on the pennant at the top of the page.

P.S. I put my Superhero Word Wall up today but it completely escaped my mind {between all of the setting up, stressing out, meetings, stressing out and new team building activities...did I mention stressing out?! Ha!} to take a picture of the finished product so hopefully tomorrow I will remember to take a picture of my "Power! Words" Superhero Word Wall and I'll add the image to this stay on the lookout!

Happy Setting Up Week/Back-To-School Week (for some of you)!!! :)

Here's a screen shot of one of the pages that is included in the file...

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Noise-O-Meter: Superhero Style!

Hi Friends!

Happy Sunday! Today is the last day of the weekend...long gone are those endless summer nights where I could stay up late without having to worry about waking up early or hearing that pestering alarm clock... oh, how I hate thee, alarm clock with your incessant ringing! Ugh! Anywho, I've been working away this weekend still trying to get the last little details of my classroom put together and I made a Noise-O-Meter for my classroom and it turned out so stinkin' cute that I decided to post it at my TpT store so head on over there to snag it for $1.50  I absolutely LOVE how it turned out and I'm sure my Super-Smart Squad is going to get a kick out of it the first week of school when I introduce and model each level.  Below is a sample of the finished product and if you'd like to get your copy you can hop on over to my TpT store by clicking the frog bunting at the top of the page or by clicking It's a bird, it's a plane!

Please disregard the picture of my door in the background... I had nowhere else to hang it.  It will definitely get laminated on Monday though and I plan on using it on my whiteboard with magnetic tape.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

First Day Back-To-School Activity

Hi Friends!

So sorry that I have been M.I.A.  I have a really good reason though! I blame it on my classroom. Y'all have no idea how much brain power and muscle power I have had to use this past week to get things together...not to mention how many desks and chairs I have climbed on and off of to make sure that things are perfectly straight and hung correctly on the walls.  Just thinking about it makes me tired all over again...add to that all of the meetings and new teacher orientations I have had to attend.  My brain is definitely fried to extra crispy status today! Anywho, I created this "Interview a Friend" Icebreaker activity to use with my students on the first day of school and thought I would share it with all of you.  You can purchase it for a whopping $1 at my TpT store if you're interested.

I made sure to provide a very detailed and in-depth explanation of how to use this activity AND I made sure to include a Superhero question in there for all of you out there with a Superhero-themed classroom like me.

You need these materials to complete the activity...

"The Cat in the Hat" bag is from Target Dollar Spot... you can use any bag {as long as its not see-through}, the Crayola SuperTips markers are just a suggestion but you can use others if you prefer.  Just remember that you need 2 colors of each!!! I am going to have a class with 24 students so I found that it was much easier to purchase 2 packs of 20 markers versus buying the smaller packs which contain colors like black, brown and gray.

Hope you enjoy this activity! I gotta go finish laminating and cutting things out for my classroom now but I'll be back soon with my big classroom reveal.