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Friday, July 12, 2013

Gift tag and poster freebie and an enchanted forest in the works!

Have you seen these two Blogs?


They are AWESOME!  Nancy from First Grade Wow is ultra-generous! And Jeannie from Kindergarten Lifestyle has great ideas. I used two of theirs from this week. 

Nancy has made a unit of morning work freebies (some of which I used last year) and Jeannie has blogged about her little parent gift for the first day of school. So I took these ideas and tweaked them to fit my enchanted classroom theme. You can see their ideas here and here.  And here is my enchanted forest version of them.

Here is my enchanted forest so far:
My girls helped me bling up some of the plastic bugs. My husband, the principal is going to take bets with the staff on how long before the sword is pulled out and fought with. It may not stay there, but it's so enchanted looking! I have to do something with it!

The tree is brown paper from school. The kind on the big roll. My kids helped me cut it down the middle and just twist it to make it look gnarly. There's a lot of paper in that bad boy. I plan to fill it up with paper leaves that either have vocab words on them, or Spalding rules, or spelling words, or something, I'm not sure yet. I would like to get the room pretty well finished by Wednesday. We'll see. On the first day of school I plan to do an explore time, where the kids can just look around and feel everything. Try to get it out of their system at least a LITTLE bit. Thanks for looking!

Now go get your freebie and check out those two blogs!
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  1. WOW!!!

  2. Thank you! I take that as a compliment! (: I hope that's what it was meant to be! (:

  3. Hi! I found your blog through Blog Hoppin’ Teacher Week! The summer went too fast and I cannot believe it is that time of year again!

    Way to bring the outdoors in! I love all the creativity!

    Check out my Tuesday: Classroom Digs blog post!
    If You Give a Teacher a Treat

  4. Thank you for your nice compliment! I will go check out your classroom right now! What a great way to put off doing the work I need to do! I love looking at other teacher's classrooms.


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