Monday, July 9, 2012

Getting Stuff Done

I am finally linking up with my friend Tara at 4th Grade Frolics. I have been working on a few things but just hadn't had time to finish them up and take pictures. After looking at everyone else's wonderful creations, I decided I had better get my rear in gear. A couple of weeks ago someone had made a teacher binder (forgive me I don't remember who did it first) and thought, "now that's what I need, one spot for everything." I have a separate binder for my lesson plans but this one will hold everything else that I need to keep track of daily. Since the very first section is the calendar section, I also created a monthly calendar for the next school year to also help keep me on track. (I see a pattern here...hmmm.)

My last project this week is also going to serve as my writing rubric. I had seen signs similar to these on Pinterest but was unable to download them and then I realized that I wanted to make them more me and add to it. Can't wait to see what I can come up with next week.

On a different note, we just came back from Key West on Saturday but while we were down there we found a new place to explore. The Key West Toy Store is down by Mallory Square. It's upstairs in this little brick mall-like building right on the waterfront. After all these years we finally ventured up there and now I wonder why I never went before. It is seriously this magically wonderful place. Now mind you, I didn't buy anything cuz it's all overpriced but they did have some very cool things I've never seen before.


  1. Hey friend!! So glad to see you back in blogland:) Love your teacher binder. I made one too and so can't wait to use it! Love your writing cards too! Our time is quickly running out:/ Thanks for linking up:))

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Ypu teacher binder looks great! Come check out my blog if you need calendars to add to it. I'm doing a giveaway.

    The Idea Backpack

  3. I love your teacher binder. My binders multiply over the summer and I am not sure if they make a binder large enough to hold everything my district wants us to use. =)

    I love the name of your blog and it is nice to meet the Chief Blog Stalker. Lol. =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. I have TONS of *freebies* for you to grab. =)

    Heather's Heart

  4. Just found your blog through the linky! The title caught my attention. :) Cute projects!

    Teaching Maddeness

  5. I love your blog and guess what?!? I am awarding you with The Versatile Blogger award. Come over to my blog and pick it up!!!

    :) Elise
    Hangin' Out In Third Grade

  6. I really like your notebook items. How did you make your calendars? They are terrific! BTW--I am visiting in Ft. Meyers later today!

    1. Thanks so much, I made the calendars in MS Publisher. It's so easy you just add backgrounds, clip art and change the fonts. You can add things under dates like birthdays or professional days, etc then save. I'd share but I don't have a license to distribute Thistle Girl items. Just a hint though, print borderless to make it look like it does on the page. Thanks for following me too. :-)

  7. I love your projects, I am trying to put together a binder also, seeing examples really help. Thanks for sharing.