Sunday, July 31, 2011

The yearly Wal-Mart trip occured!

I have been gone for a while, I know. I was at the beach! Huge bummer though, it rained for most of the trip. :( It was still lovely to spend time with my parents and sisters!
The manfriend and my Daddy
Little seester and I


                                  Now to the teacher stuff!

I made my annual pilgrimage to Wal-Mart today. Also known as: My total is what?!? (which did in fact take place) I guess I think I am being smart about what I am buying then all of sudden this is in your cart:
But let me tell you, this thing is Ah. May. Zing. I played with it already, I couldn't help myself. I laminated some of the things I have been making non-stop:

These will be going on my take to your seat workstations. 



I also stopped by Sarah Cooley's lovely teacher blog, and saw her awesome behavior catalog! I tell you sister, I struggle every year keeping up with my little "treasure chest". I never have it updated in time, and then I always forget to pull the names for the raffle. Really, I feel bad for my kids because they deserve it. I love her idea of using simple rewards that are FREE and will motivate. Sarah couldn't upload hers because of the commerical license stuff, so I made my own like she suggested! I called mine "Top Banana Behavior Catalog" keeping with the jungle theme.




I also made punch cards like she said she had for me to keep up with! Each student will get a card and when they do something awesome or go above an A+, they will get a punch. When they get all 15 they pick something from the catalog! I can't wait to see how it goes, I wonder which one will be most popular?
I can't wait to pass these out! Love making these for FREE!



I get in my classroom tomorrow. Yes, it is just over a week till school starts. Yes, I am sort of getting worried. I am going to be a girl on a mission tomorrow!

9 notes to the teacher:

Mrs. Thompson

I got that laminator too! It is the best thing I've ever purchased- especially with our school's laminator being locked up for the WHOLE summer! :)

Adventures in Teaching

meesabelle

I am salivating over your top banana catalog! I need that theme! Where did you get the cutie monkeys?
First Grade Frame of Mind

Ms. Thomas

I know I am obsessed with the laminator, and I agree the one at our school is less than stellar. Ha!

I got the monkeys from scrappin' doodles! They are called baby monkeys! I want to post it, but now am worried about the copyright stuff? And I don't want to put up something that was Sarah's idea first! :)
Thanks for stopping by y'all!!

-Ms. Thomas

meesabelle

I just went and bought the monkey clipart from Scrappin' Doodles. I just had to have them! Thanks so much!
First Grade Frame of Mind

Ms. Thomas

No problem love!

Barbara

I love this idea! Are you going to post this so we can make copies?!?! Do you sell things on TpT?
Thanks

NanaK

Hancock's has the laminator on sale this week for $24.99.

Ms. Thomas

Barbara! Yes I do sell on TPT! There is a button on the left side of my blog that will take you there! I decided not to post these (I was going to for free) because it was Sarah's idea and I don't want to break a golden blog rule! :) I made them very quickly though with just fonts and graphics from scrappin' doodles on powerpoint!

Christie

I love this idea! One more thing to put on my "Before School Starts To-Do List!" Thanks!
Christie :)
First Grade Fever

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