Sunday, June 9, 2013

I'm BACK! New products and Classroom Decor-Apple a day

Holy Cow Blogging World, I am back!

It has been a CRAZY wrap up of the school year!  I had no idea what I was getting myself into trying to blog and complete my first year of teaching, but it is done, I think I have a routine for next year, and I have had a little R and R and I am back to getting back to this.

Today, I spent the time updating my binders and then making a template for my friends!  They are available on my TpT store.  I have blogs about these in past pages to put the two together as well!

Teacher Binder: Blog Post
Teacher Binder: For Sale on TpT

Sub Binder: Blog Post
Sub Binder: For Sale on TpT

I created my Graduation materials for my class' graduation ceremony, but I just now got them up to TpT today. (I know, to late for this year but they are SO ready for next year, now!)

For my class graduation, I made diplomas, an invite, a program, and a powerpoint.  The thing with graduation is, parents love to have all the cute stuff with their name in it.  The problem is, in order to make it editable so you, too, can put their cute little names in them; it makes the images able to be removed which goes against many of the terms of use of the products I purchase/download.

What I did to make the rules safe and sound, is the things
I could compress I did.  If it needed to be editable, I deleted the things that I could not share due to ToU.  If you want the editable things to match, I left the credits in the final page.  You can then add the background yourself from that link (and move to back) and then you got it directly from that seller.  Sorry, if that makes it harder, but it is the best I can do (until I learn more I guess!)  I made it a graduation pack.  Please let me know if you need any help with it or something is missing wrong!

Graduation Pack on TpT

To Link up or check out the other Great Ideas, click on the
image above!
To Link up with Applelicious Teacher, I am going to talk a bit about my decor from this year into next year!

I am doing a Chevron Themed room next year.  I have been trying to do this through out this past school year, but over the summer I plan on continuing it through-out.  I am going to be making my Chevron number line, pennant banners on the windows, labels for the play centers, Alphabet on the wall, and more!  I am also making my bulletin boards covered in fabric (I took my previous fabric off the board to cover a chair at home--it was a small chevron making the board look like it is moving so it will do much better on a chair) and putting bin labels on everything (also chevron!).    I have also been working on my binders (above) becoming chevron through out. I will post pictures at it is complete!
Things I have done already and I love:
Banners labeling some areas
Repurposed bubble gum boxes into book boxes for the students!
Table Numbers

Old fabric on the board
(don't worry, I'll show you the  chair when that is done this summer,  too).
I will also post when I have the new fabric...thinking of going
with my favorite color-Purple- rather than Chevron (hard to find chevron
fabric in this area that is not to small)

Until next time, and until more updates, 


  1. I am impressed you are just finishing your first year of teaching, I was no where as together as you are at the end of my first year! Your room is super cute and I can't wait to see the results on the chair! I am looking for comfy seating for reading time in my room this year....even if it's just old pillows I'm going to make it happen, in polka dots and chevron!
    I'm with you on the Tpt's all very confusing. I want to know how to make a PDF editable in places, while still protecting the clip art and graphics.
    I'm your newest follower :) Thanks for stopping in to my blog!

    1. Thank you! I have been working very hard and I really appreciate your comment. Good luck with your pillows, I will update the chair as I get it done!

  2. Love the idea of chevron in your room! I am adding it to my apple theme for a fresh update! As for making things editable without compromising your TOU here's a tip: You can save your ppt as a jpeg, then import it into a new powerpoint. Where ever you want to add text, just add text boxes. You can recommend a cute font, but everything else stays put! Hope this helps! Great job finishing up your first year and best of luck next year. Thanks for linking up!

    The Applicious Teacher

    1. Thank you for the tip!! I went back and did that as well and now buyers can use the method they think is the least amount of work. I am always glad to learn new things! Thanks for the link-up and the comment!

  3. I love the table numbers!! :)