Sunday, July 22, 2012

Another year

Tomorrow is my birthday. I am another year closer to 40....yowza! I'm in a totally different place than I ever imagined I would be. My life is completely under mega construction, but I am proud to announce that I am moving forward and attempting to do so with my head held high without losing who I am in the process. :0)

Ok onto classroom stuff.

My classroom has cabinet along one side. The lower half are painted like a light brown AWFUL color. Plus they are stained and chipping. The top half are just regular oak cabinets. I am debating painting them with either magnetic primer or just magnetic paint. I'm afraid I will make an absolute mess of things, I can't imagine that they would look worse; however, I am not what you would call the best painter. I had an entire living room that is proof positive, it had to be repainted professionally! Anyone have luck using magnetic paint?

Also, I think I am going to make those nifty little crate seats for my gigantic guided reading table. My question to those who are using them...are they worth it? I am extremely limited on space and storage, and I won a grant for a bunch of leveled readers for Reading Buddies. I thought it would be great to get rid of the bulky chairs and to have a place to house my new readers. This brings me to another question for you. I just won a grant for leveled readers to use for Reading Buddies with a first grade class. We intended on buying SunSprouts from ETA; however, they have been discontinued. UGH! Any thoughts?

I have a couple of goodies for you dog lovers out there...nameplates and a font sort. I love font sorting at the beginning of the year. These are both made with fonts and graphics from our friends over at DJ Inkers. They are used with permission :0) Show some love if you download! Also, if there is something that you would love me to make, let me know!
Dog Nameplates
Dog Font Sort

Also, if you missed my post. I have a brand new Bear Unit. I can't wait to use it in September!

Thanks so much for all the kind comments and emails! I am so grateful to have such a wonderful and supportive group of readers!

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