Saturday, August 24, 2013

Why does it feel so good to throw stuff away?!

Wow!! It is seriously pathetic how happy I am about the amount of stuff in my classroom that I threw out!!

First I started with the school library (which has been a bit neglected). I got the OK from the headteacher to clear out unwanted books and donate them husband and I filled the car. The library is looking so much better!

Then I moved onto my classroom. Teachers from the past have left lots behind. I was unable to use any of the cupboards (there's only 3 as it's a very small classroom!!) because it was full of junk!

Again, my husband and I filled the car and went to the dump/recycle center and it feels like I've lost weight or something...does that make sense? Like dumping all that stuff (none of it was even mine!!) has taken 10 pounds off my classroom-ha ha!

It just feels so nice to have a non-cluttered, simple, organized classroom. I also made my copies for the first month of school and now feel ready! We have another week until we go back, so next week I hope to relax, read and rest.

I wanted to share some freebies:
This is from last year, but I updated it and wanted to share it again. It's for rules or aims for your class (maybe more uppergrade as there aren't pictures).

We discuss the aims of our class and then the children work in partners, coloring in the words and I hang it on the walls. Click here if you want it!

I also just made this:

 Students glue in heading, roll dice and draw shapes! Grab it here : )

Off to bed! Have a great weekend!
Kelli xx

Friday, August 16, 2013

Journal Giveaway + Summer Lovin'

Hello!! For those that have started school already, I hope your year is off to a great start! I still have a few more weeks of relaxing (although I will go in next week to make copies and clean out my classroom).

Here's some photos from last weekend's {local} travel for a wedding:

(giveaway after the pics!)

forgot my camera so these are from the internet!

OK!! The giveaway!!

My kindergarten and first grade math bundles are finished!!! (second grade is coming)...

click on picture for more info
click on picture
 The giveaway!!

Hope to hear from you! I'm off to 'tea' at a friend's. Tea time in England-gotta love it!

Kelli xx

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Journals freebie and TPT update

Hello!!! I've been busy busy busy. I first want to tell you about a concert I went to this week. 

I don't know if you've heard of her, but she is my favorite!!!!

Her name is Regina Spektor.

Please have a listen:
here's another (loooove):

Oh it was a great concert. I was mesmerized.

Next, I have updated my addition printables--have a look!


I've also got a freebie for you!! It's data and graphing (for journals of course!) for kindergarten. Hope you like it! Click on the picture to download.

I also wanted to show you something that I'm working on:

Well, I've put it off long enough...time to mop the floor and finish cleaning! Have a great weekend!

Kelli xx