Friday, July 20, 2012

Some Kind of Crazy

Some kind of crazy. That describes my life right now. It's not even dinner time yet and I've been to a movie, out to eat, to a crafting class, finished a product, added another binder cover, and made a project for my classroom. Really, I'm not sure what happened because I'm never that productive. Oh, I am babysitting today too. Yeah, it's crazy around here.

First up are the freebie circus themed binder covers that were requested. Just click on the picture.

I'm also excited to share my project with you. Today, I made dividers for my bookshelf. I want to store the books I read aloud by the month when I plan to use them. The problem is that it's hard to keep them all organized on my shelves when I'm in a rush. Our media specialist uses paint stirrers to help the kids put their books back correctly on the shelf when they are picking out books and that gave me an idea. 

Home Depot was super sweet and gave me the paint stirrers. I used some spray paint to paint them white. Then, I used some paint pens to add details. I labeled the first set with months, but I plan to make more with other labels too. I love it when I can organize without spending a fortune. Score!

Oh, I told you that I finished a product today too. It's my Graphing Through The Month unit for May. It's aligned to the Common Core Standards for first grade, but it would be suitable for k-2 classrooms. The first comment gets it free...just be sure you include your email. If you want to check it out just click on the picture. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this post. As always, I love comments! 


  1. Love the graphing activity.
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  2. Hi, I just found your blog through a comment that you left. I love your book divider project. . .I'm going to pin it right now so I don't forget. I just added my name to your blog roll and I'm your newest follower. I'm looking forward to some more great ideas.
    ✰ Stacy

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    1. Hi Stacy! I am so glad you founf my blog and liked this idea.i am going to check your blog out.

  3. Love your blog. I am impressed with all you are getting done. I need to get started. Missed your giveaway, but I'll be stalking lots ;)

  4. I love this post!

    I love the paint stirrers. =)

    Heather's Heart

  5. Thank you for the them!! We are The Marchese Clowns...and they will be perfect!!

  6. Thanks for the binder covers. Mines are usually plain. If you get a chance hop over to my blog Calling Plays in 2nd Grade.

  7. I love the way to organize the books!

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  8. Hi! I just gave you an award...come by my blog and check it out :)

  9. Your blog is quite cute. I am a new follower.

    Chickadee Jubilee