Friday, July 5, 2013

Favorite Pins Friday! and Picture Book Linky #2

I'm joining with Cara @ The First Grade Parade for her linky party Favorite Pins Friday.

It's easy to do, just share your favorite pins from last week. It can be school, home, fashion, food, etc... There's only one requirement and that is to link back to the original post where the pin came from.

So Here Goes:
1. I love this DIY to a book shelf. My daughter has one that looks very similar at least in the shape, it definitely isn't this pretty....yet. I couldn't find the original link for this picture.

2. I absolutely love these parent helps that Jodi @ Fun in First offered as a freebie. I plan on sharing all of them with my parents at the beginning of school.



3. I love this idea to use a shoe organizer on top of a desk to help organize. I bought one yesterday to use next year. I like that is will work to store paper. I'm going to use it on my table to help me stay organized.
You can find it Here.

4. I went to a vocabulary workshop last week. One of the things it talked about was using the term "shades of meaning" instead of synonyms. After hearing that I saw this idea from Field of Poppies. It fits perfectly!

5. I used Everyday Math last year for the first time. I'll be honest with you, I absolutely hated it! Several have told me it gets better. So I got on TPT to look for some EDM materials. Courtney Davis had created word wall words  with pictures for all of the units of EDM and best of all ...they were free! :  )
OK, I can't figure out how to show a picture of them, I pinned the picture of her from here TPT store.
Doesn't she look nice? She has a lot of free things on her TPT. 

6. I found a pin that was all about team building HERE. The teacher has all kinds of activities to help your class work together.
7. My last pin I'm sharing is a quick and easy idea for dinner that the kids will love.
"Mini Corndog Muffins" Check it out  HERE




 I don't know if it is OK, but I'm also joining DeAnne @ First Grade and Fabulous for her linky party on picture books that teach math concepts.

The first on, I haven't read, but it looks like a terrific book to help children understand the concept of a second or minute. Sorry it is so blurry, that's the best I could do. : /

Who doesn't love the M&M's Counting Book? I have the original one that still has the tan M&Ms. The kids always like it, especially when you follow up with an M&M activity. Yum!


I love this book because it uses all of the comparison words like long, longer, longest and tall, taller, tallest.

This book is great, it shows the 100 ants lining up in all sorts of ways like 2 rows of 10 or 5 rows of 4. It's great for showing different ways to make 100.

Even Steven and Odd Todd teaches odd and even in a fun and creative way.

I know I have lots of books with math concepts, I just couldn't think of them. These are the ones that google helped me remember. ;P

Hope you had a wonderful 4th.




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22 comments:

  1. Hi KELLY!!! I loved the pins. Maria and I did the paint chip idea last year for "shades of meaning" and it was a huge success. And the bookshelf...oh my! I love it.

    Em
    Curious Firsties

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    1. there was a teacher at our school that left this year to go teach in South Korea. She gave me a huge bag of paint chips!!! I can hardly wait to try them.

      I love the bookshelf too. My daughter has a bookcase that looks very similar except it has doors on the bottom instead of drawers.

      Kelly

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  2. Shoe organizer? Now why didn't I think of that? I love pinterest. :)

    ~Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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    1. Brandee, that's exactly what I was thinking? lol

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  3. Love the shoe organizer! I'm getting rid of my teacher desk and making a teacher area on my counter, that will be perfect!

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    1. Rebecca, I haven't had a teacher desk since the first year I started teaching 16 years ago. I needed more space. I have small, table/desk that I will be using this year. My classroom has been renovated and there aren't very many shelves. you'll like not having a desk. :)
      Kelly

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  4. Wow! You have a lot of great pins! I love the "Shades of Meaning" one! What a great idea! I also like the shoe organizer for a shelf. I am going to steal or "repin" that idea! :) Thanks for sharing!
    Sara
    First Grade Funtastic

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    1. Thanks Sara, I've been repinning lots of great finds from this linky too!
      Kelly
      I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  5. I really like the shoe organizer idea and the shades of meaning. Thanks!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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  6. Thanks Barb, I did too. I bought the shoe organizer this week! :)
    Hope you are enjoying your summer!
    Kelly

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  7. Hi Kelly!
    I just found your blog- because I LOVED the name (so true!)- and HAVE to follow you because it is so cute! I am getting one of those shoe organizers! Love that idea.
    I'd love you to stop over to my blog if you get a chance and follow me! :)
    Carolyn
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

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    1. Thanks Carolyn, I will most definitely come over and not just visit, but follow you also!

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  8. Visiting from the picture book link...I have Even Steven, Odd Todd and the Best Bug Parade as well. I laso love the paint chip idea!

    Following you :)
    Wendy
    Read With Me ABC

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    1. It took me forever to get my books posted. When DeAnne said math concepts, my mind went blank. I had to google math books to help me remember. I'm so glad she gave a heads up and said the next one in on character, maybe I will be on time. ;) Thanks for following me, I'll be over to your blog to do the same.
      Kelly

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  9. Found your blog through the linky! Always great to find new friends!

    Jess
    From Blood to Books!

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    1. Thanks Jess, I think I have been following you for a little bit. the name of your blog intrigued me and I had to come over to get an explanation. ;P
      Kelly

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  10. Some great pins - I repinned the class team building one - I'm seriously hoping to do some of that next year.
    And some great picture book ideas. I need to use some of them - like 100 ants.
    Thanks for sharing all these ideas!
    Sara

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    1. Thanks Sara, I'm like you, I really need to do some team building activities to start the year off great!

      Kelly

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  11. I loved everything from this post! I'm going to have to get one of those shoe racks! Thanks for all your great ideas!
    Jenny

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  12. Thanks Jenny, I'm really good at using other teacher's ideas! LOL That's what is so great about blogging and pinterest. :)
    Kelly

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  13. Great post Kelly!! Loved the pins--and the math books! I like the shoe organizer---but I don't even have a teacher table! My classroom set up is so hard! :/

    Thanks for linking up!!

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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    1. Thanks DeAnne, I don't have a teacher desk, but I do have a little, I'm not sure what it is, maybe an old typing table. It doesn't have any drawers, but it works to keep my pencils, etc... off of my teacher table.
      Kelly

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