Friday, October 31, 2014

Five for Friday! {October 31}

Happy Halloween!!!!
Today we had a Fun Friday...the best kind of Friday! :)

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs to share my week with you.


 We've been doing a lot with "Martian" words to practice sounding out words.
So today we made our our own martians!
Meet Din, Sab, Fub, and Dob!


 We each made our own Spookley!


We made these little ghosts.
Thanks to my friends M & A for this fabulous idea!! 
They came out so cute!!!


I wish you could have seen (and heard!) them flying their ghosts around!

We also did a little pumpkin exploration!!


Then we made this Parts of a Pumpkin craft!
It's a freebie!


Today we had lots and lots of fun!
We had a parade in the morning and then made some Witches Brew!
Oh. My.  Goodness.
This is the first year I've done it and I am SO doing it again.
They kids had such a blast!!!!



I also blogged over at Teacher Deals & Dollar Steals today!
Hop over to grab an item from my store for only $1!!! :)

Happy Halloween!!!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekend Warriors: File Organization!

Happy Sunday!
I'm back with my Weekend Warrior girlies to bring you some more organizing tips!! :)


Over the summer I decided to take my file cabinets and get rid of A LOT of stuff.
I got rid of my files and put everything in binders instead.

It took A LOT of work, it was so worth it!
It's so easy to grab a binder and GO!

This is my binder shelf!


It just makes me so happy! :)

I have a binder for each unit in our reading series.
I also have a binder for each month.
I keep all the monthly activities and projects in those.
When I need to make copies I don't have to dig through my folders anymore...
I just grab a binder and go!

I also have binders for word work, reading comprehension, print and go activities...
 pretty much anything that doesn't fit into my monthly binders! :)

For me, it makes everything a whole lot easier.

If you look on top of my shelf, I also have those little drawers where I put things that need to be filed.
That way, I never lose anything in piles on my desk ;)

Here are some binder cover and spines to help get you started if you'd like! :)
{CLICK HERE!}



Check out these girls' and their organizing ideas too! :)


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Weekend Warriors: Organizing October

Welcome back to another weekend of Weekend Warriors!!!
This month we're bringing you organizing tips and tricks!


I don't know about you, but I have TONS of centers and activities for each unit/holiday/lesson/month.
You name it, I have it! ;)

Over the summer I bought these 5 drawer storage units.
They are AMAZING!!!


Obviously I had to Mod Podge some pretty scrapbook paper on them first.
Then I labeled them Units 1-5 for our reading series.
I labeled the second set with months ~ 2 months to a drawer.

They are the best thing ever!!!
I know exactly where everything is.
I never have to dig through the big, messy baskets that all my centers were in before! :)

Here's a peek inside some of the drawers.
Each drawer is organized in the order I use each activity in during unit/month.
(mostly, haha)


Nice and neat and pretty!!!


Click {HERE} to download the drawer labels for your own classroom!!! :)

Don't forget to check out my fabulous friends' organizing tips!!!! :)