Saturday, June 28, 2014

Weekend Warriors: Pinspirational June {The Saturday Edition}

Welcome back to another edition of Weekend Warriors!  This month's topic is all things inspired by Pinterest!


Raise your hand if you are addicted to pinning ideas.  My hand is raised!  I have a ton of pins, some of which I will likely never use, but hey, you just never know.  However, there are some ideas that I know I will use and I'd like to share them with you today.

I thought it would be fun to focus today's "pinspriational" finds on school ideas.  More specifically, back to school ideas.

Pin #1 is this cute use of bulletin board borders from Kinder Trips.  I love how she has used the borders to frame out sections of the board.  Brilliant!

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I have a similar whiteboard set up (three sections). You can kind of see the board in the picture below.


I only use the middle portion of my board when teaching and the two boards that flank the center section are used to display our daily schedule and objectives, and to showcase art/notes from students.  My plan is to use border to frame the two end boards so they are a bit more attractive looking than they are now.

Pin #2 is this completely billiant idea from my blogger friend Sandy at Soaring Through Second. Sheer genius!
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I don't know about you, but I always hate how the crayon boxes end up falling apart at the bottom.  Well, I won't have to worry about that anymore!  Thanks, Sandy!

Pin #3 is this bottle of glitter germs from Little Miss Kindergarten which is used to demonstrate how germs spread.  I always cover this concept the first week of school because I don't like being sick.

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I used it last year and it was a huge success!  The kids were able to see just how quickly and easily germs are transferred from person to person. They will definitely make a reappearance in my classroom next year!

And, pin #4, my final pinspiration for next school year is this caddy turned organizer/storage for print trackers from Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes.

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I have several different trackers that I use in my classroom, but right now, they are all shoved into a pencil box. This is clearly a much cuter, and much more functional way of storing these items!

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11 comments:

  1. Painters tape on crayon boxes - mind blown! What a simple fix that will save so much frustration! I love your classroom!!

    Slainte,
    Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

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  2. Such a great idea to put painter's tape on the bottom of crayon boxes! I will definitely do this next year!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

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  3. We have a bunch of different pointers too so I love the organizational idea you shared. Definitely going to use that next year!

    Heather
    Second Grade Perks
    Follow me on Bloglovin'!

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  4. Amazing ideas! Can others link up and post their own "weekend warrior" pinspirational ideas?

    Thanks!
    Gina
    Miss Peluso's Kindergarten

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  5. Germ, germs, germs...so I have seen this several times now! I guess I am adding it to my beginning of the year must dos. Thanks for sharing the cute idea!
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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  6. Germs, germs, germs...I have seen this a few times now. I guess I am adding it to my back to school ideas. Thanks for sharing! I love it!
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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  7. I'm DEF gonna have to use that glitter idea!! Germs are gross!! Thanks for all the great ideas!!
    -Aris
    Sailing into Second

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  8. Those adorable print trackers are calling my name! I use the popsicle stick with a googley eye as a word separater for the kiddos who like to write onebiglongword. Love the ideas and the organization! Yeah another pin to create :)

    Cori in TX

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  9. Oh I totally need to tape the bottom of the crayon boxes. What an obvious idea but clearly not obvious enough for me :) Thanks for sharing!

    Melissa
    First Grade Smiles

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  10. So so cute Aimee!! I have got to check out the germ idea. Kids are gross!!
    Deirdre
    A Burst of First

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  11. Painters tape on the crayon box...GENIUS!!! Definitely going to be doing that next year. The germ idea is great too. So many good ideas!!!

    Marcy
    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

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