August 14, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. August 14th}


Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.

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A few weeks before school started I had this idea to make this rainbow paper cloud deal. I found a piece of styrofoam about 3 feet long at Walmart and I used around 600 pins to attach an assortment of cardstock and pipe cleaners on it. I don’t know how long it will last but it has been on my hall bulletin board outside my classroom door for two weeks now and it still looks like it did the day I put it up.


I had a hard time figuring out what to do for my door that would match. I knew I wanted it simple and with a lot of colors. Then, I thought about a matching wreath made out of cardstock and pipe cleaners. It is made with a round wreath shaped piece of Styrofoam that I bought at the Dollar Tree!!




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If you need some labels these are perfect and they are FREE!!! The rainbow colors make my heart happy!

Go download them.. you can thank me later!

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The first bit of work we did on the first day of first grade!

This printable is included in my Back to School Unit.


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We also did these fun little First Grade Coloring Sheets. You can download these here!


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Here are some other bulletin board areas in my room.


This is my calendar board.

I bought the frog posters back in the summer as an option to put on my hall board and door for back to school. But, changed my mind and put them in random places around the room. I change these decorations out with our themes or holidays. But, the frogs are a perfect fit for now. They will probably make another appearance this spring during my frog theme.

That is my class list on the orange paper. Our special class schedule usually goes in that spot but when I finished the board before school started I was unsure of my schedule. We are practicing reading each other’s names so this was a perfect addition for now.

I bought the black calendar pocket chart and sang praises to God for black AND no more taping my calendar dates each day.

The calendar dates are a free download from my store. You can find free ones for each month and they fit PERFECT in this pocket chart!

The yesterday/today/tomorrow and date posters I made with black construction paper, white cardstock and sentence strip. I put the stars beside each one so I can reference which one I am talking about. I can say.. “Beside the yellow star” or “Beside the red star”.

The helper and the number of days we have been in school are just printed on white cardstock trimmed a bit and mounted on scrapbooking paper.

The pompoms are recycled from my hall bulletin board last school year.

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The bulletin board on the left is mostly used for student work or for anchor charts/theme posters through out the year. But, I didn’t necessarily want it blank for the beginning of the year.

The bunting/banner is hand cut triangles from construction paper strung together with brown cord.

The pompoms are more of the ones I recycled from my hall bulletin board last year.

The poster in the middle is one I made several years ago. The letters are made from scrapbooking paper and mounted on black posterboard.

The Hello board is where I hang class pictures and will be full soon.

The Hello sign is from a really old bulletin board set that had other pieces. I thought it was one of the kid drawn sets from Carson Dellosa but I either it is discontinued or it is something else.

Enjoy your weekend! Week 2 for me starts Monday!

♥ Link up below!


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  2. Oh my goodness!! LOVE your birthday treats for your students! What a fabulous idea! Hope you have a blessed first week of school!

    One Step Closer Teaching

  3. I can't wait to see your calendar board. Your classroom is coming together nicely!

  4. Your birthday treats are adorable! My Dollar Tree never has the cute stuff I see everyone posting, but I always go and check anyway!
    The Blessed Teacher

  5. I really like those birthday treats! So cute and simple! Just curious, on your chart for what day it is, will the day be written or attached in some form? I am looking for a new way to do that this year. Enjoy as much downtime as you can!

    Apple Blossoms

  6. Love your happy birthday containers-adorable!
    -Lovely Nina

  7. Love the birthday treats... what an awesome idea!

  8. I really love the birthday treats!! Thanks so much for creating this great linky party. I am a huge fan, but this is my first time to actually link up :)
    Differentiation Station Creations

  9. I love those birthday treats!!! I saw those last night and was trying to think what I oould do with them!! Great idea!!

    Jen~Two Little Birds

  10. i also love the birthday treats! I have been trying to decide what to use this year for their treats since I am moving up a grade level and will have some of the same students. I love all of your other projects also.
    Stephanie- Second Grade Positivity

  11. Kacey, I love the birthday treats you make for your students! I bet they love those. The assess me linky is a fun way to get to know each other, I'm glad I found it. Have a great weekend! :)

  12. I LOVE everything about your post for today!! Those birthday treats are AMAZING!! What a great idea!! I have to share that with some of my teacher friends :) Thanks so much for such a wonderful link up each Friday!! It has pushed me to make and fulfill some goals I've set for myself as well as to learn more about myself!! It'll be so fun to look back on my Five For Friday posts!!

  13. I love this post! The birthday treats are so cute, and I love the Carson Dellosa set!

    Enjoy the rest of your summer!

    Caitlin Corrigan

  14. I just love how adorable your birthday treats turned out! What a cute idea!!! I usually buy the dollar books from the Scholastic club, and that's what I give my students on their birthdays, but your idea is adorable! I'll see if I find the containers on my Dollar Tree. Thank you so much for the idea!
    Tweets From Kindergarten

  15. I really like your Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow board. Very helpful and attractive! You will have to do a room reveal.

    My Bright Blue House

  16. I LOVE your birthday treats! Those are super adorable. We also have some similarities in our Access Me quiz. I definitely talk to myself (shhh! Don't tell and am allwaaayyyss hungry!

    Carlee Van Ness
    The Kindergarten Press

  17. I LOVE your birthday treats! Those are super adorable. We also have some similarities in our Access Me quiz. I definitely talk to myself (shhh! Don't tell and am allwaaayyyss hungry!

    Carlee Van Ness
    The Kindergarten Press

  18. The labels for your birthday treats are very cute! I like all the pops of color!

    On a side note I accidentally linked up the wrong post for the linkedin! (Feeling pretty embarrassed! Haha!) I'm going to post the correct one, but didn't want you to think that I was trying to post it twice. I can't quite figure out how to delete the first one.

    Sorry about that! Have a fabulous weekend! :-)

  19. I love, love, love your birthday idea. I already made mine for this year, but I'm going to look for those containers at Walmart next year. What a fun idea!

    Team J's Second Grade Fun

  20. Love those birthday treats!!! Can't say that I've seen those containers at our Dollar Tree, but I'm going in search of them. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your last few days of summer!

  21. Hi Kacey, I love your birthday treat idea. I have always given a birthday pencil in the past but this is so much cuter. Would you be willing to share your labels? I know we have these little jars in our dollar store and I'm not really sure how to make labels "from scratch." Thanks!

  22. I am so confused! It says this is for August 14th but in the comments, I left a comment? But it's my comment from last week!

    So weird.

    Moving on, I really like the letters on your First Grade board with that cute colorful cloud. How did you make them/ where did you buy them?

    My Bright Blue House

  23. I love your birthday treats and your door, so colorful and so fun!

  24. Your confetti decorations are absolutely ADORABLE!

  25. Hi Kacey, I love your door and bulletin board decorations. They are so colorful! Your back to school packet looks great. Good luck as you start the school year! :)

  26. I LOVE your door and rainbow paper cloud deal. Super cute! Have a great start to your year! Thanks for hosting.
    Katie Byrd
    Mrs. Byrd's Learning Tree

  27. I LOVE your bulletin boards... they are so bright! What a great addition to your classroom!

  28. I LOVE your bulletin boards! They are all so bright and fun. Thanks for the ideas and the coloring page too! :)


  29. LOVE all the colors and especially the paper/pipercleaner header. :)

    Thirsty Firsties

  30. Wow, I love your hallway bulletin board and door! So gorgeous!!

    Carolina Teacher

  31. That paper poof thing is amazing!! It's on my to-do-list. I love it!