Thursday, July 12, 2012

I've Been a Busy Girl!

Wow!  Have I been busy!  It's that time of year where I feel like my mind is going six-hundred miles an hour and I have so much to think about and so much to do- and, consequently, so much money that needs to be spent!

I got a new cartridge for my Cricut (Community) and it has a ton of really cute things!  Lots of stuff for fairy tales, some school stuff and, of course, community workers, buildings and vehicles.  I made a couple of cute things real quick with those.  The first goes with the nursery rhyme- "There was an old lady who lived in a shoe".  Did you know this is an AWFUL nursery rhyme?  Look up the words- but let's just say that if this old lady lived near me CPS would definitely be involved.  So, I had to change the words to the rhyme a little bit. The game is a counting game.  I made the shoe and children with my Cricut, but here's a FREEBIE to let you play the game too.  Old Lady in Shoe Counting Game

This is Belle, my inspiration for the game and Cricut helper!
Okay, here's more Cricut fun!  Pete the Cat- I know, I know, all the issues with TpT and Pete, but I think this Cricut created game should be safe from the Copyright Police.  It's a Literacy activity that connects with the story and colors. Students take a Pete game board and decide what color shoes they want Pete to wear.  They put the shoes on Pete and then take the word cards and arrange the sentence correctly- Pete likes the red shoes or Pete likes the green shoes.  Here's a link to the sentence just in case you can use it in some way. Pete likes the shoes.

I mentioned earlier that my classroom theme is Dr. Seuss. Target always has Seuss stuff in their Dollar section but the Target close to me hasn't had it yet!  Fortunately, I was around Arizona State University this week taking my son to Baseball Camp at Packard Stadium and had 3 hours each day to burn.  Well, after countless hours in Paradise Bakery and Einstein Bagels with laptop working on beginning of school stuff- I was a little tired thinking, so I decided to go shopping at Tempe Marketplace!  Who knew what wonders I would discover!!!  These are my Target and Michaels purchases.  The bags I think I am going to use as book bags- I have a ton of them from a previous year, but the ones I got were ones I didn't have.  The Lesson Plan book (which I think I will use to keep track of Literacy and Math Work Stations) also has a grade book part.  The containers I will use for game pieces and the cups are just really cute!  I love the games I found and I needed a new calendar so I am super excited about that!  Now if I could just get into my classroom!!!  But I can't until July 27th... school starts August 6th.

A Lesson Plan book, bags, sticker, cups, and containers

A Peek-Over thing that goes around a window or bulletin board, a calendar and a rule poster
More Stickers, number, shape and alphabet games!


  1. You have been busy!! I love the math game for the old lady in a shoe! You are so creative!

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