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Christina Nunez
She stores all the papers for each unit/theme in binders.  So smart.  I keep cramming stuff into bursting filing cabinets.

Teaching With Terhune

I love my 10 drawer rolling cart organization bin! I actually have two of them in my classroom. These carts can be used to store so many great things! You can store supplies, colored papers, worksheets, teacher copies, and more! You can purchase these carts in multiple colors or in solid black or white. The drawers also come in two different sizes. This year I made these cute drawer labels. They fit perfectly on the front of both size drawers. Here are some pictures of my carts with the…

14 "Must-See" Sunday School Bulletin Boards, Doors and More!

14 "Must-See" Sunday School Bulletin Boards, Doors and More!

While the norm here on little illuminations is posting about our adventures in Pre-K, I have recently started teaching Sunday School. W...

make snowflakes from the bottoms of plastic bottles.  So saving bottles to do this for next year to string on lights for the porch.

30+ Easy Snowflake Crafts for Kids to Make

Make snowflakes with kids using one of these 30+ creative ideas and activities!

ESSENTIAL BOOKS FOR 3-5 GRADE CLASSROOM LIBRARIES~ WeAreTeachers recently polled over 200 teachers about the best books in their classroom libraries, from their favorite read-alouds and fiction books to the top science, humor and poetry titles. Check out the lists!

My Shoestring Life

Today, I'm linking with Ideas by Jivey to discuss my Writing Workshop for her Workshop Wednesday linky party. Launching is in full swing this week for both Reading and Writing Workshops in my classroom. My charts are starting to go up around the room! Here are a few that I hung up yesterday.... Budget Saving Tip: I make my charts with each class on the SMARTboard and then laminate the chart after class to save paper. If it's a chart you're going to use year after year, you can save it! Chart…

Love the colors in this classroom!

Loads of August Randomness & a FREEBIE!

As you know I tend to disappear around this time of the year. I have been coo coo for cocoa puffs CRAZY busy! I'm sure you all can relate. I am now teaching high ability kiddos with brand new curriculum....eek! I honestly don't know what direction this post will go in because trust me, it is all about randomness! I will start by showing you some project pics. Yes, this would be the hubs modge-podging. He was a modge-podging maniac this summer & we are still not done! I we prefer to…

Ideas to Organize Your Classroom Library

Don't leave! I'd love for you to stay. - A Modern Teacher

Looking for classroom and teacher organization ideas? If you've come over from pinterest and it brings you here, please don't leave! See the links below!

put a picture of an author at the top and then pictures of book covers they have written.

Before & After Art Room Set Up

With budget cuts this year came some rearranging of elementary art teachers in our district to cover all 12 elementary schools. Along with my "home" school I returned to an old favorite and added a new to me school. The new school had a simple art room with really good art tables. When I walked into it this summer I saw a very white blank slate. Look - a chalkboard! Oh goodie - how old school. Here are the after shots - My Mona Wall Above each table is an artist with their work. I refer to…

classroom library

CORE INSPIRATION CLASSROOM REVEAL 2014-2015 - Core Inspiration

classroom library

Classroom library book check-out made easy.

Organizing Your Classroom Library: A Delicious Solution

I've been wanting to write a post for some time now about an incredible application to use for your classroom library circulation and organization: Delicious Library 2. There's so much to share about this application, I am sure I will never do it justice. I wasn't asked to write this post or promote the product and I acquired the app like everyone can: I downloaded the free trial. But once I started using it, I was hooked; I purchased the $35 app shortly after (like...10 minutes after)…

Free app lets you scan the ISBN bar codes on your classroom library books to build a database. Let's you easily keep track of books you have, ones that are checked out, and helps you stay organized!

Classroom Library Organization

Thanks to a small snow event, I have an extra 2 hours this morning! Hooray for snow delays! I thought I would add a quick blog post about classroom libraries! I don't know if you're like me or not but I just LOVE books and therefore I am constantly adding new books to my class library. An awesomely organized teacher friend of mine turned me on to a cool app for my phone that will scan the books and create a database on my phone which includes title, author, a picture of the cover and so much…

this blog post has SO many tips to organize your classroom library

Classroom Library Organization - Simplified

A step by step guide to classroom library organization to help any teacher create a beautiful and functional classroom library.

Dry Erase Circles

Kinder Keri- The Connected Kindergarten

I've had so many questions about my dry erase circles, mostly about where to find them. Well, stop searching because I found some at Michael's! They are pricey (much more than I paid), but they are available. A 3 pack was $11.99 (steep) but if you use their standard coupon of 40% off then it's not too bad. Happy shopping!

DIY green leaf paper garland

DIY paper leaf garland - The House That Lars Built

You absolutely loved the DIY upcycled paper flower chandelier from the above, but I got a lot of requests to show how we made the green garland in the photo as well. I will say, making the garland out of paper was one of our smarter moves as we can now use it for multiple […]