Sunday, August 24, 2014


Let's talk about behavior! We all have kids that have bad days and we need to have parent contact. Do you call or e-mail or write notes? We do a little of each depending on the problem and student needs. We wanted to create a simple way to let parents know we needed to visit about our expectations and our choices during the day. This way parents can see what we are needing to work on and reinforce it at home. So if you'd like to try this out just click on the picture below to download it.
We just keep several copies on bright colored paper ready to go. That way it's easy to grab and fill out on days we need it. The bright colored paper helps alert parents when they see it in their child's folder! 
What tips do you have for talking to parents about their child's behavior?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bedtime Stories

We need to take a minute to brag on our librarian. We're not lying when we say she's crazy. And crazy in the best sort of librarian way. She's willing to do fun stuff, lots of fun crazy stuff to be sure our kids LOVE reading! She's loud, she's fun, she energetic and she's just plain GOOD at her job!
SO she created this bedtime stories event. The kids get to come to school late in the evening in their jammies and she reads them bedtime stories in the Library. Some of them bring blankets and pillows and their favorite stuffie. Some come with wet hair because they just had a bath. Can we get a hallelujah? KIDDING! She has a snack for them and we all have a blast. And they go home and write in their journals that it was the #bestdayever!! (True story, minus the hashtags)
Bedtime Stories Writing
So we wanted to get to share the excitement at school as a follow up and we decided these writing activities would be the perfect way for them to share all about it! We also created one that was not specific to the event so kiddos who didn't come could still share about their favorite bedtime stories. And you can click the picture above check out all that it includes! 

Don't you just love reading? What was your favorite bedtime story as a kid?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Meet the Teacher Gift {FREEBIE}

Summer is over and we're off to a busy school year! Tonight was our Meet the Teacher night! We had lots of smiling faces to see and we wanted them to leave with a little gift. So we created our bright tags to go with our chalkboard theme!
We attached a little glow bracelet to each tag for a simple and fun gift! Wal-mart has the bracelets 5 for $1! So it cost us less than $5 for a simple little welcome gift ;)
And you can download these cuties tags HERE! There are a few variations of the tag so you can choose the size you need! It'd also be real cute to attach to a pair of sunglasses ;)
Now it's off to bed! These 12 hour days can wear a teacher out! Goodnight!