Friday, July 20, 2012

Finished before the weekend!

So I have had a productive week of sitting on the couch...painting, blogging, making items for TPT, and cutting out things I had laminated!

I am so excited about the things I have finished so far, that I wanted to share them with you! I just can't wait until I get them in place in my classroom though.

So at this point I was thinking...
what did I just get myself into.....!?

Even my little Turkey looked at me like, "are you really going to cut all of this out?"
 I was so excited when I got everything cut out, that I wanted to see what it would look like in my classroom - so I set everything up!
 My Common Core Math Standards to match the rainbow colors of my classroom. 
You can find these here on my TPT page. I personalize them to match teachers' classroom colors!
Sorry about the was taken with my cell phone.
Since this is our first year using the Seven Habits at my school, I want to give something to my classroom parents that they can take home with the habits written on it. A bookmark will be something they can use, while learning the habits! Now they can keep up with their kids when they come home talking about what they have learned at school!
The bookmarks are FREE on my TPT! 

 This is one of the items I am most excited about because I LOVE to be organized! 
This teacher binder will keep everything I need in ONE PLACE! What could be better!? 
I can't wait to fill it up with everything! Yay!
I have had some requests to make the same binder with a 
different look also, so that there are choices! This is something I plan on doing next week! 
Leave a comment below if you are interested in a certain color combo or theme! 
I make this banner in all grade, Kindergarten through Fifth.
I was really happy to see this come together! Sorry I had to hang it in such a strange place...the kitchen! The lighting was strange and it's not a great spot, but it worked! 

Now...time for the PAINTING PARTY!

These canvases are little enough to sit on a bookshelf, but can still be read if hanging on a wall. I have six groups in my room, one for each color of the rainbow, and each group is going to have a canvas on their "group shelf". I am really hoping you all like how they turned out!
 I cut a tiny piece of the only sponge I had to texture the background of my red canvas! 
"First we make our habits, and then our habits make us" - Stephen Covey

 Use a toilet paper roll to make perfect circles!! 
"See every problem as an opportunity to exercise creative energy" - Stephen Covey
 Hand painted stars...oh how I wish I had a stencil! But I always remind myself that my students won't judge me based on how perfect my stars are!
"Leadership is a choice, not a position"
 I don't really know what this came out to look like, but it started as a make-my-own zebra print ... which I couldn't quite execute. My husband came home and asked me if it was seaweed!! How rude... ;) The quote on this canvas is kind of ironic...I should have realized I was going in the wrong direction when the first stripe didn't look like a zebra!
"It doesn't really matter how fast you're going if you're going in the wrong direction" -Stephen Covey
 This was one of my favorite ones! I hand painted the "basket weave" look and I actually REALLY like it! Maybe I am just loving the purple?
"We recognize the right of everyone to be different"
 I used the toilet paper roll trick again for this canvas! The only different between this one and the orange one are the polka dots!
"Each of us makes his own weather"
(My favorite of all of the quotes)

I can't wait to get these all into my classroom and take pictures for you guys of my room! I'll make sure to get some good "before" pictures...also know as "the point of high stress" - Yikes!
However, I head out of town today to a place with no internet until Sunday :) and we are ready for this little get-a-way....after a nap...


  1. Everything looks great Bridget. You were one busy lady. I love all of your canvases. They look great displayed together :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  2. I love these signs - so colorful and the quotes are awesome!
    You've got me interested in the 7 Habits for kids now that I'm going to order the book.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I LOVE it all! I want to make some of those canvases, but I don't think I have a steady enough hand...

    The Dalton Gang

  4. I just love that binder and cannot wait until you get the editable version finished. I also have that banner in my wishlist!!!! :)

    Kindergarten Korner

  5. Oh my WORD. Girl. I am absolutely IN LOVE with all of your stuff!! I am not only going to have to stalk your blog right this very second but NOW I'm going to have to stalk your TPT store! What did you get me into?! :)

  6. I love how colorful everything is! How awesome and cute! I am your newest follower! Come on over to my blog I am hosting a giveaway right now!

    Teaching Joys

  7. Love your stuff. It's so cute and colorful. I am a new follower. Found you through a giveaway at Life is sweet. I got married this summer too!
    I would love it if you would stop by my blog.
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

  8. Oooohhh...I've been looking for a teacher planner...and this looks fabulous! It'll be on my TpT wishlist soon. :)


  9. Great ideas!! Love the painting party project! I'm your newest follower!

  10. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Just found your blog via pinterest.