Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Call Me Maybe

 

Here is my latest bit of classroom creativity.  I have lots of people to thank for this one.  Have you seen The Teacher Tipster's fake phone call video?  It's really quite genius.  Connie from Welcome to First Grade Room 5 posted it on her blog with a great idea for how she's going to use it in her classroom.  You should really check it out.
Then the tattling telephone from Katie and Sarah at K-1 Teaching Besties inspired me too.  Go ahead and take a look.


Surrounded with all this inspiration, I had to do something.  So I got myself a cheap thrift store phone and added "Call me" with Mod Podge.  I'm looking forward to using it to make some fake phone calls when something extraordinary has occurred in my room that I really must share.  It will also double for a tattling telephone that children can use when I'm not really available to listen to such things (which will be never).  I made up a list of people they might just want to call that I'll post next to the phone.

Click the picture for your own copy.  If you live in Idaho, this one's for you. 

Click the picture for your own copy, minus the BSU Broncos.

I've got a certain song stuck in my head now.  How about you?
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22 comments:

  1. This is just too cute!! What a great idea! I can just picture them calling up the president to tell them that Bobby called them a meanie at recess. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, thanks so much for supporting my little idea here. I'm sure you're right. There will likely be some funny conversations going on with that phone.

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    1. Thanks so much Tammy. It was fun to make.

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  3. What a wonderful idea! I really like the phone list you included. And yes I am singing that song.
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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    1. Jessica, thanks much. It's an addictive little song!

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    1. Miss Nelson, thanks so much. I'm glad like it.

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing this Tammy! I will DEFINITELY use it!!! :-)

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    1. Sandy, I'm honored that you're going to use it for your own class. Have fun!

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  6. That is my new FAV song! We blast it in the car with the kids and my daughter and I rock out!
    I LOVE this idea! So perfect and the phone number list is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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    1. Christy & Tammy, it's a hard song to dislike. :) I'm so glad you like the phone list.

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  7. Thanks for the shout out, Tammy! I love the "call me" you put on the telephone. I also LOVE you phone list with numbers of people you can call. I am going to make one, too!!!!
    Connie:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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    1. Connie, you made all this happen. Thanks for inspiring me!

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  8. Tammy, that is too cute. Just don't put out a quarter! (Country Music Fan!)
    Sandi
    Literacy Minute

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    1. Sandi, too funny! (Not a country music fan) :)

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  9. OMG I am laughing so hard right now imagining the girls calling Justin Bieber. I would have to hide the phone or they would be calling him all the time. *swoon*

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    1. Sharron, I might have a few on-purpose tattlers for a while maybe? :)

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  10. I love your phone call list. That's hilarious!

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

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    1. Thanks Barbara. I think there might be a few funny conversations on that phone this year.

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