Monday, August 13, 2012

Cutting it Close

Unfortunately, my little teaching world is on hold to some extent right now.  I can't get into my classroom, because it's just now getting itself a good cleaning.  We are cutting it close, yes?  Since I can't do what must be done in that room of mine, I'm doing my best to prepare in other ways.  Here are a few Pinterest-inspired things I've enjoyed doing instead.  

My version

Pinterest version

 My version

Pinterest version

I'm pretty sure my new sign will turn into a classroom book.  Most everything seems to do that in my room.  The bathroom passes will replace the passes that my kids put on their desks when they head to the bathroom.  I'm not so comfortable sending my possessions to an elementary bathroom.  It's bad enough sending the children.  At least when they return, they can do something about those germs, just in case they didn't while they were away.  I also like putting passes on desks because my poor memory is less likely to forget where the children are.  Anyone else have this problem? 

Thanks once again to Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for letting me join her.

(Click on the Pinterest versions above if you want to see where they came from.  They certainly deserve the credit.)




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26 comments:

  1. Love your first day of school sign! I had hoped to get one of these made, but I added too many projects to the to-do list and I'm running out of time!

    Have a great school year!
    Lisa
    Super Pig and Tyrant King

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    1. Lisa, time is certainly a problem isn't it? Thanks for commenting!

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  2. I am loving that first day of school sign! Great idea with the sanitizers on the desk! Those bathrooms are full of germs.
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Thanks Lori. I'm hoping the hand sanitizer passes go over well this year.

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  3. Your sign turned out great. I love how everyone has their own variation to this same project. The creativity teachers have is awesome :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life
    Check out my Classroom Decor Pack of Your Choice Giveaway at my blog.

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    1. Heidi, the different signs are fun to check out, huh? Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Love your frame. I just bought my frame and now I have to decorate it. I hope I get it done. Starting to run out of time. Thanks for sharing.
    Sheree Peterson
    Petersons-Pad

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    1. Sheree, good luck with your frame. I'm sure it will turn out great!

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  5. I love both those ideas! Enough that I might even try them myself and I tend to not do crafts for my classroom:)

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

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    1. Barbara, I'm honored to have inspired you. :) Let me know how it goes if you give in to the creative urge.

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  6. These are adorable! I love both of them! ;)
    Michelle
    Apples and ABC's

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  7. Great job on both projects, Tammy! I need to get a couple of bottles of hand sanitizer. I really like that idea.
    Connie:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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    1. Connie, you definitely should grab some sanitizer. It's a quick, easy project and hopefully one that will kill some unwanted germs too.

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  8. Oh my goodness.....I love your frame. We have already had our 1st day of school but I would love to make one next year. I am your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by for a visit and follow me back.

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    1. Second Grade Chatter, thank you so much, and of course I love that you've decided to follow my blog. I'll be coming over for a visit soon.

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  9. I so want I "first day" sign! Going to have to make that happen!

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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    1. Laurie, I'm glad you like it. It seems like a popular thing to create these days. I'm sure yours will be ever so cute.

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  10. Love your frame! I also made one for my firsties! Come stop by sometime. :)

    Your Newest Follower,

    Lindsey

    Fantastic First Grade Friends

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    1. Lindsey, thanks so much. I bet yours is quite cute! I love that you came by.

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    1. Thank you so much Mrs. Brinn. I appreciate the comment!

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  12. I love your frame! I turned out so cute! I am your newest follower--and I am hosting a giveaway. I would love to have you come and visit! My grandmother lived in Boise, and my uncle lives in Idaho Falls, so I spent many Thanksgivings in Boise, and loved visiting my uncle in Idaho Falls.

    www.ateacherwithoutaclass.com

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    1. A Teacher Without a Class, thank you for coming by and following too. Idaho is a great place to live. I'm glad to hear that you enjoy your visits here!

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  13. Love the way your projects came out! I use the hand sanitizer bottles in my classroom as well...LOVE it! I too often forget who I have sent to the bathroom, so the bottles are a great reminder! PLUS I know they will have clean hands :)

    I am a new follower of your blog! I'd love it if you would check mine out when you get a chance!

    Jackie
    Crazy Daze in First Grade

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    1. Jackie, thank you for coming by. I'm glad to hear the hand sanitizers have worked for you!

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