Friday, August 3, 2012

Currently and Back to School Freebie Friday!




It's that time of the month again. Thanks Farley! As much as I want to rewind to July, or even June..it's time to get it together because the nuggets are coming so soon!! =) 



I love to read a Ron Clark book each year before the new school year begins. He pumps me up like no other! I LOVE my job but he just puts it over the edge and gets me so excited to help mold some new minds and make a difference for our sweet little ones that will grace our presence for the next 180 days!

So I only had the past two days to put together an entire classroom. August 1st was the first day we could get into our rooms (it was really the 6th but I had a MAJOR panic attack and they felt sorry for me so they let me in early!) Nick and I have had a beach week planned for just the two of us (we realized we have NEVER just taken a vacay by ourselves, we are always accompanied by family and/or friends) and then this weekend we fly up to New York for a family wedding. Needless to say these trips have been planned before I moved schools. Worst timing EVER. I didn't think I would have to wait so long to get into my room. So I headed in at 7:30 Wednesday and finally called it quits when I was kicked out around 5. Thursday was a repeat of Wednesday. I even packed lunches for those days so I could keep working. I have these great before/after shots that I wanted to show you but...my wonderful camera is locked inside my new classroom. Seriously? I would leave it. No vacay pics either. To make you feel even more sorry for me, I dropped my iPhone and shattered the glass. I went to the Apple Store today and since it's Tax Free weekend they are not doing replacements. So no camera or phone for the next week. Actually it may be nice to be without a phone! Spend some quality time with the BF!


With open house coming up, I wanted to share with you some resources I have put together. (Shout out to Cara Carroll from The First Grade Parade for such great ideas!) These are the info papers I will give to parents at our Open House. I used to give an entire handbook (think college syllabus) but I'm pretty sure that got tossed in the trash as soon as it got home (if it made it there). I condensed into the most important things that parents want to know and need to know. Click here to download them in GoogleDocs. (Graphics are from the one and only Scrappin' Doodles.)






Thanks to Kristen at A Teeny, Tiny Teacher for this awesome behavior management plan!

Ok, the BF says it is TIME! I'm just praying I can RELAX and not think about the million and one things I will have to do next week...

Happy Friday!!!



23 comments:

  1. Everyone has a personal laminator. Not fair! One of these days I'll have one and things will be fair then. :-)

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  2. Hi Sarah! I posted just after you on Farley's August Currently, so I'm stopping by to say hi! I'm glad to have found you, and specifically this post - your back to school pages are great! I need to get started on making a set of my own for my third graders, because our back to school night is just two weeks away! Thanks for the inspiration!

    katherine
    Yay Third Grade

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  3. From one Miss Lain/Lane to another I LOVE these letters and volunteer forms! For some reason google docs is having trouble and won't let me download then...Think that you could email them to me so I can possibly adapt them for my third grade classroom? It's my first year teaching and it would be QUITE helpful!

    Thanks!

    hilarygrace18@gmail.com

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  4. These are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!! However, I am having a litle trouble downloading them. Would you be so kind as to email them to me so I can edit them for my kinder room? I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks so much!

    acg8305@gmail.com

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  5. Me too!! I love them but can't open!!!
    jcookm114@gmail.com

    Thanks so much for making these!

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  6. I had trouble opening the file, too. I love you ideas for helping...always like to let the moms share some of my fun, you know!

    If you end up emailing the file, I would love to be on the list.

    THank you!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  7. So sorry everyone! I have been out of town and just saw all your sweet comments! I am working to fix the issue! Unfortunately, because of copyright issues/licensing, I can't email you the word document, just a PDF. I will try and make it editable today and send it out! Thanks for being so patient!

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  8. Hi Sarah,
    I’m your newest follower! I am a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas. I’m having a big 100 follower giveaway. I’d love it if you wanted to come on over for a visit sometime. Thanks!
    Corinna :)
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

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  9. I would love a copy of these as well! My email is caitpre@gmail.com. You have such cute ideas!

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  10. I would LOVE a copy of these, too! They are FABULOUS! Thank you! Andreakifus@oh.rr.com Your creativity and time is SO appreciated!

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  11. Sarah,

    I love these so much! I am able to download them, but cannot edit them. Are they able to be edited so that I could use them too? I would especially love to use the "Meet the Teacher" form!

    Thanks so much,

    Alison :)

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  12. Hi Sarah!

    I also love these Back to School Forms and would love an editable version! Is there any way you could send me the original doc to use for my classroom use only? My email is allison.hearns@gmail.com. Thanks a bunch!

    Allison
    Miss Allison's Class

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  13. Hi, Sarah. I would love to use these resources for Meet and Greet! Just wondering if you were able to make these editable. If so, I would love to get the editable version. My email is GennieKay@hotmail.com. Thank you ...

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  14. How did you make the colored letters that say Meet the Teacher? Is this a font you downloaded?

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  15. I used a font called Wish I Was Taller {found at Kevin and Amanda Fonts} and just changed the color of each letter!

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  16. Hi Sarah, I love this, but is there an editable one available?
    Thanks so much,
    Neely

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  17. Hello!
    I found these cute letters of yours through pinterest! But, like others have said, I can't edit them. Would you be able to email them to me?
    Thanks!

    Robin

    Robindsarabia@gmail.com

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  18. I have added the link at the top of this post to the editable files!! =) Thank you all so much for downloading!

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  19. What is the font you used on your Meet The Teacher letter and where can I get it? I love it!

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  20. This is the coolest 'Meet The Teacher' letter I have ever seen. I love the pictures and a place to add some of your favorite things. Kids love to learn about their teacher before school starts and it is a great way to introduce yourself to parents as well. Thank you so much for the editable files! They are great resources.

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  21. I'm having trouble accessing the editable files. :(
    It keeps telling me I need permission to access it? Am I doing something wrong?

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  22. I love the Meet the Teacher form. Can you send me the editable version at mduyshar@ausd.net?
    Thanks so much!

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