Saturday, August 25, 2012

Last Minute Classroom Projects

My Kindergarten students came to school last night to meet me, see the classroom, and bring their school supplies. It was a WONDERFUL evening and I am so thrilled to start teaching all of my new Kinder-friends.

As you can imagine, the past few days have been very busy as I scrambled around the classroom getting everything "just right" for my special visitors. I created a few fun items for the classroom that I am excited to share with you.

Magnetic Dry Erase Marker Box
I found this cute pink and white box in the Target Dollar Spot. The box is intended to be a desk item and has a built-in photo frame. It is very lightweight since it is made of cardboard. It also happens to be the perfect size for storing my dry erase markers and an eraser. I really wanted to find a magnetic storage solution for my dry erase markers and this little box was perfect. I added 3 strips of 1" magnetic tape to the back of the box and it is strong enough to hold securely to my classroom whiteboard. After adding a cute clip art image from KPM Doodles, my little storage box was ready to go.



I love how the marker box coordinates with my DIY Magnetic Flower Clips!




Level A Reading Materials Made from Recycled Classroom Materials


I recently replaced my classroom alphabet because the original alphabet was 7 years old and a few letters were beginning to fade. Inspiration struck once again and I decided to save the old alphabet cards and use them to create a book for the classroom library.

I begin Daily 5 instruction the second week of school and it is difficult to find Level A books that are VERY easy to read. This was the perfect opportunity! I designed a simple cover for the book and used a binding machine to create the book. I loved this idea so much, I also printed a copy of my Domino Number Cards to create another addition to the library.



You can download the book covers I created for free! Just click the desired image below to begin.





Welcome to Kindergarten Banner
The finishing touch to my classroom setup was this fun "Welcome to Miss Manore's Kindergarten" banner I created to display in the hallway outside my classroom. I just love the bright colors.


I created a FREE banner for you to download as well. You can download a welcome banner for your own classroom! The completed banner measures approximately 12"x 70". The pages print separately. Just trim, just glue or tape them together, laminate, then display in your classroom!

Click an image below to select a FREE banner to download. 








I hope your new school year is off to a wonderful start!

11 comments:

  1. I have one of those little Target boxes! I should try the magnetic tape idea. Love it! Very clever!

    Sarah
    Miss A's Kindergarten

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    1. Thanks Sarah - I LOVE having it stuck to my whiteboard. It's out of the way of all my 5 year old friends. When I leave the markers out, they connect all of them into 3 foot long sticks when my back is turned!

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  2. Those little math books you made are too cuge! I need a binding machine!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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    1. Thanks Teri! My school has a binding machine and it is such a handy item to have around.

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  3. I love these banners! Do you have an version that can be edited? I teach Pre-Kindergarten and the "Pre-school" banner just won't do, since Pre-K is different. Can you email me a version? littleonelearning@gmail.com

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    1. My TpT store has been updated with a Pre-K banner!

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  4. Girl!!! How do you get your pics to have the most amazing descriptions when pinned from your blog!?

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    1. A blogger never reveals her secrets... Just Kidding! I wrote a tutorial for this one a little while back. It's a helpful little trick to know.

      http://kindercraze.blogspot.com/2012/11/blogger-tip-pre-fill-pin-text-from-your.html

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  5. Can you please do one for 5th grade? So cute!! I love your blog so much. I saw that contact paper at TJ Maxx and I am going to have to do that to some of my unsightly shelves as well! :)

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  6. I have just been moved to kindergarten this year and am feeling both very excited and overwhelmed. Can you give me some advice as to some necessities when setting up my room?

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