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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

And the Winner is... & First Day Linky!

Heather over at Swinging Through Second Grade! Congrats!

A big thank you to all other who entered the giveaway too! I hope to have a giveaway again soon! It was so much fun! In honor of all of those who participated I am having a 20% off sale in my store for the next few days! It starts today and will end Friday night! Thanks again for all of your support! Click here to visit my TpT store!

In other news I finally got into my classroom and started moving in! Yay! The floors haven't been cleaned yet though so I can't really start to set up, but I am totally in school mode! I want to print and cut and laminate and cut and repeat! =] I am so excited, nervous, scared, thrilled and so on about the first day of school! So what better way to get ideas on what to do then host a linky! (This is my first time hosting and I am a little nervous, hopefully I can figure out how to do it!)Graphic is courtesy of The 3am Teacher!

First Day of School Activities!

One of the things I really hadn't thought of until I was reading my giveaway comments was taking pictures on the first day! One of my goals every time I enter a classroom is to know all of the students names by the time I leave the first day! This will definitely help me accomplish this goal! One teacher I know decorated her desk with pictures of her students that she took on the first day! It was adorable! 

I also have seen an idea on interest floating around...

I really want to make this for my kiddos! Except it will say 1st grade instead of Kinder! Maybe a future Monday Made it! Not sure where the original source is, but if it is yours let me know! 

So that is a first day activity I plan on doing in my class! Now it is your turn! Here are some ideas of what you can share!
*An activity you always do on the first day!
*A resource you made to use for the first day/week
*Anything else you do with your students on the first day!

I hope you are all having a great start to your week! If you feel like linky up I would be thrilled! A new teacher can always use ideas for the 1st day!Also, if you do not have a blog, but would like to share leave a comment!


  1. I can't wait to link up. That frame is on my to do list.

  2. I have that frame on my to do list as well!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. That frame is also on my to do list!! I am going to link up too! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Yay! I'm so excited that I won! I absolutely love that frame and have now put it on my to do list!

    Swinging Through Second Grade

  5. I will for SURE be linking up to this today! I too LOVE the picture frame. I definitely need to go out and get those supplies. Sad thing is I think I just missed the hobby lobby sale where there wooden letters were 50% off.. hmmm....

    Reaching for the TOP!

  6. Love the frame idea!!!! I want to make one too...

    I just linked up! :)

    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

  7. Just found your blog! Cute! I am your newest follower!

  8. LOVE, LOVE your blog look! I'm your newest follower! Great ideas :)

  9. Cute frame! Can't wait to link up-what a great idea!