I rounded up some of my favorite blogger books! You have a chance to win one of these! Here is some background on the books I have chosen:
Back in 2005, before teacher blogs as we know it even existed, I started following the Nie Nie Dialogues. At the time my dear friend Shannon and I were Mormon blog obsessed. Neither of us are Mormon but we found blogs created by Mormon women to be better then Martha Stewart, HGTV, and Food Network combined! These blogs were filled with recipes, gorgeous photography, how-to-guides for amazing crafts, wholesome family values, and just made (still do) us happy. My closest friends know I can’t live without my Mormon blogs and teaching blogs … and now the secret is out on Sprinkle Teaching Magic! You have a chance to win Nie Nie’s first book!
The Pioneer Woman is another blog I have followed forever! To me she is the blog guru! I drool over her recipes and learn so much from her photography tips. This giveaway includes her latest cookbook.
Last but not least my home girl Tori Spelling. I am not ashamed to admit it but I am an avid watcher of Tori and Dean’s reality tv show. In FACT, I own the first two seasons of ‘Tori and Dean Inn Love’ on DVD. Yes, I had to special order them through Amazon! I LOVE HER! Last year she came out with a blog ediTorial and a new book! Mr. Winemaker gave me ‘celebraTORI’ for my birthday this year and it is filled with crafty and party throwing ideas plus gorgeous pictures.
Now I know these books are not teacher related BUT it is summer and we need some fun summer reading! This is also my first time using Rafflecopter so I am excited to try it out! There are lots of ways to enter so be sure to check it out! The giveaway ends on July 2nd! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now on to more teaching related photo fun!
I love making homespun signs to hang up on the first day of school. Here are some examples of my favorite signs! To make them I use fun wrapping paper and then mount tag board centered to the front. After I decorate my sign I run it through the laminator to stiffen it up.
The first week of school I usually start off with a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom theme. Parents send in empty bottled water containers and I get them all cleaned up. I buy the foam letters from Michaels and use silver glitter. Students stuff their bottle with the alphabet and a spoonful of glitter. We fill the bottles up with water. Each student receives a laminated card with the alphabet and goes on an I Spy a letter hunt! We even pull out the Vis A Vis overhead projector pens (remember those?) and as students find letters they check them off their laminated alphabet card. Love this because we can wipe the check marks off and do it all over again!