Friday, July 5

Favorite Pins Friday

Here are some of my favorite pins (go ahead and follow me on pinterest along the right side if you'd like)...I'm linking up with the lovely and sweet Cara (do I really even NEED to say she's from The First Grade Parade??? Guessing you already knew....cuz she's THAT fabulous!) with her Favorite Pins Friday linky.

From my School Stuff board:

Water bottle cages attached to chair legs to hold water bottles! Love this! We're tripping over water bottles left and right in my classroom. BUT, they're a necessity since we don't have air conditioning at our school. Our first floor rooms on the blacktop side of the building are generally 85-90 degrees....and we're downstairs. Bless those upstairs teachers' souls.

No website is listed for this particular pin...if you know where it came from, please let me know...I'd love to give credit!
What a great idea! A bike water bottle holder is attached to the legs of the desks! Desktops are clear and students are hydrated.

I love my friend Susan Moran over at Thank God Its First Grade (hope her cross-country move is going well!)....she posted this sweet freebie that I plan to try out...
Have your students meet with their parents and discuss all the reasoning and meaning behind their name! This is a fun activity we do at the beginning of the year to help students get to know themselves and each other a little better! It also allows for a fun bonding experience between your student and their parents.

Lyndsey Kuster from A Year of Many Firsts put these out - so  adorable!
Alphabet Card Set and Word Wall Set

Sometimes when I'm working on Character Traits with students or for a TpT product, I get stuck thinking of the same old traits. This next freebie is great to have on hand! It's from the blogger behind Workshop Classroom. You can get to it on TpT by clicking the picture.
Character Traits in Categories- Free on TpT!

All year long my class used (and loved) these Partner Picking Cards from Making It As A Middle School Teacher
Partner Picking Cards!

From my Crafty Stuff board...

Turning toddler scribbles into art....I have loads of these types of papers and love this idea from Squash Blossom Babies.
Turn Toddler Scribbles into Art

I intended to do this last year and never's from La Classe Della Maestra Valentina...I can't understand a word of the blog (I think it's in Italian?) but I sooo love the idea and am thinking I'll have my daughter make one.
Fall trees Q-tip painting! was a BLAST to shop my own pins! Hoping to link up a few more times for this fun linky! Thanks for hosting!

If you'd like to see what else I'm here to follow me on Pinterest. Or the P along the top of my blog works, too.


  1. great pins - i love the water bottle holders - so I've been googling and can't find anything else about that particular picture. seems like a great idea though - i hate water bottles on the desk - papers get wet, they get knocked over. Makes me nuts!! Can't wait to see your chalkboard blog makeover!

  2. Thanks for the shout out, friend! Love all of your pins. xoxoxo

  3. Great pins! Love the Partner picking cards and the water bottle holders. We're thinking those are water bottle holders from bicycles zip tied? Fabulous idea! Off to pin a few more things! :)
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  4. LOVING the water bottle holders!
    Definitely a HUGE must-have for this coming year!
    Thanks for sharing your faves! I think I just might link up and do the same!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  5. I love the partner picking cards. What a good idea.
    Curious Firsties

  6. I love the character trait chart!!! Thank you so much for "pinning" such an awesome resource!

    Literacy Without Worksheets

  7. I love the character traits freebie! I'm in the middle of a blog makeover too! I can't wait to see your new blog design!

  8. Love all your to snag that character trait freebie!

    Have a great weekend :)

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  9. Ooooo, you know I LOVE this post and that character-trait freebie in particular! Thanks for scouting out some Uh-MAY-zing pins!


  10. Found your blog through the linky! Always great to find new friends!

    From Blood to Books!

  11. I love the toddler scribbles to art pin! What a cute idea! Also, love the water bottle holder idea!!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  12. The partner cards are great... thanks for sharing the freebie link!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten


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