Monday, September 1

Back to School Preparations!

It's Back-to-School Eve and miraculously, my house is quiet. I'm going through some pics I snapped this weekend while I did some last minute back to school preparations prior to chillin' with my newest crop of firsties at my new-to-me school tomorrow.

The staff and families have been super welcoming and knock on wood...I'm pretty calm. Tonight, anyways.

A few of my favorite things have been getting a pretty serious workout this weekend! My new color laser printer...soooo worth it! Laser is soooo much cleaner and nicer than inkjet! And not having to wait my turn and monkey around on the color printer at school? Priceless! Cuz somehow I always mess something up when trying to multi-task!

My laminator! LOVE my laminator AND the pouches I get from Amazon...they work fantastically!

Here's what they've been doing for me...
Growing Firsties
Last year's batch didn't have Careful Caterpillar on them...and when a customer requested it I added it to the freebie pack on TpT but since I'd already made mine for my class I didn't make new ones.

I printed them on bright white cardstock, labeled them at the bottom with 1-M in case they get lost somewhere in the building...I also added student numbers at the top so that if one gets dropped in the room, it's easy to know who to return it to.

Included are full-page size posters and a page with all the strategies on one. 

Growing Firsties

Also got labels made and printed from the Avery Templates...if you'd like to download them for free, go ahead and click here or the image above. You will need the following free (for personal use) fonts in order for them to look the same as mine do...KG Behind These Hazel Eyes; KG Second Chances; Janda Silly Monkey.

Hope your year is off to a great start!!!


  1. I can't wait to see what this year has in store for you! I am hoping blessings beyond your wildest dreams!

  2. Your daily folder labels are exactly what I needed! (they have been on my to do list) Thanks so much for sharing and saving me so much time!
    Have a great start to your year!

  3. I LOVE those bookmarks! I hope you have a wonderful school year!!!

  4. Hope you have a great first day! Hope you got some sleep!! Thanks for sharing! :)


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