Thursday, July 28, 2011

Kid friendly pirates, monster and REVISED circus noise level freebies

O.K. Sorry if you're getting sick of seeing these:) I'm still getting requests to make certain themes and it's very hard for me to say no because #1-these are very easy for me to make, #2-it's so fun making and giving them feels like christmas!;) And I don't like making things for just ONE person-I figure if one person wants it, there's got to be someone else out there that wants it too, right??;) So, that's why I keep posting them. Since I put the work into them, I want as many people to use them as possible. But, these HAVE to be the last ones I'm making!!!;) I have to move on to other things!!!:)
And, of course, I just want to thank Hadar at Miss Kindergarten one more time for being my inspiration for this:) They again all come with a poster and 5 signs.
Anyway-the first one is a more "Kinder friendly" pirate theme:) No one asked for this...but as I thought about it-I thought, you know, I wouldn't hang a pirate with a pipe hanging out of his mouth in my classroom-so, I bet you all don't want to either!!! LOL! So here's a better and even cuter one! There is also a monster theme and a circus theme to choose from. Click on the pic to get your copy:)
Sadly, the freebies in this post have been removed FOR NOW pending permission for clilpart/fonts. I will try to get them back up asap if at all possible.

Jungle theme popcorn word wall

This goes out to all my fellow Jungle themed classroom teachers:) I just finished my jungle themed popcorn word wall! It's full of jungle cuteness:) Click on the picture below to check it out!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Frog, bug and ocean noise level Freebies!

Hi everyone!!! I had a few requests for other themes for my noise level posters and signs. I had the clipart to make them for frogs, bugs and ocean...sorry if you asked for something that I don't have:(  I know someone asked for a Hollywood/movie theme and I know Kinder Kraziness has a free one that you can grab here. I hope you all enjoy these and I hope you find one that you can use!;) I don't think I will be making any more because I have to start working on my stuff....time is running out!!! School is right around the corner for me!!!  I also wanted to let you all know that I started a new project on Donors Choose. If you appreciate my freebies, I would LOVE for you to consider donating!
If you pick one of these, I would LOVE a comment letting me know which one you chose;) THANKS!!!!!
Click on the pic below to grab your fav. They all include the chart and the signs:) If your new to my blog, you can grab my jungle theme and pirate themed goodies from my previous posts;)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dollar General Find for Jungle theme!!!!

Stopped at Dollar General on my way home this evening and look what I found for $4!!!!
They are 24-pocket organizers (actually a shoe organizer) in Zebra print!!!!! They had a pink one and a green one-so I bought them both!;) Soooo fun!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pirate themed noise level freebie;)

Got a request to make a pirate themed noise level chart and, here you go! You can read more on how to use them in this post.  Click on the pic below to get a copy of this chart.

And you can click on the picture below to get the signs!
I have also posted my pirate themed stoplight behavior management system in my TPT store. Click on the image below to check it out!;) (I also have pirate cubbie/locker nametags available in my store;)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Jungle themed Noise Level Freebie

A while back I read a post by Hadar at Miss Kindergarten that I absolutely LOVED!!! It was about controlling the noise level in her classroom.
This is a visual chart for your class to remind them about what their volume should sound like while in school.

When in the hall, we all have our level 1 voice on!

When we're working with partners, we use our level 2 voice.

We ONLY use our level 5 voice when we're outside at Recess or PE.
Here's the chart that I came up with. It has the numbers to show the levels, but I also thought that colors would help as an added visual. Of course, red means NO talking and it goes all the way up to green...Green means go so they can do ALL the talking, yelling and screaming that they want! (Yes, it bugs me a little bit that the colors are slightly out of order of the spectrum (Roy G. Biv)...but, I just think green needs to be at the top:)
(click on pic to get your copy)
I'm going to glue an arrow onto a clothespin so that I can clip it next to the voice that I want them to have if it is a day when they need a little bit more reminding;)
I also made some little signs that I'm going to glue to Popsicle sticks that I can hold up if I need to. The extra visual might help some of them remember....especially at the beginning of the year!;)
(Click on the picture below to get your copy of the signs and the little arrow:)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

More Book Bin Labels for Your Library

Someone emailed me and requested a few more labels for their library, here they are....thought I'd post them in case anyone else needed these too;) Click on the picture to get your copy:)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Yay!! 200 Followers+Library theme labels Freebie!!!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to my 200+ followers!! I ♥ you all so much!!;) I never dreamed back in Feb. when I started this blog that I would EVER have this many followers...thanks again from the bottom of my ♥!!
Since I ♥ and appreciate you all so much, I am giving this away to everyone!!;) If you don't follow me yet, then I hope if you like this little freebie that you will start=) And please leave a comment and let me know if this is something that you will use;)  There are 7 pages with 38 different themed labels. Click on the picture below to get your copy!

I decided to make these because I have been seeing everyone's EXTREMELY organized classroom libraries. Well, I'm going to let you all in on a little secret....Organization is my weakness:( I REALLY wish I was more organized, but, I'm not!! But all of my blogging friends out there have given me soooo many great tips, that I feel like I'm really going to do better at it this year:)
I stumbled across this post at Mrs. Randall's Learning Library.

Doesn't her library look sharp!? I loved her bins and read that she got them at Target Dollar Spot!!! Perfect!!! So, I went to every Target in the area and bought them all out:) Then I made my labels and velcroed them to the front of the bins so that I could easily move or rearrange them if I need to:) I hope you can use them and Enjoy them:)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ocean and Sports Stoplight Behavior Management Systems

I have finished up my sports themed and Ocean themed stoplight behavior management systems and you can check them out now in my TPT store!!
Here is the ocean one: click on the picture below to check it out at TPT.

I decided on "Officer Octopus" to watch over your classroom to make sure everyone is following the rules! I think he's pretty cute:)
Here is the Sports themed one: Click on the link below to check it out on TPT!

And "Mr. Umpire" will be watching over your classrooms to make sure everyone is following the rules!
I also have matching locker/cubbie nametags in my store just like the jungle nametags I posted previously!

I have gotten an email for a PIRATE themed, I will be working on that next! Hopefully I will have it up in the next week or so!!!

10 Things About Me!

Go Fourth! with Mrs. Owens is having a linky party!! Top 10 Things About Me....So, here's my list:)
1.  I ♥ my boys!!! They are my world! Brody is 3 and Grady (Gray) is 19 months.

2. My maiden name is "Blue". My name was Katie Blue and I loved it AND it was easy for Kinders to read and spell. I swear, every time I used my debit card to pay for something, people would say something about my name! One time this lady was like "Katie Blue,...hmmmm. Sounds like a Rock Star!" LOL! Now it's Mense...sounds like Men-see. EVERYONE mispronounces it-took me a while to get used to that! No one mispronounces Blue:)

3. I don't have A best friend, I have 7 of them!!! I have 7 of the BEST friends in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!! We have been best friends since H.S. and they are AMAZING!!! They are like sisters to me. We get together AT LEAST once a month and I know I can always count on them for EVERYTHING! This year they threw a surprise party for me....a "10th anniversary of my 21st birthday" party:) LOL!

4.My BFF Amanda and I went through our 1st pregnancies at EXACTLY the same time:) When I told her I was preggo, she said "I am too!".  We had the same due date!!!! What are the chances of that!?! She had a C-section scheduled for a week before we were due and I was SOOOO mad that she was going to have her baby 1st...but, my water ended up breaking the day before her C-section!!! Brody was born Nov. 8th, 2007 and Bella was Nov. 9th 2007!! (our second babies were born 4 months apart. Again, I had a boy and she had a girl:)

Here they all are now...BFFs:)

5. I am a country girl! I grew up out in the middle of no where (near a tiny town in IL) WAY out in the woods. I got married and we bought land right down the road from my parents! We can walk through the woods to get to their house;)

6. I have always loved to go mushroom hunting:) It's like a little treasure hunt:) I used to have dreams about it when I was little:) Now, I love to take my boys every spring!

7. I LOVE the STL Cardinals!!!!!! Go Cards!!!

This is my brother and I (and Tony LaRussa) when the cards won the World Series:)

8. I CANNOT sing but, I LOVE to Karaoke!;) So fun!!

9. I ♥ the 80s!!! The best music and movies EVER came from this era...and I was born in 80':)

10. Teaching Kindergarten is not only my job, but it's also my hobbie!!! I love it!!! It's so much fun!! And I feel sooo blessed to have the job of my dreams!! Thank you so much to all of my blogging friends who have made me 100xs the teacher that I used to be!!! I always tell everyone that blogging is like going to a workshop EVERY day:)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Treasure hunt freebie take 2

Someone emailed me and wanted a version of my treasure hunt with cubbies instead of, here it is:) I figured if she needed it, someone else out there probably did too:) Click on the picture to get a copy of this version!