Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nominated Twice for Liebster Award!

Wow! I am thrilled to get another nomination for the Liebster Award thanks to Louanne from My Kindergarten Kids! Since I just received this award, I won't post more blogs. However, thanks so much Louanne! Here's a link to her blog. It's amazing! :)
My Kindergarten Kids
~ Lisa

More Altered Composition Notebooks

I didn't stop crafting after I made the container for pointers & notebooks for my co-workers. I decided to keep working and altered another notebook this afternoon. I had to stop because I don't have anymore books! It's a good thing I don't live far away from Walmart! :) A couple of the notebooks look a little like ones I already posted about. I used the same kind of scrapbook paper, but different accents. One book has the same kind of paper that I used to make a memo board (see older post).
This is the back side.
Crafting has been fun and I love getting ideas from Pinterest and other blogs! Share some things you have created this summer! It doesn't have to be school related! :) ~ Lisa

A Few Weeks Left!

Wow! Summer is almost over! Our school starts in less than a month. I've enjoyed my break, but I am looking forward to the new year. It's another HOT day, so I started crafting again. Since our school's PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) theme is Ocean/Beach, I am going to use a "tropical beach" decor in my classroom. In former posts, I shared photos of altered composition books, clipboards, etc... Today, I recycled an oatmeal container for storing my pointers. Of course, what primary teacher doesn't use pointers? My kiddos love using them too during the Daily 5 and guided reading groups. Here's a picture (without the pointers). I have shorter pointers too, so I'll have to make another container. Let me know if you have any suggestions on what to use. I thought about using a coffee can or a shorter oatmeal container.
I used "ocean" scrapbook paper & glue. The top of the container has a small lip so the paper fit nicely under it. Then I used Mod Podge. I thought it might help to make it sturdy. Next I applied cute fish stickers. I put the lid of the container on the bottom for more support. I hope it holds up well! I also decorated another composition notebook for my friend & co-worker, Marlana from: ( I have one for my other friend, Robin from: ( too! :) We got together a few weeks ago and finished our pacing guide for the year. It was great to visit with one another. We're planning on meeting again before school starts to work on lesson plans. I am so blessed to work with them! ~ Lisa

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What a Surprise!

Michelle from gave me a Liebster award! It really surprised me and made my day! Thanks so much Michelle! :)

This award is named for the German word "Liebster," which translates to "beloved" or "favorite", and is given to a "new, up and coming blogger." Here are the rules:
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you.
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to at least 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.

I am giving the award to:

The Kinder garden Teacher
The Enchanted Kinder Garden
Kindergarten Cupcake Crumbs
Young and Lively Kindergarten
This was hard picking out only 5 new blogs! Check them out! :) You'll be glad you did! ~ Lisa

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wild About Teaching - Contest!

Wild about Teaching!

I just found this blog tonight and a wonderful contest to enter! I realize there is not a lot of time left to enter it, but thought I'd share it anyways! I found Lacey's blog on Pinterest. She posted a wonderful freebie to go with "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom". She is celebrating 500 followers. Congratulations Lacey! :) ~ Lisa

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mrs. I's Class Has a Contest!

Here's a chance to win a Writing Work Stations packet from Mrs. Wills' Kindergarten blog. I just found Mrs. I's Class and Mrs. Will's blogs and look forward to following them! Click on the button above to enter the contest! :) ~ Lisa

Enter to Win From Kinder Kids Fun!

KinderKids Fun
Here's a chance to win really cute Ocean themed calendar pieces! My school's PBIS theme is Oceans/Beach and I'm looking forward to decorating my classroom! If you are interested in these, just click on the above button and enter to win! Thanks Kinder Kids Fun!!! ~ Lisa

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lil' Country Kindergarten Has a Contest!!!

My friend and co-worker, Marlana, is celebrating 1000 followers! Her blog is amazing! She is a wonderful teacher and always strives to create the best activities & lessons. If you haven't checked out her blog, this is a great time to do it! She's offering lots of prizes. Good luck!

Congratulations Marlana! You're the best! :)

~ Lisa