Monday, July 15, 2013
Quick update on the library... I started decorating today... Pictures will be posted next Tuesday! I LOVE how my hallway display turned out! Even better than what was in my head! Now I just need to work on the hall of fame area... I left it a mess... I wasn't a fan.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Today, I am looking back at some of my creations from the 2012- 2013 school year! I really got into decorating this school year! This post will look at some of my decor and the famed Read Across America Day!!!
Each 9 weeks had a theme this year for AR, so each 9 weeks, the library got a makeover!!
1st 9 weeks theme was "Go for the Goal," and I got to put my Michael Phelps obsession on display :)
Wall Display- their names went on a star when they reached their goal.
2nd 9 weeks we had a popcorn theme, "Pop Open a Good Book and Meet Your Goal."
Their name went on a piece of popcorn when they met their goal.
I got busy during Christmas! Got rid of all of the AR decor and went Christmas CRAZY!
The right is my version of the book tree I found on pinterest (on the left).
This is when I decided to get Dr. Seuss CRAZY!
A wreath I made for the front office!
The side entrance was turned into a gingerbread house!
Read Across America Day 2013 :)
We had a great day! Our theme was "Reading is Our Thing."
We had guest speakers, activities, special visitors, a themed snack section, and a basketball game!
The library door, LORAX, greets the students!
Cat In the Hat
Dr. Seuss Books
Happy Birthday Banner
Thing 1 and Thing 2
A look at the Dr. Seuss area.
Beezelnut Splash (fruit punch)
The snack table!
Truffula Trees and seeds (cookie sticks and nerds jelly beans)
Butter Battle Crackers and cream cheese
One Fish, Two Fish (gold fish)
Hop on Pop (popcorn)
Go Dog Go (cocktail weenies)
Guest Speakers... Mr. and Miss. Junior at JSU
Kids enjoying the speakers.
Cat in the Hat :)
It was a GREATTTTTTT day!!!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I love decorating my door, as you already know, and I also LOVE Dr. Seuss! Because I already has a newly decorated door for his birthday, I knew I needed to find a time that was appropriate to Dr. Seuss my door! April is the perfect month! For Earth Day, I like to use Lorax by Dr. Seuss as a guide, so I went ahead and used that as the theme of my door! Here are a few pictures!
Here is a shot of the entire door!!
There are a lot of great quotes in this book, but this is my favorite.
It can be used for more than just Earth Day!
If you are working in or around a public school in Mississippi, you know as well as I do that it's crunch. Between mock test, sample test items, missed skills, more sample test items, and more crunching, it's evident that the state test, the mct2, it quickly approaching.
Here are a few motivational signs that I've created to hopefully motivate and encourage our kids!
This first picture is something I threw together on Friday. The school has taken a "western" theme this year, so the principal wanted to follow that idea with some our test taking motivational signs. We are having shirts made by Southern Designs in Vidalia, LA, and they will be similar to this.
This idea came from some pencils I purchased from Positive Promotions.
This is also an idea I used from some bookmarks I purchased from Positive Promotions.
I cannot really remember where I got this idea, but I kind of like it!
Friday, March 11, 2011
I do actually have other things to blog about, but this is more fun... After spring break, I will blog about Disney!! For March, I wanted something springy, and I wanted to incorperate a little Disney into the door since I will be making magic at Disney World over spring break : )
I am in love with quotes these days... I find that most of the time other people can state think 10 times better than I can, so i have decided to just let them say it best. With that said, I try to let quotes inspire my door themes. For March, I found that easy. Walt Disney once said, "There is more treasure in a book than in all the pirate's loot on treasure island." I used this quote to inspire this little mural....
***i will be the first to admit that these ideas are much better in my head. i am inpatient, so i work quickly. this creates numerous flaws in the design compared to the image i pictured.....
This is a view of the entire door... Treasure Island
Mickey in our ship... the kids named is U.S.S. Rice, but you can barely see that.
The tree on the island... poor tree. let's just say palm trees are not my specialty.
The treasure chest..... since Walt Disney says there is more treasure in books, the kids made jewels with their favorite book titles on them. So here you have a treasure chest of awesome books. They had a lot of fun doing this.
A close up of the jewels.
Have a great spring break! I will make a little magic for everyone out there!!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I think my favorite thing is decorating my door each month. For February, I left up my "Be Cool- Read" design until mid month. Somewhere between the flu and jury duty, I found time to get into the Mardi Gras spirit. Here are a few pictures of the "Lassiz le Bon Temps Rouler with a good book" door.
This is a view of the entire door -- masks, beads, festive colors, boa looking border.
A close up of the sign.... in case you do not know,
"laissez le bon temps rouler" means "let the good times roll."
A close up of the border... I thought the polka dot resembled Mardi Gras beads.
I also had a banner in the hall from Oriental Trading that said, "Happy Mardi Gras: WCES 5th Grade."
After enjoying a parade at school, a month of King Cake, and a two day vacation from school, it's back to the real world. Mardi Gras holiday is officially over. Today is Ash Wednesday. Lent starts today, which is a time of sacrifice. Even though I am not Catholic, I think I will be taking part in Lent. Giving up something you really want for 40 days seems like it could lead to a lot of good. Now I need to quickly decide what I will be sacrificing during Lent.