Tuesday, August 18, 2015

How To: Chevron Kidney Table

Let me preface this post by saying that none of this was my idea and everything that I know about it, I learned through First Grade Blue Skies and from trial/error over the past two years.

I wasn't even going to post about it, but my FB and IG was flooded with questions today, so here are my answers!

Step One:
Purchase some cute contact paper from Amazon. Click the below image to take you to this product on amazon.com!

Step Two:
Begin by just doing straight rows and cut away excess material. I go slow and use a book to seal as I run the contact paper along the table. This helps to reduce bubbles, but learn to love the bubbles that you can't get rid of! :)

This picture is to show you exactly how much one role will last. Only this much. Never fear, though! Two rolls come in the pack and two rolls will cover your entire kidney table (but you won't have much left).

Step Three:
 Finish covering any little spots that are left and voila! 
You have a beautiful and fun new kidney table!

Now for the stuff no one wants to tell you. . . 
It took me about 30 minutes to do this and yes, there are some bubbles. The edges are bumpy and that is just the way it will be.
I did this last year, too and learned a few things.

1. It is super easy to clean with Clorox wipes.
2. The kids will only attempt to peel off pieces that are already peeling. It's actually very difficult to remove, so they won't try that for very long.
3. It gets dingy looking after a few months and a few tears and rips will appear from daily wear and tear. It still looks cute and visitors will still love it!
4. I had the kids work on removing this during the last week of school last year. It was a huge pain but I wanted a fresh start this year. They did it and I helped, but it sucked and was a lot of work to get the goo off of the table afterward (use Goo Gone).

That all said, I was not adverse to doing it all over again! It makes me happy and it so fun! The kids all know that this table is their "Work With Teacher" table and I love it!

Happy Back to School!!!

Monday, August 10, 2015

All Things Owl

This post is filled with owl forms, classroom decor and so much more! Every picture in this post is linked to the product, so click away!

Owl Classroom Wish List {FREE}

Owl Classroom Procedures {FREE}

Dull and Sharp Owls {FREE} 

These go with the word wall. :)

With "Parent Contact" being a good thing!

A fun game!

Rules and Expectations

Girls and Boys Bathroom Signs {FREE} 

Word to Know Sign {FREE}

Daily 5 Signs {FREE}


This and Next Week's Plans {FREE}

Books We Have Read {FREE}

Even and Odd Posters {FREE}

This and Next Week's Homework/In-Class Work Signs {FREE)


I have so many more owl resources in my store and most are FREE!
HEAD TO THIS LINK to check it out!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

My Latest Editable Resource

Say, "Cheese!"

Each year, I am scrambling to create sign-up sheets, reminders, expectations, etc. for Picture Day. So, maybe you are, too???

Check out my latest editable product below or grab on sale through tonight.
Click the first picture to take you there!

I also made a tutorial, if you'd like to check out exactly what you're getting and how to use this product efficiently.

Happy Sunday!

Monday, July 20, 2015

#bingetpt ~ What I've Accomplished While Sucking As A Mom

Who has the back-to-school itch?
This girl!

I've been traveling like crazy all summer- D.C. twice, Vegas twice, Seattle and now I'm at the cabin. My family thinks that I'm up here to live the dream and relax, but the truth is, I've barely left my computer. If I have, rest assure it's been fully documented on social media, so that I look like an adequate parent.

I've accomplished a lot, during my time as a bad mom-
I've had Netflix on round the clock, cooked many meals involving cheese, remained shower-free for three days and gained 2 pounds (I assume). 
And. . .
 I finally uploaded products that I have been using for years in my classroom, but never got around to sharing.

Does anyone else do this? I start working on something, it turns into five more projects and before I know it, I'm sucked in for days. #bingtpt #ibreakforchocolate

Here are a handful of resources that I've been working on:

Tutorial can be found in the description HERE.


Any questions?

Happy Monday!


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