Ten Pin Linky Party

O.k. today was the LAST day of school and maybe some time to do some blogging which I need to catch up on....by the way...my monthly Chalk Talk Linky party will be up and running on Saturday.  I hope you will link up.  I saw this linky that Ashley at Just Reed is hosting and it was talking about one of my favorite things to waste  spend time on which is Pinterest.  :)  
  If you didn't know this I have a several Pinterest boards over on Pinterest called surprisingly  The Teaching Bug.  :)  Go check them out.  I thought I would share my top 10 favorite classroom décor pins. 

1.  I love having great places to sit in the classroom for my students.  This is a great way to create a reading bench or a place to sit during activities. 

2.  If you use the Daily 5 in your classroom I think this chart is a great way to make sure you know what station your students are and which stations they need to visit. 
3.  Taking a simple frame purchased at Wal-Mart and changing into a note board you can easily write stuff down to remember. 
4.  I love how this teacher used fabric to cover her bulletins boards and the use of fabric on the reading table to make it look inviting. 
5.  I can't say enough of what a cute idea this is and it is on my list to do.  Take fun colored gift bags and add some party stuff to them like tissue paper and paper candles to add students birthdays to it. 
6.  Looking for a fun way to add border to your bulletin board.  Just take some tissue paper garland and scrunch it to make a fun border.   
7.  This bulletin board would be great in a first grade classroom to help students refer to the spelling of certain vowels together when found in the words. 
8.  Take fun colored paper plates to make a sign in your classroom.  Inexpensive and fun!
9. How much fun would these seats be for your students to gather at on the rug.  If you had the classroom space that would be great.   
10.  And finally to round out my ten favorite pins is how this teacher used bath mats to show where reading could take place in the reading corner.  Love the bright colors. 
Stay tuned on Saturday and hope you will stop by for Chalk Talk for June.  I have a fun theme planned. 


  1. I love them all. Aren't there some great teachers out there? I love that we can all share on Pinterest.

    Simply 2nd Resources

  2. I absolutely love the reading bench! I've had it pinned for a long time now. I guess that means I really need to make it! Too many great ideas!


    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  3. I love the birthday bag idea!


  4. Your blog is adorable! Found you through the Ten Pin linky. I love the bath mat idea! So smart!

    The Polished Teacher

  5. Great minds think a like. I already have 6 of these 10 things pinned onto my Pinterest boards. Glad I found your blog, super cute, happy to be a new follower.


  6. I love the bath mat idea also. I am moving rooms and building this next year. My new room does not have carpet so I will be using these mats. Very clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

  7. Love the bath mat idea- could definitely prevent space problems during independent reading. Probably not too expensive either.
    Leading and Reading

  8. Hi Julie! The bath mat pin is actually my classroom! I found it on your blog through Buzzfeed actually- it's linked to your page. How cool! I'm your newest follower; your blog is super cute! Thanks for recognizing my pin and classroom :)

    1. I just saw the link myself! I love your idea for the bath mats and saw it on Pinterest . I saw it and pinned it because it was a great idea! I will credit your picture now I know who it is!


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