Friday, January 25, 2013

School Project Idea!

Sorry for the delay in posting.  First of all I want to welcome new followers and assure you I am not usually this behind on posting.  Life has been CRAZZZZZY!!!! 
 First of all I have to admit I am not the most crafty person.  These ideas would not come to me so I usually have to rely on other crafty people to make them and then follow the directions.  HA HA!  So, today I wanted to share a little craft I recently did for a economics/ bartering project we had to create for school.  The project required us to make something in order for us to barter.  Well as I started looking around Pinterest.  Don't you just LOVE that site!  I do!   I stumbled upon this craft and the project was born.  I found the detailed instructions over to Parents Magazine  who originally shared it from Family Fun magazine.  Another favorite magazine of mine.  Go check it out if you would like to make some of your own for that rainy/snowy day craft .  I can guarantee the kiddos will love it!  
Here is how ours turned out! 



First we started purchasing some flat washers at your favorite local hardware store.  You can choose any size and they were only between 15-20 cent a piece.   Not too bad!






  
Next we purchased some favorite colors of nail polish ....we chose fun colors but chose the white to be our base color.  After applying several coats of the white nail polish it seemed to help cover the metal of the washer and let it dry between coats.  Then the fun decorating began. 
And this is how they turned out!  We had so much fun coming up with ideas and ways to decorate them. We purchased some suede string to add to the necklaces.   We put a clear coat of nail polish over the top to make it shine.  
And after looking on Pinterest further I found another idea to make these necklaces.  You could also use scrapbook paper and Modge Podge your paper down on both sides and cut out the circles.  That may be my next attempt at this project but this time make me something pretty!  :)  If you follow me Teaching Bug over at Pinterest you can check out my Project Ideas board or my Holiday crafts board to see some cute ideas I have pinned.  You will find the Modge Podge necklaces pinned to my Project Ideas board.  Go check it out!    Let me know if you try it!  Stay tuned I have two Valentine's posts coming about a couple different crafts we are going to do. 
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Magical Product Swap-Mrs. Stanford's Class

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It is raining hearts over here at my blog today because I am participating in a product swap with Christine over at Scribble Doodle and Draw and I am reviewing her Valentine's Literacy and Math packet that is  designed for Pre-K and kindergarten.  This packet is packed with some really cute activities for Valentine's Day.  It contains a pattern activity, counting, letter identification activity, and so much more.  I LOVE VALENTINE'S DAY so this packet was perfect for me to review. 








Just recently my little blog gained 100 followers!  I was so excited about being a part of this product swap and reaching 100 followers I thought I would throw a little giveaway.  The winner will receive the My Five Senses with Goldilocks and the 3 bears that Christine reviewed of mine over at her blog and a $10.00 gift certificate to Teachers Pay Teachers.  The contest will start Saturday, Jan. 13th and end Friday.  Good luck!  Feel free to pin to your hearts content.  And a big thanks to Jessica Stanford for allowing me to participate in this swap.  Go check out her blog Mrs. Stanford's Class

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

200 follower giveaway over at Mrs. Kelly's Klass

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That is all I can say!  So thrilled to have more than 100 followers!  Thank you all for following my little blog!  So I wanted to celebrate but wanted your input.  What would you like to see as a giveaway?????  When I reached 100 followers at my Teachers Pay Teachers store I did a gift certificate to TpT.  What are your suggestions this time?  I would love to hear them.  Shout them out in my comments. 

  I would like to tell you about another giveaway I am taking part in to celebrate 200 followers over at Mrs. Kelly's Klass


I wanted to share with you all a great giveaway that I am thrilled to be a part of over at Mrs. Kelly's Klass!  Her cute little blog reached 200 followers and  she is ready to give away some great prizes.  I am offering one of my best selling units "What's the Matter" using the story the 3 little pigs.  It has received great reviews and I am thrilled it is helping out so many teachers.  Go check out Mrs. Kelly's Klass blog and enter to win some great prizes. 
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Currently with Farley!

I am linking up with Farley over at her blog Oh boy 4th grade.  I have enjoyed reading everyone's currently responses over the past several months when I discovered her blog.  So I thought this month I would jump in and give it a try.  It sounded like fun and it is!  What a great idea!  So here is my first official currently! 

Football games seem to be all I hear on television as long as the hubby is home!  I could listen to something else as I am not much on football!  :)

I am loving how much fun we had over Christmas.  We went to DisneyWorld for the holidays and it was MAGICAL! 

Thinking about the different things I need to do tomorrow.  Trying to get back into the swing of the school schedule...vacation mode is always hard to get away from for me.  ;) 

I am not a person who likes cold weather and would rather have the pool open and the warm sun on my face and swimming to my hearts content!  Hurry up spring/summer! 

I am in desperate need of motivation!  I have some projects I want to start just finding the motivation lately has been hard. 

My news year resolution this year is to find the joy.  No matter what situation you are in whether good or bad my goal is to find the joy in it.  That is my goal this year and attempt to focus on the joy of every event. 

I had fun reflecting and thanks Farley for allowing me to link up! 

Julie
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