Life Isn't Always Frogs & Cupcakes

Life Isn't Always Frogs & Cupcakes

Classroom Update and Birthday Bouquet

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 09:05 PM PDT

I am totally loving all of this birthday stuff I've been seeing on blogs and Pinterest! It is so important to make sure your students feel valued and cared for, and what better way than to celebrate the day of their birth! After perusing birthday pins, I decided that one thing I would have is a birthday bucket:

I was going to make a cute little sign to attach to the straws but when I came across these birthday stickers I forgot I bought who knows when months ago, I decided to use those instead! When the students receive their straw, they can take the sticker off and wear it--who doesn't love stickers??!

I just taped the sticker on!

In other news, I have been working on my classroom for about a week now and I am FINALLY feeling like progress has been made. As soon as school let out at the end of May, I packed up my 4th grade classroom and, with the help of a few friends, successfully moved all of my junk over to my new 1st grade room in the next building! Here's my 4th grade room:

Goodbye, 4th grade!!! All that remains is the new 4th grade teacher's stuff...and the frogs that I just realized I left hanging from the ceiling--whoops! :)

The lady in 1st, whose place I am taking, retired, so while she was moving out she graciously allowed me to move my stuff in. That was a HUGE help because I only had friend help one day. That same day, a good 1st grade friend realized that she was moving (military husband) and brought over a ton of her stuff for me to have. The retiring teacher also left me a ton of stuff (including furniture!). Here is all of the madness!! Yikes!!!

Moving along--I had a little time to sort through some of the madness before we got kicked out for the summer. Holy moly--what a task.
Almost there! 
Done! Packed and ready for summer!!

So, what does it look like now after a week of working on it??? Well, you'll just have to come back tomorrow and see. ;)

I'm linking this post up to Tara's "Monday Made It!". To see more DIY projects, head over to her blog!