Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tried It Tuesday {Digital Designing} {FREEBIE} and a {GIVEAWAY}!

Hello blogland! :)
I hope everyone is enjoying their Tuesday so far and for some, one of your last few days before heading back to work! I get to spend tomorrow and Thursday in Kagan Training all day, both days- but I actually am VERY excited! The school I was hired at is HUGE on Kagan activities, so I really want to know what I'm doing.

Onto the wonderful Fourth Grade Flipper's Tried It Tuesday! I am very excited, because next week will be the return of WEEKLY Tried It Tuesdays.. I see many activities occurring in my future :)


For today's post, I decided to try my hand at creating some useful things that I just couldn't find or they didn't suit my OCD certain needs off of other sites.

The first was my Teacher's Toolbox that I created, I know most of you have already created yours or have found some that you already like- but alas, I had to take the difficult route and make my own! I know I blogged about it yesterday, but I wanted to show the finished picture…

TADA! I just LOVE it! I am so excited to fill those little drawers up! :)

**GIVEAWAY! If you'd like a set of these awesome labels, leave a comment giving me advice for my first year of teaching and I'll email it to the first FIVE people that comment! Make sure to leave your email as well! :) ** 

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My next item that I made was inspired by my new found love for blogging! Everyone knows that blogging requires organization, patience, and a love for writing. I made sure to find some blog planners this week that I thought could work for me- but they were ALL missing one thing! My favorite way to blog, is to participate in these awesome linky parties, but because I'm so new- I can't remember the names of the bloggers yet or where the blog was even located! So it took forever to go back and look every time. In comes my new Linky Party Planner Sheet! I just love this little sheet and the chevron and cute fonts make me happy :) Because I love all my followers so very much and because many of you are newbie bloggers as well, I will be placing this item in my TpT store for free! That's right {FREEBIE} alert! :) I just ask that you leave a little feedback for me! Here is what it looks like! (Just click on either picture to access the freebie!)


It's simple- but it works! :) I hope you can get some use out of it!



My final little project was figuring out how to make this work as dry erase- without using glass for safety purposes in the classroom. Well, yet another reason I LOVE my laminator! I just laminated this amazingly cute poster that I got from Miss Wolgy's TpT store- these sayings for your classroom are seriously amazing and cute! AND.. they are free :) Go check them out! I just love that I will be able to write students names on this and make them feel totally special!! :) I used the Expo Neon markers on it and they work great!


Well, thats is for tonight folks! Its off to bed early for me! :) Goodnight and here's one last piece of "art" to dream of before you go to bed tonight ;)

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10 comments:

  1. Your Teacher's Toolbox came out super cute!! I would love a copy of your bright labels in case I ever make one:) I have a lot of bright colors in my room. What a great idea to laminate that poster to write on it! Thanks for linking up!!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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    1. Hey Holly!
      I will send the labels your way! I hope you do make one of the tool boxes! They are so great :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :) Any advice for a new teacher?? ;)

      ~Lindsay

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    2. P.S.- Do you have an email I can send the labels to? :)

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  2. I recently started following you on instagram. Your toolbox is adorbs! Love it and now want to make one for myself, even though I'm only teaching one section of 8th grade Social Studies this year and really don't *need* one. Maybe I will satisfy that urge by making one for my son's kindergarten teacher.

    Advice for first year of teaching - GO BIG! A lot of times new teachers get frustrated by things that go wrong (and they WILL go wrong...VERY WRONG somedays) and then try to play it safe. I encourage my new faculty to keep trying new things and not to be afraid to get way out of the box. What better time to throw it all on the table than your first year? And if you start off conservative, you'll stay that way. I like to talk to my middle schoolers about letting our freak flags fly, and tell them I wouldn't be true to myself if I didn't wave my own, especially in the classroom.

    Good luck!

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    1. Kristen,
      WOW! Thank you so much for following me and and for the AWESOME advice! I am also a firm believer in "go big or go home". It feels good to have veteran teachers encouraging me to do so. Also, your "freak flags" made me LOL… hahaha! Love that!!! :) I hope you have a phenomenal year! Do you have an email address that I could send your labels to?!

      Thanks so much!
      ~Lindsay

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  3. Even though you will be teaching upper grade (I teach 2), review rules daily for as long as it takes at the beginning so that your year will go smooth. Best of luck! BTW your toolbox is cute!

    www.alwaysfirstgrade.blogspot.com
    libarra98@gmail.com

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    1. Mrs. Ibarra,
      Thank you so much for the sweet comments :) I'm glad you like the toolbox.. I spent a lot of time on it! :) As for your advice, thank you very much! I will be sure to do this because I want this year to be as streamlined as possible!!!

      Thanks so much!
      ~Lindsay

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    2. P.S.- I am sending your labels now :)

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  4. I found you on instagram and started reading your blog. I'm going into my 2nd year of teaching. :) Good Luck! My best advice is to stay as organized as you can and to find a way to relax in the evenings after the hard days. Are you still offering to email your teacher toolbox labels. I'm wanting to make one for my self and LOVE your labels. My email is kayla.peoples11@gmail.com. Thanks!

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    1. Hey Kayla! :)
      Thanks for the awesome advice! I will gladly send you the labels :) Thanks so much for becoming a follower! Don't forget to also follow my TpT store, there is a HUGE sale this weekend and you don't want to miss out!
      ~Lindsay

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