Look What I Found…

While I’m waiting to get back to Texas and share some fun ideas and units with y’all, I thought I’d share with you guys some pretty fabulous ideas I found on Pinterest.  If you’re not scouring their boards already, you’re missing out!!! 



Fabulous writing center organization ideas from Playful Learning.



DIY dinosaur fossils from PaperVine that would be great to use with Deanna Jump’s Dinosaur Unit :)



Some really neat science experiment ideas!  Making it Rain from I Can Teach My Child and Glow in the Dark Slime from The Idea Room.


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This FABULOUS report card comment printable from Mrs. Nielson.  LOVE this and definitely tucking it away for the next year :)



This DANG cute bulletin board from Krissy Venosdale’s Flickr stream.  Gosh darn, I LOVE that!  Our first grade team is going with an “Out of this World/Space/Alien/Astronaut” theme for the year, so I couldn’t have found this at a more perfect time!



And I know this has NOTHING to do with school, but heck if I don’t LOVE this printable!  Sweet Shannon Long created this and even went so far as to make one that says “school” and “classroom” instead of “home”.  I’ll proudly be displaying mine in my classroom and I’m having one framed for our lounge :)  THANKS, SHANNON!

Like I said before, if you aren’t on Pinterest already, get there FAST!  You can check out more of my sweet finds HERE and you might wanna snoop around while you’re there because I’m following LOTS of fabulous teachers who are pinning some really amazing things!!!! 

Don’t forget that voting starts today for the Really Good Stuff’s 2011 Classroom Blog Contest.  Vote for your favorite blog by clicking the link below.  Voting starts July 1 and runs through the 7th. 


Happy holiday weekend, sweet friends!!  Hope you have a FABULOUS 4th!!!!


  1. Thanks for featuring my Dino Fossils! Lookng forward to checking out some of the other ideas too! With three pre-schoolers I need them...


  2. I love Pinterest! And that writing organization station is SWEET!! :)

  3. I think/know I am just as addicted to Pinterest as Blogger! Where did June go? AND it is SOOOO fun when your favorite blog friend starts to follow you! Shout out to Donna Glynn! I was so flattered!

  4. Oh my, yes! Love it all! Downloaded the comments, hope I remember I did that come report card time!


  5. Could you send me a Pinterest invite to creynolds365@gmail.com? Thanks!

  6. Ok, I just requested an invite! Yay!! I HAVE to have the sonic sign! Where can I get the "classroom" version? Thanks girls!

  7. Love, love, love your blog because a) you create amazing things! and b) I'm in the DFW area too. You need a 'button' so those of us who adore you can promote your site on our blogs as well!!!

  8. You are absolutely fabulous and I'm so inspired by you! Although I'm moving to 4th grade next year, I plan on following your blog relentlessly! I wish I knew how you did all your blogging stuff and activity stuff b/c I have SOOOO many ideas but just can't figure out the technical aspect of it!

  9. Pinterest is such a bummer! It said I needed an "invite" to join... I'm on a waiting list... That's no fun...

  10. Hey Cara! I voted for you!!!
    I love your blog...I added it to my Blogs I Heart list on my blog! :)

    Have a happy 4th weekend!
    Kelli :)


  11. Where we can we get the Sonic drink printable?! Thanks so much for posting all of this!

    Adventures in Teaching

  12. Yes, I'm DYING to know where to find the Sonic printable as well!

    And thanks for linking my "Making it Rain" idea. :)

  13. Totally addicted to pinterest...love, love, love it. I've always thought I need a place to PUT all these great ideas. Now following your pinterest teaching board. Wahoo!

  14. I didn't want to bother you on email again, but I just got back from target and there was a ton of space stuff in the dollar spot. I think you said that was your grade level theme for next year?

  15. DrOp EVERYTHING and RUN to Target! In their dollar section (aka my favorite section) they have a DARLING supply of alien/outer space decor. They have stickers, wall stickers, window clings, jelly window clings and other little do-dads that I saw and thought of you!!!!!!!!!!!!