Thursday, April 17, 2014

Did it Work?

For this "Did it Work?" I am giving the evil eye to my Avalon cookie sheet. This thing has been around for 3 years, is nice and sturdy but is now stained with ugliness (aka baked on grease).

After doing a little pinterest searching, I kept coming across a "baking soda and peroxide" mixture that supposedly gets rid of the ugliness of baked on grease. Excited to clean things up, I created the mixture.

Here is the pan and its ugliness 
 
 And the items used to clean it. I mixed these together till it created a paste.
 
I let the paste sit....
 
I scrubbed my life away...
 
 And here is the result. Waa Waa :(


 As you can tell... nothing changed. Any suggestions on other things I can try to bring it back to its glory!?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

All about light!

Transparent, Translucent and Opaque... OH MY! When teaching this concept to my students they often got confused... and I cant blame them because I was confused too at their age.

When creating this 19 page pack I wanted to take into consideration students and their learning style. This pack meets the needs of that. From group work to independent work, artistic to physical and musical, all of your personalities are sure to be covered!
Click here to purchase this pack.
 

This pack includes:
KWL chart
Foldable 




 
Transparency Song
 
Transparent/Translucent/Opaque Game
 
2 Worksheets 
 Click here to purchase this pack.
Hope you enjoy this pack! What fun things do you do in your class to help students grasp these concepts?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bird Themed Classroom Decor Pack

Here's another one for you! I just love making these things! If you've got a bird themed classroom that includes colors that are not pastel or bright and more "earthly" colors... Than this is for you!

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Here is the details:

This packet contains a total of 124 pages worth of goodies.
In your purchase you will receive:
3 sets of classroom table signs (2 circle and 1 rectangular)
48 supply tags to keep you organized (36 premade and 12 blanks- in 2 colors)
A "Who Knows the Time?" Clock Display with 2 sets of colored numbers.
12 Months Names
Day numbers (1-31, in 4 different colors, mix and match or keep to the same color).
Calendar Day Tags ( in 2 colors and 2 sizes)
Set of "Where Are We" Class Location cards (8 premade, 4 blanks)
Class Schedule set (in 4 colors (15 premade cards, blanks)
Class/Floor/Cubby Student Numbers
Word Wall letters (consonants are solid colors and vowels are striped)
And much more!!!

Racecar Themed Classroom Set

Hey guys,
I am excited to bring you my most recent classroom d├ęcor pack. This pack is for those of you teachers who put the "Pedal to the Metal"! Here is the details on this pack! Full of goodies just for you. Also be on the look out for the ABC pack and behavior chart!
Click here to be taken to my TpT Store for this product!


In your purchase you will receive:
Classroom "Welcome Pennant" as well as blank Pennants
3 sets of classroom table signs (2 circle and 1 rectangular)
48 supply tags to keep you and your drawers/containers organized (36 premade and 12 blanks- in 2 colors)
Sharp and Not Sharp tags for your pencil containers
 A "Who Knows the Time?" Clock Display with 2 sets of colored numbers.
12 Months Names
Day numbers (1-31, in 4 different colors, mix and match or keep to the same color).
Today is, Tomorrow is, and Yesterday was Signs
Parent Contact Forms
Bulletin Board/White Board Signs (Homework, Morning Work, Missing Work, To Do, Extra Credit, Completed Work)
Calendar Day Tags ( in 2 colors and 2 sizes)
Set of "Where Are We" Class Location cards (8 premade, 4 blanks)
Class Schedule set (in 4 colors (15 premade cards, blanks)
Class/Floor/Cubby Student Numbers
Word Wall letters (consonants and vowels are different from each other)

Just Added: Don't forget your ABC chart for your classroom! Each one is large enough for even the furthest student to see.
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Math Posters

It Really Worked Monday- Wood Scratches

Living in a older home has proven to me that anything can be made new again. My husband and I have lived in our house for almost 3 years and with every new day, I find something new that I can work on, organize, fix or improve. Today, I will be sharing with you something I am most excited about for 2 reasons:

1) It really works!!!!
2) It requires very little materials that are cheap and may already be in your house!

Our well lived in home has over the years, acquired some "love marks" on its wood surfaces. These surfaces include wood doors, wood paneling, wood cabinets, wood closet doors. After doing a little research, I came across a solution for these wood scratches.

Get ready for this... Vinegar and Olive Oil. Yep, that's right, equal parts of these 2 ingredients mixed in a jar can fix these "love marks".
 

First, get yourself a jar with a lid and pour equal parts of regular white vinegar and the cheapest olive oil (to save yourself some money). I combined a half cup of each, made it around the whole house and barely made a dent in the jar. I would recommend doing a forth cup of each and trying it in a small hidden area before committing to doing the whole house. One thing I did notice was places with scratches in thicker glossed wood pieces (window seals) did not fair as well but since a majority of the wood in our house has a thin layer of gloss I was able to make good use of it!

Here are some of the results:
 
Before
(Under our breakfast bar)
After
 (The marks remaining are scuff marks only)
 Before
 After
 Before
(Kitchen Cabinet) 
 After
Before
 Bathroom Door
(previous owners dogs did some damage to our doors)
 After
Before
Bathroom Cabinets
 After
 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Owl Themed Classroom Set

Today I am introducing the next of many of my "Classroom Themed Setups". Todays, theme is OWLS! Everywhere you look in classrooms you will see owls. These adorable little feathered friends are brightly colored, adorably designed and just dying to "hang" out in your classroom and complete your classroom theme.

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http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Owl-Themed-Classroom-Set-763462
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Owl-Themed-Classroom-Set-763462

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Owl-Themed-Classroom-Set-763462
 
The items below are not included in the packet above. These are a separate purchase and can be viewed by clicking on the pictures.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Owl-Themed-Classroom-ABCs-814524
 http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Owl-Themed-Behavior-Clip-Chart-816241