Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My Deep Love for Pinterest and a Fourth of July Freebie

Wow, was I motivated today!  Woohoo!  I love days like this when I get soooo much done.  Mind you I didn't do any school work, but I sure got my house clean!  :)

In all honesty, I spent an exceptional amount of time on Pinterest today.  I have a deep love for all things Pinterest.  For real....I may need counseling.  

I really was looking for quick and easy ways to clean my washing machine because it REALLY needed it, but I also found these wonderful ideas:
First day project: Friend Tree. Everyone puts their thumb print on the tree then teacher later frames it and hangs it as a reminder that we are all friends.
I so want to do this during the first week of school.  So sweet.  Every student puts their thumb print on the friendship tree.  Hang it up in the room and it can be a great reminder of the friends we have. 

My adaptation of a great idea found on Pinterest-Making Memories in __ Grade. "Write down anything you want the class to remember this school year. We will read the papers throughout the last week of school. (Started the first week of school. This jar is jam-packed full and we still have a few more weeks left!)
I ask my kiddos at the end of the year what they liked the most about first grade and this would be a great reminder of all the fun activities we do! 

Subtraction Mat: I am going to do this next year. Great idea..
This will be a great way to help my struggling kiddos with math facts. 

Already have a bunch of water bottle lids!! Great idea for a math center!
This is my idea of a Pinterest 'craft'!  I'm already saving my water bottle lids.  I think I can make this one...I'm keeping my fingers crossed though.  :)

Probably one of the coolest Ideas I've seen so far!! **Engineer prints at staples for 5 bucks!!! Who knew?!?!
This one was for the home.  I just LOVED this picture idea.  So cute and so cheap!  Now, I just need the two kids....

How to Clean your Washing Machine - Somewhat Simple
And, here is my washing machine cleaning tip of the day.  THANK YOU Pinterest!  I had way too much detergent built up in mine, but it's all good now!  

These are just a few of the pins I have pinned lately.  I'm seriously getting my Pinterest on this summer and I LOVE it!  

Here is my link if you're really interested in what I have done the last few days...My Pinterest Boards.  :)

Now, if I could just find the creativity to actually complete some of these wonderful ideas!  

I want to leave  you with a Fourth of July Freebie before I go!  This is from my Memorial Day and Fourth of July Pack.  I'm going to be adding more patriotic holidays this summer...it's on my to-do list.  

I was just too busy today to get it done though.  Pinteresting was at the top of my list!  I love that word by the way...Pinteresting.  Yep.  That perfectly describes my day.  :)

*Happy Birthday*, America!  THANK YOU to all of those who have served, are serving, or will serve our country.  It's the best place to live!  :)


Jessica Ann Stanford said...

Love the thumbprint art!


Jessica Stanford
Mrs. Stanford's Class
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Jennifer K. said...

My sister-in-law had a similar thumb-print idea at her wedding! It was a house picture (like the one from Up!) and each guest put a thumbprint and a little line to signify all of the balloons - it was so cute! I'll have to see if I can find my pics and post it! Alright, I'm off to go learn how to clean my washer too - my daughter thought the new Tide pods were supposed to go into the little cup in the middle part (agitator?) so now I have way too much detergent built up as well! Thanks!

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

Cindy Del Valle said...

Thanks for the Fourth of July freebie! My sister is teaching summer school and I'm trying to help her plan. This is perfect!

Primary Reading Party

Cupcake said...

I made a thumb print friendship tree with my kiddos last year! I loved it!
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Tangelia C. said...

I plan on doing the thumbprint art as a wedding guest book! It works perfectly in our living room as we have a "nature" theme in there!

thebusybusyhive said...

I gave you an award, buzz by to pick it up=)
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Susie Q said...

There is a little something for you on my blog. Go check it out!

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Miss DeCarbo said...

Love your freebie! :)

Sugar and Spice

Karlie said...

I understand your Pinterest addiction, and I have one just as severe! Today I went on Pinterest to look up a title of a book I wanted to read, and then decided I wanted to look at some clothing outfit combinations...an hour later I had to pry myself apart from Pinterest. I love the pins you shared though!

Also, I'm in the process of writing a post awarding you with The Versatile Blogger award, stop on by and see it on Saturday...it's taking me awhile to write the post, and I'm timing it to post tomorrow cause I don't want to double post today:-D

We are ALL Special!

Stacy said...

Love, love, love Pinterest!!! I am your newest follower! Stop on by my blog to grab your award. Can't wait to explore more of your posts!

Leading and Reading

Mrs. Lindsey said...

Love the friendship tree! That will be a must do for me.

Lovin’ Kindergarten

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