I openly confess that Pinterest has allowed me to become more creative not only in my classroom, but in my personal life with fun fashion styles, food recipes, and at home DIY activities that I'll eventually get to. Where were we before Pinterest entered our lives?
I'm linking up with another inspiring blogger guru, Cara at The First Grade Parade for her new linky party Favorite Pins Friday!
Here are a few of my favorite pins from this past week : )
I just saw this pin on Pinterest a few hours ago and pinned it immediately! How creative and smart is that? Such a simple step to keep from a big ol' mess. When I followed the pin back to its original source, it led me to my colleague and dear friend Ms. Jessica at A Turn to Learn! I literally started laughing out loud! Of course a gem of an idea like this would come from her!
This next great idea came from first grade teacher Miss Willis at The Go to Teacher and I just love it. I use a number system in my classroom as well for management and sanity of mind. I never thought about applying my number system to the dry erase markers we use. GENIUS. I can't tell you how many times during a lesson I've had students use our quiet signals to replace markers or complain out loud about their marker drying out. Those little interruptions can become one great big nuisance, so I'm looking forward to implementing this next year.
I get by with a little help from my friends, or in most cases A LOT of help. I'm so blessed to have a really strong group of friends that inspire me and lift me up. I saw this quote and I emailed it to all of them immediately. I hope that one day we all look that good in our bathing suits and are still getting down like these two beauties are :)
I love reading e-cards on Pinterest, but one of my colleagues at work shared this one with me and I couldn't have related more to it. Of my family and friends, I am the only teacher, which makes it hard for some of them to understand that I don't color and finger paint every day with my third graders. Again, some of them really have no clue. So I think I'll hold on to this hardy-har-har card for the next time I get grief for my summer vacation (which all of us teachers know is spent preparing and creating work for next year anyway ;)
So those are a few of my favorite pins from this week! Make sure you link up with Cara to join in on the fun!
Love and Light,