Every so often I get the urge to craft so I slide on over to my computer, open up Pinterest and start clicking. And then usually I get so overwhelmed that I call my crafting session complete.  Either that or someone is crying and wants chocolate milk. Eh. All in a day’s work.

Here are a few of my most favorite pins lately.  I have cited the original source.  Please, please, please DO NOT pin these from my site.  I am including the source underneath the photo that goes directly to the correct owner of the idea. If you pin it from me I am “stealing” their Pinterest traffic and that would just make the Pinterest Police (and me) sad.

I am so making these cookies this week.  How cute are they?!?!?!

I thought this poster was BRILLIANT. All higher order thinking and stuff like that.  This would be a great beginning of the year lesson to define metacognition and then highlight each strategy as it was taught throughout the year. 
Me like.
I have seen this commercial a million times and never thought of using it this way until I saw the pin!  The original pinner noted that he/ she was going to use it as an example of backing up your reasons and opinions with facts in opinion writing.  That.is.awesome.
Although I am not in the classroom this year, I have to admit this made me a bit jealous.  Holy cow, how creative is THAT!??  The rest of the hall displays are just as cute.  *Iwantthatparentinmyroom.
Kinley needs this tree.  Simple as that.  She is three and I think this year she is starting to really *get* Christmas.  I already bought the felt and have a half made version of a Jack O’Lantern.  I hope to finish it before she graduates.
We have done some crafting at home together.  Kinley loves to “do art.” 
We went on a walk and collected leaves.  Then we made leaf rubbings when we came home.  So simple, but she loved it!

We also did apple stamping and she loved that too.  I have pictures somewhere! 

Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.

2017-07-05T22:38:15+00:00Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

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