Back to School Odds and Ends and A Freebie

Hey All,

I hope that whatever stage of back-to-school-ness (that’s totally a word) you’re in, you’re having a fabulous week. Yesterday was officially 2 weeks until my students come back to school. Next week I can get into my classroom and start working, and then the Tuesday after labor day, the teachers go back. I have been scrambling to get as much done before I can get in my room on Monday as possible, so here are some of the odds and ends I’ve been working on this week.

Wrong is Wrong Even If Everyone is Doing it Poster

I LOVE this poster that I finally got around to laminating. I’ve seen this saying all over Pinterest, and I just love it! 🙂

CAFE Bulletin Board Pieces

I used Daily 5 last year, but will be starting CAFE for the first time. I finally printed and laminated the things for my bulletin board, and I love them! 🙂


Fabulous Word Wall


I laminated and started cutting out my word wall cards. Well, I got the letters cut out anyway. I still need to cut out all of the words. Click on the picture to check out this word wall in my store. 🙂

Show My Understanding Rubric

Okay, FULL credit for this fabulous idea goes to the lovely Tara from 4th Grade Frolics. I saw this quick self-checking rubric on her facebook page fan freebie, and LOVED it. I made my own so it would match my room, but she has a few different color choices and hers are way cuter than mine. {Click here} to check them out. (You just have to like her facebook page).

So Many Classroom Books

And in case you were wondering, my living room still looks like this. I can’t wait to get these books out and have space again! I’m sure Chris can’t wait either.

FREE Tropical Schedule Cards

And last but not least, I finally made my schedule cards. I’m going to use them in a pocket chart. I laminated them so I can write the time on with dry erase marker. Click the picture above to grab your own for FREE. (Sorry, I can’t add or make any changes to these right now.)

So that’s what I’ve been up to! Today looks like another day of cutting, sorting, and laminating, but I do get to see one of my sisters today which is always fun.

Hope you have a lovely day!

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  • Karen
    August 22, 2013 11:31 am

    Thank you so much for the schedule cards. It’s exactly what I need right now, and the colors of my classroom! What a great gift!

    • Primary Paradise
      Primary Paradise
      August 22, 2013 12:23 pm

      So glad to help Karen! 🙂

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