March Bulletin Board

I thought I would share my March bulletin board in my classroom.  I made a tree from bulletin board paper a few years ago and laminated it and I use on my bulletin board most of the year!  I just change the leaves, theme and sign to make it work.  For March, I put up my green leaves which I made from a sample book of wallpaper I got for free at Crayons to Computers.  Then I added glitter shamrocks that I found in The One Spot at Target.  I attached the shamrocks with my ladybug push pins for good luck.

tree pic

tree close up tree sign

The sign says, “Good Luck Is Nice But Hard Work Is Better!” which is so true…  I used a font I made called Ckawesome.  It’s available for free in my store.  Here is the link!

CKFonts {Set 2}

I love bulletin boards but as a teacher and mommy, I don’t have tons of time to make elaborate ones!  The tree is a nice way to spruce up my classroom each month.  My students like to check out the tree and ask me about it.  I hope you like it!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”

(Psalm 128: 2)

Classroom Snapshots

I am really feeling my classroom so far this year.  I spend so much time in there that I want it to feel nice and homey.  I also want my kids to like it and want to be there!  I thought I would share some pics, so I made a college.

classroom collage

The top 3 pics are bulletin boards in my room.  Calendar, Wild about Fluency, and then the ABC center alphabet banner.  I am going to put fluency goal numbers on the zebra bulletin board and then put students name under their goals as they reach them.  The alphabet banner I found on Teachers pay Teachers for free!  Love it.  I hung it with clothespins on silver elastic string.  The tins in the middle I found at the One Spot at Target.  They have little chalkboard labels on them.  I filled a vase with colorful plastic letters and tied a purple bow on it for decoration on a table in my classroom.  I saw it on Pinterest a couple years ago.  Lots of goodies are from Crayons to Computers including the “C” décor on my desk, all the felt I used for bulletin board backdrop, and some of the picture frames.  I have several pictures of my little boy.  I can’t get enough of his sweet face.  I tell my students all about him too so it gives them a face to go with the name.  🙂  I also got 2 packs of wallpaper samples at Crayons to Computers, which I am loving.  I used them to make the leaves on the “apple tree” at the bottom, and for background paper for some other projects.  I use the cart of drawers for students’ materials.  Works really well for me as an Intervention Specialist.  I can put students’ individualized work and activities in their drawer, and keep their finished products in there as well.  My word wall is the “technology themed” one I made and it’s available in my TpT store for $2.00. The “Masterpieces” heading at the bottom is where I put all the artwork and notes my students give me.  ❤  I hope you like it!

My school year has started of great and I feel so blessed.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Romans 8:28

iPad Clipart Back to School *FREEBIE*

I made this iPad clipart to use for a student work display and wanted to share it. I went with a fun technology theme. The student work display says, “iWork really hard.” I used the iPad clipart and typed students’ names underneath the iPad using my cklittlebuttons font.  It is free in my CKFonts *2* zip file for classroom use.  Then I had students draw a self-portrait on the screen of the iPad and it looks really cute.  Maybe I’ll share a pic.  🙂  Click on the picture for the link to the *free* file in my store.

iPad Clipart Preview

In the zip file is an iPad png. file with a transparent background, the preview, and the Terms of Use.  The Terms of Use just ask that you put a link to my store: www.teacherspayteachers/store/courtney-keimer or to my blog: www.somedivineintervention.wordpress.com.

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Thank you teachers!

 “If you love me, keep my commandments.”

(John 14:15)

Social Skills Posters & Cloze Activity

I created these social skills posters to help students learn the 16 essential social skills. I wanted to use visuals to help students learn the steps and give them a cloze activity to enhance their comprehension. Some students are more reluctant to do the cloze activities but it works for some! 🙂 These 16 social skills are the same that the PH program at my school uses for teaching social skills and replacement behaviors. They are a nice reference for role playing activities or for a resource room bulletin board!  Click on the thumbnails for the link to the product at my TpT store.

Social Skills Posters 1 Social Skills Posters 1 Cloze Social Skills Posters 3 Social Skills Posters 2

Blessings to you for working with kids who need this kind of support!!!

Love this one…

“Remain in me, and I will remain in you”

(John 15:4)

Spring Is Here

I love teaching in the spring.  I love putting away my January and February materials and getting out my spring stuff.  I put up this bulletin board in my room and after spring break, I am going to work with some of my students on writing spring Haikus to go on the bulletin board.

Here is the bulletin board now.

spring-bulletin-board copy

I added a couple spring items to my TpT page if you’d like to check them out!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Courtney-Keimer

Here is a sample of a spring font I made.

flower font

 ckflowers font preview

Happy first day of spring!