Valentine’s Day Fun!

Here is some fun stuff I found for the classroom to help make your Valentine’s Day a little sweeter.

Heart-shaped mini chalkboards. Found them at the $1 Spot at Target.  Love.

chalkboard heart pic

Clearance Christmas wrapping paper at Bath &  Body Works that could (should) be used as Valentine’s Day wrap! The snowflakes are made out of hearts.  $0.75 a roll.  Get some while you can and wrap your classroom door or use it for crafts!

valentine wrapping

And here is me and my sweet valentine (one of them).  She’s got cheeks for days and I LOVE them.

heart pic

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

(Ephesians 4:2)

Lots of V Day Love,

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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)

Hexagon Chalkboard Classroom Labels and Label Making Kit – *FREE*

I made these labels for my resource room and thought I would share them. I made the small labels for materials and the large signs for centers. There are no pictures or visuals on the labels, just the words. I am really into hexagons and chalkboards right now so I combined the two.  I hope you like them!

Chalkboard Classrooom Labels

If you visit my store on Teachers pay Teachers, you can also download the font and the chalkboard clipart I made and use them to make your own labels!  Click on the picture for the link to the *FREE* label making kit in my store:

Chalkboard Classroom Label Kit Preview-1

This is how I used these items to make classroom labels.  In a blank word document, I inserted the chalkboard clipart, cropped it, and rotated it 90 degrees so it was horizontal.  Then I set the image behind text.  Next, I added word art using the ckchalky font and made the color fill and outline white to look like chalk.  This works best for me when I save the file as a Word 97-2003 document.  For smaller labels, I started by inserting a table and then inserted the clipart and word art in each cell.  If you have any questions or need support with this, I’m happy to help!

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

(2 Corinthians 9:7)

I hope you have a great start to your school year!