Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Remembering Teresa

This is a hard post to write mainly because I have never experienced anything like it before.  Almost a year ago, I joined a blogging group filled with some AMAZING people.  They have made me a better person and stronger teacher.  We even started a collaborative blog called "The Teaching Tribune."  Their support is endless and they are truly a family.  


I am so saddened to say that we lost one of our family members this week.  Teresa, I wish I could have known you better and gotten a chance to meet you in real life.  Your priceless dance was one of my first memories of Blogging Friends.  Words never seem to be enough, but know that you are forever missed.


If you are reading this, please take a moment to check out Teresa's blog, 2nd Grade Pig Pen, or her TpT store and show her some love up in heaven.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bright Idea ~ Make a Happy Chair!

I can't not wait to share my next BRIGHT IDEA with you!  


Perhaps one of the best things I made for my classroom this year is my HAPPY CHAIR and I think every classroom should own one!  If you are having a bad moment, you just sit in the chair and immediately feel better!  (I swear it has special powers!)  

Here is how I made mine...


I found the paint in the mismatch section at Home Depot and the chair in the clearance section at RC Willey.  SCORE!




And TA DA!



I have the chair in the front of the room and sit in it during carpet time.  I also use it as rewards and anyone presenting to the class can sit in it too.  There is only one rule...you have to smile while sitting in it!

(Thank you to Dreamlike Magic and Mad Clips Factory for the backgrounds and fancy arrows to jazz up my pictures!)

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