Friday, August 3, 2012

August Already?

Well, August has arrived.
10 more days until teachers report back to school.
16 days until my new kiddos arrive.
I'm nervous and SUPER excited.

Today I thought I'd link up with Farley for her always exciting "Currently" linky! 
I'm excited to read about yalls back to school must haves! I need some ideas!

What I'm really wanting is those SWEET lime green shoes the 
USA athletes are wearing on the podium.

Now, I must get back to cutting, gluing and stringing my bulletin board banners. =)
Yall have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Product Swap Fun!

Hello, Hello!
Today is such an exciting day! The day of the first ever product swap! =)

I am SUPER excited to introduce Bridget from "Little Lovely Leaders" to you guys today.
I had the wonderful opportunity to receive one of her TPT items to review.

Little Lovely Leaders

I hadn't ever seen Bridget's blog before the swap, but now I am hooked.
She's a fifth grade teacher in North Carolina with a rainbow themed classroom (just like mine)!
So, when I checked out her TPT store, I fell in love with her "We Love" banners.
I chose to review her "We Love Third Grade" banner.
It is WONDERFUL and I know it will look amazing in my classroom. 

I started with this:

And ended up with this (which I love!!!):

Check out the AMAZING finished product. I backed the pennants with black paper because I have EVERYTHING in my room backed in black. I think strung a black string through the flags. You could use colorful ribbon if you wanted to add even more color to the banner. =) 

Close Ups: 

The fabulous thing about Bridget's banners is that she has them for every grade.
I also have downloaded several of Bridget's amazing freebies. 
Her school is implementing "Leader in Me" this year and she has all sorts of great resources to go along with it. If your school does "Leader in Me" you must check out her store and blog.

I had so much fun checking out Bridget's products. 
You need to check out her blog. Leave her a comment saying I sent you. =)
Then, RUSH over to her TPT store and purchase this banner!
You know it would add some color and fun to your classroom this year!