Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday "ROCK STAR" Smorgasbord

It's Sunday and time for my weekly randomness!  I finally feel like I have some school related content for this edition of the Sunday Smorgasbord!

Yesterday, we had one of those all day drizzlers.  You know the kind--it never really rained hard, but it rained ALL DAY.  Seriously, it rained for 9 hours straight!  BUT, this girl isn't complaining because I got SO much accomplished.  Here's a run down.

I bought myself this beauty and could not love it more.  I told my family last night that you know you are a teacher nerd when you honestly feel like this laminator changed your life!  Yes, CHANGED MY LIFE! HA!  Maybe I'm being dramatic, but, wow, do I love this thing!  I put it to work the other night getting my new word wall ready to go.

While it was raining yesterday, I was canning green beans.  I feel so domestic when I can beans!  I just get such a sense of accomplishment.  But wait, it gets better!  See my new BFF right there next to the beans??  That's right, while the beans were processing, I was laminating and cutting to get everything ready to go with my new Rock Star theme. Does it get much better on a rainy Saturday??  You feel me, don't you??

I got my name plates, book box tags, and coat hook labels all printed and laminated!  Go me!

And I got my Rock Star behavior chart put together.  It turned out better than I had it pictured in my head!  Don't you love it when that happens?

If you're interested, the behavior chart, names tags, and word wall are all available in my TpT store.  I'm going to TRY to learn how to create a zip file and bundle them all together as Rock Star classroom décor, but that scare me a little!  I'm pretty good at most techy stuff, but zip files just sound so "official!" 
And now, I think I should apologize in advance for my possible lack of blogging over the next two weeks.  Here's the reason!
If you've followed me for awhile, you know we are a big 4H family.  Next week at this time, we will be hauling those animals (the pigs and goats, not the kids!) to our county fair to start a CAH-RA-ZEE busy week for us!  My husband is one of the fair managers (and that means that I am by default!), so we pretty much live on the fairgrounds for the week.  Prep will start in earnest later this week, so if it seems like I'm absent, just remember, I'm at the fair!!
Now I'm going to go link this up over at Fabulous in First for Sunday Smorgasbord.  Head over there to see everyone else's randomness for the week!



  1. LOVE my personal laminator. Would be lost without it :) looks like you had a fantastically productive day... want to go ahead and pass some of that productivity onto me now?! I need it!!

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  2. Where did you get your laminator? I saw one in Wal Mart for about $50. Have a fun time at the fair!

    1. Sandy,
      I got it at Walmart for about $25. I think it was originally $30 and on sale. It was in the school supply display right at the front of the store begging me to buy it!

  3. Don't you just love multitasking on those rainy days! I do that all the time.

    The Gemini Teacher

  4. Wow! You really did get so much done! Lucky you. I have a laminator too and love, love, love it! Your Rock Star Behavior Chart is beautiful!

  5. I SO need to buy a laminator...especially since the one at school is ancient and totally on it's last legs...

    Your classroom stuff looks totally awesome, and you definitely rocked the rainy day! I've got tons of lasagna to help my mom make and freeze tomorrow to prep for my sister's wedding dinner...if I could be half as productive as you, I'd be happy!

    Kindergarten A to Z

  6. Love the classroom decor! I am your newest follower :)

    Mindful Rambles

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