Saturday, June 1, 2013


Whew, it has been a week, but I'm so glad that this week month is over!  3.5 schools days plus a workday left!  I can do it, I can do it, I can do it!

So I didn't get to link up yesterday for Fve for Friday, so here I am today to do it! 

If you caught my posts throughout the week you know I received 3 LARGE boxes from Really Good Stuff this week!  Talk about an excited teacher!  
This is the before...YUK! 
Here is the afterish picture!  I have done even more to the bottom two shelves since this picture, but didn't get a chance to take a picture!  

Even though I was excited about the caused a lot of stress as I wanted to get everything done right then and there!!!

2.  In addition to my big delivery, I spent a lot of time playing with my silhouette machine and going vinyl crazy!  I bought some cute little boxes from the Target dollar spot  weeks ago and have finally transformed them for my table boxes next year!  

They started out as plain-Jane grey boxes and ended like this! 

These are the colors I've decided for my room next year...hopefully this girl can manage to go a year without changing it all over again!!!   I think my classroom has suffered from change 3 out of the last 3 years I've been in it!
My kids said, "Ms. Pepper, you should just be called zig zag because you really like that stuff!"  They are fully aware of my chevron obsession!!!

The best part is that I just found out Creative Teaching Press has come out with chevron borders....and they come in Grey!!!!!

4. I've mentioned a couple of times that one of my ah-mazing coworkers on my team, Gwen, has taken another position on campus.  Due to this I've inherited a TON OF STUFF!!  Here is one of the gems I generously took off her hands and jazzed up!
I wish I would have completely emptied it off for the before picture.... but you can see before and after with all the STUFF on it!
I'm slightly obsessed with how much better it looks!

She has also given me tons of magazines to add to my library, big books, and goodness, so much now that I can't even remember EVERYTHING!  Before we left work yesterday she came in with yet another treat! 
 No worries, this one isn't a hand me down!! Gwen's sweet husband bought it for me!  Let me tell you, this woman, her relationship with her husband, and the closeness of her family is something that I pray to one day have!! She is truly an inspiration all around!

5. I mentioned in my post on Thursday that I wanted to share a little about another co-worker of mine, Sam!  This girl is amazing, she is a first year teacher, with quite a wit!  I've been giving her a hard time for MONTHS now about how plain-jane her stuff is!  I mean times new roman, size 12 font, plain-jane!  After telling and telling her how EASY it is to jazz it up, I finally convinced her to try! I have shown her some of the tricks of the trade and this girl has been quite the little creator!! She has been creating WAY more than me here lately! :)  I'm SUPER proud of her though!  Check out the pictures of some of the cute things she has created so far!

This is an awesome book she made for the kids to work on covering basically EVERYTHING they've learned all year in math! I can't wait to have my kids get started next week!
 These are a few of the pages inside!

 This was the FIRST thing she made, it was a proud moment for us both!! I mean she REALLY caught on QUICK!
I'm trying to convince her to start a TPT store!!

My Friday ended great yesterday with this sweet gift from one of my sweet students!! It was jammed full of fruit, chocolates, trail mix, and a SUPER sweet card!  I sliced open that pineapple first thing this morning!! :)

I hope you all have a MARVELOUS weekend... .those of you on summer break already, I'm envious... Those of you who are with me and still have 3.5 or more days left.... We can do it!!

1 comment:

  1. I love what you did with the speaker cabinet and can't wait to see how the monstrous green shelf turns out. I will be sure to let Ron read this post. He will be pleased that you mentioned him. You know, Scott is still single and I have raised him right! (Can't blame me for trying!!) Love you bunches!