Monday, October 1, 2012


Photobucket   I am back! Sorry for the long break from blogging. Well actually it has been a long break from just about everything. Right when school started back in Mid-August I found out I was expecting our first baby. With the wonderful news can morning sickness and needing to nap all the time. I have barely been getting my normal school work done let alone anything else. Now that I am into my 2nd trimester I am hoping that I will be able to blog more regularly and get back to creating. People keep telling me babies aren't cheap so I guess I better start selling more on TPT and TN!

Right before the morning sickness and all the naps I agreed to review a couple of products for Creative Teaching. As everyone who reads my blogs I used their Black and White collection to decorate my room this year. I really think that Creative Teaching puts out some great products.

The first product is the Plants mini bulletin board set. I am in LOVE with this product. It can be used in so many different ways. Here is how I used it in my classroom. I punched it all out and had it laminated. Then I when I was teaching a certain topic I would pull those pieces out and use them in my lesson. Students and I would talk about the pieces and would place them on our focus wall. We just kept building out focus wall throughout the whole plants unit. Sometimes our whole lesson was placing items on our focus wall. For example we had been talking about plant parts you can eat, so we went and did a sort on our focus wall.

Other ideas I had were place them in centers and make the pieces self check. This would be a great way to review the concepts through out the year.

Creative Teaching has offered to give this product away in a giveaway on my site. Please stay tuned for more details on this giveaway!

Yay for being awake enough to blog!!