Sunday, June 10, 2012

Gadzooks!!!!! *FREEBIE*

Hey Girl! {Do you envision some handsome dude behind that greeting?}

No Ryan Gosling here, but it is me and I'm back...not for good, just yet.  It's that really crazy-busy time of year for me right now.  Closing down the classroom, tying up loose ends, finishing up report cards, baseball, baseball, baseball...and of course blog stalking, just not much bloggING.

I'm amazed at teachers who are in the midst of tearing things down and are already thinking ahead to next year?!?!  For real?  I don't know, I'm sort of a one-day-at-a-time kinda gal right now.  Keeping my head above water, so to speak.  Organizing next year's classroom won't become front and center until, say, ummmmm....August?  Mid-August?  Late August.  I hear our school is going to be one of the last to be cleaned, and they are stripping the floors this we won't be allowed to come in until a week before school.  That's both a blessing and a curse.  Come August 1st, when my mind automatically transitions to "school mode" I'll be I'll need to remind myself "This is a blessing"...and enjoy more days in the sun!!!

GaDzOoKs!  So what made me think ahead this time?  I haven't the faintest...but I did find myself making some numbers for our "bookshelves". Okay, actually it went something like this:

{The kids were busily working on something, probably Cara's Memory Book, }

I was being stealthy while putting things away {for some reason I feel a little guilty about tearing things down in front of the kiddos....I think it might make them sad!?!} when one of my little girls, who has this uncanny way of actually getting her work done, but knowing my every move and is all in my teacher-business at every minute of every day, said "Mrs. W. why didn't you ever put a number on my bookshelf this year?!?"

That's how I roll people - remember, there's a lot of good, bad and UGLY going on in Room 8!

To avoid this next year {because, truth be told, this is the second year of "missing number 15"} I made some numbers for our bookshelves.  Thought you may want to use them too...numbers come in handy for a NUMBER of reasons..{ordering, comparing, calendar pieces, math center labels...}blogland has been such a good influence on me! Hee hee!

The numbers fit on the magazine bins from Really Good Stuff.

{Download Here}

3 1/2 more days...

3 1/2 more days...

3 1/2 more days...


  1. Hi Holly! I love your blog, and you'll be glad to know that I too am still in school for 3 1/2 more days. I'm a Michigander, too. :) We can do it...

  2. You'll get there. Just think that when you'll still be on your summer break some of us start going back to school.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  3. Those are super cute numbers!!!!! :)
    You can do it, you can do it, you can do it!

  4. Really cute numbers Thank you. I cannot believe you are still in school! Ick! Good luck in your last few days. When do you have to go back? I hope it's not until after Labor Day.

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

  5. One of my little cuties came to the last week of school and asked if I was ever going to add her birthday to our class Birthday Poster. Oops! Granted she didn't start school with us until October but yeah, just wanted to say it happens! Thanks for the freebie. Hope you last days pass quickly!!

    ❤- Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  6. Cute bins. My neighbor has those too. And I always feel bad about tearing down, too. It's supposed to be instructional time, but then it's just not possible to get it all done! AAAAA Moral Dilemma!!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  7. 3 and a half days... you can do it!!!

    I just found your blog and I am your newest follower :)

    I would love if you came by and checked out mine!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  8. I'm very impressed at the number of teachers who are planning for next year already as well! Go us!


  9. I'm just happy not to be moving rooms for next year! I'm finally staying in one place :) I still have 4 1/2 more days.. love Michigan! I can't even think about next year yet- I just save the back to school freebies, thinking I'll get to it in August. The book bin story cracked me us. I had a kiddo ask if I was going to change his reading bag label to the higher level (after I did a DRA). Ummm.... not with only a week left! :)

  10. Ooooh you tricked me...I was most definitely expecting Mr. Gosling! Ha!

    Almost can do it!


  11. Hi Holly,

    I love your blog. Thanks for the # labels. I think this is "a sign" that I need to purchase these RGS magazine bins b/c I've been looking at them for some time but haven't picked them up yet. This free # label might push me over the edge - ha ha! I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to check out my new up-and-coming blog.

    Whooo Loves Kindergarten?

  12. Glad to see you are back even if you aren't Ryan Gosling :)

    3 1/ can do it :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  13. You are so close Holly!!! I am glad you are getting a few things done. I have so many ideas in the works but I have zero time due to my masters classes!! I can't wait to be done with them!

  14. You made me laugh so hard!! I love it!

    I am so jealous Holly!! I hope (and know) your 3 1/2 will fly by! Good luck with wrapping everything up :)

  15. Those number are so stinkin' cute! Good luck these last few! Dig down deep my friend . . . YOU CAN DO IT!!!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  16. Good luck on your last few days! I'm a new follower! :)
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  17. Those numbers are so cute!

    I am glad I am not the only one who "forgets" to add a kiddo to something.

    Hey girl! Hang in there because you can do it! We will all be thinking of you when we go back in August!

    Heather's Heart

  18. I ordered those bins this those numbers will work perfect. The ones they sent didn't last very long! You are almost there to enjoy your can do it!!

  19. I'm planning to use those bins next year! LOVE :)

    Enjoy your summer!!!

    The Learning Tree

  20. Your numbers are adorable! Thanks for sharing. I would always wait till August to plan and organize, but this year I'm moving to 2nd grade so I have a lot to think about! Unfortunately I can't get into my building (we're under construction) so I am only gathering ideas right now.
    Have a restful summer.
    Your newest follower!
    Amy K

  21. I LOVE those numbers! Where did they come from??? I want the clip art! I use numbers on my book bins and have my entire library numbered! Each book is numbered and the bins are numbered. It makes keeping all of my books (10,000+) organized and the kids can put them back in the right place. And it helps us learn our numbers!

    I'm your newest follower!! I hope you'll check out my new "manly" teaching blog and share with your friends!

    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

  22. Our whole kindergarten in high on boys this year too! In my class I have 14 boys and 6 girls! Thanks for sharing the brain breaks. I believe we will have an active bunch that will keep me on my toes all year long! Thanks for sharing ideas and pictures.


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