Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Back-to-School Picture Frame & a Whole Brain Teaching FREEBIE!


Say CHEESE! I just finished my frame for our first day pics-what do ya think? I saw this super cute idea on Pinterest {of course} and fell in love with it! It was really pretty easy...I just used a piece of foam board, cut out the middle and attached 2 different bulletin board borders to it. I printed the "first day" & "first grade" pencils on card stock. Then I attached them & a cute zebra bow - TaDa! Less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Now that's what I'm talkin' bout!!! I wish I could make progress like that in my classroom. It's getting there s-l-o-w-l-y...I'm almost ready to share some pics of my reading center makeover. By the way, my kiddos were trying to take this pic of me and, well...let me just say...after about 20 bazillion tries, we finally decided this was the best {except with the glare from the window its kinda hard to read the words on the pencils} Can you tell that I was giving picture-taking directions when this pic was snapped?!? :)


This summer, my friend & 1st grade teamie Danielle went to a Whole Brain Teaching workshop. I used a few of the callbacks last year & they worked wonders with my firsties. So I gonna try incorporating a few more WBT ideas this year. If you've never attended a workshop, check out this 1st grade classroom!

I've had a few requests for WBT posters & decided to create a set to match my Bright Dots stuff.


I've included 5 callback posters & a reproducible scoreboard page. If you would like a FREEBIE copy, just click the pic & download it from my TpT shop!





47 comments:

  1. Your frame is ADORABLE and this WBT set will match perfectly with my "good listener" pack I already downloaded from you : ) Thanks so much !

    Lindsey
    http://phillipsecondgradestories.blogspot.com/

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  2. Very cute frame. I like the idea of using bulletin board border. So many choices!

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  3. How cute are you!?!?! AHhh- another thing on my to do list!

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  4. We are making a frame too! Of course yours is adorable, as always!!!

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  5. I love your frame! Annnnnd I'm trying out the whole brain teaching thing in my computer lab this year! I'm excited because it's so engaging! Thanks for the awesome freebie!
    Betsey
    www.trendytechtipsbd.blogspot.com

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  6. I love your frame!! It is so cute! I might have to make one of those for my western theme and have the kids with a bandana and cowboy hat!
    Crystal
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

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  7. I love your frame! It matches my room perfectly:) I think I'm going to add a frame like yours to my "to do" list....it's getting longer each day instead of shorter! Uh-oh!
    ~Carole
    kindercarole

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  8. Hey! I LOVE your stuff! I have a question...
    I am SO excited to use these whole brain posters in my classroom this year. Do you have posters made for the 5 rule for whole brain teaching? It sure would be amazing if you did!

    Mandy Howland
    howlanda@billingsschools.org

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    1. Sure do! They are a FREEBIE in my TpT shop!
      Thanks!!!

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  9. Your frame came out fantastic. I'm pinning you right now. I love the idea of using bulletin border paper hmmmmm, maybe then I could trade it out at different times of the year.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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    1. That's a GREAT idea! Maybe Holiday pics?!?

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  10. Thanks for the WBT posters!! They will look great next to your listening posters that I hung up in my classroom today. :) Your frame is oodles of cute! LOVE it!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  11. Thanks for the WBT freebies! :) Love them!

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness

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  12. Really cute! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work with us for FREE! Love it!

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  13. I absolutely love your frame! That's my next project! Thanks! I also saw this video for WBT! I wish I could go to a workshop for WBT! I love all your ideas! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  14. I love the frame! You said you printed out the pencils. Where did you purchase them? They are adorable!

    Thanks,
    Nicole

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    1. The very talented Nikki over at Melonheadz did my cute-n-funky disco girl that you see on my blog along with the pencils. LOVE her stuff!

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  15. Saw this on Pinterest, too. Thought about making it, but now you have twisted my arm!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  16. I love the frame!! Such a cute idea!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  17. Love the frame & thanks for the WBT freebies. I am really trying to learn more about this :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  18. Super cute WBT posters! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

    Jessica
    Mrs. Heeren's Happenings

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  19. Your frame is so cute! I would have never thought to use borders. I know what my next project is:) Thanks for sharing!

    Jess
    McQueen of the Jungle

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  20. Did you go to the workshop in Union?? I love the posters and will be using them in my classroom. Thanks!

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  21. Your frame is so stinking cute! I have been thinking about the WBT for this year too, thanks for the motivation. :)

    Maria
    http://curiousfirsties.blogspot.com

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  22. Thank you!!! I love the frame I will be making one as soon as I think of my theme for this year LOL. Also, I use WBT with my kindergarten students they love it :) I love your web-site. Lots of great information.

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  23. Do you have any of your polka dot materials in primary colors? I love everything! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Becky! I have a Primary Dots Classroom Kit on TpT.

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  24. Christie I love the frame and had seen one on PInterest as well. Yours is adorable!! Any way we could get a copy of the pencils you made or a template of some kind for the frame? I'd love it!

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    1. Here's the link:
      http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-Day-Picturesa-DIY-Project

      Thanks!!!

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    2. Thanks awesome!! Thanks a bunch!!

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  25. Can you tell me where the Pencil Graphic came from? Would love to purchase if it is available.

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    1. The clipart is from the very talented Nikki over at Melonheadz. She drew my cute-n-funky disco girl on my blog banner-I just love her stuff!!!

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  26. Christie, I made the frame but it needs the pencils. Would you please put your pencils on TpT? Thank you.

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    1. Here's the link to my lil DIY kit:
      http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-Day-Picturesa-DIY-Project

      Thanks a bunch!!!

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  27. Yes! I am with the last three posts- I loooove the pencil accents and was wondering if you could put them to purchase or share where you got them- they are so cute. Your frame is awesome! :)
    Thank you!
    Cyndi Bloodworth
    cbloodworth7@yahoo.com

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  28. That frame is SOOOOOOO cute!!! I just love it. I am your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by secondgradechatter.blogspot.com for a visit!!

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  29. I love that frame...It is adoreable...So cute...

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  30. I absolutely love this! I saw some cute stuff on pinterest (of course) as well, but I will DEFINITELY have to do the picture frame. I am also new to whole brain teaching but thought this upcoming year would be the perfect chance to start it, and let me tell you, I am so excited. I have been watching the videos on the whole brain teaching website. If you haven't done so, you should go watch the videos! They are so helpful and easy to follow. Thank you so much for your ideas.

    I am new to the blogging world world so please go check out my blog when you have a chance!

    inmyownlittleteachingworld.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the motivation :)
    <3 Ivania

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  31. Seriously! Could you be any stinkin cuter!!!

    We used to have our students write their name on a lil frame and hold it up in front of them, but this is just too precious! We will have to add it to our Make-It Monday list. We are starting a new list called "Almost Made-It in August" because we can't seem to finish all these super cute projects we've started! Teehee :) Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    ~Christy and Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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  32. Awww! Thanks guys! I have a v-e-r-yyyyyy long "almost made it" list! yikes! lol
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Christie :)

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  33. I am new to blogging and I have found some many wonderful ideas! Thank you for all you share

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  34. I LOVE your posters. Thanks heaps for sharing.
    Rhonda
    Classroom Fun

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  35. As a stay at home mom of three, with my oldest having just turned 3, and being an avid believer in every moment is a chance to teach your children... Light-bulb while watching the classroom video for a few new techniques to try... I think more parents not just teachers who get paid but those who are the childs first teachers, their parents, should be directed towards learning new ways of thinking about learning and the way children learn, and most importantly the most effective ways of helping and encouraging your children to their full potential. http://pinterest.com/dannideeleigh/

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