Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Look What I Found! & Some Updates... {FREEBIE!}

Hey friends! It was super hot here again yesterday so whats a girl gotta do to keep cool??? SHOP! {& the temperature in Hobby Lobby & Kohls was just right!} Just take a look at what I found...
Isn't that Skippyjon Jones adorbs??? Lovin' those ears! This lil cutie was only $5 at Kohls. It the newest offer in the Kohls Cares program. The hardcover Skippyjon Jones books are also a steal at only $5! {I love that I can find this great deal & know a portion is being donated to support kids' health & education.} Now speaking of deals...look at that cutie-patootie ribbon {just don't count how many rolls I bought!} That 50% off sign just speaks to me. My mind goes nutty & I start thinking of all kinds of projects that I could use ribbon for and....well....yes! I want to buy one of each! I also found just the patterns & colors of material that I needed to make my crate seats. I'm trying to coordinate all of my zebra print with bright polka dots. I just love seeing some of those totally color coordinated classrooms on Pinterest! They look soooo amazing AND ORGANIZED don't they? I want that! ...maybe someday I'll get there?? Anyway, after I had all the material that I needed, I found this floral print...
I definitely want need that too! It's perfect-6 different materials for 6 crate seats! Hopefully I will be able to post my finished project pics soon. Now, I thought I was finished with Hobby Lobby, but on the way out we passed these irresistible wooden letters for 50% off! Just $1.50 folks! WooHoo!
I was so inspired by my sweet friend Katie over at Queen of the First Grade Jungle when she did a reading center makeover last summer-Love it!! That is a must-do for me this summer. {Click HERE to see Katie's awesome reading center.}

A Few Updates: My Bright Dots Word Wall Words have been updated to include the entire Pre-Primer through Second Grade word list {plus a few extras requested words}. Also I have just posted the "Primary Dots Classroom Kit" that I've promised to do.

Now here's a little something to share...

My friend Jenny {from our kindergarten crew} called me the other day & asked if I could put these super-cute poems on those bright dots colors. And look at that...I already found a great use for some of that new ribbon I bought yesterday! I made these in both the Bright Dots & Bright Chevron backgrounds-just click HERE or on the pic for your FREEBIE!

Let me know if any of you find yourself shopping seeking shelter from the heat {...oh, say maybe inside Target, Hobby Lobby or Michaels} Can't wait to see what y'all find!


  1. I love the fabrics that you bought!! I'm about to start working on my crate seats too. Thanks for the posters! They are so cute!!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure
    I'm having a giveaway! Come and take a peek! :)

  2. LOVE the poems on 1 sheet. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Love the fabric for the crate seats! I am redoing mine this summer too, but haven't found the fabric I like yet. I'm going to have to see where the closest Kohl's is because that Skippyjon is just too cute! I have some of the same rhymes from your good-bye poster on my Fun Farewell but I added pictures for my non-readers!


    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  4. Ugh I wish I had a Hobby Lobby nearby!! I'm road trippin' soon so I'm going to try to find one on the way to the beach!! LOVE all your finds!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  5. Your colors are great!
    Did you have someone cut the wood for the seat part?
    And I need to go to Kohls to get that little guy!

    ☞Go NuTTY with ME!


    1. Well, I've measured for the crates and will cut them myself unless I find a better way...{sshh, don't tell, but I've tried slipping that chore to the top of the "Honey-Do" list.} I'll let you know how that works out! :)

  6. Once again, thanks Christie!! You have such wonderful ideas! I'm thinking maybe I'll try the crates. I just saw a picture for them the other day on a blog and then on Pinterest.

  7. I can't seem to stay out of Hobby Lobby this summer. I'm making myself stay away for 2 weeks and I think that's about all I can take. I love the Skippyjon Jones doll. I am going to have to go to Kohls this week and check them out. He is one of my favorite book characters.

    Swimming into Second

  8. I picked up my Skippy Jon Jones just a little while ago!! I hit the Target Dollar spot, but didn't find anything worth buying. I love your fabric and ribbon finds for your crate seats. I might have to make some this year!!

  9. Skippyjon Jonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnes!!!


    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

  10. IF you ever need a shopping partner....I ended up buying the books, and my son wanted Skippyjon.....Love the Kohl's care program though---great deal/great cause.

    First Grade and Fabulous

  11. My firsties love the crate seats! I made four of them 2 summers ago when they first started floating around Proteacher.com. I am so glad that I live 100 miles from Target, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Kohls. I am afraid I would spend way too much money! Thank you for the cute posters and the pic of them on the ribbon. :)

  12. Thanks for the great posters- love them! Bought my Skippyjon and books a few days...and I think I could open my own store of Hobby Lobby ribbons:-)

  13. Christie-I have MISSED you this summer! I came over here to see how you were doing and saw your sweet shout-out! You are the best!

    Happy 4th!

  14. Thanks for the posters...so cute! I am also a huge fan of fabric and ribbon and 50% off!
    Thanks for our fabulous posts!

  15. I love your blog! I left you something on my blog. Go check it out!

    Learning With Susie Q


  16. I love these poems! Thanks for sharing! I can't believe I am just now finding your blog! I am also a 1st grade teacher and your newest follower.
    :) Dana
    Stop by & visit me @ Fun in 1st Grade

  17. I have given you an award :) Stop by my blog to check it out!

  18. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Skippyjon Jones! He is SO stinkin' cute. He is sitting in my classroom now waiting to meet some students. I think I'm going to splurge and get all of the hard back books too!

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  19. Fun finds for sure! Hobby Lobby is THE BEST store in the world. :) I could spend all day in there. I am your newest follower AND I have doxies! I love our profile pic!

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  20. Hey Christie,

    I've nominated you for an award! Stop by my blog to get it. :)

    Lovely Little Learners

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