Sunday, July 31, 2011

R.I.P Treasure Box

I don't know about the rest of ya'll, but sending kids to the "Treasure Box" is one of my least favorite things to do. I dislike filling it, trying to find things to fill it with...really, everything about it. So, when I found this new post through Pinterest on First Last! by Sarah Cooley...I was HOOKED! So I created my version of Sarah's Best "Beehavior" Catalog...a Treasure Binder. So I have some good news and bad news..Bad news, I don't have a commercial license, so I can't share my creation. Good news, it took only a couple hours to complete, so have fun creating one personalized for your class.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Christmas In July Book Exchange

Who doesn't love Christmas? Combine Christmas and picture books and that's a NO Brainer. Head on over to and check it out!

The following is the exact post on First Grade Owls:

Christmas in July Picture Book & Activity Exchange1. Email RANDEE at
randeeschatz(at)hotmail(dot)com with your name, mailing address, and blog URL by Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
**We realize it's kinda quick, but we want everyone to receive their package by the end of July!**2. By Friday, July 15, 2011 you will get an email with your exchange partner.
Go shopping for a picture book (possibly one of your favorites to share w/a new "friend").
**$10 Limit**
**Don't forget to create an activity to go along with the book.**

3. Have your package (book & actvity) mailed by Monday, July 25, 2011.

4. Make sure to follow us at How About Them Apples, First Grade O.W.L.s, and Here We Go Loopty Loo so that on Sunday, July 31, 2011 you can link up and share your "gift" with us!

5. Spread the word about our Christmas in July Picture Book & Activity Exchange! You know what they say...The more the merrier!!!