Monday, August 29, 2011

Internet Inspired Ideas

I've been walking down memory lane as I look at some photos from last school year. I love searching the web for new ideas to use in my classroom.  I have been so inspired by the wonderful teacher websites and blogs out there. Many times, though, I can never remember where I saw all these cute ideas. However, my newest obsession (Pinterest!) helps me keep track of great ideas and their sources. Here's a few of my favorite internet inspired ideas...

Noun Town - Inspiration came from First Grader at Last blog

R Control Posters - another idea inspired by First Grader at Last blog. She drew the pictures for her posters but I'm not as talented an artist as she is. I cheated and used clip art instead :).

How To Blow a Bubble Art and Writing Activity - They had so much fun doing this project!!!

Grammar Garden Sign

Example of Grammar Garden Project - incorporated use of noun, verbs, and adjectives

Funny Faces Plants - idea from The Teacher Wife blog...her blog even includes a download of the face parts

Lincoln and Washington Art and Writing Projects - Inspired by First Grade Parade Blog

Viola Swamp Art & Writing Activity - We just did this one! I recently saw the TLC art project on Pinterest and incorporated a venn diagram and writing activity with it.


  1. I love the Ms. Swamp activity! TOO cute! I did something like this with my kids last year, but this is so much more! I even programmed a Ms. Swamp in my phone to show the kids I could call her if I needed to!
    Love your blog!

    -Ms. Thomas

    The First Grade Jungle

  2. Great idea about programming her name into your phone! Love it!!!

  3. These are so cute! I looked on the TLC craft site and didn't see a pack with Viola Swamp. Can you help? Thank you!

  4. Do you have a template for the flower?

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