Monday, May 9, 2011



  1. I love the forms you created. Thanks for sharing.

  2. HI!
    I love your blog!! I just wanted to ask if you could leave a comment for each entry for our giveway please. I want you to have all the chances to win as possible :) Thanks!!
    Curls and a Smile

  3. I love all of your bucket ideas! So sweet of you to share. Thank you!! :)

  4. Thanks Ladies! I just bought the How Full Is Your Bucket? By Tom Rath & Donald Clifton. I will add more creations or "steals" as I create/find them.
    I made a promise that I will be more consistent next year.

  5. Hi Mel!

    I stumbled across your Blog and think its sooo cute! I am considering purchasing a template from Ladybug, however I am new to all of this and have no idea where to start (We're a bit behind here in Australia!)

    I have created a blogger account and was easy are the templates to install and use? Do you have to use it in HTML? Because that looks confusing!

    Any advice would be great! Thanks heaps! :)


  6. I added your blog to my list of first grade sites on my Primary Ed page:

    I have a Dr. Seuss page:

    On Twitter (@cybraryman1) we have a wonderful #elemchat and there is planning for a #1stchat

    My Educational Chat page:

  7. @ Cybraryman...thanks for the post! I will follow you too!
    Peace, Mel D
    Oh the Places We’ll Go

  8. Hello. I was wondering if you can tell me when you got the bucket (pail) for the whole class bucket filler? And what type of material did you use to decorate the handle?

  9. Hi Kristen,

    As a Career Services Advisor, I have a passion to help elementary school students discover their gifts, talents, and abilities. I would love to send you a FREE copy of the first career exploration iTunes app for children. Sincerely Mary A.

  10. YOU ROCK! I just stumbled upon your site and I am hooked! I love so many of your ideas! I'm definitely going to try the warm fuzzies with my class next year. Thanks!!

  11. Hi Mel,
    You and I are now following each other on Twitter, and I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed reading your blog. It's very interesting and impressive. Keep up the great work. It's always great to meet a fellow elementary educator. I hope you're enjoying your summer.


  12. I saw that you make labels for themes. I am looking for some that go with a Luau theme. Do you have any that would go with that? If so you can e-mail me at

  13. i love your blog. I wanna make one for my class . I may need some advice from u..

  14. Hi! I'm a new teacher and LOVE your cute kid clip art. Can you tell me where you get it all from? Thanks! (

  15. Hi...
    Love your Dr. Seuss too...just to let you know that in your heading, I believe you meant "more places", not "place you'll go". :)

  16. Please tell me where you learned to blog. Books, sites, anything will be so helpful

  17. How do you form your lesson plans?

    What subjects and concepts do you cover?

    Do you teach anything above or below this grade level in this class/ working ahead/ or progressing faster?

    Are there many students above target, what do these children do how are they being challenged or learning something new, do you adapt lessons for individual children to meet their needs, give an example even in previous years?

    What type of activities or methods do you use in your teaching to teach the concepts? Like an example of everything done in one day would be fine or on a weekly base, please explain for each subject.

    Please send me an example lesson plan along with your classroom schedule.

    What curriculum or method do you use for each subject?

    How do you teach physical, emotional, and social development, do and how do you teach everyday life skills?

    When implementing a lesson plan how often do things change and not go as planned? How often do you get behind or not finish a lesson as expected/ what causes these delays/ what do you do about it?

    What is the hardest thing about teaching?

    What do you like the most and least about teaching?