Sunday, May 12, 2013

Daily Summer Journal Freebie & Mother's Day fun!

The following is a freebie gift idea for your students. Personally, I will give each of my students a spiral notebook to use as a summer journal. I made my little nuggets journals all.the.time! I don't assign them anything to write at home...they want to write at home! I have some very exciting writing activities I have created to share with you this summer.

This cover I would use with a construction paper journal. Simply fold a large sheet of construction paper "hamburger style" and insert writing paper. 
This cover is small to fit on the front of a composition notebook. These are very reasonably priced during back to school sales. 

This is the cover colored & pasted on a spiral notebook. These were purchased for a penny EACH! I always stock up on these every time I see them on sale. The other side of the cover has these journal writing tips that they can also color.

We had so much fun getting ready for Mother's Day this year. Here are a few pics from our classroom.

Each student wrote their own sweet message on this little chalk board. I bought this for the hubs a while back & it hangs in his bathroom. He saw me carrying it one day & said "Oh, are you finally changing the message?" Um, no hon it's for my babies at school...duh!
Holy cuteness, right? I was D.Y.I.N.G. after these all were done. They wrote the cutest stuff inside! This fabulous purse can be purchased from Miss know Hadar?? Of course you do!

Look at the variety! They all picked out their own colors. I just purchased one of those big packs of scrapbook paper from Joann Fabrics.
If you really have extra time yeah right or an aide you can do this to the center. As you can see, we did not. This is the one I made for a sample.

Here is a pic of the purse after the coupons were added. My coupons can be purchased here.

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mother! I truly don't know what I would do without you! 


Happy Mother's Day to all your mom's, aunts, godmothers & even furry mommy's!

The hubs was dying to wake me up this morning. He finally told me there was a present for me downstairs for Mother's Day. Present???? I.LOVE.PRESENTS! The card above really made my heart melt. He did make his first gift mistake. He bought me an appliance. Yes, I said appliance. It is a Black & Decker toaster oven. I am not complaining because I got a gift & technically I'm not a real mom yet. But, a toaster oven??? Stay tuned for details for Father's Day. I'm thinking he needs some lawn bags....ha! #blesshisheart #paybacksarebrutal



  1. They turned out so so cute!! And I love the summer journals!!!

  2. Love the summer journal! Thanks for the freebie...I most definitely will be making them for my kids to take with them over the summer to practice, practice, practice writing!

    Happily Teaching

  3. The summer journals are a great idea! Thanks for the free covers! And your Mother's Day craft project is so cute. Thanks for sharing!!
    Mrs. Landry's Land of Learning

  4. What a great idea! I love the idea of using spiral notebooks. I probably have some of them already stashed away in my room! Thanks for sharing! BTW-I got a precious card from my girls AND my doggie Bella! She's one of the girls too!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  5. Love the summer journals! And Hadar's purses are adorable!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  6. What a fantastic post! So many great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    :) Shelley

    The Perks of Teaching Primary

  7. Thanks for the freebie. I love the journal idea :)
    My Second Sense

  8. The journals are wonderful!!!!!!! What Mother would not love a new purse! Sweet!

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  10. My students absolutely love the summer journals! I let them color and glue the pages on their spirals. These are perfect for my summer packets I send home with my kids! Thank you!

  11. Thank you! I bought the spiral notebooks way back in August...and figured I'd think of something to do with them at the end of the year! You just solved my problem!

    1. Did you paste the idea pages into the notebook?

  12. Hi Mel! I just simply HEART your blog. My teacher friends and I are always getting inspiration from your blog. I'm proud to be your newest follower. Thank you for sharing!!

    One Fab Teacher

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