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Summer Organizing

Happy Tuesday Friends!

I just wanted to pop in real quick to share some recent summer organizing and crafts that have taken place at the ole' Travis house :)

Since I will be moving grade levels this year, I have been on Pinterest a lot more than usual! I'm looking for a fresh new start with new ideas, new organizational tips, new activities, new everything!

One of the organizational tips I found was organizing your anchor charts... which is something I definitely need!

I make charts almost every day in my classroom for the activities and lessons we do, but I usually end up throwing away all of my charts because I don't have a specific place to put them.

I knew this was something that I needed to take care of this summer!  So off to Wal-Mart I went....

This is what I came home with:

* 97 cent trash cans
* duct tape (I chose leopard)
* Spray paint (in your choice of color)
* Sticky chalkboard labels (in the arts & crafts section)
* Paint pens (I got two - fine point and regular)

All together... under $12!

I took the trash cans out to the porch {for obvious reasons} and put some paper underneath 
(definitely didn't need the husband coming home to find a turquoise porch!) 
and went to painting!

I even had a little helper...

After letting them dry {which didn't take hardly any time at all}, I got the duct tape and cut a long strip.  (I then cut that piece down the middle to make the piece of tape thinner)

I used the fine-point marker to write on the chalkboard label.

I wanted to organize my charts by subject to make it a little easier to organize! 

After I am finished using the charts in the classroom, I will roll the charts and rubber-band them... and in they will go!

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This summer is a BUSY summer for me.... a little overwhelming at times honestly.  

Not only am I planning for a new grade level, moving classrooms, and mentally preparing for a change in my grade, but I am also taking a FULL schedule of classes for Grad School (2 classes in Summer I.... and 2 classes in Summer II) 

Yes... My eyes are popping out sometimes and my hair is turning gray!

On top of school changes and Grad School overload.... I am also having to plan for SDE conferences (handouts, presentations, etc...) for this upcoming year.  

So... while I think of myself as a pretty organized person, I need a little help!

I whipped up these little planner pages that I can use to hopefully allow me to check off some important things on ever-growing to-do list!

I have started planning for this week:

I also have a different template to help plan for the Back-to-School to-do list...

You can download these calendars by clicking {HERE} or on the picture below:

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And... to help you get ready for the next school year {besides organizing your To-Do lists}, I am doing a Tuesday DOLLAR DEAL in my TpT store
this summer!

Today.... you can grab my "Fun with Numbers" and "Fun with the Alphabet" packs for ONLY $1.  

That is 75% off each product!!!!

Just click on the links above to take you to each product!

AND... be sure to follow me here AND my Facebook {Wild About Firsties} page to get updates on product deals throughout the summer!

Have a great rest of the week.... we will staying indoors and waiting for the aftermath of Tropical Storm Bill!  #morerain   #rainfordays

Jessica Travis
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  1. Bought these at full price, but that's ok cause I love them! Love all your stuff, but now I'm really going to keep my eye out on Tuesdays :)


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