Sunday, June 12, 2011

Enter a chance to win-United We Stand, United We Learn!!!

Good Morning!!!  I just wanted to check in today to see what everyone has been up to.  I am finishing a few projects for some of my children's teachers and fellow classmates.  This will be our last week of school.  My youngest son is having his 5th grade promotion ceremony on Thursday.  It is so hard to believe that he will be in middle school next year and my oldest will be a sophomore in high school. -who is already talking about career choices and colleges (gheesshhh I am getting old LOL!!)  I have several card projects and also some very good news to share with you this week!!! (keep your fingers crossed)

Next years school theme will be a patriotic theme -we thought it we would acknowledge and honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 and this coming year will be the 10th year anniversary of this tragic event.  I have so many ideas spinning in my head for classroom decorations.  I already know that I will be using the Stand and Salute cartridge for something in my room!   UNITED WE STAND...UNITED WE LEARN will be the theme logo next school year.  I am looking for some ideas so if you post a comment with a great decorating idea or suggestion, then you have have a chance to enter in the give awayThe prize will be a surprise package stuffed full of a variety of crafting supplies!!!!  hummmmm think stamps, paper, stickers, tools, etcI am looking forward to seeing some creative suggestions and ideas!!!  The winner will be picked this Friday....good luck everyone.  I hope you are having a fun, safe, and relaxing weekend with family and friends!!


  1. How about Patriot of the Week? (Replacing student of the week)

  2. For a class (or student) behavior plan you can have them earn their "stars and stripes" on a flag towards a reward. Cricut the pieces and have on magnet tape to add to a rectangular poster or your chalkboard.

  3. Love the theme, How about a read across America book chart. Each page or chapter can be worth so many miles. How many times can the students travel back and forth. Maybe a short geography lesson/tasting party for different cities, regions of the U.S. as they travel to the various areas.

    Hmm, wonder if I can get my sophomores into something like this.

  4. Love next year's theme! "...United We Learn" makes me think of the Read Across America campaign that has been talked a lot about in the media. I think it would be fun to do a book drive where the kids donate their lovingly used books to a local daycare, doctor's office, community center, etc. I know, as an avid reader, that my daughter has a lot of books she has outgrown and I think it would teach her a good lesson in community to donate those books.


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  5. What a fun theme idea!
    Making a pennant for your entrance (red, white, & blue triangles) with the letters UNITED on it would be a great way to greet students. It would also send the message to students that it takes teamwork to make learning happen in a classroom.

    Another thought - if you do a good work board - make the background black (paper/fabric) and make glittery fireworks on it. Letters, cut on the Cricut, of course, to say "Work That Sparkles". (I love themes, but I'll stop before crossing the annoying boundary. *8)

  6. I think it would be cute to create a "Bill of Rights" scroll/poster to display the classroom rules and have each child sigh his/her John Handcock to acknowledge they know of and will abide by the rules. Great Idea!! Love it!!

  7. So after my head was spinning from that meeting this afternoon, I came up with this idea for a way to incorporate the United We Stand, I'm not sure if I'm going to have this outside of my classroom or going around the inside but anyway the idea is to have cutouts of people (probably the skintone paper cutouts that you can get) I want them to be kind of large though, then I am going to have the students make thier cutout look like them. I will then have them create a flag or banner that represents who they are to go with their cutout person. Then I'm going to have the cutouts "standing" either in the hallway or around the classroom, not sure yet! I'm sure the more I think of it the more I can come up with!

    Hope this helps to spark some ideas and creativity!

    ~Lynda :)

  8. What a great idea for a classroom theme! I can envision a room done totally in red, white, and blue..."star" helpers, readers, or "Star Spangled Birthdays." Thanks for sharing; can't wait to see what you come up with!