Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Blue Cat Themed Classroom

I really don't want all my posts to be linky parties... BUT!!! When Pete invites you to a linky party... you have to go. Especially if you are thinking of throwing some Pete into your classroom decor, like me! This linky is being thrown by Sandi over at rubber boots and elf shoes.


Like I have mentioned before, I can't get back into my classroom until Aug. 20, so I have to work on things from home. I'm going to share some of my Pete stuff here and when I get back to my classroom I will show you some pictures of it all together! :) Here are the pieces all ready to go on my back to school bulletin board. It will read "Steppin' Into First Grade", but I have to find/make the right letters to go with it...



Keeping with the shoe theme, I made these little coloured numbers to put on all my desks. I arrange my desks in groups. I will have 6 groups and each group will be a colour: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. In the group, each student will have a number. I use these as a quick management technique. If the purple group is quiet, they can line up first. If I need one volunteer from each group, I can ask number 3 to come get something. I laminate the numbers and just use mac-tac to stick them to the top corner.


The group's colour also matches the group supply basket. My students will have their own individual supply box for crayons and markers and such, but we will have a community basket for dry erase markers, scissors, and glue.


I think they turned out so cute! I love the bright colours and the adorable shoe clipart from KPM Doodles. If anyone is interested in these files, you can download the desk labels {here} and the supply baskets {here}.

Here's some cute Pete decor. I made some cute little labels to put by my students' hooks. You can download a blank version of hook or cubby {here}. Also I am using the same desk nameplates that I used last year {posted here}, but I added a cute blue polka dot border this time. And Pete may have made a little appearance by the letter c ;) You can download my new ones {here}.


I also made some matching polka dot letters for my word wall. I made the vowels blue and consonants yellow. They can be downloaded {here}.


Here are some cute month cards and colour word cards. Love how these turned out! You can download the months {here} and colours {here}.


Lastly, here is my parent communication folder. I bought double-pocket folders, clear page protectors, and cheap 40-page notebooks. I printed labels for the front and the inside pockets. The front labels print on 2x4" mailing labels and can be downloaded {here}. The inside labels are printed on 1x2.63" labels and can be downloaded {here}.


 "Left at Home" pocket for work that can stay at home.
Page protector will hold the monthly calendar.

 
Notebook is for writing notes back and forth between home and school.
"Right Back to School" pocket for forms that need to be returned.

There ya go! Can't wait to get into my classroom to put it all together now! Thanks for stopping by! If you grab any of the Pete freebies, I'd love for you to leave me a little comment letting me know! Thanks a bunchers!

36 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the freebies. I will be teaching grade 1 for the first time this year so I appreciate all freebies!!

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    1. Good luck! Last year was my first year in grade 1 and I had a blast! I'm excited to be doing it again this year.

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    2. Thanks so much for the freebie. How can I download the labels and then edit them?

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    3. Just click the pink links above to download any of the freebies. Unfortunately none of them are editable though.

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  2. I absolutely love your classroom decor! Thank you so much for the ideas and freebies! I haven't found a permanent teaching job yet, but I def. have an idea how I'd love to decorate if I do find a job! Good luck this school year!

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    1. Good luck with the job search! I'm still not permanent, but I've been with the same division for two years now, so hopefully they put me on permanent next year! :)

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  3. Everything is so cute!

    Btw, where did you get the scissors and glue tubs from??

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    1. Thanks so much! I got my tubs from Oriental Trading. I liked that it came in a pack of 6 with the colours I wanted. I think you can get them from Really Good Stuff as well, but they come in sets of four.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! I checked out your Pete stuff too... looks cute!

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  5. Thanks for linking up. And WOW! Your classroom is going to be Pete-ariffic. Thanks for all the wonderful freebies.

    sandi
    rubber boots and elf shoes

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    1. Thanks for the cute linky party idea!

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  6. When I pulled up the Circle Polka Dot Word Wall all the letters didn't have dots

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    1. Sometimes files look a little wonky in Google Docs, but if you download the PDF it looks just fine!

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  7. WOW! So excited to find these! I am pinning away, especially the supply bins! L O V E you and your blog!
    Melissa from http://transitionalkinder.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thanks for sharing the freebies. After just discovering Pete the Cat this summer and hearing my own son sing his songs nonstop - I've decided Pete has to be a big part of my first grade classroom next year. I appreciate you sharing!!

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  9. Thanks for the freebies...I'm so embarrassed...I think we are wearing the same shoes!;)
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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  10. Oh my goodness, everything is so adorable! Great job. I especially like your table bins.

    Catherine
    Kinder Cuties

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  11. Thanks so much for all of the wonderful resources. I LOVE PTC !! Have a great start to your year.!!
    Meg

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  12. I love Pete and I love, love, love it as a theme. Your stuff is great. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  13. You did so much work and I can't thank you enough for all the wonderful Pete-creations! You are so kind!!!

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  14. Thanks so much. I pinned this a while ago. Now I am getting ready to do my class for September. These are all awesome!

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  15. Thanks for all the downloads and ideas! I was going to use the notebook/folder labels but I teach Early Childhood not First Grade---is there some way to edit that piece? I cannot figure out how.

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    1. If you download the folder labels, there are two pages. The first page says "My First Grade Daily Folder" and the second page just says "My Daily Folder", so you could use those ones! :)

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  16. Did you find that the folders worked for you? I have agendas this year but they are barely looked at, 3 have gone permanently missing and I get tons of note on paper scraps anyway! Did you do them again this year?

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    1. They worked ok. I don't think any got lost, but I also don't think they got looked at very often. This year my school buys real agendas (for $5... it's on the school supply list). I find these work a lot better. I make the students accountable for them and tell parents at open house to make sure they sign them every night, because sometimes there are important notes in them.

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  17. LOVE your stuff! Thanks so much for sharing. would you be willing to change the folder label to say kinder instead of 1st?

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    1. Sorry, I don't know where the file is to edit it. There are two pages of the labels though... the first says "My First Grade Daily Folder" and the second just says "My Daily Folder".

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  18. Thank you so much for being so generous!! Love your materials!

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  19. Thanks so much! I just stumbled upon this goldmine! I'm doing Pete the Cat theme this year as Eric Litwin is coming to our school! :)

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  20. Thanks so much! I just stumbled upon this goldmine! I'm doing Pete the Cat theme this year as Eric Litwin is coming to our school! :)

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  21. Thank you so much! They will go perfectly with my Pete the Cat room!

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  22. Hello! Thank you so much for sharing your materials! This goes fantastic in my Pete the Cat room! I am looking for days of the week that are similar to your months of the year and color words, do you have any of those? Thanks so much!

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