Friday, 26 July 2013

Hall Pass Freebies and Where Are We? Mini-Posters {Plus a Giveaway!}

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this picture of my awesome Oriental Trading loot that came in the mail last week. I got some awesome Dr. Seuss cut outs, some fun fish counters, an inflatable campfire (have been dying for this forever!!), a cute treasure box, a fun word work centre, tooth keeper necklaces (144 for $7.25!!), and some bright colourful lanyards.


The lanyards I bought because I wanted to make some hallway passes. I like the idea of a lanyard when students go to the bathroom because they don't have to hold on to it while they go! Yuck! :) The pack I bought has 6 fun, bright colours. I made two bathroom passes, a telephone pass, and a water fountain pass.


The other two I used for a fire drill class last. I saw this idea on Pinterest, to keep the lanyard by my door and have my class list on the back, so it's easy to grab when I'm heading out the door.


The final lanyard I made for myself is a classroom management trick I'm going to try next year. My new school is a K-9 school, so we have the juniour high sports teams and our school mascot is a Bengal. Well I just happened to have a cute stuffed tiger (an adopted pet from WWF) that I decided was going to be Benji the Bengal. I'm going to pass out Benji Bucks to students for good behaviour. Those tickets will go into a bucket and each day I'll pull out a ticket and that student gets to be Benji's Caretaker. They get to keep the stuffy for the day and wear the badge. I think this will be a fun motivator for students!
 
Now, I know not many of you are going to have a "Benji Caretake" in your class, so I have added a "Nurse Pass" to the collection of hallway passes because I know a lot of schools down south have nurses. I have made these passes a FB fan freebie, so head over to Facebook. Just remember to like the page and click on the tab that says Fan Freebies!


Now keeping with my fun, colourful theme, I wanted to create a set of "Where Are We?" posters to hang outside my new classroom. I just adore Melonheadz clipart and I had the perfect sets to create these fun posters. I always have my special helper change it whenever we head somewhere in the school. These posters are two-to-a-page. I print them out on cardstock, laminate them, and hang them on a ring outside my classroom door. Click the picture to check out the poster at TpT.




As I logged into blogger to put this post together, I glanced at my stats and noticed I had 700 followers! Wow! I can't believe my little blog reaches that many people! So as a thank you, I am having a little giveaway! For 700 followers, you can win 7 items! Your choice of any seven items from my TpT store. Just enter on the Rafflecopter before Sunday at midnight and you can win! Good luck!

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34 comments:

  1. So happy for your milestone...and so sad about your comment question;) I only have 17 more days until I am officially on the clock:( boo-hoo...
    You have been a true inspiration to me, and I ave blogged quite a few times about your expertise, linking back to you always, so it's no surprise to me that so many others agree!! Congrats, Amanda!
    SynonymRolls&AntonymMoments

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  2. I love all your back to school goodies! Looks like so much fun. I still have 27 more days until school starts. Love your blog!

    jenniferjenkins7777@gmail.com

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  3. Oh gosh, we go back Aug. 19 and Aug. 26 with kids! Thanks so much!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  4. Your blog "rocks"!!! I have 27 more days remaining before school begins.

    Roxanne
    foxysexyroxy10@gmail.com

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  5. Heading back the 16th for staff! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ~Jessica
    Fun in PreK-1 & Kinder

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  6. I love these Hall Passes! I go back on the 12th for Common Core training and the students start on the 21st. Way too quick!
    jkroske@gmail.com

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  7. Congrats on 700! I have 28 days till I go back and 32 until students! Eeek!

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  8. 10 more days until I go back (3 days of PD worked in there though) and then we have two full weeks of work without students!

    Jessica

    Literacy Spark

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  9. Love those passes.. too cute! Registration is August 2nd and the first day of school is August 6th.

    Elisabeth
    www.missdelk.blogspot.com

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  10. The kids go back after Labor day(which means we work into the middle of June). Teachers report for Professional days two days at the end of august(NOT looking at the actual dates yet). Em

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  12. My first official first teacher day back is in 13 days. Our students come 8 days after that. So I have 21 days before i get my kiddos!

    I love you hall passes they are super cute! I too had seen the fire drill class list on pinterest. I keep a simple paper class list at my door but yours is way cuter! Thanks so much!!!

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  13. My official day back is August 12th(17 days). My students come back on August 21st(25 days). I love the fire drill class list tag.

    Suzzanne Horton

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  14. Love the passes! Here in BC we go back September 3rd!

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  15. 38 days. We go back Tuesday after Labour Day (Sept. 3rd)

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  16. We go back on August 21st!

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  17. Love the idea of the lanyards!!! Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!!!

    christyhnj@yahoo.com

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  18. Love the lanyards. Teachers begin Aug 14 and school begins Aug. 20th. Yuck!

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  19. Hi Amanda! I refuse to count! I just can't do it yet. I can say that we don't go back until after Labor Day.
    riddzie@mymts.net

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  20. I love these! The teachers go back on the 19th and the kids come back on the 21st.
    Michelle
    Mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  21. Hey Amanda!! I just wanted to let you know SMART and CUTE I think your fire drill class list tag is! I can't wait to print it out and have it on hand this year. :)

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  22. And now that I'm hearing I'm entering the giveaway too!! We go back...August 19th. I refuse to count out just how soon that is too, haha!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  23. We start school on August 27. I have just over a month before kids arrive. Teachers go back on August 15

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  24. Thanks for making such cute stuff! You don't know how many times you have saved my patootie!

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  25. 23 days for me, 30 for the kiddos. Congrats on 700!!
    Shibahn
    Mrs. Landry's Land of Learning

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  26. 17 days for teachers, 25 for students. Been in Fla for 10 years and still can't get used to starting school before Labor Day. Oh well! Love the "Where are We" posters.

    Carol T.

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  27. I'm back to school on August 26th! One month of summer fun left!

    Catherine
    First Grade Top Dogs

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  28. August 5th for me. It's bittersweet. I love my summer break, but love my job too. Congrats on so many followers!

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  29. Teachers go back on August 19th and the kids start the 26th! I just came across your blog today and love it!!!

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  30. The teachers have to report in 15 days; the students a week later. I'm doing everything I can to enjoy these last two weeks! =)

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  31. Teachers have to report in 29 days, and then the kids come back on September 3rd!

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  32. Thanks for posting the awesome fire drill card! I am planning on making one up myself and keeping it on my lanyard with little "Kelso's Choice" wheel pictures, and our school wide skills (classroom management) picture cards. Oh, and I'm also making one for my EA! Thanks again!

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