Friday, June 8, 2012

Peace, Love, & Summer

You might have seen in a couple of my past posts that our theme for next year is peace, love, & dogs.  Even though it's summer, that new theme is what has been on my mind!  I've been looking for ideas and working on a bit of a classroom makeover so far this summer, and I'm back today with a few more of my updates!

This week is vacation bible school at my church, and they have worn me out!  I don't know why!  I have only had 9 to 11 kids each night, and they have been sooo well behaved!  Some of them just finished second grade at my school...fingers crossed that I get them next year!  So, I have been trying to squeeze in some school stuff here and there this week!  I stopped by my "new" classroom Monday to pick up a few sharpies, and this is what I found...

I got my markers and got out! 

I found this cute picture frame at Wal-Mart on clearance.  I'll put a picture of my class in it, and change the photos throughout the year!

I took a few minutes to doll up my clipboard with some retro paper, a big flower, and of course a monogram! {I love anything personalized!}

And I finally finished (I think) my "Really Groovy Class Pack"!  This is my first big product for TPT, so I'd love to have a couple of my followers look over it!  Is anybody else out there using a retro theme next year?  Leave me a comment with your email address, and I'll send a copy to the first two people that agree to give me some feedback!  This pack has lots of documents to help you organize your classroom and start off your school year.

For everyone else I have a freebie for you!  Click on the picture to download a preview of my "Really Groovy Class Pack"!  You get a few job cards and subject cards, a to-do list, a classroom expectations poster, and a certificate for a "hip helper"!  If you download, all I ask is that you please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!    

And finally I'll leave you with a little sneak peek of one of my next projects for my classroom!  We're off to the lake tomorrow, but hopefully I'll get to this soon!


  1. Hey Jackie! I'd be happy to look over your TPT unit if you would like me to. :) I love your theme idea. Super cute!

    Ms. Smith

  2. Hey! I would love to help you out! What an original theme!
    Miss Elementary

  3. Thanks Sara and Katie! You should be getting an email from me (if you haven't already) with my "really groovy class pack"! I can't wait to hear what you think!


  4. What an awesome theme!! I bet your kids will love it :)

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  5. I am going with Peace, Love, & Happiness next year in my classroom! I can't wait to use your Groovy class pack!
    Third Grade Love

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  7. Very cute theme! I saw that Carson-Dellosa has 60's-themed merchandise that would coordinate well with your theme.

    Love your blog!


    1. Thanks Julie! I'll definitely have to check that out!

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  9. Love the theme! Last year my theme was Groovy 2nd Graders. I am looping up to 3rd Grade with my class, so we will now be the Groovy 3rd Graders!