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Some Online Inspiration

I am LOVING all the ideas I'm getting from following all of you tremendous bloggers.  All of these new ideas, sharing, and inspiration have me so excited to get back to school.  I spent the weekend ordering supplies for my classroom remodel (inspired by all the FANTASTIC classroom pics I've seen lately).  I'm going with a turquoise and black and white polka dot theme.  It's made me so happy I don't even think my husband is upset with the money I'm spending ;) ... but wait until he has to help me set it all up.  I don't go back until September, but I'll post pics when I do get it all set up.  I am sooooo jealous of the sheer size of some of your classrooms - mine is so tiny!  I guess the upside of that is that it will cost less to remodel it all.

My inspiration this morning came from this picture I saw on pinterest.  I followed the pin back to Simply 2nd Resouces (which I already follow, but must have missed this idea).  Mrs. Morris has set up the most fantastic math journal (it's just a template for now), using foldables from Dinah Zike. Now, I had never heard of Dinah Zike, but was completely intrigued (math journals are something I start every year, but they never go completely how I envision).  So, I did a little google digging, and you can find so many of her ideas online.  I'm totally going to use this for my math journals this year.  So excited !!!

Another blog I follow has posted a few flash mob videos - I LOVE flash mobs - I so want to be in one!!!  But for now, I get my inspiration watching them online.  The videos reminded me of a project one of our district's high schools came up with two years ago.  It's not quite a flash mob ... but the idea is the same.  They took on this project at the beginning of the year to inspire school spirit before the start of football season.  I thought it was AWESOME, and showed it to my own class so many (probably too many) times.


My last inspiration for the day is from last night.  We had a sunset picnic on the shores of Lake Superior.  Sooooo beautiful!!!  There is so much inspiration out there ... I just had to get off the computer for the reminder inspiration comes in so many forms.

Happy Monday!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing!! I am having a giveaway and would love for you to check it out!

    Miss J @ smilescrayonsandendlessstories

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  2. And Happy Monday to you!

    I just watched the Oprah flash mob...
    http://www.oprah.com/entertainment/Oprahs-Kickoff-Party-Flash-Mob-Dance

    I love that it ends with "Today's gonna be a good day..."

    Great motivation for teachers and students!

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  3. I wanted to watch the video, but it said it had content from UMG and my "country" had blocked it! LOL!

    I can't wait to see pictures of your polka dotted room! :)

    Shannon
    http://6thgradescottforesmanreadingstreetresources.wordpress.com/

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  4. If you're going to have a polka dot room, I can't wait to see it too! I ALSO have a polka dotted room! You can check out my "sneak peek" on my blog...I 'll have a full tour posted shortly! I can't wait to see yours!

    http://caffeinatedconclusions.blogspot.com

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  5. I LOVE the spirit video! Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. That's CRAZY! One of my classmates from teacher's college is in this video and he said he LOVED helping to make it with the school and the students. They are a bilingual school (which is why the days of the week posters shown in the group dance are in French). Thanks for reminding me about this video. I should show it to my students too. LOVE IT.

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