Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What I'm Pinning Wednesday

Today I am linking up with Laura at Kinder Kraziness to share some of my favorite pins from this week!

First up is a great anchor chart from Abby at The Inspired Apple!  I know you all know about her fantabulous artistic abilities!  Where does she (and all you others out there) get the artsy fartsy ability?!  Most importantly, where can I pick some up?  What store?  Because I need them ASAP!


Next up is the perfect solution for not having carpet squares!  In my last classroom, I had one of those fabulous carpets with the rows and boxes, so each student got their own square.  In my next classroom, I fear I won't have that carpet for management.  So I love these ViveVita My Spot spots.  I think students could put these in their cubbies and grab them when it is time to sit together as a class.  Plus, they are cute and colorful.  What's not to like?!
ViveVita Label Itz My Spot Place Marker

And lastly is a great organizational pin from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!  It is a way to organize read alouds by author and month.  I have wondered many times about how other teachers organize their read alouds.  This is just one example.  Does anyone else have a great way to organize read alouds?  I would love more ideas for organizing these books!

And that's all for today!  If you have some great pins to share, be sure to link up with Laura!



  1. Love those My Spots! No carpet in my room!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. Hi Ashley! Nice to meet you:) Glad I am not the only one worried about the stamp tag washing out of my clothes....I will be a hot mess!

    Going Nutty!

  3. Thanks for introducing me to the "ViveVita My Spot". I've been looking for carpet circles, or mats, and just don't want to spend that much money. Do you have these ViveVita's? I want to get them for center time. Are then big enough for your First Graders?

    1. Nina,

      I have always had a carpet with squares in my classroom. Because I am laid off, I don't know what I will get next year and thought these would be perfect should I not have a carpet. I am not sure how big they are, even after looking at Amazon. Maybe you could order one and see if they will be large enough? Sorry I can't be more helpful. But if they work, they are a big purchase, but I think they will last!