Saturday, November 10, 2012

Halloween/Fall Ideas

Here are a few great ideas for your next Halloween or Fall Harvest Party in the classroom (or at home).  All of these ideas and more can be found at: It's Written on the Wall.

Photos from It's Written on the

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Finally a new post!

I just want to apologize for not keeping up with the blog this school year.  It's been a rough year.  I was diagnosed with Leukemia in April 2012 and have been fighting for my life ever since.  I am happy to report that I had a successful Bone Marrow Transplant September 18th. I am still in the hospital, but feeling much better.  I am taking this year off to heal, but I promise to continue to find exciting and useful resources.  Thanks for checking out my blog.

Monica Pyka
Kindergarten Teacher
Cancer Survivor!

Pencils, M&M's, and a Candy Bar

A few ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week.
1.  Wrapped Pencils
Take a few pencils and colored string. I macrame-d friendship bracelet string around each pencil and wrapped them in raffia to complete the look.
2.  Wrapped Hershey Bar
Using a simple glue stick, I covered the candy bar with decorative paper.  Then I printed out a new label on to loose-leaf paper and wrapped the bar.  Super Simple.

3.  M&M's in a Mason Jar
I filled a mason jar with M&M's and attached this cute poem.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week

Need a gift for Teacher Appreciation Week?  

How wonderful is this?  I have a parent in my classroom that makes these.  I had this one made for my daughter's teacher.  It's a paint can that I will fill with little teacher goodies.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Green Pudding

Dr. Seuss Idea!
(**And the best pudding discovery EVER!!)

Oobleck Who Pudding
I purchased one box of:

I found it for under a $1.00 at Walmart.
Each box makes 4 servings and require 2 cups of cold milk.
The vanilla pudding turns bright green right before your eyes...when you add milk!  So cool! 

For individual servings made as an edible art project...
Place a sandwich (zipper) baggie into a cup (for stability).
Measure out 1/2 cup of milk in advance (I had them ready to in small cups).
Pour out the Jello Pudding powder in a large bowl.

**Get a baggie in a cup.
**Scoop in 5 heaping TEASPOONS into the baggie.  (It takes 5.25 teaspoons, but does not need to be exact..5 heaping worked great!)
**Pour in the 1/2 cup of milk
Have an adult zip the bag close.
Kids...massage the bag to mix the ingredients for 5 MINUTES.

After 5 minutes, cut a small piece of the corner off...and eat the Oobleck Who Pudding right out of the baggie.  (Easy clean up!)

This would also be a great project for St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

KISS (Keeping It Super Simple)

Valentine's Day Bingo!