Monday, July 16, 2012

Bursting With Excitement: Monday Made It

Today I start teaching summer school.  I'm actually pretty jazzed about it.  Not only is it a little extra cash right around the time we close on our house, it's also being a held at the very same elementary school I attended as a little girl. :)  Plus it's for incoming fourth graders, win win.  After a year in second, I need to get used to big kids again! 

I'm also super excited because it's Monday Made It! :) 
 Click on the picture to visit Tara's fabulous blog!

Since back to school is quickly approaching, I started getting my typical back to school activities ready.  I always like to have a little something on my students' desk at open house.  I typically do a little goodie bag with a sweet little poem.  I got the original idea from Mrs. Van Dyke when I first started teaching.  As much as I love them, they're a lot of work and the items inside melted last year.  Oh the joys of teaching at a non air conditioned school. ;) 

I'm trying to keep some of my back to school activities simple this year.  Hello new grade level and closing on a house on the very first day of school. Even though I want to keep things simple, I still want to have a little somethin', somethin' for my kiddos for open house/first day of school.  So when I saw this on Pinterest, I fell in love! :)

I tried tracking down the original source, but I couldn't find it. :( I'd like to see more of that Mrs. Potter's ideas.  Okay, correction I just found out Mrs. Potter is one of my sweet, sweet Facebook followers! :) Thank you, Mrs. Potter for sharing this sweet idea!

Over the weekend, I made my bag topper for my Starburst bags.  I plan on using 3" x 4" bags from Wilton.  You can find similar ones {here}
Here is what the topper I designed looks like. I just swapped out happiness with excitement accidentally, but it still works! :)
I have created an edible Powerpoint for you to use so that you can type in your name and your student's names.  



I also added two additional templates this year. One for departmentalized/team teachers and one that is a little more generic since there can be so much movement/transition of students before the beginning of the school year.  





If you want to create your own "Bursting With Excitement" bag topper for your own students this year, you can download the Powerpoint Template for free at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  

You can check out these bag toppers by clicking {here} or on any of the images in this post. 


Thanks, Tara again for hosting this fun party! 

28 comments:

  1. Very cute! I like the colors you used.
    When my husband and I were looking for houses a few years ago, I was SO hoping to find it and get all of the paperwork done during the summer. No such luck. We did find a house, but it took forever for the paperwork. We didn't end up closing until mid-September. As much as I didn't want to move during the beginning of the school year, it was a nice escape from the stresses of breaking in a new crop of kids.
    Good Luck!
    Andi

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  2. You are ahead of the game! The toppers are precious. Thank you for sharing.

    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

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  3. Thanks for the freebies, my first graders will be bursting with excitement to get them!

    I'm your newest follower

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  4. Thanks for sharing the freebie! Pinterest can be my best friend {soooo many ideas}, or worst enemy {tooooo many ideas} when it comes to what to do to greet my kiddos at the beginning of the year!

    You just made it easier!

    Halle
    Across the Hall in 2nd

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  5. Super cute! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Kristi
    Learning's a Hoot

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  6. I love your Starburst idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Liliris
    Fourth Grade Garden

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  7. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing! Good luck with everything!

    Krista
    stellar-students

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  8. I love this, I appreciate the use of the labels. Thanks.

    Jill
    Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

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  9. This is so simple yet so awesome (and cheap)! Thanks for sharing!

    Julie
    4th Grade Haps and Hacks

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  10. These are too cute! Thanks!

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  11. I saw these too! I plan on making some for open house! :) Thanks for sharing the labels!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300
    Come check out my awesome giveaway HERE!

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  12. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing the labels!
    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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  13. I love the idea. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower too.

    Ashley
    Adventures of 5th Grade

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  14. I like the Starburst gift idea.
    ~April
    The Idea Backpack
    ideabackpack@gmail.com

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  15. Thank you for sharing things! One less thing to have to design. I can just print and put it together.

    Lorena
    Little Treasures

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  16. Love the idea! So simple, yet so fun!

    I am also your newest follower. I would love to have you come by and visit my blog.

    www.ateacherwithoutaclass.com

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  17. I've also seen that idea on PInterest! I want to take that idea and do something with it for my Star Student! I'm now following you!

    Cyndi
    Lacy's Letters

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  18. Very cute idea! I had not seen this on pinterest. So thank you for sharing!I can't wait to do this!

    Candace
    005 Watkins' Way

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  19. How cute!! LOVE the starbursts!! Thanks for sharing! ;)

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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  20. Hi Lisa! Love your idea for goodie bags. I need to decide what I am doing for that!!! Open house is coming up quick! I'm feeling the stress too girl!!! I should be feeling relaxed just getting back from vacay but am feeling the pinch of trying to catch up in bloggy land, and in the next two weeks move into my classroom and get everything ready, get my daughter moved back to college, repaint our living room before furniture is delivered...move old furniture with daughter....the list goes on...eeekkk!!!! Thanks for linking up and sharing:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  21. You look adorable in a poncho! You're right, it is the perfect transition piece!

    Accredited GED Online

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