Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March's Pinterest Picks

 I am so excited to be linking up with Pawsitively Teaching and Inspired Owl's Corner for my top 3 Pinterest Picks!
I'm all about Pinterest.  It's by far my favorite teaching and decorating resource, so let's get started!

I know Read Across America Day was yesterday, but for me March is Read Across America Month.  We just don't stop.  This is a super cute and EASY way to get your kids motivated about reading!

You must also know that I'm a strong advocate of door decorations.  It's tough work and my doors are always full of mistakes, but the kids get SO excited when there is anything on their door.  So this pin, although simple, is everything I'm about.  And you should try it too!

Here's my finished product!  Definitely not as cute as the Pinterest one, but hey, it's there.


To go along with Read Across America Day (or Week...or Month), I did this bulletin board last year and I'm doing it again this year.  I take a lined sheet of paper and a blank sheet and staple them together.  The kids draw their favorite book on one side and write what they love about the book on the lined side.  I take pictures of kids looking at a book and print them off of my home computer. The kid's pictures will take a TON of ink when you print them off, but it's so worth it.

Just some tips if you'd like to make this bulletin board, put each picture as a slide in a powerpoint presentation.  Then cover all of the background you can with white shapes to save on ink.  If you've taken pictures at a close enough depth, they should turn out perfect!


Last, OH MY GOODNESS.  This is so cute!  I found this leprechaun trap on Pinterest and the link was dead, but it was enough to spark my interest.  I can honestly say I've never done a send home project with my kids.  The school I am at has little family participation, so I always assumed it wouldn't work.  After seeing this, though, all I can ask is why not?  If parents help, they help.  If not, at least I tried!  If you search "Leprechaun Trap" on Pinterest, there's so much more.  Like this letter, for example:
There are so many writing templates to go along with it as well.  I plan on asking my kids to make the Leprechaun Trap and then have them write about it the next week after they turn in their traps.  Crossing my fingers that it will work out, but it sure looks like fun!


  1. Love the reading bulletin board idea! Thanks for sharing such great ideas and linking up!

  2. Love your pins! We are going to have to make a leprechaun trap this year for sure! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

  3. Your classroom door looks GREAT!!! We always have our kindergarten kids make leprechaun traps as a STEM project and it is always so much fun! They love making them! Thanks for sharing all of these great pins!!


  4. Great bulletin boards. Thanks for sharing :)

    Mrs. Wiley
    @ Wiley Teaching

  5. Kelsey, your second pick is such a great idea! I know kids would love that! Following you on Pinterest now! Yay.

  6. I have my kids make leprechaun trap every year at home and bring them in. They then present them to the class and we set them up to try and catch that pesky little guy. It's so much fun and my kids and families have always loved it. Great pins!

    The Busy Busy Hive

  7. I love the Cat in the Hat door decoration! Pinning it and saving it for next year. Thanks for sharing.

    Quinnessential Lessons

  8. I love the Cat in the Hat door decoration! Pinning it and saving it for next year. Thanks for sharing.

    Quinnessential Lessons