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Monday, July 16, 2012

Just your average all over the place post! :)

I try not to have many random posts, but sometimes a girl just needs to get it all out! So, here goes...

I am super excited to have won a giveaway at Learning with Mrs. Brinn! Won't these items be great?


I made the QR code sign above for my classroom door for Open House. Isn't the template great? Heather at Kickin' it in Kinder has some fabulous freebie templates that you can customize for your own classroom. I liked the yellow chevron and crazy colored QR codes to match my beach/ocean room this year. Are the colors too crazy? When I print it, I'm also going to attach it to colored paper so there's a border.

Thanks to the following sweet bloggers for awarding me the Versatile Blogger award. I want to be sure to give them a shout-out for their kindness!


Lanier's Kindergarten Lions





Am I the only person that didn't know that teachers get a 15% discount on entire purchases at Michael's all the time? You don't even need a coupon, just a valid teacher ID. I was so excited to get 15% off my sale items and $1 items!  Who else is offering teacher discounts that I don't know about? :) Seriously, if I had time today, I'd PhotoShop a picture of me under a rock. Ha! Luckily, I don't. I'm pretty sure no one would want to see that anyway.

For those of you who are not following on Facebook, I learned a lot from other readers when I posed the following question: If a teacher goes into the school (while the janitors are off for the weekend) and there's no one there to hear her, was she ever really there? Well, I did go in and guess what? Two other teachers were there, too!

This is what I came back to. Is it just me or does everything look gray and blue? I wasn't able to stay long, but it made me really want to get back in and start decorating and organizing. I can't wait to see everything in color again!


Just so you know it isn't always like this, here is a picture of my room last year. You can view my post about last year's classroom here.


Alright, I have to get back to work. I have a stack of things next to my computer that isn't going to finish itself. Trust me, I've tried to let it. Instead, it was a like a gremlin and it multiplied when unattended. 

Before I go, you still have a little over a day to enter to win one of the five great prizes in my 1,000 Fabulous Followers Giveaway. Don't forget to enter!

 



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11 comments:

  1. My mind is very random lately so I appreciated your post!! I am absolutely making the QR code sign for Open House - that is awesome!!! Also, thanks for sharing about Michael's discount!

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    1. Does that mean I'm NOT the only that didn't know about the Michael's discount? :) You'll definitely have to use one of Heather's templates!

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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  2. I love the QR sign idea for Open House! That's a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Wasn't that a great idea? I'm so glad Heather shared the idea and made the templates free! :)

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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  3. Enjoyed reading your blog! I am your newest follower! I just started blogging and am a little over whelmed...I'm getting there though! haha

    Come check it out...!
    athomeinfirst.blogspot.com

    :)

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    1. I'm your newest follower, Ali! Your blog is adorable!

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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  4. What about if you go in to the school during the week after the janitors go home for the night? I'm going to try to answer this question this week!

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    1. I won't tell! However, I think you'd only be able to get into your room and not the main halls. They were going to start waxing the halls today, from what I heard, and possibly chain the doors. However, I don't think they can chain ours, can they? Let me know if you find out. Lori and Dee were both up there when I was there yesterday and Kristi went later. Ha! We're not getting paid and they can't keep us away!

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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  5. I went in to work on my classroom to put furniture back and piddle about today, too! Oh my goodness I have my work cut out for me! Haha! There is just no way I could get my classroom ready during preplanning, might as well start now while I am still relaxed. Thanks for sharing the QR Code post - I immediately made one for myself! I love it! I had to post about it, too. :)
    -Carol
    Mrs. Cobb's Kinder Sprouts

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  6. The Michael's discount works with coupons too! I had a 15% coupon AND I got the 15% teacher discount too!!

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    1. Wow! That's even better! Thanks so much for letting me know!

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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