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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

So Sad... :(

Hey, friends!!  Just wanted to let you know that my blog used to be Miss Tinsley's Bees.  When I got married I changed it to Mrs. Black's Bees.  When I went to make the change on Bloglovin' it caused me to lose 93 followers.  :(  So sad... so, if you were following me on Bloglovin' would you be so kind to add me again? :)

Thanks!  Just look for the icon on the right.  :)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Editable Bee Binder Covers

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  In just 2 weeks I will be back to work!  Crazy!!

Today I went to work on Bee Binder Covers that I will use to insert inside of my students 3 ring clear view binders.

Here is a look at them.  They come in 4 different colors and all of the text is editable.





Grab yours here!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Bee Clip Chart

I am linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics

to share my new Behavior Clip Chart.

Each morning the students begin on "Ready to Learn".  Throughout the day there are opportunities for the kids to move their clips up or down based on the classroom/school rules.  


At the end of the day if students are on "Make Better Choices" or higher they earn a sticker on their incentive chart.  

Once the student's beehive is filled with stickers, the student earns a trip to the treasure box!  I have found this is a fun way to manage classroom behavior.  These beehive incentive charts are included with the Bee Clip Chart packet.

I am going to use these incentive charts this year.




Now I just need to print, laminate, cut, and hang! :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bee Themed Incentive Charts

Busy bee... that's me!  I decided to change my Alphabet, Word Wall, Shape Posters, Color Posters and basically everything in my classroom.  :)  I think the room is going to look so much better!  I will post pictures soon!  I'm just so ready to get in there and get to work.  My room was used for Summer School and it just ended on Thursday, so I haven't been able to work in there.  Now that summer school is finally over, the carpet has to be shampooed and the tile has to be waxed so it may be another week or so... :(

Here is a look at some new Bee Incentive Charts I made.  I left a little space above the bee so that there is room to write their name.  You can simply print them and write the child's name with a sharpie, or I also made them editable if you prefer to type the student's name.



Click here to find them in my store.  :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bee Name Plates~ Editable

Today I created Bee Name Plates that I am going to use to label my kid's cubbies.  They are editable.  All you need to do is download the name plates and then click inside the box that says "name", and type the child's name. I am going to laminate them for durability.

Here's a look:




To see them in my store, click here.

100 Book Challenge Reading Log

At my school we use the 100 Book Challenge Reading Program.  The goal of this program is for every student to read on or above grade level.   Students are leveled and then choose books based on their level. Each night, Monday through Thursday, students take home a book that is on their level to read.  I keep a notebook that lists all of the children's names.  By the names, my aide writes down which book they will be taking home.   If the book is returned the next day, the students may take home a new book.  If the book is not returned, we wait to see if the book will come back.  I keep a record of who takes home what books because they are expensive and if I have a record of which books are missing, I can send home a reminder of what books need to be returned.

 Here is the reading log that we use.


This reading log stays in the student's binder.  There are 100 bees on the reading log.  Each bee represents 15 minutes of reading.  Every time a child reads for 15 minutes, parents can initial by the bee and students can color the bee.  Students have the opportunity to read at home each night and at school during the day.  

Every time a student reaches 25 bees, they are allowed to go to the treasure box.

To see the reading log in my store, click here.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Made It and My Mega Giveaway

Hello, friends!  I am linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics to share my Monday Made It.



 If you remember last Monday, I made a burlap wreath. While making the wreath I ran out of burlap. My husband had to run to Wal-Mart to get new windshield wipers so I asked him to pick me up some burlap if he saw any. He was so sweet to get me some, however, the color he brought back did not match the color I had been using to make the wreath.  Sooo... I figured I would use his burlap for another project... a garden flag. We have 2 garden flags in our yard. So far, I have just created one, but maybe I will have time to create another one. Here's how I made the flag:

1. I traced a B onto paper.  
2. Then I cut the B out and traced it onto burlap.


3. Then I painted the burlap.

I used a sharpie to color the 2013.

I was not happy with how the flag looked.

It just looked too BLUH.

4. SO, I bought a black paint marker and some green ribbon.  I traced the B with the paint marker and also colored in the 2013.  I hot glued the green ribbon around 3 sides of the flag.  I also just bent down the top of the flag and hot glued it in order to make a flag.


Here it is all finished.  I already had the chevron ribbon at home so I added it as well.  I still don't think it's the cutest flag.  I could've done better... but it's a start.  ;)

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Favorite Pins Friday~ and MY MEGA GIVEAWAY!

I heart Pinterest!

Seriously, what would I do without it?!

I am linking up with The First Grade Parade to share my favorite pins from the week.


My parents live right down the road from my husband and I, so on Sundays we usually eat together.  This past Sunday I made roast, potatoes and carrots in the crockpot, green beans, rolls, and my mom made rice.  I LOVE A1 sauce, so I used the recipe off of the bottle.  I put the crockpot on first thing when I woke up, and dinner was ready by the time we came home from church.

Click the picture for the recipe.
I left out the onion soup mix and the sliced onions.
And I should have taken my own picture because ours looked even better!


My dad loves grilling cheeseburgers.  So one night he cooked for my husband and me and my mom.  We made homeade orange crush icecream.


It was super easy and so yummy.

I've never had Taco Pizza before, but I came across this recipe


and thought it looked so good and easy.

I was right, so easy and delicious.


This chicken turned out good, but if I cook it again I am going to add more pineapple juice... I just think it could've used a little more.  :)

This pin was my husband's favorite dish from the week.

We actually grilled them inside on a griddle because it was raining outside and they still turned out so awesome.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Happy Thursday!! I am linking up with Mrs. Carroll for Throwback Thursday.

It won't be long before school will be back in action! I start back in less than a month. With back to school on the brain, I thought I would throw it back to how I manage behavior in my classroom.

  Originally posted on February 24, 2013

Each morning before the school announcements the students recite our school pledge which states, "I promise to be a respectful, responsible, honest citizen, and do my best at all times." Our classroom goal is to "bee" exceptional everyday. To manage behavior, I use this Clip Chart. Each student has a clothespin with his or her name. All of the children's clothespins begin each morning on "Ready to Learn". Throughout the day there are many opportunities for children to move their clips up or down. At the end of the day, if students are on Exceptional, Way to Go, Great, Ready to Learn, or Make Better Choices I give them a sticker to put on their Beehive Incentive Chart (see below). Once all of the black circles on the beehive have a sticker, children earn a trip to the treasure box.
Just for fun, our class works very hard to move their clip past Exceptional, to the "tippy, tippy top" or even off the chart. At the end of each day, the students that have moved their clip to "tippy, tippy top" or off the chart earn a trip to the treasure box in addition to a sticker for their beehive. Students love working hard in order to pick out a prize! Click here for the Clip Chart and Beehive Incentive Chart or here for only the Beehive Incentive Chart.

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