Throwback Thursday

Today I am thrilled to be linking up with the wonderful Mrs. Carroll at The First Grade Parade to join in on some past post fun.  Before I do that I need to announce the winner of my banner giveaway.  Congrats to Kristin Marie!  Be watching for an email from me to get your info for your new banner and my new Gettin' My Write On shared journal covers.
I am going into my third year of blogging and can't believe how it has changed my life.  I have learned sooooo much from other wonderful bloggers, I have grown as a teacher and person, and most importantly, I have met lots of amazing people and made some wonderful, long distance friends!
Throwback Thursday is a fun linky to look back in time at posts from the past:)
I thought this would be a fun post from the past to start with.  It's a fun writing activity to do the first week of school that incorporates their summer activities and sunglasses.  This post is from August 31, 2012.  Hope this is something you can add to your B.O.Y. activities.
Hey all!  Another week gone!  Time is really flying by!  I wanted to share a beginning of the year writing activity we did.  Before I tell ya about it I have to say.........I am pretty sure I saw this on Pinterest somewhere but can't find where to give the original idea credit.....IF this was originally your idea, please pop me an email so I can change my post to credit you:)

Ok, so I asked the kiddos to draw a big pair of sunglasses.  In the lenses of the sunglasses I asked them to draw pics of what they did over the summer.  Then they had to write about it and after that they could color them.  They turned our pretty neat and it was a fun way to learn a little more about each other.

I love how different and unique each of the sunglasses are and some of the pics just crack me up:)  They all have stories under them, I just wanted you to see some of the glasses.

I also wanted to answer a question I have been asked a lot......  
Where did I get the "homework" letters?
I got them from Teacher Heaven.  Click on the pic and it will take you right to the link.  I also got several borders from there as well.  The set I got is called Circle Frenzy:)

I also added a border (that I got from there too) to my daily schedule:)
Finally, thanks to The Book Whisperer, year #2, we are off to a wonderful start with what we are reading:)
Although I do have a small class, they all haven't started their cards yet........BUT some of them already have 8 and 9 books!!!  They are loving reading and I'm loving it!!!

Have a happy weekend everyone!  Be blessed and safe!  My girl is coming home for some momma/daughter shopping!!!!

See ya back here for September's Made It Monday!!


  1. I love the sunglass writing! I could do that with my first graders, I would give them a template to use though! Thanks for sharing that great idea!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  2. LOVE the sunglasses! I'm going to add it into my first week plans :) I'm going to check out Teacher Heaven too...such cute stuff.

  3. Great first day/first week idea!!

  4. Really like the sunglasses idea! I think my second graders would have fun with that project as well... Thanks so much for sharing!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  5. Such a cute idea. Someone had posted an activity like this for the end of the year but with writing in the glasses. Think I will use this during the first week!

    I Heart Teaching Elementary

  6. Love this throwback post!! This makes me want to make a sunglass writing craftivity for the beginning of the year... hmm! :)

    Thanks for sharing!


  7. I LOVE your "What We're Reading" board. I think I might have to incorporate that this year! :)

    Adventures in Room 204


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