Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Jam Packed January and an Office Make-Over!

When I left on Friday for vacation from school, my math tubs and word work were still filled with red and green themed Christmas centers. 


I spent an evening by the fire before Christmas break combing through the common core and my Texas Essential Skills (TEKS) to find the perfect balance of what I wanted to cover in my January math and literacy centers.  I've been working on them both for what feels like forever, but I am thrilled to share that they are finished! 

I have 10 math centers, 10 literacy centers, and a bundled set of all 20 centers.

This is the literacy preview
 This is the math preview
You can buy them bundled for a 20% discount. 
To read more about them you can click the covers.

I want to share something that I got from my mom for Christmas.  She is a retired teacher and home organizer extraordinaire... 
For Christmas she gave me these blue prints for redecorating my teacher home office!

 I am so excited.  I will post as the transformation happens but for now my office is just 2 desks, a couch, and a big bookshelf.  It's very functional but not cute or organized at all right now.

My mom took the fabrics we used in my classroom and created a theme for my office that also plays off the colors of my blog.  I am so excited.  She even incorporated my blog logo into my office!  I can't wait!

Here's the blueprints she made:
 This is the wall you face when you walk into the room.


 I'll take befores and afters once we get started.  We are both enjoying our time off right now!!!

*Please let me know if you plan to come to Chuy's tomorrow night!  So far we have around 10 of us! Farley and I would love to include you!

30 comments:

  1. Love these sketches of your office! :0) Hooray for Mommy! :) The blueprints look great...but the finished product is going to be even better! :) Keep us posted! :)

    Tamara

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  2. WOW - can't wait to see the befores and afters!!!!!!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade


    Your newest creation looks AWESOME!!!!!!

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  3. It looks like it's going to be amazing!! My office is my recliner in my living room ;) I would LOVE to have a space like yours. Can I fly your mom to Indiana? Lol!

    ❀Jodi
    Fun In First

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  4. Wow, that is going to look amazing!!! Send your mom on down to Georgia when she's done, k? :)

    Natalie
    Teachery Tidbits

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  5. How awesome to be able to see all of that in your mind! I do make blueprints for my classroom (sorta).

    I wish I could go to Chewy's. Maybe one day this summer there will be a TX Blogger Meet Up near DFW.

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  6. Wow!! That is one amazing present!!! Can't wait to see the final product!

    Kate
    Second Grade Sparkle

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  7. I can't wait to see the new improved office, what a fabulous gift.
    Jill

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  8. I am working on reorganizing my home office space. I'll be checking back for inspiration.

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  9. Oh my gosh...it's going to look amazing!

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  10. WAIT!!! THAT'S MY ROOM!!!!!!!
    It will be amazing when finished....guess I can curl with the lamintor:)
    Love those Jam Packed January Centers!
    (Take a break)
    <3
    Squirrels

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    1. Yes squirrels the laminator will be warm and ready for you! I promise to find you a place to curl up! Come back!!!

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  11. I'm so excited to see your office makeover!! I'm planning one for myself right now too so I love seeing your ideas!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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    1. I love any kind of make over! Be sure to share yours too! :)

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  12. DROOLING!! Not sure which has me more excited - that awesome pack of centers or your office plans.
    I'm pretty sure I just fell in love with your mom. Is she looking for any new daughters by any chance??
    Denise
    Sunny Days In Second Grade

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    1. A trip to Florida sounds great!!! I'll bring mom!

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  13. Our mother's are one in the same! <3!! It looks like it is going to be AMAZING!
    I think I need to move to Texas! Have a great time tonight ladies!!! {slightly jealous}

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  14. Oh, how blessed you are! I can't wait to see the before and after shots! JOY!!!

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    1. Hey girl I need your email address. I have a present for you! You buy everything of mine and I want to give you the january centers for free!!!! Merry Christmas!

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  15. I am hosting a New Year Linky Party on my blog at http://teachingisagift.blogspot.ca. I would love to invite you to come on over and join the fun! Your product would be a perfect match the other almost 30 contributions already on the party!

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  16. My goodness--you are one of the most productive ladies on earth. Your office makes me embarrassingly jealous.

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  17. How much does your mom rock!?!!!!

    Your office is going to be amazing! I can't wait to see it.

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  18. Reagan these look amazing. How do you get so much done? I'm so jealous. Can't wait to see your office.
    Tammy
    Primary Paradise

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  19. will you send me your birthday balloon template for pixie sticks? It is so cute! Thanks!
    jamiejhyde@hotmail.com

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  20. Looking at your mom's design for your office makeover have given me some inspiration to clean up my HUGE mess. When I saw the work desk and the desk for the computer, I realized that is part of my problem. I only have a computer desk so my couch gets covered with the stuff I'm working on. Thanks for the inspiration.

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

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  21. What a great Christmas present! I can't wait for pics!
    Mary

    Pitner's Potpourri

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  22. From that sketch alone, it looks like a cosy and stylish office will be put up soon. Keep your readers posted and bravo to your creative mom. :)

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  23. These sketches look fabulous, and they absolutely look fantastic in your office. Looking forward to see the pictures soon. Thanks.

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