Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Things I've Made & Want to Make and FONTS!

I am linking up with several other bloggers for this post.  Linkies on what I’ve made, what I want to make, and my all time favorite…a linky on favorite fonts!!
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In May, we took our first graders to see the play Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type.  You can read about that in a previous post by clicking HERE.  After the play, our students wrote about their favorite part.  We made cute little cows and pigs based on Michelle from Apples and ABC’s

They turned out really cute!  To display our farm animals, I made a barn.  This is the part of the post that qualifies me to join this linky. 
One day, I was walking down the hall at school and I spotted this box.
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It was huge! As tall as I am.  As soon as I saw it I said, “A BARN!”
And that’s what it became!  I wrapped it like I would a big huge, oddly shaped Christmas present.
photo 1  It turned out really well!  photo 2 (1)
I added a door, window, and straw. photo 3
   photo 4  And then filled the barnyard with animals! 
The moral of this story is- If you ever come across a weird shaped box, use your imagination and it can become anything you want!!

Click pic above to go to linky
I have several things I want to make this summer for my classroom.  Some from Pinterest are:

A birthday board so I won’t forget birthdays! Of course I can’t do this one until I’m back at school.  This came from Queen of the First Grade Jungle.

I repined this from someone, but I can’t find the original source.  If it is yours-THANKS!
I want to make this to end the “When do we blahblahblah” questions! I repined this from Vanessa Wong at First Grade Faculty’s Pinterest board.
I also want to create student portfolios for next year.  I’m not sure how I am going to do them, do any suggestions are welcome wanted!
I just ran across this idea for sorting and storing what goes into the portfolios, I just don’t know how I want to organize the notebook.
Click pic to go to source.

Click pic to go to linky.
I found the coolest thing in the world to keep track of what fonts you have and to see what they look like.  Because, let’s face it, after you download 720 fonts (what I currently have), you forget what they look like and which ones you love the most.  It’s called Wordmark.it  I found it through someone’s blog.  I’d love to give credit where it is due, but I just can’t remember.  So if you posted about it, please leave me a comment telling me!  Wordmark.it takes all the fonts on your computer and displays them in whatever word you choose.
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And below each example is the name of the font.  This is amazing and you  DEFINITELY need to download it!!  I posted about my love of fonts in the obsession linky.  You can get to that post HERE.
Some of my favorite are:
A Year Without Rain
Beautiful Everytime
Bistro BLock
Cheri- (Because of all the hearts!)
Circulate BRK
DJ Framed (All the DJ Inkers fonts, actually- this one is DJ Fat Chat)
Janda Sparkle and Shine
Kids Alphabet
Pineapple Delight
Wizards Magic
Lego Blocks
This list could seriously go on and on, but I’ve got to quit!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway to celebrate 80 followers.  Click here to enter!


  1. Oh my word! That is the cutest barn ever!! I love your font choices too. I'm pinning those for the future. :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. I have so many more I wanted to add to the font list...

  2. The barn turned out perfectly. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. Thank you for the shout out! I love how your cows and pigs turned out! :)

    Apples and ABC's

  4. Thanks for linking up:) Too cute!! I'm doing this every Monday so link up
    if you get your "want to makes" done:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  5. Thanks for following by blog. I can't wait to join up with these linky parties! Love the barn too. Thanks for sharing all these ideas.
    First Grade Found Me

  6. EKKKKKKK I'm in love with everything in this post!

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog
    PS If you haven't already joined my giveaway I would love to have you join!

  7. I just pinned several things from here lol! I'm your newest follower! You are getting close to 100!

    Strive to Sparkle

  8. That barn is too cute!! I need to get my hands on some abnormally large cardboard! So I actually did those Important Times clocks in my room this year after seeing them on Pinterest too. I can't tell you how nice it is to be able to just point to the clock when I hear a "When are we going to art" or "Is it lunch time yet?" They're on my list of things to blog about this summer, but yes, highly recommended! Thanks so much for linking up!! And I am already pinning about work mark :)

    ❤- Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  9. Oh my, what a great barn! And I really have to check out that Workmark...especially after all the bajillions of fonts I've been downloading this week!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I'm your newest follower :)


    1. Word mark is WONDERFUL! You'll love it!

  10. Okay...I just looked at wordmark.it and I LOVE it! I'm sooo glad you wrote about it in your post! And your barn is great, by the way!


    Third Grade's A Charm

  11. I'm your newest follower thanks to the font linky party!
    Mel D
    Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

    1. Be sure to enter my giveaway for a Starbucks gift card and a pack of 80's Glam Sharpies!! It's got one day left.

  12. Yay! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. You TOTALLY just made my day by posting about wordmark.it!! I have been stressing over all of my fonts and scrolling thru each one to find what's perfect in my files... this will be SO easy now! Thank you!
    First Grade FUNdamentals

    1. Awesome! I like knowing I made someone's life a little easier! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. I'm now a follower! This is awesome! I'm doing a farm theme next year, so now all I need is a big piece of cardboard!

    Growing Up Teaching

    1. If you were nearby, I'd give it to you! I have no idea what else I'm going to do with it. Or more importantly, where I'm going to store it! A kidney shaped table came in it, so put the word out with your custodians!


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