Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Organization and Freebie :)

At my school we aren't allowed back into the classroom until the week before school starts so I was trying my best to get somewhat organized before I left for the summer!! I decided to take on my open cabinet. I wish I had a 'before' picture because it was so NOT cute at all!! But...here is the after picture :)

I am so much happier to know that this is already all organized when I get back! I still have some labels to add....I was using all the labels from Mrs. Freshwater's Blog :) I am trying to decide if I want to make that tool box from Home Depot that so many of you are making!! Hmmm??
I also re-did a lot of my units on TPT this past week! I added new activities or just made them cuter! So, if you have bought anything from me, please head over to TPT and go to your purchases to see if there is a new download for you :) :) 
I had a couple emails asking if my Johnny Appleseed was available for purchase separate from my Apple Unit, well....not it is! :) If you are interested, just click here or below.
If you are still with me...then I have a little freebie for you!! I know a lot of our K kids need 'glue' practice at the beginning of the year. Two of the first units I am doing are Monsters and Apples...so click below to grab your 'A Little Dot Holds A lot' pages :) Don't forget to sing the song too!! It goes to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It" Just a little bit of glue holds a lot (snap, snap), Just a little bit of glue holds a lot (snap, snap). Just a little bit of glue, just a tiny little dot, just a little bit of glue holds a lot (snap, snap)! Click on the picture below:


  1. Wow, look at you!!!!!!!!!! Also I think I am going to sneak into your room and steal all your glue sticks. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  2. hahahah I have no idea how I finished off the year with that many glue sticks left!! That NEVER happens!!!

  3. Love the glue song and glue dot pictures. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Oh my gosh, I love your organization! Even if I organized, I don't know if my cabinets would ever look at neat as yours lol. Organization is my goal for the summer. I'm going to have to keep on the look out for those containers from Michael's. Great job Caitlin!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure
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  5. It looks great! You are very organized for this new year. :)

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  6. Super cute glue activity. Love your organization!

  7. Your Johnny Appleseed is really cute!!!
    First Grade Found Me

  8. Love, love, love the glue song and activities! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Love your organized closet!!


    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
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  10. Look how organized you are---and I love the little song. Thanks for sharing!

    First Grade and Fabulous

  11. I've been a little MIA while on vacation but OMG! I am in love with your Johnny Appleseed. It's already in my shopping cart!! ;)

    Color Me Kinder

  12. Thanks :) Hope you had fun on your vacation!!!

  13. Love the glue song! :) :) :) :)

  14. OH! You have inspired me!!! I am soooo doing this to my cabinet! I HATE how my cabinet is just crammed full this is wonderful! I want those labels! :o)

  15. What a great idea for glue practice!! We use the saying "A dots a lot" but the size of the dot is never the size needed. I will be using your idea! Thanks for sharing.

  16. I LOVE your organization - a woman after my own heart! ;) Makes me want to run to my room and get to work. Too bad our school has rules like yours and we are NOT allowed in.

    Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

    I do, We Do, You Do!

  17. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I wish I was that organized! Your Johnny Appleseed is adorable!

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    Amber Huber

  19. I am your newest follower:) I taught in South Florida in Weston and Ft. Lauderdale and am now in central Florida.

    The Resourceful Apple

  20. I love your glue dot practice pages. My 3rd graders will be using them to practice their gluing skills. Thanks so much!

    Hooty's Homeroom

  21. I love how organized your supplies are and I love the freebie!! I am your newest follower! I cannot wait to check out your other posts!!
    Michelle :)
    Kindergarten Stars

  22. I love this and am inspired! Could you share about the tool box? I am out of the loop! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  23. I love your glue activity, we will be doing these at the start of the year. I made some colored glue using glue and paste food color and we'll use that to make our dots so it will be colorful.

  24. Love, love, love your glue song!!! We have second graders who will benefit from it! We just found you and are not following! We would love it if you stop by sometime!
    Katie & Lisen

  25. Love the idea of using colored glue! I am going to do that too :)

  26. love the johnny appleseed and the organization skills...im your newest follower drop by =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  27. Caitlin, I'm with you! I also have to wait until 1 week before school to get into the building. The glue song is SO cute! I will definitely use it with my kinders. I have recently put up some freebies on my blog and on Teacher's Notebook (in "Sharon's Shop") that you might be able to use with your kinders. If you have a second, come grab some freebies! :)

    Hope you are enjoying your summer. Don't work too hard. Oh, and I'm your latest follower!

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT

  28. Thanks so much for linking this brilliant article into my bloghop -- all things "Organized".... I hope that others arrive at your door via the linky party. I'm always grateful for a visit.

    LUV LUV LUV how everything is bright and polka-dots are my personal fave.

    Happy summer!!!


  29. Caitlin, I love the glue song and freebie, thanks so much for sharing. Last year I made colored glue with elmers glue and some drops of food coloring. The kids loved it.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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  31. LOVE it! I also need a place for everything and everything in its place. And if it looks pretty, it's even better!
    Kathryn (Kindergarten Kindergarten)

  32. THANK YOU so much for the shout out!!!! I appreciate it!!! The labels look wonderful!!!

  33. wow - great organization - thanks for sharing!!

    ~ Kimberlee ~

    Two Fulbright Hugs

  34. I went to Target yesterday and boutght my boxes. I am so excited!!!! I'll be sure to blog about it when I get my cabinet done and mention your inspiration! THANK YOU!!!! :o)

  35. So impressive! Great organization! Thanks so much for the adorable glue dot printables and song! I will love using them this year.

  36. That is TOTALLY Awesome!!!! I don't know what I would do if they told us in our building we could not get in our rooms until the week before school started. I have been working in mine on and off during the summer except when they were waxing the floors.