Sunday, September 23, 2012

File Folder Games

Check out some of my new products in my KinderKuties Store on!
I am throwing an end of Quarter Sale! =) ENJOY!

Jungle Theme Classroom

Sorry I haven't posted! The first few weeks of school have been hectic!  My jungle classroom looks super cute and the students really enjoy it!

Here is my outside small bulletin board:


 This is my calendar/ morning meeting area:
This is the jungle reading hut I created:
 Cute Kindergarten kits I made for each student!
Ok back to lesson planning! =)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Teacher Selling Websites

Have you thought about selling on a teacher website?  Well, here is my take on it:

I joined TeacherspayTeachers and have had some success, but I think that being charged 40% plus a $0.30 transaction fee is a little ridiculous.  The website ends up taking about 50% of my earnings!  I try to keep the price of the items I make as cheap as possible, so that all educators are able to purchase the item for a reasonable price. I in turn make almost nothing.

So, I researched and found another site.  Teachers Notebook.  On this site it is $20.00 for the year and the seller gets to keep 100% of their earnings minus the paypal fees, which are miniscule.  I think this website is a much better site to post your teacher items.  Why should a site like teacherspayteachers earn half of my earnings, when I worked very hard to make my items.  I will stay with teacherspayteachers, since any money earned is better than none, but from now on i will be trying to promote my teachers notebook store.  

Here is my link, please check it out! =) My Teachers Notebook Store

and here is the link to teacherspayteachers: Kinderkuties

I hope this post helps you decide which teaching site is best to go to sell and buy products.  I would much rather support a teacher 100% than give 50% to a website that makes millions.

Teachers Notebook

Monday, August 20, 2012

Jungle / Safari Classroom

This year my theme is quite similar, since I will have my own class the whole year and I already have everything I need!  I also decided to start selling some of my items on teacherspayteachers to go along with my jungle themed classroom.  Take a peek and see what I love to do!

Visit my store: Kinder Kuties Store

That is just a sample of what you get with my pack.  Since this picture I have added much more!  You can find this Safari/ Jungle theme pack at: Jungle / Safari Theme Classroom Pack

Safari / Jungle Theme

This year I will be using a Jungle/Safari theme in my classroom!  I cannot wait!  Last year, I was a maternity leave replacement in Kindergarten and did a rainforest theme!  The room came out extremely cute!  I cant wait to even make it better this year, since this will be my own classroom!

Check out my other post on a Jungle theme classroom HERE.

Last year in my rainforest classroom, I had some really great touches which added character to the room!  I really went over the top and the parents and students loved it!

 My welcome board

  • The Jungle / Safari bodies can now be found HERE due to popular demand.
  • I found the large safari hat at AC Moore.  It is made of foam and is easy to staple up.
  • The tree was made from a large carpet tube and brown paper bags.  I went to Home Depot and asked if they had any carpet tubes.  They are usually glad to give you any they have! Then i just slid the brown paper bags over it one by one in an overlapping pattern.

 My Job Chart

 Bulletin Board Outside my Door

 The hallway leading into my classroom

 Rainforest animals hanging on my ceiling! 
Yes, I got up on a 7 foot ladder to hang these on the ceiling!

 Behavior Chart - No Monkey Business

 My Information Hut aka The meeting area

Don't forget to become a follower on my blog, TPT, Instagram, and like my Facebook page!

Hi!  This is my first post on my blog! This year I will be teaching a Kindergarten/ 1st grade LLD class!  This will be my first full year teaching! Wish me luck! =)