Teaching Stuff


This is a little clip chart that I use for behavior in my classroom. All students place a clip with their name on it on the ready to learn section of the clip chart. If they have great behavior they move their clip up. If they have negative behavior they move their clip down. It is great because even if a student has negative behavior they are given the opportunity to change this behavior to positive and begin clipping up. This seems to have been an incentive to change negative behavior. Also, my kids love it when they get to pink! Click the link below to get this chart.

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This is a "How do you get home" clip chart that I created to help with after school transportation. It includes bus riders, parent pick up, after school program, and other. I created it to match my other jungle theme classroom decorations.

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I made these little balloon shaped toppers to go on top of the large pixie sticks. I thought these would be a cute little gift to give my kiddos on their birthday. They are pretty inexpensive. I picked up the pixie sticks at Dollar General for a quarter.  I also made a matching birthday certificate and ribbon. You can get them by clicking below.

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 Today my kinders created three dimensional shapes out of toothpicks and marshmallows. Not bad for 6 year-olds!

This little girls mom must be a "princess." Every picture had her mom wearing a crown. How sweet!

Some of my sweet kiddos don't have a mom at home. We made this book for Grandma.

Love my girls! They sure have beautiful mom's too!

"This is my mom watching her favorite t.v. show. The Voice was a popular show for the moms in my class"

Here are some examples of pages that I created and put in a Mother's Day Keepsake book. These turned out cute. Click here to get yours.

Crystal McGinnis

Parts of a Flower

My kinders made these cute little diagrams of the "parts of a flower." It was pretty simple. I took some coffee filters and cut the edges so that they resembled a flower shape. I had the kids use dot a dot markers and color the inside of the filter one solid color. I then had them use two colors and create a pattern of lines along the outside. The stem is butcher paper twisted, and the roots were strings of yarn. I typed up some quick labels for them to glue on.  They turned out cute and make great spring decor.
Crystal McGinnis