Saturday, August 25, 2012

"Bono" Dog Chipboard Album

I couldn't resist creating this chipboard album about my dog.  Bono loves to have his picture taken, as he is more human than dog!  I used circular chipboard pieces to cover with decorative pet dog scrapbook paper.  I purchased all kinds of ribbons, stickers, stamps, and other embellishments to complete the album.


I always include tags in my albums, as they allow more space for pictures or journaling.

This mini pop-out accordion page (below) allowed space for four additional pictures in my album. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ready To Launch 2012-2013 School Year!

Well, this summer break is just about over.  Thought I would share a few pictures of my Space-Themed Classroom.  These little goodie bags were passed out to my astronauts during orientation night (A huge thank you to my husband for putting these together for me!  He is always such a big help starting up a new school year). Starburst candies, a star bouncy ball, and some star shaped erasers were included.

This is an example of the front cover of the student Take-Home folder. 

 The main colors in my classroom are blue, lime green, and purple.  This color combination is really cute for a space-themed classroom!
 Mission Control is a favorite station during our Space Station rotations!
 Learning Target Bulletin Board is ready to go!

 My parents bought me this rocking chair for my birthday a few years ago.  My dad was kind enough to cover the seat cushion with some space fabric!  Love it!
 This is where our "Astronaut of the Week" sits.
I am so excited about my shuttle crew this year.  Looking forward to accomplishing many more missions!:)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Community Worker Journal Jot

Here's the Community Worker Journal Jot.  Community Workers is a unit we teach during the beginning months of school.  The Journal Jot implements writing into this Social Studies unit.  See more images at my TPT store!


A list of vocabulary words and lots of other pages are included!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Back-To-School Journal Jot

Looking for a Back-To-School writing activity?  This Journal Jot will jump start a great year of writing for your first graders! 


     Includes Back-To-School word dictionary, writing prompts, Home/School Connection (parents respond to a student's Journal Jot, Comment Jot, etc.
 Spaces to write and illustrate are included.  The Home/ School Connection pages are student favorites-they love giving their family members homework! 
 You can check it out now at my Teachers Pay Teachers store: Tiny Treasures By Teacher Tava
Let me know if you have any suggestions for a future Journal Jot... I am currently working on two others which I will post soon!  :)

Friday, August 3, 2012

First Grade Teacher Freebie

The start of a new school year is just around the corner! Getting units more organized is one of my goals for this year! You can download these Binder Spines and Binder Front Covers for the First Grade ELA Units of the Common Core Standards for FREE!   Just go to my "Teachers Pay Teachers" store: Tiny Treasures By Teacher Tava   


        Have a fantastic start back-to-school!

Kitchen Shadow Box

I scrapbooked this special shadow box for my sister-in-law. 
This is what it looks like with the lid closed.

When you open the lid, you can see more of the details inside.  Lots of layering! 

I used a piece of brown wire ribbon to make the branch. 

Shadow boxes make great gifts!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Results of the first Tiny Treasures Giveaway!

There were 77 entries in this first Tiny Treasures Giveaway!  If you "followed" my blog or "liked" my Facebook page, you were entered.  I typed up all of your names and drew one name out of this tote!  Yes, I like to play fair and share!
            And this Tiny Treasure goes to...

Thanks Michelle for following me on my blog!  Send me an email at and I will get your Tiny Treasure to you right away!  Thanks to all of you who follow my blog or like my Facebook page!  Stay tuned for more Tiny Treasures Giveaways!