While the rest of you have been busy bringing your classroom flips, make overs, and themes to life, I have bee been on the sidelines cheering you on and simultaneously begging the coach to let me off the bench so I can join in on the action!! But this whole not being able to put pressure on one foot thing has been putting a crimp in my grand classroom make over plans for this year. But it hasn't kept me from digital designing in the meantime. So for the past 72 hours I have been eating, sleeping, and breathing owls and polka dots. Seriously people, I was actually seeing little neon colored owls in my dreams last night! Then around mid night last night I said "stick a fork in me" cuz I was D-O-N-E.
Until I wasn't done.
When I went to upload onto TPT it told me my Preview File was too big. I really should have realized it was going to be too big at around slide 17...but I was determined to showcase everything. In any event, I said some choice words, grudgingly went to bed. Then I woke up early this morning and carefully edited my preview masterpiece to an acceptable 5 MB. And now I can finally share my most recent labor of love with you...
(I challenge you to say the word EDITABLE five times fast... )
You can download the still awesomely fabulous regulation size preview in my TPT shop to see samples of everything included!!
One of the items you will find in this pack is an O.W.L. (Organized While Learning) Binder Cover. Every year my kids bring in a one inch 3 ring binder with a plastic folder inside. The folder pockets get labeld "Homework" and "Stay at Home." Every day students take home their homework in the "Homework" side and their graded work, spelling lists, newsletters, etc. in the "Stay At Home Side." Parents know to empty the Stay at Home section and send completed homework back in the Homework section. Eazy peezy for them and for me! Prior to this year there were no owls in my classroom so I called this binder their F.I.R.S.T. Binder. I made up the acronym to go with my no theme first grade classroom and it stands for: Families Informed, Responsible, and Successful Together.
Click the pictures above to download your choice of either the F.I.R.S.T or O.W.L Binder Covers for free :)