August 2019

Hi guys!

I've decided to try something different this year with the blog.  I will make one blog post for the month and then add to it until the next month comes around.  So anything new I post on Instagram for August will be added to this post until September rolls around and I'll make a new post for September if it works out well!

Here's what I have been up to this month:


This is how I label my cubbies every year.  I like labeling the bins because then I just need to move their bins if I want to move their spot! The kids put their indoor shoes/outdoor shoes in the slot under their bins and put their extra clothes in the bin.

Here's a close up.

I usually buy the chalk clips at Dollarama but I didn't see them this year.. so I ordered these off Amazon.

You can find the chalk clips here:

I use chalk marker on them. 

You can find the chalk marker I use here:


this one is a pack of three but a better deal and it has Prime shipping:


Every year we send these "All About Your Educators!" letters to the families to introduce ourselves.  I've had great feedback from parents the first year we did this, saying that knowing a bit about us helps them feel more comfortable with us so I've been doing it ever since!

I shared a sneak peek in my Instagram stories when I was making it and a lot of you asked if I would share the template so you can download the template by clicking here or on the image below:


I've always given out birthday crowns and pencils for the student's birthdays but I gave them a little face lift this year!

I love doing these because they are easy and cheap!

During the first carpet time of the day, I call the birthday boy/girl to come and sit on chair.  I grab a crown (I prep them unstapled but the bands tapped on to the crown), write their name and measure their head and staple it to fit their head.  Then they get to pick a pencil from the jar.

Then we sing happy birthday to them as a class and during centre time I give the birthday girl/boy my sticker bin and they get to choose the number of stickers that match their age and put it in the box on the band.  You can see how it looks when it's finished below.

If you want to grab the templates for these crowns and pencil toppers, you can do so by clicking here!

That's it for this month! 

- Yukari

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