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colours! DYI window shades

DIY window trim

15 minute window shade.

make a faux Transom for a door way

How to Make Curtains {DIY} - Two Twenty One

dollar store glass pebbles...cool for sunroom or garden shed

Same color, two finishes - first, paint with matte, then paint "design" in (same color in "glossy")

great idea on the pin board

Choosing a New Water Heater: We walk you through the pros and cons of high tech water heaters - tankless, heat pump, condensing gas and point-of-use models. Read more: http://www.familyhandyman.com/plumbing/water-heater/choosing-a-new-water-heater/view-all

10 DIY Shelves that You Can Make

3 Key Ideas for Parents about the Common Core: A Handout - Wonderful free resource from Jennifer Jones of Hello Literacy

Guided Math Binder

Surprise Calendar: place review questions, questions of the day, etc. (Good to remember for the start of the school year!)

Wow! This is awesome!

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids. A collection from around the Blogosphere!

First Day of School activity: Questions and "sticky" answers: What will you need to do to be successful this year? What will you [the teacher] need to do to help you be successful this year? What do you expect to learn this year in X grade? What should students be doing to make sure our class runs as smoothly as possible? School is important because...

Class stationary! Give each kid a post-it to draw their portrait and then make copies.

Use Sticky Notes to Create Interactive Anchor Charts - The Organized Classroom Blog