Good Things and a Little Freebie

If you've ever perused Martha Stewart's website, or read one of her magazines, you know that she dedicates a few pages to "Good Things."  I always enjoyed reading those pages, so I thought I'd start a little Good Things post on here :)  I intended to do it yesterday {Good Things Thursday} but I was at school until 9 last night!  It was Parents' Night... more on that another time!  So anyway, I'm going to do it now!!  Here are some good things from this week :)

{1} Our class had a cupcake party today:
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may remember this post about incentives.  We have a class bucket that we fill with fuzzies when our class is caught being good.  I purposely set it up so that we will fill it up four times a year... shhh, don't tell my class!  Fill it up once, earn a popcorn party; twice, a cookie party; three times, a cupcake party; four times, an ice cream party.  Well, we finally made it to #3, and had our cupcake party today!! I printed and laminated the sign above {which you can DL for free here}, and used it to decorate the cupcake station that I set up:
Six different toppings!
Three frosting choices, and unfrosted Funfetti cupcakes!
I let my little ones decorate their own cupcakes... They LOVED it!!!
They LOVE me!!  And I LOVE them!!  I have an awesome class. :)

{2} I love my new summer countdown sign:
Isn't it so presh?!  My beautiful friend Hadar made it for me, and I love every second of it!  I have it hanging front and center in my classroom.  My little ones love it too!!

{3} I received my Teacher Blogger Exchange gift this week:
Ummm, how cute is this box?!
Jenny from Teaching in Sixth Grade made these for me and  Three clay pots, painted with chalkboard paint {!!!}, and decorated in my favorite classroom colors!!  Jenny figured that since I craft a lot with my kiddos I could put them to good use and she was RIGHT!!  And the chalkboard paint allows me to change how I label them.  Thank you so much, girl!!!

I'd show you a picture of what I sent, but I accidentally broke it and had to start over!! :( Of course I emailed my recipient {and sent her a picture of the project before I broke it just in case she didn't believe me LOL!} and I started over with something new.  I'm almost done, girl!  ;)

And that's it for my Good Things post... I enjoyed writing it, I hope you enjoyed reading it :)  Happy Friday and have a GREAT weekend!!!!


Rachel said...

Always love a good cupcake party! Yum:)

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

love the cupcake party, Hadar's sign, and your bloggy gift! All of it is too cute!
First Grade Blue SKies

Elizabeth said...

Love the cupcake party and Hadar's sign. All so very cute!


Fun in Room 4B

Nicole said...

Well now I'm curious as to what you made that broke! lol!

Rowdy in Room 300

Kristen said...

aw I love the good things idea!! What a nice idea for your class--I adore that sign :)

Miss J said...

How fun!! Thanks for sharing. Are the cupcake graphics from scrappin doodles?

Miss J

Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

Laura said...

So, so cute! Makes me hungry for cupcakes!! Can't wait to use! Thanks for sharing the sign!

Peace, Love, and First Grade

Miss Kindergarten said...

Woohoo 39 days!!! Also, did you know that the little ribbon at the bottom is meant to hold your chalk?? I should probably add a little note when I ship them :) Thanks for posting about it :)

Love you!!!

Heather's Heart said...

I saw tons of cupcake stuff at Hobby Lobby and thought of taking pictures and sending them to you. I didn't know if you have a Hobby Lobby where you live.

Very cute...just like you! =)

Heather's Heart

Buggy In Kindergarten said...

I really like your cupcake makery idea! How cute! I'm sure the kids loved this!

Ashley said...

I absolutely love the idea of a cupcake party! In my classroom, I did a mystery message that turned out to be a popsicle party, popcorn party, and a Coca Cola float party. The cupcake party will be added to my list for sure!


Molly said...

Hi Teri!!!

Oh my gosh, how fun to have a cupcake party!!! And I love all the yummy treats at the decoration station!! I can't believe summer vacation is coming up so quickly! Love the fun sign Hadar made for you! I need to get me my own countdown sign! :)

Lessons with Laughter

Runmissnelsonsgotthecamera said...

Looks so fun and yummy! I bet your kids had a blast.

AthenaPhoenix said...

I love the cupcake party idea! I did a hamburger party a few weeks ago and they loved it but cupcakes!! I may be nominated for Teacher of the Century in my classroom if I do that.

Looks like I'm going to have to hit Lowes for some chalkboard paint. Those pots are just too stinking cute!

Strive to Sparkle

Lisa at Stories From Second said...

Love the cupcake incentive party! Maybe that might make my friends get it together for the last twenty days! :)
Stories From Second

Amber P. said...
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Amber P. said...

Love the cupcake incentive party! I've been trying to think of an idea to celebrate all the hard work we have done the day before we take our big test.

Love the clay pots!

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

Taylor said...

What a great idea to have a cupcake party!! So cute!

Mrs. L. Jordan said...

How absolutely aorable! I am new to blogging and am completely inspired by bloggers such as yourself!

Allyson Butler said...

These are all so cute!


Ms. Hoot said...

LOVE the cupcake idea!

Busy Bees said...

Love the cupcake party idea. Hadar's sign is too cute. I need one of those, too!!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

Ooooh that cupcake party looks awesome!! What a fun idea! I feel hungry for a cupcake now. :)

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

Ooooh that cupcake party looks awesome!! What a fun idea! I feel hungry for a cupcake now. :)

Angie said...

What a fun idea! I'm SOOOOO incredibly jealous though... we're not allowed to have ANY unhealthy foods in our class.... and if we do want to have food for a party or anything, we have to buy it from our cafeteria (which is totally against my bargain-finding-self)! :(

Love the sign! I need one of those! :)

Rulin' the Roost

Edana said...


I need to purchase one of Hadar's signs too :)


Christie said...

I love when there's an opportunity to cook and create with students and think this is a great activity! I love baking too, and would love for you to come over and follow my page! I also did a lovely activity using cupcakes as part of a whole class novel study. xo

Erin said...

I let my kiddos decorate cupcakes when we do a birthday theme! I have that same exact cupcake carrier too! Isn't it amazing! It holds so many!

Creating & Teaching

Miss Sara said...

LOVE the cupcake party idea!

Miss Elementary

Miss Hiracheta said...

u are awesome for sharing this idea, i love how easy it is to implement and that its free :)

Little Millennium said...

Looks like you are a specialist on this because you just made it so easy to be with you, motivated me to learn more on the subject!
Nursery School Franchisee - Little Millennium

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