Friday, April 20, 2012


Happy Friday Everybody!!!

I know we're all pretty tired, and we're all probably very glad for the weekend to be here! So here's my quick little Friday FREEBIE (the give you a quick "pick me up")!  It's a "Smartie Pants" encouragement craft for our older students about to take the State (STAAR) Test.

I snagged this idea from Lori's post over at Teaching With Love and Laughter (who got her idea from another blog!)  Isn't it great how we can all share ideas!  I LOVE it!

After a bit of tweaking, our team decided on a little bit larger design (same concept!) to give to our 4th grade "Book Buddies" on Monday before their big test on Tuesday!  On Thursday, we started making it, and we finished it this morning.  My kiddos wrote a sentence or two on the inside, then decorated it, cut it out, and mounted it!  Here are a few cutie-patootie designs:

This weekend, I'm going to buy some Smarties to tape onto our "Smartie Pants" before we give them to our 4th grade Book Buddies on Monday!  Very exciting and VERY cute!!! :)

I also wanted to quickly let you know about Ms. Nelson's GREAT giveaways!  Now that mine is over, stop on by her blog to check out her amazing things!  I'm hoping to win the Giveaway #3- the Vocabulary Membership!  (So you can enter all the rest, but leave that one for me! Haha!)

Hope everyone had a great week.  I can't believe our school only has 29 days left before Summer.  CRAZY!!!  I know I'm definitely going to enjoy my weekend, because once we get back on Monday, we're going to start moving at warp speed!


  1. Love this idea but it says I don't have permission to download???

    1. Oh no! So sorry, I didn't click "share"! My fault...(Can you tell it's a Friday?!)

      Try it now! It's there for everyone.

      Have a great evening, and thanks for letting me know.

  2. Jillian, it's really cute! Thanks for sharing! And, for the shout-out!

    Lori (
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

    1. Thanks for the compliment, but you should know I can't take credit for the idea!!! But my kiddos did love it! So, thank YOU! :)

      Hope you're having a great weekend!

  3. Thanks for posting about my giveaway. Good Luck to you! Have a wonderful week. Check back on Monday to see if you've won.