Welcome to the ELEPHANT ROOM!
Do you have a 'theme' in your room?
I'm thinking my blog should have another tag line:
~~EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION~~
because that's really what I like to spotlight here.
Imagine being greeted at your classroom door with this bright welcome.
|An Elephant ALWAYS Remembers!|
As you get settle into your classroom routine, you look forward to your chance to take center stage and have a seat in the 'Elephant Author Chair.' How incredibly cute is that? Child sized rocker UpCycled and refurbished and given some delightful ears!!
I'll need to go back in time and insert this beauty my earlier article featuring awesome classroom chairs! There are some classic chairs included in the original RoundUP.
|Author Chairs + Reading Corner RoundUP|
****I've saved the VERY best for last!!!
Wait till you see what Heather-the-first-year-teacher made for her beginning of the new year bulletin board welcome!
She told me that she got a LARGE piece of canvas and lots of paint and created her own patchwork-Elmer, complete with three dimensional ear! Heather was oh-so-kind to get this beauty out of storage so that I could share it here with you. I'd guess that it was at least 8 feet across.
Here's a close up of Heather's incredible labor of love!
Is this THE.MOST.INCREDIBLE.ELMER. you have ever seen?
It's at times like this that I wish I could bestow a 'RainbowsWithinReach' Award!! This level of passion deserves recognition. Don't you agree?
Imagine my excitement to see this handwritten "Q" list.......
Just as I'm about to share my 'quilt' illustrations with the children!
Here we are posing: Moi, Heather --the Elmer painter-- and Super MANny that brought us together.
Super MANny is a premmie AND now a cancer survivor!
He's oh-so-fortunate to have landed in Heather's elephant room!!!
This is "Read Across America Week."
What are you reading?
I'm headed up to Tennessee in a couple days to make my polka-dotted Author/Illustrator school-visit in Nashville!!
I'm going to get to meet the Kindergarten Smorgasboard MONSTERS in person!
Greg has told me that they are creating some sort of torn paper response for my picture book, "Tall Giraffe." I am so EXCITED!
Meeting your blogging buddies IRL is the ice cream Sundae of all time!
Having children respond to your picture books is the cherriest!
|My books are available at Teachers Pay Teachers and our brand new Early Education Emporium.|
Mrs. Waldmiller of Fairport, NY just ordered my entire set of picture books and I was more than happy to personalize them for her family of four girls. She 'found' me via Pinterest while searching for Dr. Seuss ideas. Have I mentioned recently how much I LUV LUV LUV Pinterest? This weekend I crossed the threshold of 100,000 P followers!
|Dr. Seuss RoundUP of Classroom Ideas!|
I'm sending you happy 'reading' wishes for your super-special week!
-- Debbie --