no place like an empty classroom

So y’all know the Wizard of Oz is my fav. I loved the little posters Mrs. Plum made a few weeks back, but they didn’t have ANY of MY favorite characters on them! plus, I have to teach the traits that we use school-wide. Each month our counselor chooses a character trait to match the time of year. We have to have the poster displayed and I choose {well, the kids vote} on the students of the month based on that trait.

Here’s the issue I have

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These are not cute or exciting in any sort of way. I mean, I’m super glad they were given to me, but just not my thing. So…oz_demo

Cute, huh!? These Melonheadz graphics make my third set of Oz clip art, but they have all sorts of characters my other sets didn’t! In fact, one for each month! I did match the trait to what the character from the movie actually exuded. I thought good and hard about them! And the letters are even red glitter! Can’t beat that with a stick!

For now, no TpT; but they will be up soon! There are 2 sets, one with Yellow Brick Road background, the other with blue and white checkered design.

And, hold on to your seats! I got into school today! I went to sign some PTO checks {cause I’m the secretary, not because I’m that cool} and my two kiddos took off down the hall to my room. I kinda freaked, but the secretary said they were dry! Yippee! We can officially get in tomorrow, but I got a little bit of stuff unloaded. I took nothing out of my closet unless I knew exactly where it was going. I usually drag everything out then all my tables and desks are covered until open house when I throw it all back in the closet. Not gonna happen this year!

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new tile. I’m really pleased with how it looks. See that monstrosity to the right. I jacked it from a teacher’s room that left. It’s a set of cubbies that are about 6’ long and 4’ high. No clue what to use them for, but I will steal furniture! It will definitely be covered with contact paper!

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I lost one fish. Everything else survived the past 2 weeks without food.

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here’s my backseat. This is why I really needed to get in. The trunk was worse. No room for kids!

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I only stayed an hour, but the hair had to get out of my face no matter what I had to use! Paperclips are great!

Ready to get dirty tomorrow! We officially go back next Wednesday, so time’s a tickin before meeetings, talking, meetings, and talking


  1. Love those Wizard of Oz theme character education posters.

  2. Your posters are too cute. Love the red glitter :)

    And thanks for the paperclip/hairclip tip! I'll have to remember that...I hate how rubberbands pull my hair!

    Across the Hall in 2nd

  3. We were supposed to be able to go back on Monday, but they haven't finished the floors yet. Bummer. Now I have to wait another week to get in there! I cannot wait to redo my room!

    Ginger Snaps

  4. OK, you know you are a teacher when you can totally relate to the paperclip in the hair...I've done it, too.


    Fun in Room 4B

  5. Your Wizard of Oz posters are so stinkin' cute!!! Have fun in your classroom. I've envious of all the teachers who can work in their rooms right now! Since we can't get in until Aug. 17 (hopefully sooner) my hubby has decided we should all take another vacation the first full week of Aug. just to help pass the time!
    Where Seconds Count

  6. Wait, your kids ride in your trunk?!? Just kidding, I know what you meant. Good luck getting everything ready and resisting the temptation of putting all of the "extra" stuff in the closet. Your floors luck great and packet looks so fun, awesome idea!!!

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits

    1. haha! I thought it sounded funny when I typed it too!

  7. Love the posters (and your hair idea!!)
    First Grade Blue Skies

  8. Those posters are precious! I'm always putting my hair up with rubberbands but I've never tried a paperclip! ;)

    Teaching Maddeness

  9. I love your Wizard of Oz posters!!! So stinkin' cute!
    Binder clips work well in hair too! :)

    A Pirates Life for Us

  10. I laughed out loud about your new jacked cubbies! We get majorly busted when we try to steal something from a classroom when a teacher leaves. We even have a classroom furniture storage closet and we have to beg and plead just to enter and look around! We can't get into our rooms until August 1... I am impatiently waiting!

    PS: I have definitely done the paperclip trick!

    EduKate and Inspire

  11. Your Wizard of Oz posters are so cute!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher


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