Saturday, June 21, 2014

Shhhhhhh! Time for Peace & Quiet!

Who's excited it's {finally!} summer? Me! Me! Me! I am SO grateful that it's officially summer! The weather's warmer, responsibilities are a little more relaxed and I have so much more time to catch up on life and tackle my {never ending!} to-do list!

One of the most helpful tools I created from last year's to-do list was a Noise Meter. I'd seen the Noise-o-Meter on a couple of different posts and thought I'd try to make my own!  

I'm from the school that First Graders need socialize while they work.  However, let's be realistic...every teacher needs some peace and quiet occasionally! Can I get an AMEN!? 

Here's my version of the Noise Meter. 
{Please excuse this horrible picture - it's on the floor of my dining room!}
To assemble, simply print, cut out and mount onto construction paper. For extra durability, you may want to laminate so it lasts longer! 

You can snag this freebie by becoming a Facebook Fan!  
Simply visit my Facebook page and scroll down to click on the "Fan Freebies" tab.  
There are a few other goodies to grab in that tab while you're there :) 
Is anyone going to Vegas next month!?!?! I am SO excited I can barely contain my excitement! I've already started packing! I can't wait to finally meet everyone! 

Have a fabulous month!


  1. I'll be there! I'm brand new in getting my store together so I'm hoping to learn lots of good tips! Can't wait! :)

    1. Yay! Can't wait to meet you in Vegas, Jennifer!!!

  2. Me, me, me!!!! Going to Vegas. I wrote a grant request for my first grade team and it was funded! So excited to be going on the districts dime. Thank you for the class signs. While I agree completely that first graders need to share their learning, I also agree that learning to be quiet when its requested is a VERY wonderful thing. Are you doing the Venetian bloggers greet? If so, I look forward to meeting you then!

    Cori in TX (formerly WA)

    1. Cori...YES!! I will be there! How exciting your entire team will be there (and it's getting paid for my someone else!!!) Looking forward to meeting you!!