Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ready Confetti and Birthday Bubbles

Next Thursday I get to meet some of my kiddos at Meet the Teacher. Before they leave, each kiddo gets to take home a special card that says:


When they open the card, they see this. =)




In the little baggie is ready confetti mixed with jitter glitter.

There is an adorable poem about sprinkling the ready confetti and jitter glitter under your pillow on the night before the first day of school. This will help our little ones not be nervous before the BIG day. The poem also says that I will sprinkle it under my pillow too. On Monday morning, we will all have ready confetti and jitter glitter in our hair. =)

I used the tiny jewelry bags that I found at Hobby Lobby. I bought a couple of different kinds of confetti and put in a few spoonfuls of silver glitter. I mixed it all up and put a spoonful in each baggie. =)

Thank you Pinterest for helping me find out about jitter glitter from Mrs. Miner and ready confetti from Sunny Days in Second Grade.

grab your copy here


For some reason, the second page is not folding in half evenly. Part of the rainbow frame gets folded. =( I tried fixing it but decided to not waste time. I printed the page and trimmed it. I'll glue it in the middle of the first page. There are different pages depending on what day you start back.


100 kinds of adorable right??!!?? =)

During one of my frequent visits to Target, I saw these adorable microphones that are also bubbles. HOLY CUTENESS! I had an instant brain pop and thought we can use them to sing Happy Birthday to my kiddos and then they have a fun birthday present to take home. I found a cute container and made these little tags to go with the bubbles.




I did not get the chance to finish tying the tags on the bubbles but I can do that in all of my free time. Teachers have TONS of free time right??!!?? We get the summers off and only work until 3:30! =)
I am at the hospital with my mom right now. =(


I might have to go buy some bubbles for next year! =)

We "officially" start back tomorrow. I think I develop ADD when I enter my classroom. I seem to hop all over the place and work on about 20 different things at once. Please let me know if you have any questions. My mind is thinking of so many things right now...I am afraid I did not explain things very well.

I would love for you to take a few minutes and leave me a heart note. They always make me smile. =)

From My Heart to Yours,

52 heart notes:

Debbie Teise said...

I saw those bubbles just the other day! What a great idea..it is ashame that my Middle Schoolers don't blow bubbles! Still trying to figure out an idea to use for this year..last year I did the balloon with a large pixie stick. Any ideas?
Have a great first day!
Debbie

Sarah said...

Hi Heather! I love those poems. I saw them on pinterest too! :) And your bubbles..how neat! I had a quick question...you said you start back tomorrow but the front of the cover said don't open until sunday night. Are the kids coming on monday? Just making sure it's not typed wrong. :)

Sarah
teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

Jan said...

Thanks for the cute freebies! We sent our Ready Confetti home during registration yesterday- school starts for us on Monday this year. I love that you provided poems for each starting day:-)

sspeller said...

Adore the microphone to sing "Happy Birthday" and then give the bubbles as the gift! So precious. May have to head to Target over the weekend...

Holly Gerlach said...

Hi Heather! I love your blog... It is adorable :) I am your newest follower! I love your birthday bubbles! And thanks for sharing the Ready Confetti printable! Good luck on your return to school!
--Holly
Learning Adventures with Mrs. Gerlach

Mrs. Griffith said...

Thanks for sharing! We added a new teacher to our team who brought this idea with her that some of us are doing. I like the idea of the 'jitter glitter'.

Lindsay
For the Love of First Grade

Joliefl said...

Very cute! Hope your mom is okay! Nothing like added worrying right before back to school!

Amy J said...

Your babies are so lucky to have you for a teacher. They are going to be so darn excited when they get that jitter glitter! Neat!

sheila said...

Love the bubble idea! Target, here I come! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great first day!

Leslie said...

Hi Heather!
How kind you are to drop by my little space on the internet and leave such kind words! I, too, am very impressed with Diana's work. I believe she possesses more talent than any one person is allowed to have.

I enjoyed reading your conscious discipline article. Your words are very timely for me. Thank you!

Leslie
colorcutandglue.blogspot.com

Karyn said...

Hi Heather! Thanks for sharing the cute ideas! I hope your mom is ok! :-)

GroovyEducator said...

I love the idea of having to wait until Sunday to open the ready confetti. What a cute idea! Your blog is adorable and full of so many tips and tricks. You've inspired me to go back to my blog and write about what I do for birthdays. It's similar to yours but different. :)

Bilingual Scrapbook said...

Hi Heather! I hope your mom is okay :) I love the microphone idea, your kids are going to be too excited...and now I want mine to be able to do the same thing too :D thanks for this wonderful idea!
Alexa

Camille said...

Heather,
I hope your mother is doing well! I am thinking of you both!
Camille

Kristin said...

That birthday bubble idea is GENIUS!!!!!
You are so smart!!!!!!!! :)

Laura said...

I love your jitter glitter! I might have to try that one. I have kindergarten and it could be so fun for them. Just wish I had a good time to give it out this year before school starts next week, I'll have to think on it.

Thanks!!
Laura
teachingwildalaska.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

OMG Heather! These ideas are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing :)

✿Valerie
All Students Can SHINE

Melissa said...

These are two great ideas. I already downloaded my copy. Thanks for voting on my blog and following me. I am your newest follower. Enjoy the rest of summer.

Melissa
http://preschoolerdaze.blogspot.com/

Nicki said...

Hey Heather--thanks for following me over at the Back to School Linky on my blog. I am following you now. I love your birthday bubble idea. That's sweet! :)

Mrs. Ziegler said...

Wow, Heather...I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bubble microphones. I went to Target this afternoon and bought some for my kiddos. What a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for sharing:)

~Rachel
Teaching with Z

Michelle Kunst said...

I love the jitter glitter... I might have to do that for my son, I think my students might be a little too old for it now! Thank you for sharing. I will be finally posting classroom pictures tomorrow night after I finish a lot of my projects, come check them out! :)
Michelle
www.livelaughloveloop.blogspot.com

N Joy said...

Heather,
I love these ideas! Thank you for sharing them with us. I have a question about the microphone birthday bubbles. Does everyone get one to "sing" to the birthday child, or do you just give one to each child on their birthday and have them hold it to sing? I know you can't give one out to everyone on each child's birthday, but I'm wondering if they all get to "sing" with them and you collect them, or if it is just the birthday child who holds one.

amy mich said...

Love your ready confetti and jitter glitter! Such an adorable idea!!! Love the blog too!

Amy
Teaching in Blue Jeans

Katie Knight said...

Heather that is beautiful. My one and only son starts kinder this year. I am going to do jitter glitter with him

Karen said...

Hi Heather! We just had our meet the the teacher night so I will have to save all of your wonderful ideas until next year! Bummer, they are super cute! I love the bubbles too. You are soo creative.

Karen
An Apple a Day in First Grade

landoflearning said...

I just love how you are always so encouraging to students!
Shibahn
www.landoflearning.wordpress.com

Shades of Teaching said...

Oh my I love your ready confetti and jitter glitter idea. I miss teaching the lower grades they love cute things like this. I am a new follower- great blogging.

Kristen said...

Thank you for following my blog, Heather! I love your blog. It is fantastic! Where did you or how did you create your header? I am very new to this. You have some fun activities posted-- don't you just love first graders and how fun they can be? Thanks, again, for following my blog. I am happy to be a new follower of yours.
Kristen

Linsay Humphrey said...

Thank you for finding my blog; I love yours & am looking forward to getting some great ideas!

Nicole said...

Hi Heather! I am amazed by your blog and ALL of your wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing the poem and ready confetti and jitter glitter! Its precious! I think I am going to create my own "professional development" and study up on conscious discipline! Thank you for following me! I hope to be able to share ideas soon!

Anonymous said...

As a "near retirement" special education teacher, I couldn't help but wish my own children (now grown) could have experienced such a joyful beginning to each new school year like the card and glitter. How very special!

marilyn said...

Heather, Love you jitter glitter and ready confetti! I have been to your blog many times and love it. So cute. Thank you for commenting on my blog. It was exciting to get a comment. I am a beginning blogger!

krissy hutten said...

Heather…your ideas are fabulous as is your blog! Thank you for sharing. I'm now following…can't wait to see more and more. Being so new to blogging….thank you for stopping by mine. :)

Kristen Chapman said...

Heather thanks for the comment on my blog! earlychildhoodscribbles.blogspot.com I added a follow button. I really appreciate the tip. I love your blog. I'm adding it to my newsfeed right now! Good luck with the beginning of the school year.

Mrs.Robinson said...

Hi heather! Thanks for sharing you confetti and glitter freebie! I love it so much! I shared your picture and linked it back to your page! You are amazing! :)
A Journey in First

Evelyn Rivera said...

Love your jitter glitter. I could use some the night before school starts. Two more weeks... I use glitter too. I keep it in a cute jar with a tiny wand and I call it magic. The kids love getting a little magic at the end of the day.

Mrs. Christy said...

I LOVE the Confetti and Glitter packet! The kids would like that. We've been began school so I will definitely use it next year!!
Christy
Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers

Kaia said...

Hi Heather! I LOVE your birthday bubbles idea!! So cute!!! Thanks for your kind comment :) Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

Dynelle Dunn said...

OH HEATHER, I love love the first day poem, how amazing and wonderful, thank you so much for sharing!!!
Dynelle
http://firstgradefunmrsdunn.blogspot.ca/

Fabiana Lavina Carter said...

Hello Heather I really like your blog. I am homeschooling my son, and I am researching to find the standard common core/or curriculum for 1st graders for all subject areas such as mathematics, science, writing, reading, spelling, language arts, history, and arts. I would like to know if you would recommend me or suggest me books I may purchase to base the lessons. Or even websites would be quite helpful.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks
Fabiana
www.fabianacarter.com

the teacher diva said...

These are too cute! Love the jitter glitter! ahh!

xo-ashley

www.theteacherdiva.blogspot.com

Ms.ABrown said...

Heather! Your ideas are always so sweet and creative!! Thanks for being an innovator!! Blessings!

-Brooke
www.teachingwithatiara.blogspot.com

Mrs. Raby said...

Thank you for following! I love your ideas and your colorful blog...I am still learning..I am techno challenged:/ I love the "jitter glitter". Keep the fun ideas coming!

Julie Marciniak said...

WOW Heather! Your ideas and back to school goodies are so stinkin' cute!
Have a wonderful school year!
Julie
Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

Marianne said...

I love the jitter glitter and the magic balls ideas! I finally made it over to your blog and I am your newest follower! I wish you and your family the best in their trying times.
Marianne
Teach to be Happy

Nikki T said...

I love the idea of getting them a little goodie on their birthdays! This is a great gift. :)

Gennie Kay said...

Thanks for sharing, Heather! I just wanted to let you know that I started using your Birthday Bubbles idea this school year. And, it is working out great. Only problem ... I am no longer able to find the bubbles at Target. I'm getting ready for next year. Any suggestions? Also, could you possibly share the Happy Birthday label that you use on your container to store the Birthday Bubbles? Thanks ... Gennie Garza