Show & Tell Tuesday - October

October is speeding by, and it's time to start thinking about Halloween! If you need a fun and easy costume idea for your staff, how about Waldo?  We weren't sure that all of our students would be familiar with Waldo, so we got some Where's Waldo books from the library to put in our classrooms for a couple weeks.  Then we made some color copies of Waldo and started placing them all around our classrooms and the building.  Once my students would find the Waldo in our room, I would move him the next day to a new spot.  

On Halloween, the kids definitely knew who we were!

For another easy costume idea for your staff, click here.  

Bonny and Barnaby came in for a surprise visit with my class, and needless to say, he was treated like royalty!

Any avid readers out there always on the look out for great books to read?  This summer my father who is a retired librarian and author of several books started a blog dedicated to books about Michigan.  His latest post features two children's books, including one I had not heard of before.  I am anxious to read my Near Death Experiences by Alison DeCamp and have requested it from my local library.  Check out my dad's review by clicking on one of the images below.  

It is truly the little things that make me happy at work, like when a student says something unintentionally funny or I find the perfect way to organize materials or I create something cute to replace something boring!  I am loving starting each day with my new Morning Message Boards!  There are more than 150 different templates to use all school year long, and it is fully editable with PowerPoint.  My morning message consists of what the students need to turn in, what the lunch choices are, and what the warm up is, but you can edit the board to say anything you like.  This was my message for the first day of school.

Here's a look at just a few of the templates included in this huge set.

You can check out my Morning Message Boards in my TPT Store.  

Now here's what you need to know to link up and share your Show & Tells!

Linky Information:

1. This is a monthly linky.  The idea is to “Show” up to four pictures of things from school, home, etc. and “Tell” us all about them.  Created the most amazing bulletin board ever?  Show & Tell us about it!  Have the best seats at a Red Wings game, right next to the bench?  Show & Tell us about it!  Play the best game at a party with your class?  Have a pet that just got the worst haircut ever?  Show & Tell us about it!  Only have one thing to Show & Tell about?  Not a problem! 

2. Product promotion will be limited to one and only if you are introducing a brand new product or sharing pictures of how you just used a product in your classroom.  The focus should be on sharing, not pushing things to sell. 

3. Please choose one of your Show & Tell pictures as your image for the thumbnail and type your blog name to go below the picture. 

4.  Use the main Show & Tell Tuesday button and link back to my post.  Use the numbered Show & Tell buttons in your post to share your pictures.

5. Please leave comments on at least three other posts, including the ones before and after yours.  It's always nice to get feedback from your blogging buddies!


  1. Love the Waldo costumes! Such a cute team outfit for Halloween... wonder if we have enough time to pull it off... hmmm.... Thanks for linky. Kathleen

  2. Your Morning Messages make me smile. What a great way to begin your day!
    Thank you for the October linky.
    Once A Teacher, Always a Teacher

  3. I love that you and your dad are both bloggers! I think my son would enjoy the book you mentioned. I do something similar in the mornings, but your templates are MUCH cuter. Thanks for hosting the linky!
    Laughter and Consistency

  4. My students absolutely loved it when I was able to bring in my dog, Harvey. He was trained as a Therapy Dog and I had him working with my special needs kids. Dogs can make such a wonderful impact!

  5. I think hiding Waldo is hilarious! I need to try that in my classroom! Thanks for hosting!
    Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher