Friday, July 27, 2012

The Amazing Mrs. Meacham

I wanted to take the time to make sure you have been as lucky as I have been to discover Mrs. Meacham!  I actually ran across Mrs. Meacham's website YEARS ago...way before the wonderful world of blogging.  I am not real sure why she hasn't joined in as a "newbie blogger" but perhaps it's because she already has a phenomenal website, facebook, pinterest, twitter, etc...

She has been bookmarked as one of my favorites for a long time for a variety of reasons.  She is just loaded with amazing ideas, all of which are incredibly organized, and are you ready for the best part?  She shares it all for free!!!

Among the many things I have "taken" from her website is her idea for the daily organizational binders.  She refers to them as BEE books, because it serves as an acronym for Bring Everything Everyday.  You've got to go check it out!  I know you will be as thrilled as I was, and then you will probably spend hours scoping out and downloading all the other wonderful things she has.

This is the page that can be placed close to the front of the BEE binder as an explanation to parents.  Mrs. Meacham has it as a link on her website, you can download it as a word document, change it so it works for you and save it.  This is my copy, after I made some changes to the font and what I wanted to include.  You can click on the image to download a copy or just hop on over to Mrs. Meacham's Classroom Snapshots and get her original.

In these pics she uses a folder but I like to use a three-ring binder because the little kiddos can be easily trained to take out and insert things throughout the year! I also use a plastic sleeve protector in the front rather than a pencil holder.  I leave many of the things out of the BEE binders but use quite a bit of what she has.


 See all these pages?  She gives you a copy of each one for you to use and edit as you wish.  AMAZING!!!:) Thank you Mrs. Meacham for being so willing to share and for making such an impact in my own classroom:)

She even has her own youtube channel.  This is one of my favorite videos on her channel!


She also has an entire page full of amazing mini-offices you can download and create for your own classroom:

And last but certainly not least, I follow her pins on pinterest and let me tell you, I might as well not even worry about pinning anything for myself.  I just go to her boards and find just about anything I need!:)

So Jessica, if you happen to read this post...don't worry I'm not a stalker!  Well at least not in the scary way, just in the -teacher anxious for fabulous ideas-way:) 


Miss Pasqua said...

Thanks so much for this link!

Kelley Dolling said...

Thanks so much for sharing your finds! Rachel seems like a great resource. I am so glad I wandered in here today!

Kelley Dolling
Teacher Idea Factory

Heather's Heart said...

Jessica is amazing! I have followed her website for years! I am off to find her on Pinterest. =)

Heather's Heart

Jessica Meacham said...

You are sweet and kind, Rachel. Thanks for the shout out! =)

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