Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dry Erase Board

I had some meetings last week at our district's ESU. I learned an AMAZING idea that I decided to use in my classroom.

Instead of buying a class set of dry erase boards that you bust out every once in a while, use a sheet protector and a piece of card stock! It's easy, inexpensive, and the students can snap it in their binders and take it with them! You can also slip a graphic organizer or a worksheet in the sheet protector for some guided practice! I tell you, it's genius!

The teacher I replaced had a GAHzillion of these sheet protectors so I was pretty excited to make them!

It's an understatement to say that I'm super excited about this one!

grace and peace,

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

7th Grade English

Dearest readers,

I've had such a crazy, insane, hectic, and absolutely life changing summer! I graduated from Doane College, took 12 hours of graduate classes, moved to Seward, went to 5 weddings, and started setting up my classroom for school (which starts a week from today. Yikes!)

Not only am I blessed with my dream job, but I have also been blessed with a brand new building in which my career will begin! Here are some pictures of what I've done in my room so far!

Picture #1: I moved the tables from rows into table groups of 4. This will make working in small groups possible with little to no class disruption. Each table has a caddie with pencils, scissors, a ruler, and markers.

Photo #2: I will use these folders to hold handouts for the week. If a student was absent, they will easily be able to find the handout from the day they missed.

 Photo #3: This board will hold the weekly schedule of activities, tests/quizzes, projects, and assignments. Notice the Dr. Seuss border from Target! :)

Photo #4: I'm not quite sure how I feel about this looks like it belongs in a 1st grade room, but oh well! It will work for the first few weeks of school! I added the classroom rules under the "Welcome Back" portion.

Photo #5: It's so nice to have so much storage! The Christmas lights are pretty sweet, I think!

Photo #6: My favorite part of the room!!!!! The reading corner. I got the idea from Pinterest and found that it was really easy to make! I got a set of two curtains from IKEA for $4.99 and a hula hoop from Walmart. Then I added a rug, some pillows (one pillow isn't pictured), and some tissue paper flowers! I've already tested it out...and it's awesome, if I do say so myself! 

I have added some posters and I will be getting a bookshelf for my classroom library soon. I'll post more pictures when that's done! I've been having so much fun setting everything up. I'm such an organization freak that I've literally been day dreaming about where I'm going to put things! I can't wait for the students to come in and enjoy it!

More coming soon from Miss Wolfe's classroom!

grace and peace,

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April Showers

Dear long lost friends, gets busy, I'll tell ya what! Graduation is coming up in a little over a month and the last few weeks of class are getting harder and harder to focus on. This senioritis is taking place mostly because I GOT A JOB! Next year I will be the 7th grade English/Language Arts teacher at Seward Middle School! The town is great, the school building is brand new (opening in June), and most importantly the students are amazing! I can't wait to get started on this new chapter in my life. But first, class.

This weekend I had the privilege of helping to throw a bridal shower for my best friend and roommate, Sarah Pracht. The shower was tea party themed, and it turned out SO well! Apart from serious rain showers and near tornadic activity, the shower was something right out of pinterest!

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy:

 Adorable Beverages! 

A clothesline of pictures and hearts

Tissue paper flowers

A tea cup for everyone

Lemonade in a mason jar

A pin for the bride


Bridal party!

It was a wonderful afternoon celebrating with Sarah! I can't wait for the real party in June!

grace and peace,

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Odds and Ends

This weekend my parents came down to visit my sister and me in Lincoln. It's always so fun to see them and spend time with them!

We ate some great Greek food, went to TARGET, had Mary Kay Facials (if YOU want one, let me know!), went for coffee, and shopped around the Haymarket.

It was a great day.

Here are some pictures from a book store we found...

A while ago I posted about the illustrator Nan Lawson. I LOVE her pictures! So I decided to try my hand at my own self portrait:

And a depiction of my roommate and best friend, Sarah:

They're hanging on our door...just in case we forget what we look like.

Enjoy this BEAUTIFUL Sunday God has given us!

grace and peace,

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Hello, dear readers--

It seems like a lot of changes have happened in the month or so! My brother moved to California to study at Eternity Bible College--pray for him! We are so proud of what he is doing and how he is letting God work through him so far away!

I became a substitute teacher for Tri County Schools! Woohoo!!!

Perhaps the most exciting (and dramatic) change is my decision to become a Mary Kay consultant! I'm so excited to have such easy access to AMAZING products! At this point in my Mary Kay "career," I'm not looking to drive a Cadillac, but I would LOVE to hold facials and parties with any of you ladies! And of course, if you need products, I will be more than happy to order them for you! 

During my decision process, I thought a lot about why I would want to do this...and my biggest reason was to get a discount on great makeup. I found myself to be obsessed with this and I even made a wish list of products I would buy as soon as I saved enough money! As fun as that was, it got me thinking about my obsession with outer beauty. I needed to remind myself of what God had to say about this subject. Here are some verses I found:

1 Peter 3:3-4 says "What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in."

1 Samuel 16:7 says "God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart."

Proverbs 31:30 says "Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God."

Genesis 1:27 says "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

Humans look at what they see on the outside--but God looks at the inside. Which do YOU think is more important? God already likes what He sees on the outside; He created us perfectly in His image. I need to be constantly reminded of the importance of inside beauty. It's eternal.

I want to incorporate these verses in EVERY Mary Kay facial and party I give. It is so important, as women, to be reminded of the importance of what God sees: our hearts.

Here's a picture of me (freshly pinned as an MK consultant) and my director Laura! 

Let me know if you have any Mary Kay needs!

grace and peace,

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Good Life Including a Bookmark

I've made a couple of projects recently that I would like to share with you!

The first is a little embroidery that I made for my brother. He's leaving "The Good Life" and heading to California to go to Bible college out there. We are all SO proud of him and I couldn't be more excited to see how he grows and changes. It's an exciting/scary time for the Wolfe family.

I made this for Brian so that he won't forget that he has so many people in Nebraska who love him very much.

The next project is a felt bookmark that I found on Pinterest. It was SUPER easy and took NO time at all!

I used gray felt for the front and mustard yellow felt for the back (you can't see the back in any of the pictures, sorry!)  I embroidered only the front piece before using hot glue to seal the sides. Make sure you leave enough felt unglued so you can slide the corner of the pages into the little pocket!

They're fun and a great idea for little gifts!

Enjoy crafting!

grace and peace,

Nan Lawson

I recently found this illustrator named Nan Lawson (you can see her website here). Her drawings are so cute and fun and JUST my style! I would LOVE to be able to draw characters like she does.

Here are some of my favorites:

 Mr. Darcy

 And Elizabeth Bennett

 The Harry Potter Trio

She also has an Etsy Store where you can find all of her cute pictures!

grace and peace,

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Day of Food

Today, Britni (one of my roommates) and I ate a lot.

I feel as though I never stopped eating.

I snapped a few photos of the highlights:

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes sizzling away

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes ready to be eaten

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Killer Garlic Bread

And then there are my fruit chews. As you can see I got an apple, grapes, some sort of melon....and a gummy bear? 

It's been a great Saturday. Thanks, Brit!

grace and peace,

Friday, January 13, 2012

Homemade Headband

A little project I finished this evening:

Another lovely pinterest inspiration! 

grace and peace,