Glitter Slime: Three Ingredients and Kid Safe

25 July 2017


Want something fun and safe to do with your kiddos this summer or with your students when you get back to school?   Why not try some no mess glitter slime!?  I tried it out this summer with my friends' children.  It was an absolute hit.

This recipe contains no Borax and is kid safe.  You will need Elmer's Glitter Glue, contact lens solution, and baking soda.


The Elmer's Glitter Glue is the key ingredient.  It already has the glitter and color in it, so there is no need to add messy food coloring or glitter.  Your custodian will thank you! All my ingredients were purchased at Target and can be found easily at other stores.

You will need two containers of Elmer's Glitter Glue.  They come in a variety of colors.  I picked two of the same color but it might be cool to mix the pink and blue and see if it makes purple.

You will need 1 Tablespoon of Baking Soda.

You will need 3 to 4 Tablespoons of Contact Lens solution. 


 Glitter Slime Recipe
Ingredients:

  • Two Bottles of Elmer's Glitter Glue 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Baking Soda
  • 3-4 Tablespoons of Contact Lens Solution

Directions:

  1. Pour the two bottles of Elmer's Glitter Glue into a bowl.
  2. Add one tablespoon of baking soda.
  3. Add three tablespoons of contact lens solution.
  4. Stir the mixture.
  5. If the mixture still seems loose, add another tablespoon of contact lens solution.
  6. Mix the mixture using your hands.  If the mixture sticks to hands, use contact lens solution to help get it off. 
  7.  Let kids play with slime.  Keep slime in a sealed bag or container when not in use.


Follow Up Activity - Slime Recording Sheet:

Click the image above to download the sheet from TpT.  

If you want a little more accountability or perhaps any easy way to introduce "How To" writing, utilize the free "How to Make Slime" recording sheet I have for free in my TpT store.   

I used PRISMACOLOR pencils to color in the title and draw the picture.  These pencils are of amazing quality.  From now on, I am going to use these beauties to draw my samples and decorate my banners.


I used Mr. Sketch Scented Crayons to color in the illustration.  These are the coolest crayons ever!!!  I cannot wait to put these scented crayons in the spelling center!  


You can find more ideas and join the Go teach! Community on Facebook by clicking {HERE}. Go teach! is the new incredibly loud and proud community with project ideas, resources, classroom tips, giveaways and more to inspire and help teachers.  Brought to you by teacher fan favorites such as Elmer's, EXPO, Sharpie, Mr. Sketch, Paper Mate, Prismacolor, DYMO, and X-ACTO.


*Thank you to Go Teach! for sponsoring this blog post.  All opinions are my own.  I received compensation and free products in exchange for writing this post.  I only support brands and products that I use and that I believe in.

**Thank you to Morgan and Gavin for being my models.  They were compensated with Glitter Slime for this post. 

As always, feel free to pin!

My Favorite Teaching Uniform...And It's On Sale!

21 July 2017


My favorite teaching uniform is on sale!  I jokingly call it a uniform because it gets me through the fall, winter, and spring and I have it in multiple color combos.  It is comfy and hides everything I want hidden.  Let's get real here, your behind and front should not be seen while wearing leggings unless you are at the gym and this legging/tunic combo hides it all.  Leggings are my favorite pants but I wear them responsibly.   As a petite girl, I don't want to spend the money to have everything hemmed.  Leggings, even ones that are too long on me, can be easily folded and hidden in boots.


Here are the Nordstrom Anniversary sale sources for my "teacher uniform."  I am not currently an affiliate for Nordstrom, so I am honestly sharing and putting this blog post out there because I don't want you to miss out on the deals.  I make zero dollars through the Nordstrom links.


These leggings are by Zella and they hold everything in.  I love me some LuLaRoe but the one size fits all does not offer me any support and they are a bit too sheer and cool in the winter.  These Zella Live In leggings are amazing (I am wearing an xs).  They hold up so well in the wash and suck everything in and are still very comfortable.   You can snag them on sale {HERE}.  They run true to size and are a bit long on me but I tuck them in my boots.



 This Lush Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic comes in so many color combos.  I am trying to show restraint and not buy them all.   I wear a size extra small.  They can go from Fall to Winter to Spring.  I like to layer up with a cozy cardigan in the fall.  Click {HERE} to shop the tunic.

Here are some photos of me in my white one last fall:



I am a Kendra Scott addict and most of these Kendra Scott Filigree items are on sale!  Snag them now, they are perfect to wear with the long tunics.  Here are the links:



I also found some Jane tunics for you on sale.  These are affiliate links.  For full disclosure, that means I get a small percentage of the sale if you shop through my links.  Just click the images to shop.  I am always on the lookout for cute tunics to go with leggings and a cardigan.





I hope you enjoyed this post.  Tag me in IG @EricaBohrer if you buy anything I shared.  I would love to see how they look!


Fit4School: Free Resources and More

16 May 2017

I am here to tell you about Fit4Schools, a free health activation program from Sanford Health developed with WebMD.

Fit4Schools
  • Empowers children and families to make healthy lifestyle choices a habit
  • Includes fun free resources aligned to national standards
  • Has weekly challenges
  • Focuses on the Four Key Factors of Healthy Living: Mood, Food, Recharge, & Move
  • Includes fitBoost: brain breaks for the classroom

The site is organized into the four Key Factors of Healthy Living: MoodFoodRecharge, & Move



Here is a sample of their Mood lesson page, where you can find detailed lesson plans, free printables, and more:



Here is a sample of their Food lesson page, where you can find detailed lesson plans, free printables, and more:



I found these great food themed images from fit4Schools fb page:




I am a firm believer in healthy eating and always eat a fruit or veggie at snack times.   The kiddos get so excited when we have the same snack.  They say things like, "Oh, Miss Bohrer we are twinning!  We both have apples for snack today."

Here are sample images from their Recharge section.  We did the free slide show on energy level and completed the My Energy free printable recently.   As with all the sections, it was easy to do, check it out below:


The battery page is a wonderful way for students to be more self-aware of their energy levels.  I agree with my kiddo below, I know my energy level at home is in the red and that I need to work on getting to bed on time.



Here are sample images from their Move section, where you can lesson plans, printables and more:




One of the easiest things to do with your students is the fitBoost.  Your students will love the spinning, slot machine style, activity choice combos. 


I hope you check out fit4Schools for yourself and register for your free account, I did!  Parents and home schoolers can register, too. 


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored blog post.

New Farmhouse Decor Files Posted and a Sale!

08 May 2017

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

I have added a some more Farmhouse Decor to my store since my last post about my new classroom decor.   I even created a freebie for you.  Plus, you can grab all the decor on sale May 9th and May 10th!

Now is the perfect time to think about revamping your classroom for next year.  I cannot tell you how many complements I get on my classroom and how many teachers stop in to tell me how calming it is.   I used to have polka dots and I am going to be straight with you... it was a bit over stimulating for my autistic students (I am a mainstreaming classroom).   The burlap, the metal, and the black are actually perfect for me, too.  All those home decor items that I buy, but have no place for, now go into my classroom.  I cannot resits galvanized metal containers!

You can shop all my sale items, not just decor by clicking below.

Click on the covers to check out the packets.   Click {HERE} to check out my blog post with tons of photographs of my classroom and all the included links below.

This one is a FREEBIE:




You can snag it all in this growing bundle:


Don't forget to check out these great end of the year packets, too:
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Click {HERE} to shop my TpT store!
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week.






Earth Day Ideas

22 April 2017

Happy Earth Day!   I started focusing on Earth Day last week and will continue to focus on Earth Day next week.  Here are some of the activities we are doing.


This anchor chart is by my friend, Abby!  You can check it out here:


Since my kiddos had a blast with the bunny craft, we made this Earth Day Craft.



We also did banners.


Earth Day Interactive Notebook Packet by my friend Janine:

Earth Day Graphtivity:

We made the Earth below by ripping up scraps of construction paper.  I always save our scraps!

Here are some of our favorite Earth Day books: 


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