Surviving Hurricane Irene and Polka Dot Word Wall Labels

31 August 2011
Sorry, I have been MIA.  My home was hit hard by Hurricane Irene.  I have a broken window, a hole in my roof, ceiling damage, and a broken fence.  I still do not have power; it may come back Saturday, the earliest!  The important thing is that my pets and I were unharmed.

Since, I am without power at my home, I brought my whole computer to my parents' house. I have so many things I still want to make on my computer before school starts and I am going away for the weekend tomorrow night.  We go back to school on Tuesday and the students come in on Wednesday.  I am stressing!!  I just finished these word wall labels.  Click {here} to purchase from Teachers Pay Teachers.  The pop out letters are from Frog Street Press, as well as the polka dot borders.
Click {here} to see more photos of the new theme!

Here are a few photos of the hurricane damage.


  1. Oh my gosh Erica, I was getting really worried about you. I'm so sorry to hear about all of the damage to your home, but I am glad you and your babies are ok! Good luck with getting your printing done and don't worry, everything is looking gorgeous and will come together!

  2. Glad you and the pets are okay :)


  3. Thank goodness you and your family are not harmed. I am so sorry about the damage but I am grateful your are fine. Catch your breath.

  4. I'm glad you made it thru the hurricane! I love the polka dots - that is the theme in my room!
    Spotlight on Kindergarten

  5. I too am glad to hear that you are you furry friends are doing well! How is the school? So scary!
    Sarah Hetrick

  6. Crazy! I'm glad you're okay! And I love your polka dot theme!!

  7. Very glad to hear you're all fine :)

    Grade ONEderful

  8. Oh my! I'm so glad you are your pets are ok! I hope everything is up and running soon and you have a great start to the school year!


  9. Glad you are ok!! You room is too cute!! Where do you find all of your polka dot stuff?

    Miss J @

  10. Irene did come in with a mission...I'm so glad everything is O.K! I'm a passionate furry friend lover and am happy to hear they made it without harm. I do have one question...Where did you get the "Word Wall" lettering. I'm looking for something to download to make my classroom centers and place my name out above my door. I wanted to print the letters I need really big like yours! Where did you get these?

  11. I am so sorry to hear about the damage to your home! Try not to stress, it will all come together.
    Finally in First

  12. Glad you are okay. I'm also on Long Island and my area was a mess too. Just got hot water today!!! Those are adorable word wall labels.
    Stickers and Stars

  13. Oh Erica, I'm so sorry your home was damaged. I was thinking about you on Sunday as my power blinked in and out. You guys were really hit hard. I hope things get back to normal FAST. I'm relieved to hear you and your pet babies are safe though. Sending you good thoughts and prayers.
    ☺ Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

  14. Wow! You've had so much in such a short time! I popped over to see if you had received a Top are definately one of my TOP TEN!!! I really enjoyed catching up on your posts! Your blogs is looking great with your left hand side bar too! Hang in there, summer is on the way! {OK, in 9 months, but it is coming!}
    Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!

  15. Oh, look at the damages that hurricane caused! Yes, you guys are still fortunate that no one was seriously hurt, in spite of all the damages. I wish you fix everything soon. By the way, that's a very nice word wall you have there.


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