I probably should have started with the smaller stuff, but I was inspired by Erin at Creating and Teaching. Last Monday she made this:
Now, I made a "Where are we?" poster toward the beginning of summer but this is so much cuter! Here's what I came up with:
I used a whiteboard from the dollar spot at Target and mod podged glitter scrapbook paper on it. Then I put a ribbon in between to add a little bit of sparkle. To match my classroom theme, I used the sports-themed clipart from Thistle girl and created location cards.
For my first time using Mod Podge, I think it came out ok. After patting myself on the back, I made buckets for sharp and dull pencils using 2 teal buckets from the dollar spot at Target:
Then I used another dollar spot bucket to make the "highlight your name" bucket. I got the label from Teaching in Flip Flops:
Since summer is ending (too soon), I decided to do some projects with my daughter Lauryn.
The first was an idea that came from a previous Monday Made It by Lana at For the Love of Teaching. She had her son create a canvas painting with the Bible verse:
When I saw this, I knew I wanted Lauryn to do it and finally got around to it. I headed to Michaels and bought a 16x20 canvas and some stickers. We already had paint at home. I put the stickers on the canvas while she was at school:
I love how it turned out and think it will add so much to her room!
Finally, I pinned these a while ago as a way to keep Lauryn's projects and papers organized:
|from brown paper packages|
I went to Target, bought a legal sized storage box (she's always coming home with things that are larger then letter size) and hanging file folders. I love the idea of putting a school picture on the front as well as a sticker with school information. I decided to create my own sticker and get the folders ready:
|some stuff still sticks out!|
|sorry about the glare|
That's all for this week! Make sure you stop by Tara's blog to get some great ideas! Also, don't forget to join my Summer in Pictures linky party! Click the picture to head over!