Sunday, September 5, 2010
Pin It Now! I wanted to make a fun perpetual calendar to use in my classroom. I was going to make the whole thing - frame and all, but then I found this chalkboard one ready to go at my local Hobby Lobby. I glued magnets to it and also to the back of my dates. I didn't think ahead, however, and when I moved my dates for the next month, I found that my positive and negative sides of my magnets didn't match up. This is why you see some of them are not straight. I haven't taken the time yet to fix it. The dates I made on my Cricut with mostly Plantin Schoolbook and Potpourri. The month heading at the top, I got in a set from my local teacher store.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Pin It Now! We have been back to school for 2 weeks now, and I have actually already celebrated THREE birthdays in my room...WOW!! Here is the update to my cupcakes that I made earlier in the summer. The banner was from a discount store. I made them larger than the ones you can find at teacher stores because I wanted my students to be able to see them from across the room. I used the month abbreviations and ordered them according to our school year. I have a poster next to them with the full month names displayed in order of January-December. I like to refer to these for a different way to display the date.
Pin It Now! Mini Monsters cart. The cute green monster is acutally the astronaunt that I modified on my Gypsy! This display is above my door in my classroom. It is going to be my motivator for AR or accelerated reader - a program where students read on their own levels to earn points which we turn into prizes! My door frame is metal, so I put their names on magnets that travel around my door as they reach different goals. The kids LOVE it!