Sunday, September 5, 2010

Perpetual Calendar

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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

Cupcake Update!

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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. 

Wild for AR

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Wow!  Getting back into the swing of things is fun, but crazy! I found this cute border from TREND at the local teacher supply store.  I HAD to have it!  I thought it would be perfect to complement my 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!