Sunday, August 3, 2014

Another DIY Summer...

Summer is the absolute best time of the year for planning CRAFTING! Over the course of each school year, my Pinterest boards become full of classroom do-it-yourself projects that I just don't have the time to complete during the school year...then comes summer! Since I've been out of the blogging world for much of the last year, I thought I'd start my comeback (crossing my fingers) with some pictures of projects I've accomplished over the last few months. I will go ahead and include links, if I have them, to the original ideas. Let me know if you have any questions of any of the projects included here!

Here. we. go.
1. The Teacher's To-Do list dry erase frame, extra crayon storage, and cutsied dollar baskets

2. I mad 5 frog hats to be used when my kiddos sing songs like '5 Little Speckled Frogs.' It will help to give my kiddos a concrete example of numbers.
Frog hat tutorial
3. A class set of number bond mats-These were super easy using my Silhouette Cameo!
Mat Inspiration
 4. I can't relate to having misplaced library books in MY kindergarten classroom. Said no teacher ever :) This year I decided to make some library markers to help my kiddos mark the bucket they took their book from from (hopefully) a more accurate return.

5. Glitter clothespins with tacs glued to the back for easy placement on my bulletin boards. I am in love with how these turned out. A few things I learned in this process-super fine glitter works sure to apply your glue in a smooth layer to make the final product appear with a coat of mod podge, so you aren't finding glitter around your room all year long!

6. This summer I tackled a class set of seat sacks. I cannot wait to use these! I am also in love with how these turned out...The tutorial is super easy to follow and I highly recommend these for any primary classroom.
Seat Sack Tutorial
 7. Zero the Hero cape- I plan to use this cape on every tenth day of school when zero the hero comes to of many behavior incentives. One lucky student will find this cape draped over their chair in the morning and will get to wear it during school for that day. I just might have to 'demonstrate' its awesomeness for a day too :) I made one adjustment from the tutorial below. Instead of a velcro or magnetic closure, I inserted a button. I also thought that ribbon could be a cute touch too, but I didn't want to deal with tying a bow or knot all day long.
Simple Cape Tutorial
8. Ombre Wooden Crates- I teach in a shared space classroom and am in serious need of more storage. These crates will help store my theme binders and will look super cute in the meantime. The crates were on sale at Joann's for $9.99, then I used a wonderful 25% off entire purchase coupon. YES!

I hope you found something helpful, useful, or just plain cute in this post!


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