This weekend my husband and my oldest daughter were out of town so I took full advantage and tried to knock out lots of projects. In the grand scheme of things I feel like I have a very long way to go but ultimately I am proud of what I accomplished. So here we go....
Project #1 Back to School Resources
I added a page to my blog that shows a few back to school books and activities I use. My hope is that as you check out the site you add a comment of a book/activity that you use for back to school or team building!
Project #2 Finished Clipboards
I finally finished my clipboards, okay actually one of them is a brand new one I just made this weekend. I followed my own advice from my earlier blog and it turned out much better this time! I even added glitter to my Mod Podge and I super love it! Especially out in the sunlight!
Speaking of putting them in the sunlight...I had these drying on my back upper deck and accidentally locked myself out of my house when I went to get them. :( Let me explain how truly terrifying this was to me. As I said, my husband was out of town and I didn't have my phone on me. I am now locked 10 feet (or more) up in the air with no one around and no phone. My precious little three month old was asleep just inside! I started freaking out almost immediately as my mind began running through options.
Option #1 - Drop off of the deck (this could quite possibly break my legs)
Option # 2 - Break the double paned glass (I'm probably not strong enough to do this and a broken arm will make it very hard to lower myself to drop off of the deck)
Option # 3 - Scream for help! (We have only lived here a week, I don't know anyone and I never see anyone out during the day)
Option # 4 - Break the whole dang door!
Option 4!!!!!!!!!!! Yep I broke the whole door and then I sat with my baby and cried like a MANIAC!
So at any rate, these clipboards will hold a very special memory/lesson! I will forever leave the deck door (newly fixed) open, and will take my phone out with me every time!
Project # 3 Sweet Rewards Classroom Management System
I got this idea from Tara over at Fourth Grade Frolics She's not sure where she got the idea so I'm just giving her the credit. LOL! Anyway I loved this idea. I made the cupcakes but haven't bought the pan yet to display them. Here's how it works...students will receive a magnetic cupcake on the pan when they receive a compliment as an entire group. When the baking pan is filled they will get a "sweet" reward. Since my district isn't big on actual sweets, the reward will be "sweet" in the sense of being TOTALLY AWESOME! I love using positive reinforcement in my class and I hope this inspires my kids to be on their best behavior!
Project # 4 Welcome Kit
I got this idea from Heidi over at Living.Dreaming.Teaching! I love the idea of having a welcome kit on their desks when they come in. I found some super cute items to put in it at Walmart in the dollar bin so that makes it even better!!!
Sorry it's not the best picture! Anyway you can buy these at Heidi's teachers pay teachers account if you don't want to make your own! Now I just need to put them all together!
Final Project - Bow Holders
So I kind of have a bow infatuation! My daughter has a million bows and they were all just stuffed in a drawer. I found these adorable letters at Hobby Lobby, glued some ribbon to them and voila!!!!
It looks way cuter in person!
So those are my projects not including all the half finished ones! :) All in all I'd say it was a good weekend! (other than the whole deck experience!) I can't wait to hear your comments and don't forget to check out the Back to School Resources to leave your back to school ideas! I'd love some new things to try!!