Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Once again I am preparing my classroom for a new year. On my to do list was fixing up a storage container to keep my lesson plans and supplies needed for each day of the week. I already had the container, I just needed to label the drawers. My extra drawer will be ready for a sub. Next were the little things! Labeling clothes pins with the days of the week, adding ribbon to paper clips, putting glitter on clothes pins that will be hanging up and I can't forget my sticky-notes! It's the little things that make my art room special, and when kids come in my room they look forward to seeing what's new.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
I saw the neatest idea on the web at sasinteriors.net. They made a big calendar with a place for notes, all fixed up cute, and put it in a large frame with glass. You can write on the glass with a dry erase marker and change the calendar print each month by wiping off the glass. How cool is that! One frame and you have a calendar that lasts forever. You can make it as big as you want, and decorate it however you want. I made mine with things I had on hand. My frame is 26 by 21 inches. It cost me $1.00 at the thrift store. I painted it white, then drew out my calendar page on blank paper, added some pretty paper at the top and side and attached a blank tag at the top for the month. If you go to the web page I mentioned, they give you the directions for the project and you can download the calendar page. I love when people share great ideas! Here is the calendar I made.