FEELING CRAFTY... SCHEDULE CARDS AND SIGNS!
Every once in a while I get to feeling a little crafty and then I have make something for the classroom. I always think that my classroom is my home away from my own house. I want it to be comfy and attractive.
One of the things I struggle with is trying to remember when the students are supposed to be at specials. It tends to change frequently and then I just get confused.
There are so many cute little chalkboard products out there right now. They seem to fit every style.
- If you are into the retro look chalk boards fit.
- If you like traditional classroom chalkboards fit!
- If you like contemporary trends, just add some chevron stripes and chalk boards fit!
Me?? I like bright colors so I added som bright ric-rack and buttons with a hot glue gun.
The whole project took me 15 minutes to complete
I've seen mason jars, clothespins and just plain old slates. How perfect for things that change often. I can use them over and over. Just erase, write and go!
Here is my latest artsy-crafty endeavor. I hope they inspire you to craft away an afternoon or to put the idea away for summer vacay!
Of course, having my teacher supply e-stores has led me to be an avid digital scrapper. Last year I teamed up with Libby Pritchett and created schedule cards that have digital scrapping elements rather that clip art. Here are examples of the final project. I laminated my cards so I could program the times ( If I remember them !) Here's what the final product looks like:
If you want to see Libby's designs then hop over to her blog....
You can purchase completed classroom decor kit from me as well. Here' the information for my kit:
I hope that you have lots of fun creating your own space. Your classroom is home away from home. Make it a good home for you and the kids!