What is on my agenda for today? Slowing the day down as much as possible.
I already have the butterfly feeling in my stomach about all that I have to do to be ready for Open House on Thursday morning.
I will be fine. All will be well. (Yes, I am repeating this to myself so that I can relax about the fact that my room is not ready and I am NOT spending my last day of the summer at work.)
I have had fun over the last week with all sorts of made its and crafts. The boys joined me on getting crafty too, they have been making rainbow loom bracelets and painting signs.
I am excited to link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for this week's Monday Made Its.
My sister loved this sign, and I was pleased with how it turned out, my first vinyl canvas project, made with my Cameo. Not sure if you can tell, but it has a layer of spray glitter over the letters, making it sparkle like Jessica!
I also made some canvases for my classroom.
This one was made with one of my favorite lines from Wonder, and I think it sums up my attitude about behavior choices. I say it constantly to my sons and said it a lot to my students last year.
Yes, it shines with that glitter spray paint.
Can you guess what our school mascot is? Yes, it has glitter spray paint over the top too! Maybe a little over the top, that is ok!
I made a little gift for my teammates to let them know that this year will be great!
I cut the tags out with my Cameo, it says, "It is worth noting that this will be a great year!"
I tied some blank notecards and envelopes together with the tag. I will add a pretty pen to the stack as a welcome back gift.
I bought the notecards at Michael's, there were 80 in the set and had such bright patterns. Half the set was solid and the other half cute patterns.
I also spent some time creating things for my classroom. Now, I need to spent time printing and laminating. I am waiting on my name tags though, I have not gone in to to pick up my class list yet and want to type in the names before laminating.
These are the ones I made in melon and lime, I am going to change mine to be teal and aqua. I just love this color combination from Collaboration Cuties and couldn't resist making them.
I also added some freebies to my store, check them out - click on the pictures.
Seriously, Jivey posted some things from her classroom and has a great organization freebie. If you want a teacher toolkit storage bin you can also check out The Teacher's Desk 6 for more images and using spray paint. Oh and some adorable brag tags by Ginger Snaps. You will adore the birthday tags shared by Funky in Fourth. Looking for another birthday idea, check out Projects and Polkadots In First.
Teachers really are amazing crafters and uber talented!
In case you were not aware, Diane at Fifth in The Middle is hosting an awesome giveaway celebrating 2,000 followers.
It is a great blog and a great giveaway, check it out!
Well friends, it is time for me to get moving! I have a few little ones who need some attention and some errands that need some completing.
Hope you have a fantastic Monday and enjoy all the moments left in your summer break!