We spent the entire day mainly window shopping and enjoying each others company:) I think I have met my match in the shopping arena!!
I feel like I have been out of the loop for the last few weeks in the blogging world. I have been back in my class, and trying to spend time with my family before school starts. Things start to pile up and I have to remember that I started blogging for fun, so forgive me if my posts are a bit sporadic;)
Well I think this is the last week for Monday Made It, so I am linking up for a few projects I completed this week.
This week in my class I started some fun makeovers. I have some lovely furniture that is old and rusted which I usually just shove in the corner and pile things on, but this year I decided to do something about it.
I posted previously on this lovely file cabinet. It was covered with these stickers when I moved into the room. That was eight years ago, lol!
Then there is this beautiful desk that I also inherited with the room.
So I made a few purchases and decided to get to work.
My class theme is bright and tropical so I found this scrapbook paper at Target. I made some homeade Modge Podge by pouring a bottle of glue into a container and then refilling the bottle with water and mixing that in with the glue. I got the idea from pinterest, but I don't remember the exact recipe that they used, so I improvised.
I just layed on the paper in pieces and tried to line up the patterns and fill in around the label trim.
Up close its not really pretty but from far away it looks much better. I had several teachers already walk in my class and tell me how nice it looked. I think they are being sincere:) I decided to move it back to it's spot and then I added a few embellishments. This picture is with my phone and not as clear.
The words and pictures help to cover up the seams. I am pretty happy with it and just plan to leave it like this. The right side will be used for our AR chart since it's right next to the computers.
Then I purchased a table skirt on Ebay for my desk. I used some heavy duty tape and just taped it to the edge.
It looks so bright and fun and everyone was oohing and ahhing about it too:)
The next thing I made for my class was my Behavior Clip chart. My original Clip Chart was bright tropical colors and I loved it, but I think my class is starting to look a bit feminine and I wanted to throw a surfing theme into the mix as well. I also received a sweet email from a follower who sent me a surf themed clip chart that she had made. I loved it and wanted to create my own version. So I made this.
It turned out really cute and I know my students will love the surf terms!
Now I just need to figure out what I will do when students reach Cowabunga! I want to somehow tie it into my Reward Necklaces I made, but I am not quite sure what to do. I saw something with tickets, and beads, but I need something simple that I will remember to do! I really want to get away from the reward box. Ideas are greatly appreciated:)
Tuesday is when I have to officially report back to work, but I'm sure I will pop in today to work on a few more items. The kids start next Monday and I need to get those first week plans going!! Hopefully I will be able to post my fully finished classroom on Friday! Head on over and link up with Tara!