Sunday, July 31, 2011

Polka Dot Organization!

Hello! There are so many blog ideas for classroom themes; it's amazing! I decided to go with a polka dot theme after viewing many ideas...especially the ones on The Polka Dot Patch.  With that theme in mind... along with hundreds several ideas I've seen on Pinterest...  I put together this organizer. I am going to file daily items/activities for easy access. I purchased the polka dot folders at the Dollar Tree and they are plastic, so I am hoping they will be somewhat durable. There are several versions of this organizer out there; I will put pens and pencils in the utensil holder. I will begin my classroom set up soon and will post more polka dot pictures. Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Crayons for Students

Hello! Like many other teachers out there, I am already thinking about "back to school!" I do enjoy the extra time in the summer to be creative with cards, scrapbooks, and craft projects. I used old crayon pieces to make happy face crayons to give my students when they come to our August parent teacher confernces.

I used my candle warmer to melt broken pieces of crayons. While one was melting, I had another color on deck, ready to go. The most time-consuming part of this project was peeling the crayons!

I poured the melted crayons into a happy face candy mold. It only takes about 15 minutes for them to cool enough to pop out. I teach in a Catholic school, so I thought I do something along the "Jesus loves you" theme. I will probably add some cuteness like coloring or a ribbon and a personal note to the students from me. I just put this one together quick to give you an idea. Thanks for looking and have a super day!