Thursday, August 2, 2012

Back to School!

The past couple weeks I've actually
had a reason to work on crafty projects.
My friend is going to be a 4th grade teacher
this year and because it's her first year
teaching the job of decorating is quite big.
You want useful items, educational items and
most of all you want it to catch the
attention of the children you are teaching.

My friend enlisted the help of my cricut
and me to help her room come alive.
I admit the cricut did way more work than
me in the crafty part, I just assembled.
Ashley would tell or show me her idea
and my job was to make it happen.
I had so much fun putting my craft tools to work.

The photos below aren't the completed room.
I will have a new post with the finished room!
I am so excited for my friend and all she
has accomplished to get to this point.
Being a teacher is not a job that is easy
and I sincerely admire her.

The classroom is the normal off white
color and needed something to spark interest.
The idea was to add rainbow color
paper to each panel on the doors.
It helped bring more interest to the doors
and make the room more colorful.

Ashley will be posting all current event information
for the school here as a central station for parents
and students in need of information.
We used the Everyday Paper dolls
cartridge to make our train and conductor.

This is the hallway bulletin board that will greet the children.
The plan is to make decorations for each season to decorate the tree.

One corner nearly completed.
A few items have been changed, like the “Attendence”
is now spelled correctly “Attendance”, and the calendar
will be replaced in the morning with a brand new pocket one!
YAY! The yellowed one was driving us both crazy.
The left side of the board you
can’t see is now completely done too!

This was the first project we finished
and it made us both so happy.
In endless days of cutting, laminating and
cleaning, one project done felt amazing!
Ashley will be posting spelling
words on the different letter blocks.

Pinterest was so helpful in the
process of ideas and how to use them.
I have yet to see the classroom since she finished
up a few more the boards this week, and I honestly can’t wait.
Next Monday is her official first day of school with the children.

To congratulate Ashley on her new job I wanted to
make her something special just for her so this
morning I made this little sign for her classroom.

I haven’t been able to be as productive in
the craft room as I used to be and this project
really helped me get some of my motivation back.
Olivia & Ava's birthday is just a few weeks away
so I've started projects for that as well.
I'm so excited but so sad!
My little babies will be one!

I have a few projects to share
and will be posting them soon.
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