I was inspired by this picture floating around Pinterest (I'm sure you have, too!):
It comes from Mrs. Brown and her blog, Mrs. Brown's Blog.
I thought it was the perfect way to address those papers that have no owner and cut down on my searching for him/her!
My daughter and I braved the nasty heat to walk to Hobby Lobby (yes, I am close enough to walk, and yes, it is a problem!) to buy the following:
- Small wood letters
- Craft wood board (not sure of the dimensions, but it's sku#292235)
- Mini clothespins (they are sooooooo cute, I had to buy them!)
- Spray paint
- Acrylic paint
- Super strong magnets (I will be putting this on my white board that holds our other day-to-day business items)
After they dried, I used the acrylic paint to fancy up the letters with polka dots (as much as I love chevron, I am just not that patient of a person!)
|Easiest way to make small polka dots is to use the back of the brush :)|
Then, it was time to assemble! My trusty glue gun came to the rescue and I got it all together in no time :) I simply glued the magnets to the back and the letters to the top- they are delicate, so that took a bit to make sure they were not going to slant to the front or back.
|This is my fridge, but you get the idea ;)|
Have fun making your own, it's super easy and super fun!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I am so excited to be linking up with Farley again for her fantastic & wonderful Currently!
Admittedly, this is very kid-centered (my kid!), but that's the beautiful part of being a teacher mom, right? Getting to focus on only your child during the summer :) :) :)
Have you ever read Fortunately, Unfortunately? It's hilarious and incredibly silly. Fortunately, it's the perfect book to read to your class full of reluctant writers because this book will definitely get them writing. Unfortunately, their pieces will all be fortunately-unfortunately statements... but you have to start somewhere, right?
Note: This is the original and the better of the two available on Amazon.
My professional book has to come back to the free ebooks available on Whole Brain Teaching's website. Not only are they free (yay!), but they are very descriptive and include everything you will need to know about their program. I have only scratched the surface, so I actually print these books out and post-it, highlight, and take notes all over the place! Lots to learn :)