I’m officially back to work this week. I’ve already attended 7 days of trainings and spent umpteen hours in my classroom, but now it is no longer voluntary. Oh alarm clock, how I
hate miss you.
I’ve been busy, busy and have a lot to share this week.
Monday Made It #1
First, I’m sharing my gift for my team. Since the Monday Made It will no longer be weekly, I’m doing the unthinkable and sharing this before I give it to them. I don’t think they read my blog.
Shauna, if you are reading this, don’t show your hubby, k?
I’ve seen so many cute vinyl ideas, I don’t know who to credit for the idea to use vinyl to make personal clipboards, but I’m thankful for the Pinspiration.
After a bit of searching I found some plastic clipboards. Why are basic things so hard to find when you need them?!
I have a new team this year. I’ll be on the specialist team. We all have the pleasure of teaching every grade level K-6. I had the realization the other day that more than 600 kids will walk through my room during the first three days of school. Thankfully that won’t happen the rest of the year, but that is quite the intro to my new position as Intervention Coordinator.
Two of my team members are PE coaches and one will teach ELD. I wanted the coaches to have very different looking clipboards since they share everything. (We do not have a gym. Our coaches have the pleasure of both teaching on the blacktop while recess and lunch are going on. Talk about amazing people!)
I was nervous making a decorative item for a guy, so I figured if I went with a sports theme it would make him happy. It doesn’t really look like sports theme, but its San Jose Sharks colors (hockey).
I was asked on Instagram how I made these. I wish I could give a better explanation. I cut out vinyl circles, dots, and words on my Silhouette Cameo. Then I used washi tape to transfer them. I don’t know why but I had a ton of fun making these. I think I need an Etsy store just so I have an excuse to make more.
Monday Made It #2
Paper Lantern Jellyfish
I saw some jelly fish made out of lanterns on Pinterest and I had to give it a try. I read directions for several and then did what ever I wanted. 🙂
First I cut the lanterns in half. All the ones I read had you just cut the bottom off, but I figure I could make twice as many this way. (Strangely, I started making 6 and by the third I decided to stop.)
I took some tissue paper. I cut a circle. Then, I cut a spiral. When the spiral was released, it looked like a tentacle.
I used tacky glue to glue on the tentacles. I fell in love with tacky glue when I worked at a craft/fabric store in college. It is cheap and it works on all crafts.
I glued some tentacles to the inner rim and some to the middle.
On the larger one, I also glued on some ribbon.
My husband attached some ribbon and hung them for me. I requested a grouping of three at varying heights. I figure you arrange jellyfish in groups of three like you arrange flowers. 🙂
Monday Made It #3
A Fish Wall with Lei Seaweed
|I love that this panoramic makes my classroom look fishbowl shaped. 🙂|
Monday Made It #4
Wave Bulletin Board
We hung light blue paper across the top and dark blue paper across the bottom. Then, I cut a dark blue length, put it on the ground and cut a bump. I then wen back and cut away until I was happy with the wave shape. Then, we stapled it over the “sky”.