Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pinspired classroom creations!

I've been busy getting some pinspirations off my to do list as school is just around the corner! I've had some of these on  the list for awhile and was so happy with the way they turned out!

First up............

and here's mine

 I uploaded it to vistaprint and ordered it on a lawn sign so it will be extra sturdy!

Next up......

Loved this and had to have one.....so here it is.....
and I've also been admiring this great way to keep names on the cafe board....
Do you see the round magnetic boards used for the names to go on??? I love that idea, no sticky notes flying around, getting lost, so here's what I came up with..
I made them from hot plates bought at the dollar store (click on the picture to come over to my blog and read more about them if you want to know how they were made!) I love finding so many wonderful ideas and being able to recreate them!!!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bunting Love

Hello, again!  It's Megan, and I'm back again from I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

I have a major obsession with bunting.  I love it in all forms.

Fabric or Paper Bunting

Source: etsy.com via Megan on Pinterest

Digital Bunting

Bunting in the Classroom

Source: 1canoe2.com via Megan on Pinterest

On Stuff

For the Holidays

Basically anyway I can get it!!

Stop by my blog and download the pieces to this Welcome bunting I made for my classroom.

Happing pinning!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Who loves a good chevron?

Hey yall! Natalie here :)

The hubs and I just moved into a new house, and I was sooo excited to decorate! Where did I turn to? Pinterest of course!

I knew that I really wanted to do a graphic wall, and my mind immediately went to chevron stripes.

This was my inspiration...

Pinned Image
All Things Lovely via  Pinterest

Totally awesome, right?

I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to pull this off, but I was definitely willing to give it a go!

I enlisted the help of my mom, aka queen of crafty, and we got busy!

First, we gathered all the supplies...
*paint (2 different colors)
*painter's tape (I used a 3 in. Scotch painter's tape)
*measuring stick
*chalk line tool

I painted the whole room a light gray color that matched our duvet perfectly. I chose a slightly darker shade of gray for the stripes. No, I didn't go all fifty shades..... :)

My mom did all the measuring for me. Here is how the wall looked after we painted it the light gray.

Here are the basics when painting chevron stripes. The distance between peak to peak and crest to crest should be the same. The crest should be exactly midway between the two peaks of each stripe. Does this make any sense? This is a video that we watched before hand, and it does a much better job of explaining...

Much better, right?

Okay, so next we decided to snap a chalk line to help us measure out the points. It's kinda hard to tell in these pictures, but that light blue line is the chalk.

We used some tool that my folks had...it looks like this.

Now comes the hard part! Using your painter's tape, tape off each stripe so that the tape is in the inside of the base color. If you take a close look at my stripes, it looks like they are not even, right? But trust me...it works out in the end.

Remember that it doesn't have to be perfect :) Imperfection is what makes it unique!

After you have your stripes taped off, go back over the edges and make sure they are pressed down really good. The video even suggests using the base paint to seal in the edges.

Then paint your stripes! This was the fun part :) We put about 2 coats of paint on each stripe, then let them dry for a few hours.

And here are the final results!

I love, love, LOVE my chevron wall! I think it turned out amazing, and it looks just perfect with our bedding! Now our bedroom is all kinds of romantic :)

I still have some styling to finish in there, but I was dying to share this with you guys.

What do you think?


Kind Pins

I'm sure you're thinking, "There are mean pins?" and "Do the mean pins say things like 'I've got repinned more than you!'"? Oh my gosh how funny would that be?  I'm actually talking about pins about kindness, to go with my Random Acts of Kindness giveaway post on my blog. There are so many things you can do to brighten someone's day. Spread a little cheer!

Taping money on  a pop machine

Courtesy: Tickles To Giggles on Pinterest

 Have your kids do a RAK (even in class!)
Courtesy: Kindertastic

Taping money on a vending machine.
Courtesy: Nena on Pinterest

Some lovely quotes:

Courtesy: White Iron Stone Cottage via Marilyn on Pinterest.

I love how bright this one is! 
Courtesy: Tumblr via Courtney on Pinterest

Courtesy: TheGoodeLife via Tamra on Pinterest

Courtesy: Sparkle N Sprinkle via Tamra on Pinterest

Whether you do RAK in your class or at home, there are many ideas that you can do!

Monday, July 23, 2012

What Wolfelicious has been pinning!

Hi!  April here from Wolfelicious.  My goodness is the summer going speed racer fast.  I start school in a week!  I have been pinning lots of great ideas for school.  Here are my pins. 

 During Open House every year I have a little poem for parents that go along with an apple saying how we are both their child's teacher's.  I saw this apple and thought these would be adorable instead of a real apple.  Now I just have to start drinking bottled water to collect enough bottoms.

Bottle Apples Photo
via http://pinterest.com/source/creativejewishmom.com/

Sight words are always a big thing we focus on each year.  I thought this idea was great!  I thought it would be great to share with parents too.  What a sight word on the flat part of bubble wrap.  Once the students finds the word they get to pop it. 
Photo of Bubblewrap Sight Words
via http://pinterest.com/source/a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/ 

Having healthy food at our school has been an important discussion that we keep having.  We have talked about changing what parents bring in for birthdays.  I found this idea and thought it was a good idea.
Photo of Birthday Snack
via http://pinterest.com/source/media-cache5.pinterest.com/

In kindergarten we have to cover needs and wants.  I found this cute idea that I am for sure going to have to do.  It is perfect for kindergarteners to understand needs and wants.
via http://pinterest.com/source/woodkinderclass.blogspot.com/

 I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my recent pins.  If you are interested in more, make sure you stop by my Pinterest Board.


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