Well, I may be late, but better late than never, right? I'm linking up with Tara again for her weekly linky.
I don't have a lot, since I'm slowly working on projects, and slowly typing, and....pretty much doing everything slowly! Before I share my projects, I wanted to say THANK YOU! All of the kind words, comments, and emails I received about my last post's health woes were very kind. I'm sending a heartfelt hug to all of you. Thanks for making me smile and feel like I was not alone.
Okay, enough of that, bring on the projects! My first project was one of my Hobby Lobby projects. Remember this guy:
Not exactly going to fit into my room color scheme or classroom theme.
I turned that into this:
It will go by my classroom door to hold important notes I need to remember and not loose! You know the ones, dismissal notes, or phone calls I need to make, etc. The stuff that I put on my desk and when I need them I can't find them! On my door I can't loose it, right?????
The next project. I made a bunch of cards to give my students at random times. I wanted to make them so that I can spread love to my kiddos and reward them with a special note. It takes too long to write a note out, so I made these instead. I was on a roll, so when I was done I had 40 different cards. I needed something to put them in and I didn't want another box. So I bought baseball card pockets, got a poly folder, and voila! Now I can flip through to find just the right note to spread a little love to my kiddos when I need one. (And yes, clip art from Creative Clips and Melonheadz)
My next project is my mailbox. I used my homework tray for students to put notes to me from home, but I wanted a cuter place for the notes. I got the metal mailbox from JoAnn's (on sale and used my teacher discount). I printed out the signs/graphics and glued them on. (Graphics from Melonheadz again.)
My last project is a home one. My son goes shopping with me every time I go to Hobby Lobby or JoAnn's, or Michael's. So needless to say he is a trooper! On one of our shopping trips, we headed to the wood aisle to get the cute flower on project 1. He saw this wooden bird house. He picked out his own paint colors and the cute bird to glue on to the front. He painted the whole thing himself. Didn't it turn out cute? It is hanging in one of our trees in the backyard. We bought a second house to paint, but we haven't done that one yet.
So there are my projects. I can get into my classroom for the first time tomorrow. Wish me luck!