Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pre-Classroom Ideas

Hello internets!

I hope to be getting my own classroom in the future and I have begun the daunty task of getting things organized.

My room will be in greens and blues.

I have bought several LARGE storage tubs and organized them by categories such as: Math, Language Arts, Odds N' Ends and Holiday Decor. I downloaded the CUTEST labels from Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera , which you can buy here.  She was even kind enough to make them bigger to fit my tubs! I plan on storing the tubs like this from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits.

Next, I plan on making a teacher's toolbox. Like this:
 I used the zebra design from Miss. Nelson's pack because I bought this zebra designed Teacher Toolbox labels a while back. Even though the stripes are black and not white, I will NOT let my O.C.D. get the better of me. (That was a ramble!)
I also want to figure out how to make my paper fit to make one of these. I want to do it in solid green with blue letters.
Pretty much passed all that craziness... I don't know what to do. So I'm seeking your advice.
 Any suggestions on organization, themes, management tips.. ANYTHING!
Also, where in the WORLD do I find all those cutesy backgrounds that everyone uses on their blogs, or even uses to create cute labels to use around their rooms? That is a very important question because I have searched to the end of Google and back and still can't come up with that answer.
.....Hello internets please help!
- S-Jean-S

Storage Wars

Hello there internets!
I decided to go in the freezing cold to clean out my storage unit today....
I ended up finding lots of hats, and stuffed animals.
I'm pretty sure I was meant to be a school teacher.
At least I hope that's why I have so many random and weird things in my storage unit!
Never a dull moment!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

An explanation and Glittered Up Buck

Hiiiii.... :D

I know I've been away for a LONG time, but a funny little thing called life (long term sub job) came up and I jumped at the opportunity!

I haven't had a chance to be crafty in a long time and the lack of glitter in my life has started to take a toll on me! I did a QUICK craft the other day and I thought I'd share. Sorry no pretty pictures but I promise I'll be back on the picture taking soon!

Basically, I saw a picture on Pinterest of a lady who traced this onto a white canvas and then filled it with glitter. Well, I took it a step further and painted my canvas a dark brown THEN traced the deer's head on it.

I do have to recommend you add the (Elmer's) glue and glitter in little sections at a time. I used a Q-tip to spread the glue around small parts then add some glitter, press down lightly with a finger and wait a few seconds, then shake off the glitter and repeat until you finished the whole outline. :)

Simple. AND. fun.