Aren't I just clever with titles?! I've become rather addicted to my computer this summer. Now that summer's winding down, I figured maybe I'd share with you what I've been DOING this summer!
I get inspiration from all over the place: PT, Pinterest, teaching blogs, and random internet searches. You never know what you'll find and EVERYTHING'S available on the internet! I worked on project after project this summer, thanks to the aforementioned items. Here's a small handful of my creations!
These two projects were inspired by both Pinterest AND PT! The Birthday balloons are just colored cardstock attached to a funky straw. I will give one of these to each student on their birthday, along with a "Birthday Banana"! (More to come soon on student birthdays in the classroom!) The flower pot is my new beautiful pen bouquet!
Somewhere on Pinterest I found a GREAT sub binder! It was fantastic--lots of goodies inside for when you're out! This "Sub Tub" has folders in it with the sub plans along with copies of important documents (our Procedural Handbook, for example) that may come in handy! I also put some extra goodies (Read Alouds, Brainquest cards, etc.) for the sub, as well as a bag of popcorn, just for an extra thank you! (It's great to have everything in one location!)
One of my first pins was actually a weekly menu board created from scrapbooking paper and a photo frame. I thought to myself--I NEED that on my desk for a Teacher To Do list! And so, I bought a frame and threw this funky little frame insert inside it. (I'm hoping this list miraculously takes care of itself before school starts by the way.)
These Brain Break Sticks were another great idea that I found! They'll be a great addition to our classroom this year!
There are many more projects that I have yet to complete but they'll come with time. Where do you get YOUR inspiration??