Long time no blog, eh? I just feel so uninspired as of late. Nothing fabulous seems to be happening in my room, other than the usual stuff....so nothing really interesting to blog about. But I did make two "changes" in my room semi-lately that I haven't written about on my blog, so I thought I would share. Both are crafty, and both were something that I shared how to create (step by step) on Classroom DIY, but never here. So here we go.
I have begun the process of changing the borders in my room. I am just so tired of the yellow/gray/white combo. Since we are entering into the Colonial/Revolutionary era, it is time for a change. Last year, I did the same basic tissue puff stuff. But for this go around, I thought I would change it up just slightly. I decided to braid the tissue. And so far...I am liking it! It is put up the same way as the puff, but instead of 3 separate pieces, it is all braided together! I have only done one board (I am going slowly) but so far, so good. (sorry, this is a picture from a sample, not my actual board...forgot to take one yesterday. The real thing looks WAY WAY better! Like, seriously, I am almost embarrassed about that picture! ;) ) Click here for full directions on how to make them.
I used to have my students Paragraph's of the Week on display on my cupboards. They were just stapled up and each week, I would staple a new one on top. the only problem was that 1) I am running out of staple gun staples and 2) there are just too many staples going into the wall! So I thought I would change it up and use those Prong Paper Fasteners
that they have in doctor's office folders. The kids made this gorgeous background (which is on a 14" x 11" piece of construction paper), and I punched holes for the prongs. Now, when I want to add their latest piece of writing, I open the prong and put it on! No muss, no fuss...and no staples! Click here for full directions on how to have the students create this fun and really pretty art project.
Ok...that is it. Short and sweet. :) I do have some things on board to share with you...once they are finished. But my students really seem to be taking a L.O.N.G. time to do anything these days. I think senioritis may be setting in a bit early ;)