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HOWEVER, I do venture into the world of crafting every once in a while...when the project is easy enough for me to complete. And a few weeks ago, I opened my email inbox to discover a little note from our friends at Michaels. You know, the craft store. They wanted to give me $100 to buy things to make for my classroom! $100!! Can you believe it? So I quickly hightailed it out to my nearest Michaels to buy all the things I would need to make some simple crafts for my upcoming school year. Today, I am going to share with you 3 projects that I created with the materials I got that were super easy....even the most uncrafty of us all can do them. ;)
5th Grade Math Clock
Now, some of you may remember this post that I did about this fabulous clock I saw at Target a few months back. I had the kids do a great math project with it and all was well. But I couldn't get the clock out of my head. It was, however too over the heads of my students. So what I did was make my own! It was super easy. All of the pieces are there at Michaels for you. Basically, I painted the wood, created my own math sentences on the computer that would equal the numbers 1 - 12, cut them out, decoupaged them onto the wood, attached the clock pieces, and, viola, I have a neat little clock for my classroom! Now just to figure out where to put it ;) Here are the math sentences in case you want to use them.
|Here are the directions. Click to enlarge.|
These were inspired by my friend Susie, the Panicked Teacher. She has these great reading genre posters that you can print out (for free ;) ) and I wanted something similar (to go along with my genre study for The Book Whisperer). So when I saw that Michaels had these 8 x 10 art canvases on sale, I knew I had to convert the canvases into my own genre posters! I searched the internet for pictures of book covers, quotes, and other related things for each reading genre. I then cut them out, decoupaged the pictures to the canvases, and they were done! These will look great in my library.
|Here are the directions....in pictures. Click to enlarge.|
|Close up views of the genre posters.|
here, so I am not going to do it again. However, it is part of the projects I made from my Michaels spree...so I thought I would include it :) Feel free to hop over to the original post to read all about it.
OK...so those are the three projects I created. I am now officially crafted out! :)
However, you probably are not. And my friends at Michaels are going to try and help you to make your crafting a bit easier, by giving away one $50 giftcard to a lucky classroom crafter each and every day from now until August 3!
Michaels is having a #Create2Educate sweepstakes on Instagram!!! All you have to do is create your own Back-to-School project—anything from classroom décor and organization, to a learning activity for your students. Then, enter the Michaels sweepstakes by uploading a photo of your creation to Instagram using #Create2Educate AND #sweepstakes.
Each day they’ll feature their favorite Instagram photos on the Michaels “Classroom Ideas” Pinterest board, and randomly pick one lucky teacher daily to win a $50 Michaels Gift Card. Create as many Back-to-School projects as you’d like and upload photos of them to Instagram for more chances to win.
#Create2Educate opens for entries on July 21st and closes on August 3rd. Head to Michael’s and get inspired today.
And if you aren't following them already, they are @MichaelsStores. (I am @TeachinginRoom6 if you want to follow me too ;) )
Phew! That was a long one! Now I am off to relax. All of this crafting made me tired ;)