Hello! I'm back...
I cannot believe it has almost been a full year since my last post. Last year was a crazy year for me, personally and professionally. Some good, some bad, mostly just super busy. But I never forget about my little blog. I'm always snapping pictures and jotting down ideas in the hopes of posting again.
I've been setting up my room this week and decided it was time to stop planning and start doing. So I thought I would take a few pictures every day and show you what I've been up to.
The first thing I did this year, before I even unpacked one box, was decorate the bulletin board outside my classroom.
I'm going with a burlap and brown kraft paper theme this year. And yarn...I'm digging yarn right now. I don't know why. I'm weird like that. I covered the bulletin board with the burlap ($3.99/yard. Cheap. Even cheaper with a 40% off coupon!). I used a plain black border left over from previous years and crumpled up brown kraft paper strips for a "ruffled" look.
I cut the K from a cardboard box and wrapped it in colored yarn. I cut the "frames" out of random scrapbook paper. Later, I'll put black and white pictures of my kids there. (Black and white because color photos would be too busy...LOL).
As a final touch, I strung a garland across one corner. I made the garland by punching circles from scrapbook paper and sandwiching string in between them. I also threaded on pom-poms and styrofoam balls wrapped in more yarn. I love that garland. I made a lot more! You'll see it all over my room. (Squee!)
So tomorrow I'll show you the area right inside my classroom door. Another bulletin board. And more burlap. Seriously--who chooses burlap as a classroom theme? I think I've really lost it this time. Stay tuned!