Project #1 - Birthday Balloons
Thanks to Once Upon a First Grade Adventure for creating the birthday balloons and sharing them with the world. I LOVE them and cannot wait to give them to my guys. It saved me SO much time! All I had to do was cut them out and tape them to the Dollar Tree crazy straws I found this weekend.
Project #2 - iPad
Let me just say, I am in LOVE with the way this turned out today. When I was told in February that I would be moving to 4th grade AND I would be working in a 1:1 iPad situation this year, I knew I wanted to create a hallway display that showed my excitement for the year. I have searched and searched for materials that would allow me to create an authentic representation of an iPad. One night, while I was surfing Pinterest, I stumbled upon a Boggle board that used an oil drip pan with magnetic letters. I was completely inspired. Today hubs and I headed to Auto Zone to find an oil drip pan. I paid $10 for it and bought a can of spray paint to finish the job. I don't think he could envision what the finished product would look like at this point, but he's known me long enough to know that when I have an idea, to just go with it.
After spray painting, I lugged everything inside and began to create the icon buttons. My hubs had a brilliant idea to create silhouettes to start the school year. I cut 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares from scrapbook paper (50% off at Hobby Lobby this week) and then made silhouettes for each square.
After making each square, I then arranged them on the iPad.
My picture is up in the top corner. This will hang outside of my room with the title "Ready for Amazing "App"ortunities in Mrs. Looper's Class!
Project #3 - Pennant Banner
I had some time last Monday night and decided to knock out my own pennant banner. I've seen them all over Pinterest, but didn't know if I wanted one for sure. I went into my classroom and decided I needed a little umph to the reading nook. The banner was the perfect addition. I have enough pennants left over to go around the remainder of the room, but it was a BEAST to hang. I may just add enough to my windows and call it a day tomorrow.
*I'll have to post a picture later. I'm working from a new MAC and I can't figure it out. The others photos were added from my memory card. If you can help a girl out, I would greatly appreciate it.
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