Classroom Simple

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pensieve and CAFE

In getting ready for Daily 5 and Literacy CAFE (The Sisters), I decided to keep with my classroom colors and create the CAFE board headings and Pensieve. Again, using my scrapbooking paper supply (why does it not seem to be dwindling?) and the cricut, I created these pieces. I am planning on using a soft blue background for the CAFE board and a brown border for the edge. The Sisters say to keep it simple and to use the same color background and plain border throughout the classroom. Glad I like these colors.

Monday, July 13, 2009

More clipboards

I had a couple trial and error moments with this project. One included letting the glue underneath the paper dry before applying the top coat and die cuts on top. I used emery boards to "file" off the extra paper on the edges. Plus, it gives it a worn looking edge, that I prefer. I am thinking that if I can find clipboards at a cheap rate, that this could make a fun gift idea for parents for a holiday (Christmas/Mother's Day/etc.).

Friday, July 10, 2009

Blogging the Journey

I enjoy decorating my classroom. It may seem a bit strange, but I do lay awake at night wondering how to beautify the classroom on a simple budget and still make the fire marshal happy! So, I figure blogging my ideas so that when I get to September and wonder, "Where did all my time go this summer?" I can simply look back at my entries and smack myself for giving that time off back to the school. *sigh*

So, today I worked on making name tags for my book boxes and decopauging my clipboards. I'm having fun with my Cricut and SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software and using up the remains of my Creative Memories retired paper stash.