Saturday, August 9, 2014

Successful Project!!!! Glass Magnets

I have seen these adorable glass magnets all over and I finally took the challenge to create my own!  I'm so excited about how cute they turned out and can't wait to use them in my own classroom.

 I got my supplies at JoAnn's Fabrics (love the teacher discount and 40% coupons!)  Bag of approx. 77 glass tiles, E6000 glue, and button magnets about $13.00 before discounts.  I read other blogs about laminating and how bad they turned out - but they were using modge podge.  I decided to try the laminated paper with E6000 glue and it worked perfectly.  This whole project did not take me very long at all - about an hour.

If you would like to make these yourself, please feel free to grab my templates at my Teacher's Notebook store!  They include 20 Melonheadz Girls and 20 Melonheadz Boys.  It is even editable and you could type your student's names or any other wording you'd like to use!

Monday, August 4, 2014

A New Year! 2014-15

Well, I have set many goals for this new school year.  One of the big ones are to get back into regularly posting on my blog.  I have neglected it way too long:)

We still have one week left of summer vacation and I've already started planning.  I'm proud to say that I've gotten my welcome letters written and printed - yeah me!

My Welcome Letters turned out so cute - thanks to Melonheadz clipart.

I like to send a little "Get to Know You" sheet home with my students.  Every year I say I'm going to reuse the old one... and I end up making a new one:)  I use this sheet at the beginning of the year and read the responses throughout the week to get the students to guess who each other is.  I also saved them all year (it was a miracle that I didn't lose any) and reread them.  The kids had so much fun guessing who everyone was now that we had spend 180 days together.

Good Luck with your back to school preparations!  Check back for more:)