Since I start back after many other teachers in blogland it seemed too late to be doing a big classroom reveal post so today I am going to highlight a few things I (well my daughter and I) made for my classroom.
This nice little curtain. My daughter (she is 12) did the sewing and put it up with an expandable curtain rod.
It covers up this not so nice little storage mess.
I am so happy with the fabric find - it matches my Dots & Turquoise Bump it Up bulletin board that is right next to it.
Teacher of the Day chair cover. My daughter (same one - no, this is not how she spent her summer - but she seriously loves sewing and crafting) used a pillow case pattern and just made it a little bit wider to fit the chair.
I made this little sign and printed it on magnetic sheets. I used the numbers from Tara's Homework Club and printed those on magnetic sheets too. The first day I selected a number out of the basket that is on the ledge, now at the end of the day the TotD picks a new number out. The students are very excited by this new end of the day ritual and the TotD makes a big production of not looking at the numbers and revealing the next person to get the comfy chair!
I made calendar cards, desk nameplates and labels for student books. I made the desk nameplates with the line art superhero clip art so that the students could color in their superhero to match their looks and tastes. I always make labels for notebooks and duotangs but this is the first year I made a sheet for each student (instead of going by subjects) and they are labelling their books as we go - saved myself and hour of labelling right there). The calendar cards match their name plates. I included a sample finished and taped name plate.