Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Pinterest"ing photos

Happy Tuesday!  At least it is a happy day for me since I am off work tomorrow.  On my last post I mentioned taking pictures of some of my Pinterest projects I have made for my classroom (I am very proud, I must say).  My classroom is almost done and I will take pictures of each center, area, etc. ASAP. Let the picture parade begin!

**Hero of the day cape**

I followed the directions right from my Pinterest link, stitched the shapes on (yes, stitched... I am a nut) and then hot glued the L's on.  I hope the children like these as much as I do :)

**Banner word wall**

I printed the free circle banner download from my Pinterest and then just cut triangles from scrapbook paper that matches my room colors.  I am pretty happy with the outcome... especially the little pom-poms on the corners!

**Sharp/ Sharpen buckets**

I have seen these adorable labels all over the internet but decided I loved these ones the best.  This way I will know when we need to sharpen pencils for writing activities.  Oh, and how much do you LOVE my frog pencil sharpener?!  Found at Target, of course.

**R-E-A-D letters**

I found these giant letters at JoAnn's for about 4 bucks each.  I covered them with scrapbook paper and lots of Modge Podge.  I finished them up by hot gluing a cute ribbon to the back and pinning them up with giant push pins from the dollar store.  LOVE!

**Crate storage seats**

Thanks to my extremely handy dad I now have these awesome crate seats.  They are much more fluffy in person (picture does not do them justice).  I am planning on making a cute sign for each crate saying "reading buddies" since all of our book plush characters are inside.

Oh, and check out the 1,2,3 boxes I bought from Ikea...

I just couldn't resist them!  I think they were $9ish.

That's all of the pictures I have taken so far but many more to come.  What do you think??

Sunday, August 21, 2011

My name is Michelle and I am addicted to Pinterest...

If you haven't already been sucked into the fabulous world of Pinterest then I would highly recommend it (or not if you are easily distracted by pretty things).  I have been "pinning" my butt off since I discovered this gem of a website.  Now that I have filled my page up with TONS of great ideas I thought I would share my top picks that I am creating as we speak (pictures soon to follow). 

Contestant #1
**Hero of the day cape**
So cute, right?!  I am over the "job chart" option because it always ends up in a crying mess when little Johnny forgets to help set up snack.  Plus, SO CUTE!

Contestant #2
**Banner-like word wall**
I am obsessed with banners, so I am creating my word wall into one... cannot wait to show you the results

...and Contestant #3
**Monster Eyeballs**
I thought these would be adorable to hand out on our "Open House" night since my classroom theme is monsters :)

... well, wish me luck on my Pinterest endeavors and I will post the after-pictures soon!