Friday, August 8, 2014

Five for Friday Linky!

Good Morning! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs for this week's five for friday! It's been one crazy week!

I made one of those teacher tool boxes a couple of years ago and it was looking pretty sad. I originally spray painted it pale pink, so you could see every dust particle and every tiny little scuff mark. I decided it was time for a face lift!

Yay!! I spray painted it hot pink and it looks so much better! Plus, a lot of what I have in my classroom is hot pink so it matches my classroom decor.

At my school, we have four new teachers coming in! I get so excited because I like showing them how great our school is. Our school is a family - everyone gets along and we all, and I mean ALL, have each others backs! So when I heard we were getting four new staff members, I asked the principal if we (the mentors) could get together a welcome gift.
And this is what I put together! It looks even cuter now because yesterday I found these stickers that represented each subject and I was able to individualize the bins with their subject area! I also made a teacher survivial kit poem to go with it.

It's not the best quality because i haven't printed it out yet. Some of these I borrowed from google and some of these I came up with. I hope they like it!!

I have slowly been working on my no name board and have finally gotten around to decorating the clothes pins. In the past, I decorated clothes pins by covering them with scrapbook paper and then modpodging them. That took a lot of time (for me, anyway), so this time around, I decided to use washi tape. Because I'm a total weirdo, the edges have to be completely straight or it will bother me to no end! So that's when I recruited the boyfriend<3 to cut the edges with his exacto knife kit (he makes knives as his hobby, have I mentioned that?)
I've always wanted to make some kind of business card or magnet for the parents so they can contact me whenever they need to. Last week, I took the time to make magnets! I figured it would be great to have my magnet on their fridge so they have my information. I used powerpoint to create it, printed them, and laminated them to make them sturdy. I then used magnet tape for the back and voila!
Nothing too fancy, just a card that has my info and planning time. Plus it gave me the opportunity to use magnet tape that I bought from a teacher store that was not very strong. Just strong enough to hold up something small like this.

And finally, I'll leave you with this snapchat pic I sent my friends the other day. Kramer always trying to steal my food! :-)


  1. What a CUTE idea for new teachers!!! That will DEFINITELY make them feel welcome!!!!! Your tool kit is cute and I LOVE your cards! I never thought of a no name board...I kinda thought that in middle school I wouldn't have to worry about their names on paper...but I guess I still will! ha ha! :)
    Mixing it up in Middle

    1. Thank you!! Yes! It's gotten worse for us because we are a 1:1 iPad school, so in the rare times we do use paper for something, they always forget their name! :-)

  2. You're so sweet to do that for them!

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings