Well it has been QUITE a week. It's so hard to believe summer is coming to a close. I hate to see it leave-- and yet, I'm so ready for fall. The BEST weather EVER!
This week I made a BINGO reward board for my classroom. Basically whenever a student does something really well (like always turns in homework), I have them initial their name on a square. Then once the board gets pretty full, I randomly select one of the spaces and that person gets a reward-- like maybe a free homework pass or a "sit by a friend for a day" pass. It took me forever to measure out the lines to make them straight-- but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
All I need to do is laminate it-- to make it like a dry erase board and reusable!
The next project I finished was for my teachers pay teachers store. It is a set of 31 page borders to use in your classroom (or on your TPT products). I had a lot of fun making these-- because I made them from scratch-- so they are unique. Click on the picture below to go check them out!
The 3rd thing I created was a little mailbox for my desk-- for my kids to put comments or thoughts. This will be great for my kids who are a little quieter, but want to tell me something. I used a shoebox and painted a base coat on it. Next I cut a slot on the lid and added stickers for decoration. The final step was a few layers of Mod Podge and a coat of spray finish. Hopefully it'll last awhile!
Then I had my 2 year anniversary with my boyfriend. To celebrate we went ice skating and to Olive Garden... I tried to take a picture-- but he pretty much can't take normal pics. I guess that's one of the things I love about him.
And, the last thing I did was adopt a dog! I've decided to name her Ellie Mae. So far she has been very good. She is house trained-- very quiet and mellow-- and likes to nap.
I guess I better enjoy the little slice of summer I have left-- my school meetings start up next week! Yikes!