Yep, someone had come along after checkout and unlocked my cabinet but silly me had not even attempted to open it because I so clearly remembered locking it. I didn't think anyone would have been going through it over the summer. It makes me a bit nervous since I'm signed for all of that stuff! Luckily it looked undisturbed. Of course by that point I had already wasted 1/2 my day and still had to go enroll my eldest for 7th grade, so the sum total of what I managed to accomplish in my classroom today was zero!
On the other hand, in direct contradiction of a previous post in which I lamented my lack of DIY savvy,
I have made clipboards! (this is, of course, the equivalent of a caveman saying "I have made fire!")
I have to admit that I had a lot of trouble since a few of the papers I chose were apparently too thin to stand up to the mod podge, but I persevered and enjoyed myself so much that I am still making them! I was originally just going to make one for myself and my teaching partner (Mrs. McKelvey of "Hillbilly Handfishing" catering fame!) but then I realized that I couldn't leave our other kindergarten teacher out of the love. Of course, if we all had one then it wasn't fair not to include the Transitional First teacher who is also part of our "Happy Hall". And, of course if I was going to include her, I absolutely had to make one for our 1st grade friend as well. But that's it, no more, I'm drawing the line! What's that? Well, yes, I did make one for my daughter, which made my son want one, which made my husband ask for one. But that's it! I hope....
Here are some of my creations, I am really proud of myself lol: (please excuse the glare, we have horrible lighting so I had to use the flash)
For my 1st grade friend's Beach themed classroom
Also mine :) How cute is the mini clipboard!
For my friend's Jungle Themed room
My son's (no frou-frou ribbons for him, just dolphin stickers)
Stay tuned tomorrow, something special is coming up!