Thursday, August 4, 2011

More Classroom Crafts, Baby, & PSA!

Last week I posted about a crayon wreath project that I had found on Pinterest.  I wanted to add something to my wreath, but I wasn't sure what to add.  I decided to buy some little wooden "fancies" at Michael's.  I was hoping they would have some school themed embellishments, but when I saw these cute animals for $0.59/ea., I couldn't pass them up!  I also found some mini letter blocks...each bag was $1.50.  I think I still might add some sort of bow or ribbon at the top.  What do you think?

I also posted about a fun reading corner that I found on Pinterest yesterday.  I loved the idea but knew that I wouldn't have as much space in my classroom.  I decided to do a smaller scale project and make a framed "READ" sign.  The frame was something I already had ($3 from Target).  I picked up the letters for $0.75/ea. at Michael's when I was buying my wreath embellishments.  I already had the craft paint and I got a piece of clearance scrapbook paper from Michael's.  I decided to add some ribbon from my craft collection to add some interest.  What do you think?!  I can't wait to put it on a shelf in my classroom library!

I also had to share this adorable picture of my "nephew".  One of my best friends, Lindsey, had her baby on July 22nd.  You can read more about it here.  Foster spent some time in the NICU due to being premature but he is now home and doing great!  I went up to visit Monday and I had a hard time leaving without him!

Now for my PSA for the day.  I've been getting a lot of comments (thanks for showing the love, ladies)!  I love responding to EACH and EVERY comment.  However, some of you haven't taken the time to set up your email so that I can respond via email.  If your email isn't linked to your account, I can't easily respond to your comments!  Like I said, I love responding to EVERY comment so please set up your email! :)  Katie from Keep Calm and Carry On did a guest post on Raids of Orange and mentioned this.  Here is what she said:
Make sure on your Blogger profile that you have your EMAIL ADDRESS added. If you only have your web page added, you will NOT be able to receive any emails back from people who you have commented on their blog.

I just want to be able to respond to all of you lovely ladies! 


Catherine said...

i have been wanting to create that wreath for my classroom! it is adorable.

i love the read sign... i am going to have to come up with a similar one for my classroom.

great post!

Brunette & Blessed said...

love your crafts they are so cute!

MissSumner said...

You need a Pinterest button for your blog!I want to follow your cute ideas!


Anonymous said...

Love the blocks you use for your name, it is so cute!