Monday, June 24, 2013

Where Are We Door Sign

When I first began my blog, I was doing 'themed posts' such as "Make it Monday," Tips on Tuesday," etc. I want to slowly get back into my themed posts.  What better way to start than with this one!? This is supposed to be Make it Monday, and I know it's Tuesday-but I had to share. I'm very proud of myself for what I made (and it was made on a Monday!...that counts right!?)

Without further adieu, I made one of the first physical parts to my classroom! It's a door sign showing 'where we are.'  I will be teaching Junior High Special Education and I didn't want to make the sign to 'kiddish.' I kept the frilly kid stuff off and tried to keep it simple. I am currently out of ink in my printer which means I improvised! Here's what I did:

  1. I bought the clipboard for a few dollars at HEB (I get sidetracked by school supplies even though I was supposed to be shopping for groceries.) 
  2. I used my Silhouette Cameo to label (write all the words) and cut out each piece from different colors of cardstock.  If you would like the Sillouette file email me and I can share it with you
  3. From there I colored everything with Copic markers & then laminated each piece with my new Scotch Thermal laminating machine! I bought it for $24 from Walmart with additional 5mil & 3mil thermal sleeves. 
  4. I laid everything out like so:
  5. Then when I began to Velcro...I changed the arrangement **go figure!**
  6. On the back I taped an envelope for the 'other' location and a few blank laminated cards to write with a dry erase marker where we are.

  7. When you need to pack up the clipboard-this is how I did it. 

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