Sunday, August 11, 2013

Classroom Banners

Hello! I promise I'm still here. I didn't fall of the face of the earth. I spent last week in my classroom!!  :D :D Which alternatively means I was a terrible blogger!

The teacher I will be working with also hung out with me as we moved furniture and sorted through 6 filing cabinets of stuff. I think it's safe to say, "Back to school is in full swing!" I'll share some photos later this week!

I am always seeing ideas on Pinterest and blogs of classrooms and I feel like I'm behind on setting things up and getting everything ready. Then this week and next week is teacher training / in service. Does anyone else feel behind and we haven't even really started?  I keep worrying I'm going to mess up the first day disastrously! (I've had nightmares. In this case, I hope dreams/nightmares don't come true.) My cousin who teaches Jr. High Science assured me you will never feel 'ready.' She is starting her 9th year and she says, "you never feel 100% ready no matter how much planning & prep you do.  Work on what you can get done and don't stress about the rest." I thought that was pretty good advice! So I decided to make something fun for Make it Monday instead of trying to plan something I'm not 100% sure I will be able to use.

I made these super cute bubble letters. I printed them in green, laminated and joined together with eyelets.

This is what they will look like when I assemble them.  These will be placed on the front of my desk!

Then I found this super cute printable welcome banner from Tongass Teacher! 

Get your Welcome Back to School Banner! 

There's my Make it Monday! I kept it simple this week. :) You can find other Make it Monday ideas as well as share your ideas with the Linky Party at 4th Grade Frolics!!