Thanks for stopping by my little blog. Its purpose isn't so much to show off my work, it is more of a way for me to catalog the things I've created. I hope you enjoy peeking at my projects while you are here!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gold Fish Welcome

Hi there!  Quick post today.  It's the first day of school!  I wanted to share a quick project that my SIL Ruthie (Septemberninth) and I made for my kiddos.  Ruthie found this cute post on Pinterest and shared it with me.  We just had to make them for my kids!  Here is what we ended up with.

We used goldfish crackers, paper from my stash, white card stock, plastic fold over lunch baggies, and some yarn.  I printed the sentiment on my computer.  Ruthie bagged it all up and tied it off.  I attached the tags and cut the paper.  We make a great team!

These must be the cutest snacks I have seen in a long time!  So fun!  I'm sure the kids will love them!

Thanks for stopping in!

:) Cynthia

Monday, August 15, 2011

Behavior Board

My teaching partner and I decided we needed a new behavior plan for this year.  I was looking at ideas on Pinterest (can you tell I like pinterest?) and found this.  I liked the look of it so I went from there.  I changed the language to match our values and grade level mission statement.  Here is what we came up with...

Here are some close ups on each square. 

We wrote student numbers on pattern blocks (blue for my class and green for hers) and superglued them to thumb tacks to create the student markers to change throughout the day.

Here is a picture of the finished product up on my wall.  It happens to be right next to the FABULOUS wreath that my SIL Ruthie over at SeptemberNinth made for me.  :)

I used MTC to make the text, it is all in the marker felt font.

It worked out great!  We are very happy with it.

Cynthia :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Note Pad

A dear friend, and coworker, of mine had a birthday recently.  She is actually the same gal that I made the birthday dots card for.  I decided to make her a little note pad with matching pen.  I got my inspiration from here, it is something I saw on Pinterest.  I changed it up a bit to match what I wanted to do.

The plaid and teal papers are from DCWV.  The kraft and cream papers are from Recollections.  The pad of paper is a Staples scratch pad.  I got a pack of 10 for around $7.  The pen is RSVP and I put some paper inside to match.  If you are interested in making a pen like this one, here is a great video that shows how to do it.  The stamp is from My Creative Time's Honey Do List  stamp set.  I did a little stitching with my white gel pen and tied it up with some twine from The Twinery.  I love how it turned out!

Cynthia :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

All Stars

I have a quick post for you today.  I'm back to work now...kids start Tuesday!  I have a little project I made for the wall in my classroom.  I live in San Diego and I am a big fan of the Padres and it shows in my classroom.  I have a bit of a baseball theme going.  I wanted to update my job board this year using this super cute Little League SVG set from SVGAttic.  

I used MTC to size it and then cut it on my cricut.  I used the fonts feature in MTC and used Marker Felt font to make my name.  The All Stars and the field are from the SVG set.  Super cute yes?  Here is a few pictures of it on my wall.  

I'm planning to redo the baseballs using the baseball SVG from this set as well, but I need to wait until I buy a silhouette because I can't get the cricut to cooperate and cut it out as nicely as I want it to.  I also have a project in mind to make baseball cards of each of the kids using this set as well, but I have to wait until I get some time.  Once the school year settles in...I can hop to it.  

Each year the students get checkbook registers and have Math Money.  We give them a paycheck each week and they buy things like bathroom passes, homework passes, pencils...etc.  They get rewarded for good behavior too.  The very last week of school I have a huge 3 day auction for the students to spend the rest of their money.  I always auction off a spot on my wall of fame.  I let the students pick a number and I put a jersey up on my wall for them.  I promise them it will stay up as long as I am teaching at the school, which I'm hoping is a very long time.  Here is the one I made this year.  

Of course it is Padres colors.  :)  I can't remember where I got the jersey SVG, I did it last year.  I just used impact font with MTC to cut it all out.  The kids eat it up.  I think it went for $1,365 this year!  If only it was real money right?  :)

I have some more projects I have done that I need to get posted up for you.  They will have to wait because now is play time with my sweet boy!

Thanks for stopping by!  

:) Cynthia