Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The last days..........

These are the last days of school!! Most of Cole's class wasn't there yesterday. They have 21 kids and only 12 were there. He's so ready to be out of there, but still wants to go and see his friends. He's torn, poor thing! After yesterday, I was actually thinking that would be it and I wouldn't send him the rest of the week. They aren't doing any real work and probably not taking attendance either. But yesterday, Cole left his yearbook in his desk - so he's there today. I'm also going up there after lunch to see if I can help his teacher out any with packing up stuff. They have so much to pack up!!

Speaking of classrooms - this time of year totally makes me sad. Not because it's the end of the school year and Cole will be home - because that's the BEST part. But, I just wish I had a classroom of my own and I was packing up all my stuff for the summer. I've spent so much time in the last four years (my last year of college and three years subbing) checking out classrooms and all the fun things they have displayed and how the flow of the room goes. I look for ideas everywhere I go! I have tons of things packed away in storage containers in the garage, just waiting for it's own place. I know I'm not the only one - I know several people in the same position as me - waiting for the job. It's so frustrating.

Ok - that's enough of that. Moving on...........

I mentioned my Chip Clip Rack - here's the final project:

I hung my aprons on one end and then hung some of Cole's artwork that had been on the fridge forever and some photos, too! I like it!

And I did this two weeks ago:

Here's the before:

I made this about three years ago - from a little video that was on SISTV. It's a frame, with the glass in, but the back out. I added the paper and not have a dry erase board of sorts. I eventually took out the red sheet of paper behind the Jenni Bowlin paper. I also stuck in Halloween paper during October but that's it - I've never done anything else with it. The Jenni Bowlin paper still matches the area I have it hanging in now - but I really wanted to get the houndstooth in our den! When I did Cole's silhouette for my mom, I thought an elephant would be cute on houndstooth. I did it in a 5x7 frame and it was too small - didn't look quite right. I did this thinking I would frame it in a 12x12 frame but I didn't have one on hand, so I stuck it in my dry erase board. I like it a lot!

Okay - off to do some laundry and get ready to run a few errands. I have awesome coupons that I need to go use asap!! So, have a great Tuesday!!



Norma Kennedy said...

Hi Sweetie...thank you for joining our site.I look forward to getting to know you better! How cute is that apron by the way & I luv ur frame !I also pray that you be blessed today in your life & with a job opening !

Virginia said...

That is really cool! I love the chip clip thingie- ingenius! That was a "happy accident" that the wrong one got delivered!

Elisa K said...

I love the chip clip... very clever.


jackie said...

What a sweet and thoughtful mom you are! I love every single gift you made for Mrs. Moore - how lucky she is! And your chip clip display is so clever! Yay for your dad! I know that you will be an incredible teacher and I know that the perfect position is out there waiting on you! Best of luck!


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