I'm linking up with Ladybug's Teacher Files for her SUMMER SHOPPING LINKY! You know we all like to shop, but we normally buy a lot of things during the summer that are for our classrooms (or at least I do!). Take a look below at my newest purchases! Then, be sure to link up!!! Show me what you've bought lately!
Ok, can I just say, I am LOVIN' the DUCK TAPE I bought today!!!!
Why, might you ask???? Well, for starters, it's ZEBRA PRINT! It goes perfect with my WILD classroom theme :)
I spend about $100 today between my trips to Hobby Lobby and WalMart, but I got A LOT done in my classroom!
AND, I can honestly say, my FAVORITE purchase of the day was this cute duck tape....SERIOUSLY!
Here are a couple of things I did with my DUCK TAPE:
For starters, I turned these plain clipboards into CUTER clipboards to hang outside my room. I'll use them for posting our school calendar and my class schedule.
Two plain clipboards...
MY NEW BEST FRIEND!!!
THe clipboard covered with duck tape!
Then, I toop pieces of two different types of ribbon and tied them around the top clip.
Then, I used this old vase below....
And, covered it with the zebra duck tape!
INSTANTLY made it look better! Totally tied it into my classroom theme!
A few other items I bought were a cork board, pink zebra print fabric, and a couple of small wooden zebras. I wanted to re-do my entrance for my classroom. Look below for my before and after pics!
I took the clipboard and painted the edge of it black with acrylic paint.Then, I painted on tacky glue over the cork board.
Then, I put smoothed on the pink zebra fabric over the cork board.
And, lastly, I added the cute little zebras to the corners. :)
This is what my entry looked like BEFORE:
And, this is the AFTER!
The sign in the top LEFT is something I made to go along with my class....
Would you like this sign for your room??? If you look up at the top of my blog page, you'll see a Classroom Signs button! CLick that and you can download them for free!
I'd like to thank my WONDERFUL AIDE, Brenda, for helping me today! LOVE YOU!
More pictures coming TOMORROW as I continue working on my room :)