My very own clipboard tub!
Finally! No more ugly frosting containers :)
I bought the containers for super cheap at Big Lots, and all total it took me less than an hour to create and stick the letters and dots. Honestly, the hardest part was trying to scatter the polka dots randomly - those who know me know that I am more of a pattern kind of girl! Thank you so much for the inspiration, Ashley! Now look at everything a little differently - and think "hmm...can I put vinyl on that?" :)
All of that blue will look great in my classroom, and reminded me of some little blue creatures that Owen and I went to see on Friday...
The movie was very cute, and definitely brought back some childhood memories. Although, there were many Smurfs that I don't remember from the cartoon back in the day, like Panicky, Gutsy, and Narrator Smurf. Maybe they are new to the Smurf Village?
And to add to the randomness of this post (first vinyl, then Smurfs), I wanted to let you in on what I am currently working on. I have seen several posts about "Sub Binders" and "Sub Tubs" and I am a BIG fan of those. I have definitely experienced days when I have been too sick to drag myself into school to prep for a sub, or Owen has thrown up on me as we were walking out the door. In addition to information for the sub (schedule, procedures, etc) I like to have several book-based lesson plans on hand. I base all of the lessons for the day on the book. I then place the book and all of the copies and activities ready to go inside a large ziploc baggie. My colleagues know where these are located and can just put one out in a pinch (and they have also borrowed one in a pinch!). The thematic worksheets from "The Mailbox" magazine are great for these baggies, but I am working on creating some of my own as well! Look for those soon - just in time for back to school (and back to germs) season :)
Finally, a HUGE thank you to Kathy of First Grade a la Carte. I actually won a giveaway and received her fabulous addition games to use in my math workstations this fall! I am so excited!