Tuesday, August 28, 2012

3rd Grade Welcome Poster

Today is the first day of school for me, so I thought I'd share the welcome poster I made for my class.  It's quite large (18" x 24"), and as you can see, it was not easy to get a good picture of it.  I promise it's really cute in person! I teach in California, where our doors open right up to the outdoors (no interior hallways).  So, since this is on the window facing outside, I needed something that would not fade.  I started with a white piece of poster board and covered it with blue fadeless paper.  For my borders, I welded together 1" x 12" strips from the Cricut Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge.  To make it really easy, that light blue plaid paper I used is adhesive backed.  I found a 12" x 24" pack of DCWV adhesive backed paper at Joann's last year, and it was perfect for this!

"Soar" is from the Straight From the Nest cartridge, and the rest of the letters are from Feeling Groovy. I welded them together on my Gypsy. I used that adhesive backed paper for the letters too, which made assembling them a snap!

For each student, I die cut an airplane out of my scraps with the My Creative Time Fly Away With Me dies and stamped the coordinating image from the Fly Away With Me stamp set.  I used a white gelly roll pen to make my "string" that connects the banner (cut with the die from Fly Away With Me Sentiments).  This was a pretty easy poster to make, and with the adorable airplanes, I think it's much cuter than the ones available to buy these days!

And I thought I'd share some other places where the Cricut made it into my classroom.  Yesterday morning I was putting up my math bulletin board, when I decided it needed a banner.  Good thing I had my Gypsy with me, and I have my old Expression in the classroom!  Isn't that fun?

This board has lots of Cricut.  Besides the regular cuts, those other motiviational cuts were made on my Imagine with the Word of Mouth cartridge.  I've got fun quotes all around my room!

Have you stopped by My Creative Time today?  We're starting something new!  Every Tuesday, three members of the design team will be part of a "Show me Your Technique Mini Hop"!  Check it out!  Here is today's line up:

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  1. Great projects. Your children will love them. Very bright and cheery.

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  2. Wow Katie. Your bulletin boards are AWESOME. I love a fun class room. And how fun it looks like they can earn a popcorn, ice cream and pizza party. Thanks for sharing these. Hugs- Glora

  3. Wow this is soo awesome!!

  4. Katie ~ WOW, WOW and triple WOW! You really have gone ABOVE and BEYOND for your students! I LOVE the plane and banner poster! The details are simply INCREDIBLE and CUTE! I didn't know your rooms are open to the outdoors ~ LOVE that! The banner is just WONDERFUL! I just LOVE your jobs/ table points board! Again the details are PERFECT! What a GREAT way to motivate the students! Your students are so vERY fortunate to have you as a teacher! SERIOUSLY!!! Not only for you ability to teach them but your creative side too! Have a GREAT 1st day!! Can't wait to hear how your day went!

  5. You have a wonderful way of welcoming your students...Your students are very lucky to have you :D Your board and poster are great. The planes with all of the students names is very clever and will make them smile. I hope your first day back is wonderful and you have a great class this year...3rd grade is a fun age and so important for their future learning.
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  6. awesome project, they will love it !!!

  7. Great ideas!!! Your student are going to love it! The banner is my favorite!

  8. Katie...your projects are the BEST! You students are so lucky to have you and I feel sorry for the other teachers trying to keep up with your cute boards and signs!!! Hope your year starts off super for you!

  9. Awesome bulletin boards for your students. I'm sure they'll enjoy seeing their own names on the banners. :)

  10. Your boards look so great!!! Love the banner.

    Ruthie :)

  11. OMG your students are so lucky to have you!GREAT projects my friend:)


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