Sassy Clipboard

After many years of using my clipboard, I decided to give it a new look. I bought it for a dollar when I first starting teaching so I think it deserved it! ;) I just covered it with Duck Brand Adhesive Liner, 20 X 22 zebra theme. I added some letters and a picture from my scrapbook collection and voila! I can't wait to use it! I hope your clipboard is as sassy! :)

Table Baskets

I decided to spice up my new table baskets!  I bought the rectangular caddies from the Dollar Store (I LOVE this store). I cut out pieces of zebra duct tape and decorated the caddy.  I even placed a strip of duct tape inside the handle! I love them!  What do you think?

Writing Focus Sticks

I found this really cool website and I just went nuts! ;)  The Focus Sticks are to help students focus on specific skills of writing.  I figured to give this a try.  I'm not taking credit and I can say that I can't wait to begin to implement it with my students!  Thank you so much Make, Take & Teach for this great idea!  The creator has everything listed on her site.  I did do something different; I covered the popsicle sticks with Mod Podge in order to protect the sticker, so I strongly suggest this great little trick.  I numbered each stick in order to avoid confusion and lost Focus Sticks.

I also glued the posters to my zebra themed ribbon.  I glued the beginning writers posters on one ribbon with yellow palm trees on the top so the students can remember that these skills match the yellow popsicle stick.  Then, I glued the advanced writers posters together on the fantastic zebra theme ribbon and placed green palm trees on the top so that it matches the green popsicle stick.  I hope you can use this with your students.  Have you ever used Focus Sticks before?  How did it go?  If you haven't used them, what do you think about them?

Box Tops Collection Container

Since my theme has changed this year, I am starting from scratch.  Yikes! ;0   But it's fun!  As teachers, we are always trying to figure out how we can reuse a bottle, can, or container before we disregard it.  After I finished using the Lysol wipes, I decided to make my Box Tops Collection Container.  I covered it with Duck Brand Adhesive Liner, 20 X 22 zebra theme that I purchased from Walmart and then I glued the teal ribbon on the top and on the bottom of the container.  I cut out some stars and wrote Box Tops.  I hot-glued the stars to the middle of the container.  My wonderful husband sprayed painted the top of the container white.  I covered the opening part of the lid with Zebra Duct Tape bought from Office Max.  Voila!  All done! Now we just have to fill it up! :)  What do you think?