Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Procrastination and Preparation

I am deep in procrastination mode, my friends..... I have 7 days left of this school year. I should be completing my report cards and closing down my room. What am I doing instead??? Planning and prepping for next year!!!! I think it is my avoidance tactic for those things I just don't like to do...cleaning and closing another chapter in my teaching career. 

When I start preparing for another school year, it's like a rebirth. I get to start over fresh, look at things in a new way and always try to do better. I have started, by committing to a new class theme. I am going with turquoise and black this next year. Those are our school colors and I have never "fully" committed to a theme before. Here is what I have made so far:

I had to make new student number sticks in turquoise and black. I couldn't use my rainbow colored ones, right? 

I needed a new first day of school frame to go with the theme. I also made a new one because I wanted a larger frame.

This is the frame I used last year. I really like it, but I wanted the opening a little larger and I was trying to stay true to the turquoise and black theme. Hence, a new frame was born!

Then, I decided I wanted a cute way to send my students' first day of school pictures home, so I made these mini frames. I am going to have the kids decorate them and then insert their pictures. 

A new turquoise and black welcome sign is "a must" as well. Thank you Jeannine from Creative Lesson Cafe for this adorable one!

I have a bunch of other things in "the works". I will take pictures and share them with you throughout the summer. But for now, I have a good start and now I need to get back to my regular scheduled programming... report cards!!!

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  1. Love this post Jamie! Your frames are adorable! How did you stick on the letter tiles to the frame? Glue?
    Julie

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  2. Love those colors!! The contrast of the black with the turquoise is great!! I've started making things for next year too (I even hung up my new alphabet- hehe), and I totally agree that it's like starting over fresh. Can't wait to see what else you've made!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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    1. Yay! I am glad I am not the only one who has started getting ready for next year. Can't wait to see what you have been making too!
      -Jaime

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  3. Who needs report cards when teachers are already in dream mode for next year? Keep on creating! Everything looks great.
    tania
    My Second Sense

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  4. Really quick question: Do you know what size your NEW frame is? I am torn about what size to get!

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