I am still getting my craft on for this school year! Are you? Don't forget to keep posting pics of it all on IG for the #create2educate #sweepstakes!
I picked up these cute little chalkboard clothespin clips an thought they would be perfect for clipping onto student writing displayed in the hallway. I used paint pens to write different "writing praises" that I could look for so that several students are getting highlighted at once. I think it will be nice to not just look for that "perfect" paper, but to notice one great thing in lots of students' work. Someone may not have the best handwriting or conventions, but maybe their voice shines through tremendously! That's a talent that should be recognized, don't you think? <3
Nametags. Ugh. I despise making new nametags at the beginning of the year, when there's going to be a sub, or when we're going on field trips. So, I always make "permanent" nametags. This year I decided to use the plastic buttons from Michaels to do this!
Our classroom theme is monsters, hence the cute little guy on our button! I had enough buttons that I also used some to make "Happy Birthday" buttons for students to wear on their birthdays.....soooo happy to not have to buy those stickers any more! :)