Thursday, August 16, 2012


I am so excited to finally know who the lucky Room 13 kids are going to be next year!  We are going to have so much fun and learn so many amazing things.  Even though it means the end of summer vacation, I can't wait to get back to school and get started!  

Summer camp just ended, so the custodians (including the new West custodian - Mr. Arujo) are working really hard to get the classrooms cleaned up so that the teachers can get them ready.  In the meantime, I am doing some projects at home that I can bring to school for this year.  

One thing that I really wanted to have ready this year was a set of really nice, reusable name tags since we have so many new teachers this year.  I got some inspiration from the web and decided to make a nice place to display them as well.  
It started with a plain cork-board.  I planned to paint it blue or grey or something dull like that... but then I found green glitter paint!  How is a person supposed to pass up glitter paint?
I also enjoy love polka dots, so I found some ribbon covered with them to hang the names from.  

After that I made name tags up on the computer.  I used some new fonts and borders I downloaded from this blog.  I love how easy they all are to read.  

I happen to think that this is going to look totally fabulous in my room this year, right under the phone.  That way when we go to specials for the first few weeks, go on field trips, or have a substitute, names won't be an issue.  Besides, the sparkles just make me smile!


  1. Love the name tags. Declan was excited to see who the other kids in your class will be. Looks like it should be a fun year.

    1. It was great bumping into you! I made sure the Star Wars and Harry Potter books are super easy to find in our library!

  2. I am glad we saw you too. Declan will be happy about the books. He is excited about tmrw. I wish it wasn't going to rain though :( Good luck!!!