New Blog Look & Monday Made It...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Welcome back!  
Monday Made It…

Now, let me first begin by saying that this is my first MMI link up.  So, I like to thank Tara at 4thGrade Frolics for hosting this wonderful link-y party.

At the school I'm at, on the first day of school, teachers gather on the school playground and hold up a “teacher sign” {like the ones that you see at the airport Arrival section} guiding parents and students to meet their teacher for the very first time.  For the past few years, my sign has always been made out of Bristol board and some scrapbook stickers.....BO-ringgg!  This year, I thought I try something different.  I made a sign using a wooden paneled picture frame;  bought at DeSerres.
Then, I used Modge Podge and adhered the scrapbook paper and ribbon onto the wood panel.  (I don’t have a picture of the ribbon, but the ribbon goes on the seams.)
Excuse the side ways picture....I tried so many times to rotate the picture, but no such luck :-(
Using green glittered scrapbook paper I traced out the letters of my name out of the wooden letters.  Then, using Modge Podge, I glued the scrapbook paper onto the wooden letters. 
Letter "D" is all done 

Once the letters were all dry, I used my hot glue gun to glue on the wooden letters onto the wooden panel frame. 


Then, to make it more cheerful, I traced out a wooden flower onto yellow and green glitter scrapbook paper.  Using my hot glue gun, I glued the wooden flowers onto the corners of my frame.  Lastly, I tied a big striped bow. 


I will hang this on my bulletin board outside my classroom.  Do you post any name signs outside your classroom?   I’d love to hear about the different ideas in making your classroom inviting from the outside. 

Don’t forget to visit and see who else has linked up at 4thGrade Frolics.  I’m sure you will come across tons of other creative Back to School ideas over there.

Have a Happy Monday!


8 comments:

  1. Your blog looks great...reminds me a bit of The Giving Tree. Glad you are off to such a happy start :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words! Now that you mention it, yes, you're right...it does remind me of The Giving Tree, too. Thanks again for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
      Najda

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  2. Teaching, crafting and blogging? You are a triple threat! I would like to say Welcome to the wonderful world of teacher blogging! I am so glad you linked up at Blog by Province and added your Ontario Blogger button to your sidebar! Yay! I think you blog design is adorable. Your sign looks amazing too! I have a sign on my classroom door, but it is pretty basic, but I did add some glittery stickers to it! I have a much nicer area in my hallway though, with quotes and a little table holding flowers. I try to make my classroom a little more homey when I can. I look forward to reading your future posts.
    Sidney
    Teachingisagift

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    1. Ha! You made my day and put a smile on my face. I loved your "triple threat" comment. Thanks! I'm happy to have started the journey of blogging. I don't know where it will lead me, but for now I'm enjoying the ride. I'm happy to be part of the "Ontario Blogger". I hope one day, we will have an Ontario Blogger Meet-up. Thanks for sharing about your hallway; the table holding flowers sounds very inviting. I love reading quotes; nice thought. Thanks for coming by and visiting my little blog. I'm so glad that you stopped by.
      Najda

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  3. What a cheerful sign!! Love it!! May have to try this!
    Have a great year!
    Tama

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    1. Thanks Tama! You're so sweet. I'd love for you to give me a shout back when you have done yours. Looking forward to hearing back from you. :-)
      Najda

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  4. Love your new blog! Christi did a great job with yours, too! I also love the sign you created to welcome your new students to their first day of school!
    ~Deb
    Crafting Connections

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm very happy to have you stop by my blog.
      Najda

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