Monday, August 17, 2009

Getting Ready for School

I started calling parents today to set up a visit. I try to meet each students before school starts. Wednesday I will be setting up my classroom and visiting students.
I made these pencil holders for the students to use. One classroom job is to sharpen pencils. This is done one time a day if needed which cuts down on the noise and lots of running to the pencil sharpener. When a child takes a sharp pencil from the green box, they put their broken pencil in the red box.
The August 3D challenge at Stamp TV is to make a pencil cup. I am going to enter these in that challenge. You should take a look at the cool cups people have been making. Take a look here.
The background paper is digital paper from Stamp TV. The red star paper is a free download. The green bug paper is a file you can buy and download. The great part about digi paper is that you can print as many as you want. You can also add text. The green one says, "Sharp Pencils" and the red one says, "Not Sharp Pencils." The stamp set is Bug Me Anytime by Nina Brackett at Stamp TV. I colored the bugs with Copic markers. These were fun to make and went together quickly after I figured out what I wanted.


Caryl P said...

Great pencil holders! I have the same in my room, but not so lively. I guess I'll have to play along!

CraftieConnie said...

What a great idea Linda! And they are so cute!