Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Hand Drawn Decorative Border Patterns

I have spent a bit of time recently drawing some borders to use in the classroom. I ended up designing 15 borders but could have done lots more, as I absolutely loved just sitting drawing. It would definitely be one of my favourite hobbies. I have put them on Teachers Pay Teachers so you can download and use them in your classroom.

The borders can be used to frame a variety of children's work- paintings, drawings, collage, written work or photos. Teachers can use these hand drawn borders for classroom signs, notes or messages.
Colour them, paint them enlarge them, reduce them or draw on them......Get creative!!

I designed several different themes. 

Some examples of how to use the borders....
Colour them for classroom signs...
Paint them...
I hope you like them!!
Until next time,

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Decorating Tween Boys Bedrooms

I love the Summer holidays as you get to complete some big projects, often projects that you have been putting off all year.

This is one of those projects....

My 11 year old has been asking for months for us to take off his bedroom door and replace it with a TARDIS door from Doctor Who!!! 

This took a bit of time to put together but he learnt so much. From drawing the design, measuring and buying the materials, assembling the door, painting the door and installing the finished product.

He is pretty happy with the result, so I'm happy!!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Free Birthday Chart

I am getting ready for the new school year making name tags, bag tags, charts and posters. I have just finished my birthday chart and put it on Teachers Pay Teachers. It is the first time I have put anything on their website but I have a few resources that I will share soon!! I thought I would show you how I use the chart.

Print out and cut out the cupcakes and the birthday cake stand.

Write your children's birthdays on each month and laminate for durability.

Cut around the laminated cakes and stand.

I always attach Velcro to the back of my posters so I can put the posters straight on the pin up board.

The finished product.

I hope you like it.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Frozen Names

Do you want a fun activity that is perfect for battling the heat when we go back to school?
Frozen names are the answer. 

Write the children's names on plastic file dividers with a permanent marker.

Put the children's names in plastic cups or icy pole containers and fill them with water.

Pop the cups in the freezer over night.

Put the frozen names in the water trolley and let the children try to find their frozen name.

The aim of this activity is for the children to identify their name, their friends names, the letters in their names, keep cool and learn through play.
The names can be used again and again.
I hope you have some frozen fun with your class when school goes back.