1-2-3 Come Make Some Back To School Things With Me
As I stated before, I know we all just got out of school, and the summer has barely begun, but somehow, June as usual, has simply flown by. For a lack of anything better to write about throughout the summer, I decided to design some more back to school items.
Hopefully when you've recovered from the past year, and are starting to get excited about school stuff, you'll find this blog article featuring a few goodies to make for your new students.
If you're looking for something easy and inexpensive and an alternative to candy, I think you'll enjoy the Pencil Packet.
Since large office supply stores and retailers will be decorated to the hilt in the middle of July, with back to school stuff; offering wonderful loss leaders, you can usually find a pack of 20 to 40 pencils for only a dollar.
Choose either a pencil tag in color or the black and white tag and run off on yellow construction paper. Punch a hole in the top and tie to a pencil and you're done!
If you want a bit more, inlclude a few goofy erasers that you can buy packages of at The Dollar Store, or attach to a notebook that Target and others sell for just 15 cents at this time.
You can also print off the cute bookmarks and place both on your students' desks for a special "Welcome to school" surprise.
To keep the theme going, print the large pencil on card stock and hang on your doorknob. I've included two on a page so you can hang them on the front and back of your door, or put one up above your pencil sharpener.
For a sweet back to school bulletin board, print off the pencil template, make an extra copy of your students' 1st day of school photos; trim and glue to the center of the pencil and write their name on the top.
Scatter them on your b. board with a school-themed boarder. Using a piece of cloth or burlap as your background, adds a nice touch. Your caption: Mr(s). _______________'s sharp new bunch of students.
Finally, there are 2 student roster posters. You can fill in your students' names, or pass the other one around, for everyone to sign.
Click on the link to view/download the Back To School Pencil Packet.
Thanks for visiting today. Here's hoping this coming year is filled with your sharpest students ever!
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Quick, easy and inexpensive treat for your students' first day of school.
Print off the star template (2 to choose from) and attach Starburst candy with glue dots.
Super-easy and inexpensive treat for your students, to welcome them on their 1st day. Children can take home to freeze and eat later, or give students a choice of flavors, freeze at school in the cafeteria so they can be eaten at the end of the day.
For a quick and easy back-to-school treat, that can be used for snack time, print off these Welcome tags and attach to a mini box of cereal.
1-2-3 Come Make A Back-To-School Treat With Me!
Are you looking for an inexpensive little something to give your students as a welcome treat on the first day of school?
You've come to the right place.
I've designed several money templates that you might enjoy: A "You're going to have a grand time in (grade)" and "Welcome to school. You're worth a million!" that make sweet bookmarks.
The US never created a million dollar bill, but some novelty shops sell them for gag gifts.
They feature everything from The Statue of Liberty, to various presidents and even Betty Boop!)
There was however, a real thousand dollar bill (featuring Grover Cleveland).
The largest bill the government ever made was for 100 thousand dollars (featuring Woodrow Wilson).
Whenever I'm designing something, I love doing a little research. I found an excellent article telling the stories behind large-denominaton currency. Click on the link to learn some fascinating facts.
How To Make A Back-To-School Bookmark:
Print a copy of the template of your choice. I've made one for every grade from preschool to high school.
Trim a photo of yourself so that it fits into the oval. Run the template off on light green construction paper.
If you want, buy a 100 Grand candy bar for each child and include that as an extra special TAKE IT HOME treat.
You can also wait, and take a first-day photo of each student.
To make cutting ovals of student photos quick and easy, make an oval template by printing off mine.
Trim and then trace onto a sheet of clear contact paper, lamination scrap or overhead projector paper, and trim.
You can now place the clear oval on your students’ pix, trace and cut out.
Run off the blank money template on green construction paper.
Print, trim and glue their photo inside the oval. Laminate the page to make a bookmark that's sure to become a special keepsake.
You may want to make extra copies and turn this into a back-to-school bulletin board.
Die cut black and green letters to say: "We’re having a grand time in (grade)." Alternate the letters in an ABAB color pattern. A yellow background will really make your board pop.
Click on the link for the Back-to-school money bookmark templates.
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