The first thing I made were some special recognition certificates.
I saw this idea on Pinterest and knew it was something I could make.
(I'm not very crafty!)
Here is how mine turned out.
I used a 5x7 frame
and made four different certificates.
I'll fill in the certificate,
put it in the frame
and place the frame on the student's desk.
Don't you think it would be fun to come into
the class and see you have a frame on your desk?
The original pin showed the teacher using a dry erase marker
on the frame and reusing the certificates.
I haven't decided if I will do that
or write on the actual certificate.
The kids may want to take a certificate home to share with the family.
What do you think?
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by clicking on the picture below.
My second project was Back to School Foldables.
I used foldables a LOT last year.
So I decided to start the year with some new foldables.
My original idea was to make a lapbook
for the start of school.
Then in the middle of the night,
when we get our best ideas,
I had a different thought.
We will make a lapbook at the beginning of the year
and I'll save it.
Then at the end of the year,
we will add more foldables and finish the lapbook.
It will be a fun way for the kids to see how they have changed
and to have a memory book of the school year.
Of course, all of the foldables could be put into a writing journal.
It's a way to slowly get the kids into some daily writing.
Again, they can look back at their ideas throughout the year.
All of the foldables you need are available
Are you a big fan of foldables?