Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Bulletin / Book display

Since my bulletin board displays are the most popular posts on here I thought I'd share this one from my student teaching days. it's my first ever bulletin board!
The words were printed on regular copy paper, cut and laminated. Hence the shiny reflections. But this was done so they could be reused year after year.
Here is the finished project. It was a great idea, I wasn't 100% happy with the finished product. There's a lot of fantasy fiction among the titles listed. And the whole thing is just really busy, but I really like the idea.

Here is a display I did for a FACS (family and consumer sciences) teacher. Check out my extremely clever title: Cooking by the Books!

Friday, October 7, 2016


Our family collection of Lego and MegaBlok. Some of these are more than 20 years old. 

I was a little bit worried that they wouldn't all work together. Because when I was kid the different brands didn't mix. But these will work together! At least for the most part, for example, that ninja turtle is from MegaBlok and it won't fit through the Lego doorways, but my son doesn't care about that at all. As a girl, I would build doll houses with my brother's Lego and it would have bothered me a lot, but as an adult, it's the kind of thing that I can ignore. I don't get to build dollhouses anymore anyway. Now I have to build batcaves and villain lairs. 


I mentioned before that I've been making recycled paper since late elementary school. I went through a phase where I would lay the wet paper on my towel and then take it to the ironing board and iron it so that it would dry faster. I was too impatient to see how it would turn out once dry. 

After looking at this latest batch of blue paper I'm wondering if I should go back to that because all the wrinkles. But on the other hand I am saving energy by not heating up that iron. Nevermind the fact that I can get other stuff done because I'm not actively doing the drying work. I have just been laying my towels out and letting the sun do what it does best. Although of course I won't be able to take advantage of that for long. Winter is coming. 

The next set of papers are from a long time ago, at least six years. Is that long? My husband and I like to joke that it feels like a long time! He recently horrified someone by telling her that we are going to be celebrating our sixth wedding anniversary, but it feels like it's been a lot longer than that. HA!

I feel like this batch of paper must be one that I ironed. They definitely don't have the wrinkles like the other ones. The wrinkles haven't bothered me until I really started looking at some of my previous batches of paper. Now they really annoy me. What do you think?