A little background: My school has mandatory grade-wide themes each year. Third grade is cartoons. My coworker was very concerned about not making her room look cheesy. Soooo after many days of thought, she decided on Smurfs. This way, she could use solid blue and red, polka dots, chevron, etc. without it looking crazy. (There will not be Smurf heads on the walls.)
She had the posters we made printed at Kinkos and then bought some $1 frames at the Dollar Tree.
We trimmed a bit of the blue off so that they would fit nicely in the frames.
She wants them to hang above her Promethean Board, so we added ribbon. **Make sure the pieces of ribbon are the same length!** We hot glued the ribbon to the frame. Once in the classroom, she is going to add duct tape to the back also.
Then we cut up some ribbon to make bows. This was interesting… I had to look at a few different how-to’s on Pinterest before making a bow that looked decent.
We used thin white ribbon around the middle of the bow to attach it to the red ribbon.
Trim off any excess…
And TA-DA! Beautiful, simple, kid-friendly posters to foster success in students.
Today after camp, I’m going into her classroom to help her hang them. They are available in my TPT store if you are interested!
Again, this project was for the Smurf classroom theme. 🙂
I created some bunting to attach to the Dollar Tree mirror my coworker bought. She’s going to be teaching her kids using the 7 Habits of Happy Kids (Leader in Me), so we made this mirror to match.
It will say, “I can see a LEADER in me!” The kids can look into the mirror and feel confident in themselves.
We added thick white ribbon and thinner red ribbon as an accent off to the left side of the mirror.
Then we cut the bunting out and estimated what it would look like. We wanted to wait until it was in the classroom to attach the letters.
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