Well, attempted projects! I found this amazing frame that I wanted to make this weekend.
Here is my attempt…I’m not lovin’ it. I thought the frame was going to be big enough if I tilted the letters, but the “S” is so much bigger than the “L” that it throws the whole thing off. Maybe I’ll try turning it so that I can put the letters on straight. Then I thought that I should make the paint match my classroom theme, but I rather like the gold and silver. Somehow, I accumulate spray paint and those were the colors I had that were not too girly! My attempt will have to wait for another day because I am a little frustrated with hot glue and spray paint – they don’t play nice together.
While I was at Michael’s (BTW did you know they give teachers a 15% discount if you show your badge or a pay stub?) I was in the wood section to get the letters and found these cute little packages of wooden things. I saw on someone’s blog that she bought a bunch of these and used them as inspiration for writing centers. I thought I would give it a go and they are pretty cute.
I could write about a zebra that follows footprints to a treasure, a dog who sails on a pirate ship to an island, or a cow who rides a bus to school. I’ll put them out for my third graders and see what they think next week.