Tuesday, July 16, 2013

3D Baseball Craft

Our summer school unit/theme is baseball this year, so today we did a 3D baseball art project that worked on scissors skills, fine motor, following directions...

I prepped by tracing three circles on white cardstock per student (I traced a smallish paper plate) and tracing two red curved lines on each "ball." The kids cut the circles out, folded, glued and used Q-tips to dot red paint for the baseball "stitches." We hung them from our ceiling:

I didn't get great photos - hard to snap a good one with my phone while the baseballs are spinning in the breeze from our multiple fans (our air conditioning at school was broken today - on the hottest day of the summer so far!).

But, you can find great directions with photos at Pitter Patter Art - I can't remember if this was a pinterest find or I just stumbled across it on some random blog clicks - but it was a simple, fun project that turned out great!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Currently July and a Sale!

July already! June flew by. I'm linking up with Farley's Currently, of course:

Listening - it's been raining all night...all day...I'm loving it - as long as it gets it out of its system in time for Fourth of July fun in a couple days!

Loving - I'm teaching summer school, and we have this entire week off! Hooray! Also, definitely loving on my Desmond - he's such a sweet boy (but doesn't like the rain). Here he is all snuggled up - looking at me like, you've got to be kidding me; I'm not going out in that!

Thinking - last I heard, I could have some big changes with my class list in the fall...I don't like not knowing what's going on!

Wanting - the poor cats don't know what to do with a dog in the house now. They are still preferring to hide in the basement most of the time. They'll come around eventually; they always do!

Needing - oh my goodness, my hair is a mess. I need to get it taken care of in a major way! I'm thinking of going short this time...

Tips - Don't stress! There can be a tendency to stress about not keeping up with posting/reading, not making enough products, not getting the sales you expected, not making X, Y, or Z for the classroom you saw on Pinterest or Monday Made It, etc. etc. etc...I just need to remind myself why I do this in the first place - it's for the kids! For me to become a better, more creative and inspired teacher. It's great to have blogging/selling/etc. goals - but don't let them stress you out. It defeats the purpose!

So, go ahead and link up with Farley:

Finally, I'm joining with some other fabulous sellers in the Fourth of July sale! Tomorrow and Thursday, my entire store will be 20% off! Happy Fourth of July! Click the image to go to my store:

And Mrs. Reed from Flying into First Grade has put together a linky for all the sellers who are doing Fourth of July sales...check it out to either link up your own sale or go shopping!

(Coming tomorrow: See what fun bloggy thing I did on Saturday!!)
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