August has just ripped around the corner and now we are officially in Back to School mode. Okay stop screaming "NO" and just sit back and enjoy a little tip to ease you back into the classroom when you can no longer hold off.
This is an easy project that I love since it is super cheap and requires just a few materials. My room is going to be designed with a Pete the Cat theme so I am using primary colors and sticking mostly to blue (hello), red, and yellow with a green accent.
Recently I decided to check out IKEA for containers and any inexpensive materials I might be able to pick up for my classroom. I started wandering around but nothing caught my eye until I saw these picture frames. They were in the exact colors of my classroom but I wasn't sure how to make use of them. They were only a dollar and so cute.
I put them in my cart and decided to take them home in the hopes that something would hit me by the time I set up my classroom. I loved the bright colors and the stand that you screwed in at the bottom so they could stand easily. First I thought I could label various parts of the room with these, put directions on them.... My mind was spinning. I tossed more of them in my cart as my brain was spinning. Don't judge. It's a process for me. Hey I was just excited that they were in my color palette.
Then it hit me. I could make table numbers to guide my students around the room. I liked this idea since it would create more organization for my little guys. So I built a very simple temple and popped a number in each frame that my friend Pete is holding. This frame is clear on both sides so I put the image in the front and back which makes it idea for viewing. I think the kids will love having these and I can direct them to various parts of our room
Here is a final picture of these once I finished them. They took no time at all to put together and I think the results are adorable. I still have a lot of other frames and need to consider using them in other parts of the room. I can label the class library, stations, etc. The sky is the limit. What's your idea? Leave a comment and let me know!