Friday, May 7, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Door Decoration Ideas

What  fun week honoring our teachers!  This year I was asked to help out with the door decorations.  Our PTA took all the teachers out to lunch and parents came into the classrooms to substitute for an hour or so.  During that time, the parents and students decorated the doors as a "surprise" thank you for the teachers.  The PTA provided all the supplies and genral layout plan.  This year I thought it would be fun to have a different door decoration for each class.  (Sometimes in past years it was the same decoration for each door.)  Most of these ideas are my original creations, but a few I got through internet searches.  (Thanks!)  It took many many hours to cut all the letters and pictures and shapes.  Perhaps a die-cutter would have expedited things, but I free handed everything.  It was better than using a Cricut.  Those take FOREVER to cut and I don't think one would handle 700 letters.  (Yes, that's about how many it took.)  This was my first year doing the doors.  I think if I were to do it again I would consider:  1-Asking the parent volunteers to do EVERYTHING.  Designing, cutting, and guiding the students.  The volunteers would each be responsible for their own door and bring all supplies, do all the cutting the night before, and so forth.  We have so many creative people, I think it would be wonderful to see what they can come up with.  2-If I am to cut all the letters, I'd re-word things so there aren't so many letters.  (Ex. Instead of  "We are texting our frineds"  Maybe put "We're Texting".    I have put pictures of the doors below.  I think they speak for themselves.  If you want to contact me, I can arrange to send you some of the important patterns, sayings, etc.  Have fun!  And I hope you get more sleep during teacher appreciation week than I did!  :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

This Sight Is Under Construction

Come back later for ideas on everything between literacy and math.