Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Show Us What You Bought!

I was going to be sooo good during the Super Sale, but per usual...I couldn't resist. I did remember to use the promo code (this time!) and I strategically planned my feedback credits :)
 
Besides clipart, clipart, and more clipart, (can you say Ashley Hughes, Pink Cat Studio, and Little Red?), I also purchased something else I'm truly EXCITED about!!!
 
Before I reveal, here's some background info:
 
I can barely use scissors and struggle with glue/tape/anything. It's been a problem since kindergarten and was even noted on my report cards. There's no known cause/explanation for this. I have fine motor control - I've been a pianist for 30+ years! But this problem persists :(  It's why I create products that don't require too much cutting and the lines are as thick & obvious as possible!
 
I recently went on a school visit in D.C. as part of a Special Needs conference. One thing that really stood out was ALL of the outstanding student work displayed EVERYWHERE - in the halls, in the classrooms, & even on the ceiling! It was so impressive that I inquired about it. A teacher shared with me that their special education team really pushed for the students' work to be highlighted in such a creative and colorful way. I also believe that students will respect and honor their school (& school walls) much more if their work is proudly displayed.
 
Here's a couple pics I snapped:
 
Students' writing about The Rainbow Fish

sooo simple, yet fun!
After this conference, I really felt determined to fill the blank bulletin boards we have all over our school.
I was so thrilled to discover these two products:
 
 
 
They are both from Babbling Abby,
who I would love to follow around for a day!
 
Here's what I'm working on from the above purchase:
 
 
This is the current state of my office floor. Does anyone want to guess what I'm making? I hope to be done with it BEFORE winter is over :)
 
I can't wait to show you the finished product!
 
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3 comments :

  1. I bought lots of clip art too... so fun!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

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  2. Thanks for linking up and I gotta tell you, I just absolutely love your blog! The color combination is amazing!!!

    Julie
    My Journey to 5th Grade

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    1. Thank you so much! I worked with Honey Bunch Designs - it was so much fun to choose the designs! My school colors happen to be yellow, chartreuse, and turquoise, so it all worked out. Thanks for hosting the linky! Your blog design is wonderful - I love the balloon :)

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