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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Back to School, Part I

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. I have been enjoying my summer very much, but it is going to come to an end soon in a couple weeks. I actually have training the week of August 6th for a new program that I am piloting and then teachers report on August 13th. Students begin August 20th. I knew I could not go back to school without bringing a piece of my summer with me. I decided to share what I enjoy to do the most with my students, parents, and fellow teachers...crafting!

I have worked on Back to School projects for the past two weeks that I will be sharing during the next three days. I hope that you will feel inspired to create a project that you can share in your child's class or make for your students.

When my new students enter the classroom I want them to feel comfortable and at ease. I created this banner to hang above the doorway. (This was the first time I made a banner! I now want to make one for a teacher friend for her class.)
The colors are school colors and are used throughout all the projects. I used a raffia by Celebrate It Christmas that I happened to find in my stash to attach each pennant.
The banner pieces were cut from Birthday Bash (then I ran them through a wave crimper tool), the circles were cut from Elegant Edges at 5 1/2", and the letters were cut from Plantin Schoolbook at 3".

Once the students enter the classroom, they will need to sign in and collect important papers. I will have everything organized at a table along with a centerpiece.


I think the students will like these pinwheels. They were super easy to make (as shown above). The center was covered with a Picot Edge Circle.
 Our school is a historic 3 story building, our mascot is an eagle, I am teaching 4th grade this year, and our school name is Eighth Street. I filled the vase with white rock and blue gems (Dollar Tree) and tied a bow with raffia.

If you enjoyed these Back to School projects, here are some others.

I hope you will come back tomorrow to see Part II.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana 

29 comments:

  1. What super fun back to school projects! I LOVE your banner!!! The kiddos will feel right at home walking into your class :)
    Can not wait to see more school projects....I still have 6 1/2 weeks with my kiddos home...But I can not complain, they have been awesome all summer!!

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  2. These are such lovely projects the pinwheel looks awesome i am sure your students would love them!!!fab banner as well!!

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  3. I love your school projects! Your students are going to love being in your classroom! Looking forward to Part II! hugs!

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  4. What fun welcoming projects for your 4th graders!!
    ~Kim

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  5. Great ideas! Thanks for the links to the older projects, too.
    dmcardamker (at aol dot com)
    (email follower)

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  6. I had to stop by just ot see all of your Back to School posts!!Which of course is wonderful!!A lovely banner, the pinwheel are so cute and Thanks for sharing the links for the others too!

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  7. These are so fun and what a lovelt way to welcome the kids back to school. TFS

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  8. What a wonderful "welcome back to school"! Love the colors and the pinwheels are great! Sorry to hear that your summer is almost over, but it sounds like you have exciting things coming your way! Good luck with your new program!

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  9. Great Back to School project. I love the colors. I also love how you did the crimping. I'm sure this will put the kids in a great mood. Those pinwheels are so fun.

    Hugs, Sheena

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  10. Wow.. what great projects, i am sure your students love being in your class. Lots of love went into all of these .

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  11. Great banner, Georgiana! Love how it turned out! Love your decor project, too! :)

    Hugs,
    Heather Lynn

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  12. Love this banner and the great pinwheels!! :)

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  13. Your fourth graders will feel special with all of the thoughtful projects you made. Summer went by so fast You sure got tons of crafting in

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  14. Great banner and decorations. Your past projects are wonderful too!

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  15. Wow this is just awesome! I love how you made this banner and centerpiece! What size are your banner pieces?

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  16. I really like the banner :) I teach 4th grade in Florida... teachers go back August 1st and kids on August 8th. I am in a new school this year, but the teacher who had the room before me isn't moved out yet :( kinda feeling panicky! Maybe today I can get into my room and start getting situated. :)

    Sheri R

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  17. Georgiana ~ LOVE the banner! I think this will make your students feel right at home! I have yet to make a banner but I need to soon! LOVE all your school projects! You seem to be a WONDERFUL and fun teacher! How neat your school is in a historic building too! GREAT work!

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  18. Great banner - love how you used the crimper on the kraft layer. And that pinwheel centerpiece is fabulous. Love the images you added to the center of all the pinwheels!

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  19. Awesome banner and the little pinwheels, too cute!! Your students are sure to love them.

    Laurie

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  20. Your projects are Great! You can tell how much work went into these! The students are going to really enjoy them! Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  21. Super cute!! Wow, its really getting to be that time.

    Susie

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  22. WOW!!! Gorgeous banner!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  23. Fabulous Welcome banner and table decor! What a wonderful way to welcome your students for the new year! TFS

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  24. Wow your first banner and how cute it is. I love the circle scallop you used to place the letters. Awesome and TFS AJ~

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  25. What an awesome banner and the pinwheels are so fun!! I bet you have the best decorated classroom!! Love them :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  26. Such cute back to school projects! Love the banner!!!

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