I did, however, make two decorations for my classroom.
The first is a sign I will put over all the supplies I have for my students. I just cut out the letters and the banners then assembled it with washi tape on the top and bottom.
The other quick make is a calendar. I grabbed a pocket chart from the dollar store as my base. Then I cut out the numbers, days of the week, and cards for the months. It took a while but I wrote the names of the months down in a (hopefully) cute handwriting with an adorable green marker.
My cute husband thought I used different colors for the different seasons. If you want to think I did it that way, then do so. I will seem cooler to you.
The last thing I did was to fix my lamination.
I love the place I get to laminate all my stuff. They are practically across the street from where I live and they have always done an excellent job. I just had one slight problem the last time I went in. Let's take a look, shall we?
I had the darling lady at the lamination place laminate my new "clip" chart (something I will debut later). When I arrived home, I noticed something. Can you spot it?
Let's zoom in a bit.
Ah ha! The lamination on this part was not sealed. Now, as lovely teachers, you probably all know the fix to this, but I was not quite sure what to do. This is for anyone out there who is a lost lamination soul like I was.
Take your local iron and turn it to a low setting. Then, sandwich your failed lamination between a cardboard box and a piece of paper and then go over it once or twice. Seriously it was that simple. It took all of 5 seconds.
(And, no, this is not an ad for Black and Decker.)