Monday, July 21, 2014

Nicky Newsletter Template

Ladies and gents I am back at work. Can you believe it? I almost can't, totally spaced it out all weekends, just refused to think about it. Luckily I am only back for half days, getting the Kinder babies ready for Kindergarten with a 2 week long Kinder bootcamp we are calling Jumpstart. :)

Have I told you that I am a night owl? I know that some of you have been staying up late along with me and sleeping in, but I stay up late even when I have to be up ay 6:30am. Now that I have been getting up at about 11:00am I have been staying up past 2 am every night! So I am pretty much guessing that I will be going home to nap when I get off at noon. 

The good news is that in my time off I have been creating some new templates. Some I have given a face lift to, new fonts and a little tweaking here and there but others I made from scratch. I had an order for a custom newsletter template not that long ago and it made me realize that I don't have a newsletter template available on A Teacher's Plan. So without further ado I bring you...

Nicky Newsletter
The words version of this newsletter is completely editable and has 5 sections customizable to your needs. The PDF version will have sections labeled for a Message from the Teacher, Important Dates, Reminders, upcoming Objectives and even a section for the Teacher Contact Info. I used 3 fonts in this template, SF Slapstick Comic, Penelope Anne, and Simplicity. This template is sold in color but also available in black and white if you wanted to save on some ink. If you want it in B&W just mention it during checkout. Here is an example of it in use.
I will be having a giveaway for this template on my Face Book, Twitter and Instagram pages so make sure you are following for a chance to win. Just click on those cutie little hearts to find me on social media. 
If you want to want to purchase the template I am going to put it on sale for the next 24 hours. Click on the button below to go to A Teacher's Plan and purchase.
Hope your Monday is more restful than mine!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Made It: 07/07/14

Hi ladies and gents!
It is Monday and that means that it is time for Monday Made It
I've been looking forward to this post for some time now. 
Some time ago I was on Etsy looking around, I do that A LOT, and saw these fab boards.
I fell in love with them but they cost anywhere between $50.00 to $70.00, and while I think that the creators absolutely should be paid for their hard work, I am poor. I just couldn't afford it.
Then a lightbulb turned on. I have a cork board, which I was thinking of getting rid of because I hate the brown border. It just never matched my room.
I even tried to cover it in washi tape to make it less offensive. 
Didn't work for me.
Now for the face lift...
I started by uncovering the board. 
The green no longer went with my new nautical theme so I was switching to a navy chevron for this project.
I started by using regular push pins to hold the fabric in place.
Once the fabric was right where Iw anted it I started by adding thumb tacks to the corners.
Next, I added thumb tacks to the center point between the corners.
I did this all the way around.
 Once all my thumb tacks were down (when I ran out of thumbtacks) it was time to fold over the fabric. I want to say that I plan to come back and add more thumbtacks, I just have to buy some.
I folded one side over.
 I used Scor Pal tape because I knew it would stick, and I wanted this project to be low maintenance. If I had used some gooey adhesive it would have needed dry time. Another added bonus is that if/when I want to change the fabric I can pull it off the tape.
I cut pieces of the tape and laid them down all around the border edge.
 I went all the way around, folding the fabric back as I went.
 When I got tape down on all sides...
 I added some more. :P
Next it was time to fold over.
 Ummmm, obviously I didn't center it right. Oops, no matter that is the back right. For this part I used my stapler. I went all the way around just like with the thumbtacks, once side at a time.
 Here is the finished product. 
I wish I had ironed the fabric before to get rid of that crease.
Boo, shame on me.
 A closer look at the tacks. Visible and invisible too!
Finally, here it is above the computers. It will hang on this wall once I get the hooks up.
What do you think?
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Friday, July 4, 2014

4 on the Fourth 2014

Hello ladies and gents,
Hope you are having a happy 4th. It's been surprisingly quiet here today. I bet tonight there will be some non stop popping and exploding. 
Two years ago I hosted a 4 on the Fourth linky party, and asked you all to share 4 new things that you would be doing in your classrooms in the coming year. 
I wanted to do something similar today, except I want to open it up a bit. So join me for the 2014, 4 on the Fourth!
I want to share, and for you to share, four things that relate in some way.
It can be...
Don't you just love Instagram? I do. 

4 classroom pictures.
(My old room)
I always love peeking into your rooms. 

4 items on sale in your shop.
I know there are lots of sales happening this weekend. 
Mine is having a 10% off sale.
Actually my whole shop is on sale, these are just 4 of the 24 Pre-Made Templates available.

4 items you recently wish-listed.
I am waiting for the Preppy Nautical Turquoise. ;)

4 items you recently purchased.
From Target
My pocket book is getting pretty thin. 

4 activities you are working on. 
This last one is a sneak peek at my Monday Made It post. :)

4 outfits you are packing for Vegas.
These are from my Clothing inspiration Pinterest board.
I'm not going to Vegas but I expect to be living vicariously through you all that are going. 

4 items on your delicious, but still healthy,  meals today.
Red, white and blue potato salad
All vegan.

I think you get the point.
Whatever your 4 are I want to see it. :)
So grab this button, and link up.
Ms. M's Blog

    An InLinkz Link-up
Happy 4th of July everyone.
Oh and stay safe!