Monday, August 15, 2011

A Week of Pinspiration

Hey Y’all! My name is Rachel Lamb and I am a new gang member here! hehehe! I wanted to take a minute and introduce myself. This will be my 2nd year in 2nd grade! I LOVE it and don’t ever want to move grades! I taught 4th grade for 7 years {loved it too, just had no clue what I was missing} I absolutely love to recreate, create, and share; and share most everything for free on my fairly new blog Views from Room 205. I began blogging this summer because I wanted a new outlet to locate and share resources.

These are a few things you may want to know:
*I am married to a wonderful guy and we have 3…count them three…BOYS! Our big man is 12, middle man is 6, and little man is almost 3. We started young, I’m only just 30 but we look forward to later life being kid-free and moving to MT or something!
*I teach at the school my mom taught 2nd and 3rd grade at for over 30 years! I attended my school, too and teach in the room next to what was hers before retiring!
*I live in NC. I attended a small private college for undergrad, Lenior-Rhyne. I then landed the perfect job and began earning my state licensure to teach gifted students. About year 5 I got bored again and went to back school to get my Masters degree in Reading Education from App State. I just wanted to be a better teacher and have no desires to leave the classroom…not yet anyway! And after getting restless, a friend and I went on to earn our National Board certification last year! As you can see, I love school, learning, and hate boredom!

Now for my first post 
You may be tired of hearing about Pinterest, but that would only be because you are not addicted! This week I will be posting one project I’ve completed per day!
Today’s project: Crayon monograms
What I pinned…

What you’ll need: {I picked up everything at Walmart for myself and 2 friends for less than $35}
*8x8 shadow box frame (mine was 7.99 at Walmart)
*crayons-you’ll need to decide your color palate. I went with rainbow, but I was tempted to do shades of blues…
*Xacto knife
*craft glue
*paper and ink
*this tutorial! It is the best one I’ve found. This one has templates for each letter, too! {not to mention it uses my name!}
What we did:
I actually ran out of paper, so I printed our monograms on notebook paper my kids had lying around! They turned out awesome! I changed the templates to landscape and the letter printed right on the line…that’s my OCD kicking in!
Good to know:
*lay it out first! Glue it later
*scour the crayon then snap it-it breaks clean!
*We used a non-drip glue
*if you are like us, scared for permanence and decisions, you will change it a lot before gluing. I won’t judge!
Here’s my final artwork. I will be hanging it near my phone area. I think it turned out great! And to make it even better, I used my own crayons I’ve had since I was in 5th grade. I kept the box and just add to it as I get new ones…They may not be new crayons, but they are special!


Mrs. McCumbee said...

I love this! I am going to try and make one. It is so cute!

Mrs. Lamb said...

It really was not that hard. We did it with 6 kids running around!

Mrs. Wyand said...

I have seen these all over Pinterest and love them. I think I might try it tomorrow and make one for my classroom and one for my daughter's bedroom! :)


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