I had SO much fun last Saturday exploring all of the fun Optimum Organization and Monday Made it blog posts! I learned A LOT! I have already started putting my room together for the fall, so many of the ideas I am using RIGHT NOW.
I am thrilled to be linking up one again with three of my favorite bloggers for there weekly summer party!
Don't you just love the notes, cards, and art work you receive from your students? I have a file called "HEART WARMERS" and whenever I am having a bad day, I browse through that file and it reminds me WHY I LOVE TO TEACH.
I never know where to put all of those special notes from my students. I think it is important that they see that I VALUE the picture they drew or the words they wrote. Most of the time I just stuffed everything in a file folder. UNTIL this past school year!
I saw this picture on Pinterest. I would LOVE to tell you the blog post that it goes with, but the link is dead once you click out of Pinterest. I thought that I just might be able to use it for all of my special notes!
That next Saturday I went out to the salvage yard in town and picked up my own shutter for $2.00! I got a can of dark orange spray paint for only $2.00 (If you know me you will know that it took me about FOUR hours to decide on the color orange!). I ruffed it up a bit with some sand paper and then went to town with the spray paint. I added a hook at the bottom and a couple of embellishments...just because I love embellishments! Here it is hanging up!
So I had a place to put everything, but then at the end of the year I realized I STILL needed to know what I was going to do with all of these special treasures! SO I went back to Pinterest!
|Again, I would love to tell you where this is from, but this was also a dead link|
BRILLIANT IDEA! I am so going to do this with my Christmas Cards this next year! I grouped up all of my notes, pictures, etc and organized them as best I could. I used a 2 in whole punch and a comb binding machine to put them all together. (Well, actually my MOM did it for me!)
Now I have a lovely book of memories for this school year ALL ORGANIZED!
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