Friday, August 19, 2011

Almost "Back to School"

Sunday are the kids' Open Houses. Next Tuesday is the "Welcome Back Breakfast" at the elementary school. Since I'm in charge of PTA's Staff Appreciation, I'm working on the table decorations for the breakfast, as well as a little something for Tessa to give her 2nd grade teacher and English teacher (she attends Spanish immersion school, so will start taking English this year). Here's what I've done so far:

I hot glued the crayons around a $1 tin (and another one that is larger and will hold the napkins). The "supply centerpiece" is mostly held together by glue dots and rubber bands (so it can be disassembled and most of the supplies used later.)

For these little "survival kits" I found the free printable labels online at Bee in our Bonnet's blog and the little storage boxes in the clearance section at Staples.

I also plan to put bundle some pens, expo markers and pencils for all Tessa's "specials" (Music, Art, Computer, Library, etc.) and use these cute labels from Itsy Bitsy Paper by Lindy.
Now, if only the kids supplies would label themselves, we would be ready!


Nathalie said...

Great projects Candace!!! I particularly like your "useful" centerpiece!!!

Barbara said...

Oh, I love that survival kit and I'm sure the teachers will too! Great ideas!

angie gutshall said...

Seriously loving these!! GREAT JOB!!!

northcarmen (Carmen Pauls Orthner) said...

Oh, those are wonderful! Very clever and fun! :) :)

just jennifer said...

Love your projects! great ideas!

Barb P said...

Candace, your table decorations are just fantastic! So festive and so appropriate for back to school. And the survival kits are a great idea, too.