Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to School I Went

Oh my goodness, how fast the summer vacation went by.  Last week I returned to school and now have a brand new class of kindergarteners.  It is just amazing the difference in the maturity of the kids I left in May compared to the maturity level of the news ones I meet at the beginning of the year.  I always have to remind myself how much younger and less mature the children are at the beginning of the school year.

This year I have 19 children in my class.  This is the largest class I have taught in over 25 years.  Our district us fortunate to have a great base of local funds, so typically class size is small.  For some reason, this year is going to be a little different.  An I will be a little more tired at the end of the day. The children are all adorable and I look forward to getting to know them and watch them grow and learn this year.  Here  are a couple of photos of the name tags and name plates I made for them.

These little name tags were made with the Elegant Edges cartridge.  And the little boy and girl were cut from the A Child's Year cartridge.  I just love the look of them.  And on the same note, here are the name plates I made for their tables.

Sorry about the glare from the lighting.  But I do love the look of  all of the cuts on the A Child's Year cartridge.  I just had to find a way to use them, and so glad that I did.  Another little thing I did using a Cricut cartridge is on my calendar board.  

Check out the sunglasses that identify the days yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  I used the Forever Young cartridge to cut these and the Plantin Schoolhouse  for the font.  Aren't they fun!!!  We are off to a great start this year!  Have a good week everyone.

My Sheri Crafts   Back to School


  1. Wonderful K projects. Hope you know that JoAnns gives a 10% discount to teachers. Miss the days when my daughter was younger. She's now entering her sophomore yr of college.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Very cute ideas! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Oh Charlotte, love your super cute projects for the kiddos. I have 7th graders this more cute and cuddly. Great job! ~Shen

  4. Adorable projects, Charlotte! Those kiddos are so lucky to have you for a teacher!

    ~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom

  5. Wonderful job on all those projects and a super way to welcome your class!

  6. I wish I had you as a teacher when I was a kid! VERY FUN! Thanks for sharing with us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

  7. Wow! Great name tags and love how you dressed up your board for class. Best of luck in the new school year with your large class. You will do great.
    Those students are lucky to have you.
    All the best,