We do this project every year to make a fun and interesting month. Each night, I have each of my kids write one thing that they are thankful for, their name and the date that they wrote it and put it in the jar. On the last day of the month, I have them gather and we read everything that was written together as a family.
Not only does this give a good homeschooling writing skills to my younger kids, but it allows them to focus on positive only. For my older kids, this help them explore some of their creativity by having them write memories.
This is a FUN and EASY project to create. I personally created a label with vinyl on a jar that we can use year after year using a pattern that was in the Cricut system.
You do not have to use vinyl or even a cricut machine. You can cut a simple tag and tie on the top of the jar with ribbon or yarn. You could use letter stickers. You could add fake leaves or flowers or you could just leave it plain.
Here is a step by step of creating with vinyl:
(This is for the iron on vinyl only, no shirt included!! I do not make any money on these. I make them so that other teachers can have something for their generic orange shirts/sweatshirts. ) They measure approx 6-1/2 inches wide. Price includes shipping. *note: we had to raise the price slightly to cover the shipping completely
With kids school and my school, my work and Lar’s work, moving and unpacking, it has been quite a chore to get our house into the “Our House” feel. This week, however, the kids and I started putting their classroom together. We have converted the formal dining room into a classroom for the kids. Pictures on the finished classroom to come next week because I am not quite finished yet.
At the beginning of this week I started cutting vinyl for our walls – Here are what we have cut so far that are up already.
Above the piano in the classroom, is the alphabet for Berlyn. He is starting to learn in, so we needed that up.I promise that it is straight on the wall. 😉
Above the calendar/assignment wall is a saying that we tell the kids all the time, especially if one of them are in trouble. 🙂 – Tomorrow is a New Day!
On another wall we added something else that we tell the kids all of the time (haven’t added Albert Einstein to the bottom of this one yet)
Then, in our laundry room (I have always wanted to decorate a laundry room and now I have a HUGE one!!)
One thing that makes me sad about moving is that I am going to miss my vinyl on my walls. I will have to re-cut everything because there is no way that I will be able to peel them all and keep them in good enough condition to put back up… so I will have to re-cut them. You can purchase vinyl at your local Home Depot or Lowes or Ace Hardware. I found Wall Pops in the wall paper department. It comes in rolls that your can cut that fit PERFECTLY with your cricut or wishblade cutters. http://wall-pops.com/ or you can see exactly where to buy in your area HERE: http://wall-pops.com/where-to-buy/
(a few of these I did purchase before I found vinyl to cut)
Located in my scrapbook classroom – Cut with my wishblade
Located in my scrappy classroom – Cut with my cricut
Located above my bay window – Bought when TLC was around
The Live – Laugh – Love is my FAVORITE one – Located above my front door – Cut with my wishblade
Boys door – Cut with my cricut
Girl’s Door – cut with my cricut
Girls’Room – Cut with my cricut