Tuesday, April 29, 2008

                   
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"You Did It!" Desk Nameplates


Well, I guess you can see what I did last night! I got the idea around 8:00 (why can my ideas never come earlier?!) to make the students special nameplates for their desks for the Math TAKs test today. In the past, I have a design I made on the computer and I usually print those out and use them, but this time I decided to make handmade "scrappy" ones. I like them to walk in on test day and have special nameplates and new pencils and erasers waiting on their desks for them.

I won't list the whole recipe, because it's a lot of odds and ends, but here are a few details: the big chipboard letters were from the Target $1 Spot, SU Typeset Lower Alphabet & My ABCs wheel, "You Did It" star stamp from Michael's $1 bin, assorted patterned paper...guess that's most of it. The wheel was in Handsome Hunter ink, the letters in Chocolate Chip, and the Star in Old Olive. It was very liberating using a lot of random things and different colors, I like the way they turned out. I definitely fight being "too matchy" with my supplies and ink so I think this really helped me.

Also, I owe a big apology to Beverly and Margaret from my Stamp Club challenge cards posted on Sunday. I left off Beverly's (it was lost in the abyss of my stamp room, ugh!) and attributed Margaret's to Beverly! Sorry again, ladies! I fixed them on the other post, but here they are to give them proper credit!

Beverly's card:

Margaret's card:


Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Beverly said...

Angie, your students are very lucky to have you as a teacher! You are so thoughtful and I'm sure those nameplates will certainly brighten their day. I'm thinking about quitting my job and going back to the 3rd grade!

Lori said...

Can I have a name plate too!

Those are awesome!

Lor

Tara said...

those are the cutest things!!! What a fun teacher you are!!! I bet they will love them!! the chipboard letters are sooo cute!! :)

Jess said...

Angie, that is so awesome! Although I'm home on maternity leave right now, I work with third graders in Ohio, so I know how important "the test" is, and know your students will love these. How generous you are!

rozie640 said...

Oh my ever lovin' goodness, those name plates are adorable. Stamping all those names would have taken me a semester for sure! Just adorable!

Donna said...

these are SO special, I bet your students just ADORE you?! Who wouldn't?!

Anonymous said...

Angie,
I love your blog---as a future teacher, (I'm a senior and student teach in the fall) I will remember this great idea! Thanks for sharing!!
Whitney Sebert

Jenn D said...

I love your desk nameplates! They are so fun and I bet the kids will love them.

donnapiranha said...

Wow, those are really cool! I wish I'd had a teacher like you in third grade because the one I had traumatized me for life! They're fortunate to have you and that you do such special things for them.

vina said...

awwww those are SOOOO cute. make me look so bad. good thing my kids didn't see it. can I have a namplate TOO?!?!?! that would be sweet....hehehehe....love you ms. tieman!

Kathryn Garner said...

Just adorable. A really great idea. I'm sure the kids just loved them.

Kathi

Silli said...

Angie, it is very pretty! the letters are so cute TFS:-)

Margaret said...

Angie,
As always your creativity astounds me! Your kids are so lucky to have you - I hope the tests went well...
Great job!

AJ said...

those are so very cool! they probably loved them!! need t0 get that wheel!!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

wow! How lucky are your students??? The nameplates are super cute!!! I bet they are pretty motivating, too!

Natalie said...

Oh, I adore these nameplates! How adorable are they?!

Amy said...

These name plates are enormously cute! You've got some super lucky kiddos in your class :-)