Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: Monday Made It- Burlap Wreath and Math Centers

Monday Made It- Burlap Wreath and Math Centers

Time for my favorite summer linky! I am currently enjoying a weekend getaway in the mountains so you may see some green trees in the background!

I am not redoing my entire classroom, but I still wanted to add some new elements to keep it fresh and fun for me and my students! I am not allowed to decorate my classroom door due to fire code restrictions. So instead, I thought it would be nice to have a wreath on my door. I love all the burlap wreathes on Pinterest, but I wanted to add some of my classroom colors- black, white, green.

Here are the supplies you will need. (Not pictured: wire, scissors and wire cutter) I got the wreath frame and burlap at Walmart. I got the ribbon, tulle and wooden letter at Jonann's. 

I used THIS tutorial for the burlap portion of the wreath. After the burlap was complete, I cut 1 foot pieces of ribbon and tulle. I just pulled them through from the back to the front of the wreath. They are not tied on. So if someone were to walk up to my wreath and pull on the ribbon, the pieces wold come out. But I can't imagine anyone doing that and this saved me lots of money on ribbon!

The letter was attached using wire. I didn't want the wire to show so I added a couple of nails to the back of the letter and wrapped the wire around the nails. Staples would have worked, but we could find a staple gun at the cabin we are staying in.

I think this is a fun and welcoming addition to my classroom!

I share a classroom, but I am lucky that both of our last names start with an S!
 I go back to school in 2 1/2 weeks. YIKES! I spent some time this week making back to school math centers for my new third graders. They are perfect for teaching students how math rotations will work in your classroom.

I have all of my centers printed and laminated. You can click on any of the pictures to check out the centers in my store.

While driving up to the mountains, I gave a product a HUGE facelift. This product was one of my first creations and is in my top five for sales. But it was in need of a major overhaul!

I gave this fun first day of school kit new clip art, borders and fonts. I also added four new activities! Click on the picture to check it out in my store.