Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hall Passes and More

As most of you already know I'm a 1st grade teacher and that was my whole reason for investing in a Cricut almost 2 years ago. Each year at our school we have a certain theme and this year's theme is Together We Can Reach for the Stars. We are able to interpret the slogan anyway that we would like and since I wanted to have a Hollywood/Movie Star theme in my room, this is why when I refer to the stars, I am referrig to the fact that my students are the "Stars", i.e. movie stars! I just love it and so do my kids, we have movie themed stuff all over our classroom. I say all of this to say that, each year I also make my hall passes that the students take with them when they head out to the restroom. This year I made some pretty awesome passes out of cereal boxes and paper and I laminated them, but over the months they started to fall apart. So since I was on spring break last week, I finally had the opportunity to sit down and make new passes.

These were the original passes

These are the new hall passes which I LOVE!!! My kids were so excited about them!

I bought wooden doorhangers from Michaels a while ago and then I just used some Mod Podge to cover them in some fun papers that I had.

Back of the Boys' pass

Front of the Boys pass

Back of the girls pass

Front of the girls pass

They look really awesome in person and most importantly my kids thought that they looked great!!

I also made this cute card for a former student who LOVES Hello Kitty

Sentiment is from Emma's Just a Note to Say set

This was a tough kitty to assemble at times, but she turned out very cute

This inside sentiment is also from Emma's Just a Note to Say

The card and the envelope

Thanks for stopping by today. I would love to hear what you think of my projects! I really appreciate everyones comments, and I do read them ALL! Thanks for helping to drive my love for this craft/hobby!

Until next time...

** Crafty Hugs**

~ Lynda


June Houck said...

I *heart* the new and improved hall passes, and I love the theme :)

Your Hello Kitty card is perfect as well!

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

I think they are cute hall passes. When I was growing up mine were white :o)

Natasha said...

How fun! Great hall passes. I love all the little wooden trinkets you can find at Micheal's.

Natasha said...

Wow you were busy! They are awesome:)

Sharla said...

Very cute hall passes, and I love the movie theme!! Hello Kitty card is very cute too!

I coming to your blog via Momo!!! Can't wait to see your next project!

K Andrew said...

Hi Lynda,
I love your new bathroom passes, and I know your kids just LOVED them! I bet you had a higher flower of kids goingto the bathroom that first day! lol!
I remember teaching and you are right the kids get so excited over little things--does my heart good just to hear about it!

Ashley said...

Such great inspiration Lynda! I have a well deserved blog award waiting for you. Just stop by my blog to claim it! TFS!