Monday Made It


I'm switching to a Pirate theme this year and have been busy thinking of buying a bunch of stuff for my classroom.  I went to a conference one year back in like 1997 and I'll never forget what the teacher said in a session.  She said~ always bring the boys in...the girls will follow but reign the boys in first.  Well I haven't really followed that because I'm a huge girly - girl and like pink/turquoise, etc.  I tried a sports theme one year and I hated it. :o(  No offense to anyone I'm sure I didn't do it cute enough but it was just too boyish.  Anyway I'm trying to embrace this 'boy' thing and since I'm in third now I think it's even more important.
 With that being said I made a very CUTE pirate lantern to hang above my library.  I searched HIGH and LOW over Amazon.com for a peach lantern - I just couldn't find the right shade.  Today at the teacher store my hubby saw this burlapish one and said, " I bet this will work!"  I really should listen to that man more y'all.  He's very smart and well....yeah, I just need to listen to him more.

BTW { stay tuned }:  

in the next few weeks I'll be creating more fun pirate ideas.

So, I used:
*burlap colored lantern
*black pleathery material from Michael's
*white & brown cardstock and 
*worn red t shirt I tore up





Final Product:

  
Join me and link on up with the amazing Tara for a Monday Made It.  I'm sure you are busy creating awesome things for your classroom so why not share them?



15 comments

  1. Ha! I love it! How clever!! And now... what will be his name???
    Kelli
    Tales of a Tenacious Teacher

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  2. I know right Kelli - my son keeps calling him Pete the pirate. LOL

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  3. Pirate theme! I love it, Vicky! So cute!

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  4. I have never heard that, "bring in the boys first...", but as a mom of three boys it makes complete sense to me! I have really tried to do that in my class (subconsciously apparently) knowing how hard it was for at least two of mine to become engaged at school!

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  5. Oh my goodness! I LOVE your pirate lantern! I have a teacher at my school that has a pirate theme. I must share this with her!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  6. So cute Vicky!! I can't wait to see your whole classroom!

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  7. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggg. Ahoy! Well done matey!

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  8. Cute pirate theme! I haven't heard the bring the boys in first quote but I do know that sometimes we like to make the room more girl-centric and it turns the boys off. Good job including all in your room design!

    My Bright Blue House

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