Sunday, June 22, 2014
Near the end of the school year, I was talking to a middle school girl whose mom is a teacher. Her mom had been out-of-town for a while and she was so excited that she was coming home because they would finally get meals! I said - you get real food during the school year! My kids will be so jealous! She assured me that it was only on the weekend. :) I have been beyond busy this year and my poor family has had to suffer in the meal department. We have been close friends with the frozen food aisles! I am hopeful, now that my Masters degree is behind me, that I can do some planning this year and manage to keep up with meals during this next school year. Enter the meal calendar...
* Magnetic Menu Board
* Hanging Menu Board
* Framed Menu Board
Mine needed to be neutral to go with most decors. I decided to use a burlap board as the background. I did most of my shopping at Hobby Lobby, but most of these things could be found at any craft store. Following is a list of the materials I used & a few pictures:
* 16"x20" Burlap Canvas ($11.99 - use a coupon!)
* 1 sheet of scrapbook paper (.59/each)
* 4 chipboard letters (3.5"; Chip Decor by the Paper Studio) .99/each
* Ribbon - I used 1 roll for 2 boards (5/8" x 15') by the Ribbon Boutique $2.99
* Black clothespins (I used a pack of 7 by Recollections (scrapbooking) that I found at Michaels
* Paper flowers (I used a 6 pc set by Recollections ~ Michaels)
* Tim Holtz idea-ology Metal Clips $3.99
* Spare Parts Slide Alphabet (metal "buttons" and alpha stickers) I think this was $6.99 @ Hobby Lobby
Here's the thing that I'm SO excited about ~ the menu cards have QR codes that link to the recipe! Now, I won't have to try to remember if this recipe is from pinterest, allrecipes, etc. I can just use my phone and a QR scanner (I use the free QR reader by Scan).
FREE MENU CARDS: Here are the menu cards in .pdf (just print and go) and .ppt (an editable powerpoint file).
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Now that you have your menu board, you'll need some meal ideas! :) My pinterest recipe boards range from decadent to dieting so there's something for everyone!! Here they are if you need some more foody inspiration.
Your next stop is Krista's blog at the Teaching Momster. Check out the great craft that she's made for you to win. I could really use one of these in my classroom!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Blue Bunny to create your card, brighten someone's day and help wishes come true!
My friend, Andrea, at Reading Toward the Stars invited me to be a guest blogger for her. It was fun writing a post for another blog! I shared about teaching writing. It includes a link to one of my favorite resources (that you can read online for FREE!), links to a few of my writing freebies, a cute story written by one of my 1st graders and some tips for teaching writing. Stop by Reading Toward the Stars to find out more!
I have so many great things planned for you this summer - blog hops, freebies, giveaways and all kinds of exciting stuff! I'll be posting about one in just a few more days. Enjoy your week!
Friday, June 6, 2014
Congratulations, Christie Dwyer! You won the free Rhyme to Read app! Check your email for more details.
Thank you to all who entered. :) Are you looking for more apps? I will have another review and app giveaway posted this weekend (hint: it's created by Ranger Rick!) Stay tuned!