Monday, March 14, 2011


I may or may not have mentioned that I am teaching an
arts and crafts class for 13 little ones after school.

It's only for 7 weeks and I'm doing it with another teacher.
Thank goodness since I don't think I could have
knotted thirteen bracelets this afternoon without going crazy.

But, it is fun and I do love working with the little ones.
They give me random hugs and tell me that I'm awesome.

I'm pretty sure that most of my 4th graders didn't think
I was that awesome today after I told them about their
two tests this week and was on them like glue to do their work.
But there's always tomorrow... :)

Anyhow, last week our project was to make tic-tac-toe boards.

First, I had to make best friends with Steve
(or at least I think his name was Steve) at Lowe's.
First, he nicely cut my boards into 9 by 9 squares.
Which I thought was perfect and nicely said thank you and goodbye.
However, I counted, multiplied and added wrong.
But, was too embarrassed to go back, so I drove down the road to Home Depot.
Unfortunately, Home Depot would not cut squares that small.
So, back to Lowe's I went, hoping just to get a different worker.
But, Steve was there again and nicely cut my wood into 8 by 8 squares this time.

Lesson learned: Go to Lowe's. Calculate correctly.

Anyhow, I had the boards and just added paint and rocks in the mix.

From there it really was very simple.

Put out paint and paintbrushes and let them go!

There were some VERY colorful game boards!

It was such a fun craft!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this! I have imagined doing full-fledged scrapbooking like this every year... I should go for it! :)

    I am excited to now be your follower!