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I cannot believe it is time to return to school and summer is coming to an end. I am okay with this, mostly because the sooner I begin school, the sooner Baby Titus will be here (!!!) and I cannot wait for that.

I have spent a couple days at school this past week, only staying for a few hours each day. I feel more ready each time I go, but there is always more to do than I realize and I always stay longer than planned.

 

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I have also finished many school tasks in the comfort of my home, rather than spending more time at school. I want to spend my last days of summer away from my classroom.

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This afternoon, I spent some time working on a project that will display student work in the hallway. It is a simple project that a teacher friend found on Pinterest and shared with me, and I jazzed it up a bit by adding colorful student name tags.

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All you need is flat push pins, clothespins, and hot glue. The name tags I used are definitely optional, but they are simply made from colorful construction paper and address labels, which were put together and laminated.

I had these clothespins in my classroom already – they are plastic, durable, and perfect for this project. The flat side of the push pin tack is glued onto the top of the clothespin. Then the name tag is glued to the opposite side.

The finished project will be tacked into the bulletin board strip in the hallway. Students will clip their favorite writing in their assigned clothespin.

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I tested the finished project out on my own bulletin board at home. I am happy with the way the clothespin display turned out.

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I am off to the Boatyard for dinner with two amazing friends this evening, and I could definitely use some time with them!!!

Enjoy the evening!

Mrs Titus Teacher

Love, ~Ann & Baby Titus

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