In this post I mentioned how I like to sketch out my ideas for a bulletin board to help me plan what I want and need. Well all my sketching has led me to need several things: 1 jellyfish, 1 octopus, 1 sand castle, and 1 sun. That list could still grow at this point, but for now that's where we stand.
One of my first few days on pinterest I came across this photo:
(original photo from here.)
I thought this would be a perfect solution to the lack of ocean themed job bulletin board sets I was finding. This octopus was cut out on bulletin board paper and laminated. The more I thought about it I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to make my octopus as large as I wanted it & still be able to laminate it. [Insert an abundance of foam board]
I was in Michael's and found foam board 50% off and then I had a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase including sale items. *perfect* (remember, I said I never go there without a coupon in hand!)
So far I have made my jellyfish:
I plan on using my jellyfish on my word wall bulletin board at this point.
And my octopus:
The octopus will be used for our classroom jobs. I am planning on using these buckets and shovels from Miss Kindergarten for my jobs. I liked the idea of the octopus AND her buckets and shovels, so I figured, why not? An octopus can hold buckets!
I feel like my octopus is missing something though. Hopefully I'll be able to show you what these look like on my bulletin boards very soon!