Monday, July 30, 2012

Where Are We Board- Inspired by Miss Kindergarten

First and foremost, do you follow Miss Kindergarten? If you answered no, you need to leave my blog. Right now. Go visit her blog, follow her, and then hopefully you remember to come back and finish reading my blog post too!

Since I am transitioning to a full day pre-k classroom in September, we will actually be going places; i.e. the cafeteria, recess, etc. my mental to-do list has included creating something to fit this bill all summer. Then Hadar, at Miss Kindergarten shared the board SHE made, along with the location cards, SHE made.

Click the link for her blog to purchase these cards at TN or TPT
[Hadar, I hope you don't mind me stealing your pictures!]

I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I immediately went to TN [so she could get 100% of the purchase] and purchased her location cards for $3.00 [why reinvent the wheel, right?]

I slept on the idea & then decided to give my own twist to her board. I decided to use magnets and a .92 cent cookie sheet from Walmart. Yes. .92 cents! That's cheaper than the Dollar Tree! [woo-hoo, I can do math!]

Here were my supplies. I clearly still had to make some choices after I took this picture.

I spray painted my cookie sheet with white Dual spray paint [primer & paint one!] Once dried, I got right down to business--very eager over here.

I am in love with how it turned out! I cannot wait to display this outside of my classroom! I wouldn't be writing this post if it wasn't for Hadar's inspiration! Her cards are so darling & I made a "Where Are We" header to match perfectly for my board!

I am kinda bummed that I scratched my paint on the bottom. :( I thought I had an idea for storing the extra cards and when I tried it out I scratched the paint. [yes, that means it didn't work]--so I need to touch that up & clearly spray a protective seal coat!

I'm gonna jump on the opportunity to link my board up to 4th Grade Frolic's Made it Monday!



Stacy said...

Those came out adorable. I was going to make my own this year but I might have to just purchase Hadar's hmmmmm you have my brain swimming now. Thanks for sharing.

✰ Stacy

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Mary said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I love yours AND Hadar's! Now I am just torn about which one to do for my classroom! Also, I totally adore your blog and am looking for guest bloggers for the next couple of weeks. If you are interested, come check out my post from today!

Adventures in Kindergarten

Krista Happ said...

This is too cute Erin! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

The Second Grade Superkids

Jessica said...

Very cute! The colors are great! Thanks for sharing.


Brandi said...

Love your project...thinking I may have to do this!

Success in Second Grade

The Traveling Teacher said...

That came out adorable!

SC Teacher 28 said...

I love it! Now I guess I will be adding this to my to-do list! :)

KinderKids Fun

Anonymous said...

Love how your board turned out, Erin!


Anonymous said...

How do you keep the cards in the frame? I LOVE this and am going to borrow the idea : ) Love your colors : )

Natalie said...

It looks awesome! Love the white :)

Teachery Tidbits

Kate said...

Those are so adorable! Thanks for checking out my blog!

Unknown said...

I love how you sprayed it white with krylon smart! It gives your board a polished look. Very cute!
Modern Kindergarten

Sara said...

Such an awesome idea! Might have to do this ... :)

Thanks for sharing!

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Kourtney Payton said...

omg i love this!!!

Miss Kindergarten said...

Turned out amazing!!! Now I want another one. Lol! I'm glad I inspired you! So fun to see!!

A Teacher Without a Class said...

It turned out great! So fun! I am your latest follower. I would love to have you come by and visit my blog!

Second Grade Chatter said...

I love your "Where are We?" sign!! Painting the pan was a great idea. I might just have to make one myself!! :) Check out my new blog at

Tania said...

Cuuuute! Love the pop pomp :)
My Second Sense

Kate said...

I nominated you for an award. Come check it out!

The First Grade Bloom said...

I really love how clean, cute and uncluttered your blog page is! Super cute design :)

Anonymous said...

That is a super cute idea! I made a sign for my door, but never thought about this!!

Come and check out my sign at my blog and enter in my giveaway!!

Keeping It Core

Cupcake said...

I love how your board turned out!!
A Cupcake for the Teacher

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