Ocean Friends

Happy Sunday Blog Buddies!
Well, for me today is the last day of summer vacation. I have a smattering of trainings throughout the week,then back full time next week. I haven’t been in my classroom at all this summer, but left it in pretty good shape… I hope! (Or I am in COMPLETE denial!)

You can always tell it is back to school time if you see foam insulation in the back of the truck!

 I am changing from my cool space theme to OCEAN this year.  I love  using insulation styrofoam to create awesome dimensional artwork for my classroom.  I talked about it in my “Themes” post 2 years ago when we made my farm themes decorations. A whole sheet is under $10 at Home Depot, and if you have a bit of drawing ability (or know someone who does…) and a handy little heat tool, they are pretty easy to make!

 My hubby has been helping me work on some new ocean critters this weekend.  He draws and cuts the styrofoam, and then I paint and glitter.  
Here is a sneak peak. They will go up in my room tomorrow. 🙂

BTW… any Deadliest Catch fans will appreciate that we have named the crabs Sig and Edgar.  Deadliest Catch is totally one of my favorite shows!! 

Hugs… Callie 

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  1. says

    Oh my goodness! The expressions of the animals and the beautiful painting! WOW! I LOVE the Deadliest Catch, also! Go team Northwestern!!!! 🙂 When will Edgar get a boat of his own or will Sig finally let him take over Opies???? Can’t wait for next year!

  2. says

    HI Callie,
    I found you through Pinterest and am just LOVING your blog! So so cute! What in the world are you doing teaching???????? You and your hubby are ARTISTS! HA! Wowie wow wow! I’m so impressed! Can I hire you???????? I have taught for 20 years (2 in 5th and 18 in 3rd) This year I’m excitedly moving to 1st grade and am having the best time combing Pinterest for all kinds of ideas! Your adorable blog has been a huge help even through 2nd grade eyes! Thanks!
    Can’t wait to see all the ocean adventures! More pics PLEASE!
    So cute!

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