You know you are a Kindergarten Teacher when...
you are sitting at home getting ready to make a palm tree for your classroom! What?? On a Saturday night?
YES!! and I am even home alone, maybe I should check to see if I have a fever...
I do have a fever! The "I can't believe it's August and I gotta get my stuff together" fever!
I LOVE the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom books and I have made a hallway Bulletin Board palm tree for the last couple of years and I miss is so terribly bad that I wanted to have one in my classroom year round.
I was not exactly sure how I was going to do this but I had an image in my mind and I started collecting items:
--a neighbor teacher had some very tall cardboard rolls that she was purging from her room--so I took them!.
--I found bamboo placemats from Target that I bought to make the "tree trunk"
--and I was still thinking of how I was going to make this all work when I happened to walk into a fellow teacher's room, Mrs. Wills, and she had similar items sitting on the carpet in her room and I asked what she was going to do with it. Imagine my surprise when she said she was going to make a palm tree, REALLY??
So, I asked how she was going to do it, and she told me about Deanna's palm tree and the instructions on her blog...REALLY?? Well let me tell you, the tree is absolutely ADORABLE!! Problem solved--I will follow those directions and make my classroom palm tree!
So, here I am getting ready to create!
I just "skinned" my old picnic table umbrella and I am getting ready to cut my leaves! I was not sure where I would find material so I bought a twin flat sheet from Wal-Mart for $5.00. I think I will probably need to get another one. I am not sure if I have the items for the base for my tree trunk, so I will have the hubby check the garage when he gets home--we might need to make a Lowes run tomorrow before Six Flags. That is why I am working on this tree tonight--tomorrow will be VERY busy and Open House is Monday! I will post pics when I am finished...but click on Deanna Jump's blog to see her pics and get her directions!