Getting ready for back to school can be quiet a task for a teacher!! This year I decided to change my planner to a Happy Planner and I picked up the teacher edition at Hobby Lobby. I’ll share more about my planner later on. Today I want to share with you some subject stickers I made for my planner, and you can get yours for FREE!!
I totally forgot to take a picture of the stickers before I started using them. I was so busy getting ready for back to school I wasn’t really thinking about blogging that day or that I wanted to share these super cute stickers with you. I haven’t used all of them up yet though so I can still share a picture of my half used sheet of stickers.
I wanted my stickers to be a different color for each subject and I wanted bright bold colors to go along with the colors in my planner!! I created flags shapes for all of the stickers. I was only able to create six columns of stickers and I needed seven different colors so I decided to alternate with blank stickers except for the last sticker says notes. This gives you extra stickers that match, but you can write your own wording on them.
Then I took the stickers and used them on my weekly pages in my planner across the top. Then I don’t have to write the subjects out each week. I have used some of my extra blank ones for things we do weekly and put them in the note column for the day we will do it. Such as library, we go to the library every Wednesday so I have a sticker on Wednesday of each week under the notes that says library.
You can get your FREE copy of the stickers HERE. These stickers are made for a studio and I am not sure about converting it to work with a cricut. Please remember all file downloads and printables are free FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. No commercial use or redistribution is permitted. This means that you can use the files to make things for yourself or as gifts but you are NOT permitted to sell any items you create with the files. You also may not sell or share the files themselves. If you do not have a silhouette, but would still like the stickers let me know and I’ll create them in a PDF.
Monday was actually our first day back to school. This is a day that I was actually really excited about this year for a few reasons:
- Its Bradley’s first day of Kindergarten.
- We have a new school room at our new house.
It being Bradley’s first day of Kindergarten is actually bittersweet. I am so proud of how far he has come, but its a reminder that he isn’t a baby anymore. His baby years were so hard with all his health problems and developmental delays so now that he is doing great I want to hold on to him being little for as long as I possibly can. I am sure Alyssa turning 13 this year doesn’t help my Mommy need to hold on to the being little for a little bit longer.
But we have been preparing for this day for some time now. I had several books we have read over the last few weeks to help get him ready for the first day of school. We have read “Watch Out Kindergarten, Here I Come”, “Curious George First Day of School” and “Berenstain Bears Go Back to School”. Bradley has really enjoyed reading each of these books and it has definitely set the stage for him as to what was to be expected with school. Now of course his day is different because of us homeschooling, but the books really did help prepare him. Although I did cry the night before his first day reading “Watch Out Kindergarten, Here I Come”.
Another thing I did this year to prepare for the first day of school was I made each of the children personalized shirts. I wanted a shirt that they could all wear and matching when we go on a field trip, but if they don’t outgrow it before next school year (I did go up a size for the big kids) I wanted them to still be able to wear it next year too. So I didn’t put their grade on it.
All of their shirts are the same color, but I let each child pick out his/her writing color. Yes, Bradley picked out pink. It is his favorite color for those of you who didn’t know that.
The front of their shirts say “My School is So Private You have to be Born into It”. I designed this cut file in silhouette studio. Today I am sharing my free cut file with you that you can download here. This is a silhouette studio file and I am not sure about converting it to work with a cricut. Please remember all file downloads and printables are free FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. No commercial use or redistribution is permitted. This means that you can use the files to make things for yourself or as gifts but you are NOT permitted to sell any items you create with the files. You also may not sell or share the files themselves.
The back of their shirts say “Class Of” then the year they graduate. This is where each shirt is rather different, but still the same and personalized.
Finally, I am pretty much done with our school room!! I am so excited to show it to you so make sure to come back tomorrow to see it!!
We are getting ready for back to school in full force at our house!! We are starting back on MONDAY!! And there is still several things I want to finish up before we start back. Hopefully I get it all done!! One of the projects I have finished up for our back to school and just in time for our pre-first day of school library trip is this adorable library bag. With us homeschooling we pick up a lot of books at the library and we usually try to go once a week. That doesn’t always happen, but when it doesn’t we usually still have plenty of books until our next trip anyway.
When the children and I went looking for this bag I told them I wanted one that I could add some heat transfer vinyl to and make it custom for us. I didn’t want a bag that was too girly looking since I do have two boys. I had this vision in my head of the shape I wanted the bag to be and I wanted a pocket on it. So we looked one day at Hobby Lobby and it was a week that just happen to have their Me & My B.A.G. products on sale!! Of course that meant a good bite of their blank bags were sold out. But as the children and I walked up and down the aisle looking for just the prefect bag until we found this one. Its a natural laminated jute tote with canvas pocket. I so did not realize the inside was laminated until AFTER I had used it on the heat press, oops!! But it came out just fine!!
On the pocket I wanted to add a quote. When the children asked me what I was going to put on it they were all saying stuff and I told them I wanted a cute quote to put on it. One of the children said “what about a Dr. Suess quote”? Of course, you can never go wrong with Dr. Suess and children so I went to searching online for the prefect quote when I came upon this one:
“The more you read, the more you know, the more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Suess
I just knew this was the prefect quote for our library bag!!
I decided to use red and blue for the writing to make it gender neutral and I wanted some of the words to stand out more. So I made read, know, learn and you’ll go in a larger bolder font. Now our bag is all ready for our before school starts library trip!! Bradley official starts school next week and we are going to need lots of books with him learning how to read!!
Want to make your own bag?? You can download your own copy of the cut file here. Please remember all file downloads and printables are free FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. No commercial use or redistribution is permitted. This means that you can use the files to make things for yourself or as gifts but you are NOT permitted to sell any items you create with the files. You also may not sell or share the files themselves.
If you use my cut file to create your own bag or other item I would love to see it!! Please comment below with a link where I can see it or tag me on Instagram.