I don’t think anyone has ever been as excited as I am to be back to school. I just LOVE the start of the year. I love seeing the kids again, I love the school supplies and the little lunchboxes all lined up in a row. I especially love being back to teaching English and getting to put into practice all the new ideas that I’ve gathered over the course of the summer!
This summer I have discovered gold-tone spray paint. Did you know that when you spray-paint lima beans, they look EXACTLY like little gold nuggets? I love it! We will be using our “nuggets” for everything from counting to Bingo this year, and I can’t wait!
I’ve also been using white spray paint on my bottle caps to give me a writeable surface. Last year I tried painting each one with acrylic paint (talk about time-consuming!!) but the acrylic paint quickly peeled off (I just HATE spending all that time for nothing, don’t you?). This year I just set the bottle caps out and sprayed lightly over them. If nothing else, it was at least faster….we’ll see if it’s any more durable!
I use my bottlecaps as a hands-on way to practice forming syllables and words.
Can I just say again how excited I am to be back in school? It’s great!