A quick post just to prove i'm still alive! ;) The other day, while assembling the February birthday bulletin board for our elementary school it dawned on me that this design had yet to be posted. Since February's looks so pink and festive i decided to share.
Last year's "All Star" theme is still my fave, but the circles fit our schools new "United" theme, and most importantly, they are SIMPLE!! The two "chalkboard" signs were created using black foam core and chalk paint (plus a dash of glitter, because glitter makes everything exciting to elementary school students!). Each month i switch up the colors & patterns of the circles to reflect the time of year and/or holidays, so the cost is just a few sheets of scrapbook paper each month. easy peasy.
I'm actually loving the use of foam core for quick fake chalkboards, and have been doing that for teacher birthday signs this year as well. However not all chalkboard paint pens show up well on the foam core since it's a bit porous, so be warned. (i've been using these Pentel chalk pens and they're great!). Along with the sign for our teacher's birthdays, each kid in the class made a card to put in a basket full of the teacher's favorite things (diet coke! chocolate, hand cream, etc...).