Monday, August 13, 2012

Good-Bye Summer & Bright Polka Dot Binder Covers

Wow! I can't believe that Wednesday I officially go back to work for the 2012-13 school year. I can't believe that our summer break went by so quickly. In honor of the ending of summer, Peterson's Pad is having a Good-Bye Summer 2012 Linky Party.

Here's the rules:
Share 4 things about your summer!
1. A place you visited
2. A book you read
3. Something you did or made for your school class
4. A fun thing you did
1) A place I visited: This summer I visited the lake for a week on vacation with my husband. It was so nice and relaxing.

2) A book I read: I read many books this summer, but one of the best was The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks.

3) Something I did or made for my school class: I made so many things for my classroom this summer so here is a small sampling. I made several sets of quiet dice, a polka dot name canvas for my door, and a welcome banner to go above the classroom door.

4) A fun thing I did: I spent time laying on the beach, reading and relaxing. It was fabulous! This spot is on an island that can only be reached by boat. It was peaceful and quiet!


This year, I am doing a very generic classroom theme with primary colors (green, yellow, blue, & red) and polka dots. I have seen so many adorable binder covers in blog land and I wanted one to match my theme so I decided to make my own.

I made these in PowerPoint. You can customize them by opening them up in PowerPoint and adding a text box with your name or initials. I also made a box at the bottom of the cover to add a text box with the contents of your binder.

I think these covers look adorable in my new binders. I can't wait to show them off at school! These binder covers are available in my TN shop and TpT shop. If you download them, I would appreciate some feedback! Thanks!


  1. I just joined up on this linky too! I love your welcome banner, that is too cute! How did you make it? Looks like a great summer!
    I'm a new follower, love your blog :)
    Hearts Flowers and Kindergarten

  2. I love your idea of writing numbers and letters on the dice! I saw that on another blog as well and have had it in my head that I wanted to do that, too! So many ideas when we have an unlimited number of fabulous teacher blogs to read and not mention Pinterest! :)
    Happy new (school) year!
    Teacher Wife

  3. Thanks so much ladies!

    Jessica - My welcome pennant came from another kindergarten blog - Live, Laugh, Love. It was a freebie that I printed and put together.


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