Wednesday, August 6, 2014

My 5 Favorite Fonts {for Teachers}

Below are the links to my 5 favorite fonts for teachers.

1. KG This Is Not Goodbye by Kimberly Geswein
This font comes as part of a package. Over 230 awesome fonts for free!!
2. KG Part of Me by Kimberly Geswein
This font is part of the package mentioned above. If you choose, this one is available individually for free download by clicking the link.  
3. Hello Millionaire by Jen Jones
This font, like the previous two, resemble handwriting. Really neat and clear handwriting. I love using these 3 for word walls, and notes home to parents. This font is part of a package. It is free to download!
4. Stanford Kinderprint Dashed by Jessica Stanford
This font comes as part of a collection. For $10 you get 37 different fonts including this one. I love to use this when making worksheet for my students or activities for the Smart board. The print is clear and the dashed line helps students to trace.  
5. Janda Manatee by Kimberly Geswein
This font is great for charts and for sight word worksheets where students color the word. It's also by KG fonts and free to download by clicking the link.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Back to School: DIY Personalized Pencil Case

September is just around the corner and back to school sales have already started. This is a tutorial for a personalized pencil case. There's not much to this really. Once you have your supplies- you draw. That's it.
  • A plastic pencil case. This one was from Staples.
  • Elmer's Painters paint markers in assorted colors.
*Keep wet and dry paper towels close by. If you make a mistake with the paint marker, it will easily wipe off while it's still wet.
Step 1: Use your paint markers to draw a design. I chose a character from Frozen. I recommend googling simple pictures of your idea as a guide. Once you choose your image - keep it close by for reference. This part will take you the longest. As seen in the picture, paint your lightest colors first and let dry before layering other colors on top. It takes a few minutes to dry completely.
Step 2: Write the name. This was tricky for me. The middle part of this pencil case had a glossy finish and some of my paint markers did not hold very well. I wiped them off, and tried another, eventually going with white.
Step 3: Decorate the rest of the box. I used super simple snowflakes. (intersecting lines)
Finished Product