Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday Made It - Shirts & Aprons

I've always wished I could sew like my mother.  However, I didn't inherit her talent so I tend to use Stitch Witchery or hot glue on most of my sewing projects.  Good thing my Monday Made It projects didn't test my seamstress skills too much! 

If all my "to do" projects were as quick as this one was...I'd be done!


I saw a cute Pete the Cat counting activity here and knew I had to make it for my kids, too!   I had some of the felt pieces already and ran up to Hobby Lobby for a couple more.  Then, all I had to do was print the shirt pattern.
 
Pinned the paper pattern on my felt...
 
Cut it out with my "good" sewing scissors...
 
Colorful shirts for Pete!
 
Add a jar of buttons and a number dice and my Pete counting activity is finished!
 
 
Last summer I bought a teacher apron from Sandy at the I Teach K Conference.  Her sewing skills are obviously more like my mother's than mine!  I wore my teacher apron mostly for teaching and reviewing sight words but this year I knew I wanted to also use it for basic alphabet lessons.  I found a wonderful beginning sounds alphabet set on Teachers Pay Teachers.  Click here to see the product details. 

Show and Tell Apron Cards Beginning Phonics
 
I printed, laminated, and cut all the cards this week.  Each letter has four picture cards along with the upper case and lower case letters.  Best of all, the cards fit perfectly in my teacher apron pockets!
 
 I stored the cards in a small file box, organizing them with a set of alphabetical dividers.  It will be super easy to pull the letter cards I need for my lesson and then return them to the box when I'm done.
 
One more thing ready for school!
  
Click here to see more teacher projects at this week's linky party!
 
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4 comments:

  1. Super cute ideas! I could use both of these in my classroom. I might add these to my student teachers back to school tasks!
    Jessica

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  2. These made its look great! Love the bright colors :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

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  3. Love the Pete the Car counting activity. I will have to make that as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing what you do for table time!

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  4. The "Pete" activity is bright and colorful; I'm sure your kiddos will love it. I've looked at those aprons for 2 years, but I didn't know how much I'd use it.

    Amanda
    A Very Curious Class

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