I thought about those aprons and then it hit me. How had I never thought of this before? My name, Boehm, rhymes with home. My welcome back board was suddenly a no brainer! Welcome to the Boehm Depot!
I contemplated asking for some of those cute aprons for my board but decided instead to turn to my trusty Cricut electronic cutting machine. I used the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge and cut orange aprons from the chef kid's accessories. I actually wish I would have made the aprons bigger. I set it to cut them at 8 inches and then left the room. When I came back, they were a lot smaller than I thought they'd be, but it was already midnight so I made my peace with the mini-aprons and went to sleep. The sign for the board was just created in Pages (I'm a Mac) using a big orange square and a font called Stencil. A friend game me the canvas apron and I stuffed it with random school supplies and tacked it out of the reach of curious 7 year-olds. ( I hope!)
I also created a matching toolbox attendance file to welcome my new kiddies to Meet & Greet. They were very hesitant to use the board - I was shocked! They've never used one before, so I had to guide them a bit. They'll get used to it real fast because that board is going to be an essential component to our classroom learning environment. I moved my whole darn classroom across the hall for that board!
Click on the icon below to download a FREE copy of the attendance file. If you like it and take a minute to leave some feedback at my TpT store I'd really appreciate it!
I actually felt kind of bad doing the Home Depot theme when Lowe's was so incredibly generous to me. I'll have to make sure NOT to get that bulletin board pic mixed in with my thank you letter to them!