Before having children, I taught fifth grade. I looked forward to going to work and loved my students. After teaching school for three years, I had my first son and “retired” so that I could stay home with him until he was ready for school. I became bored from staying home and found myself following him to his Mother’s Day Out Programs. It worked out great, we both went to school at the same time, I made some money and grabbed an employee tuition discount for him. When my second son was born, my oldest was in elementary school and I soon found myself following my youngest through Mother’s Day Out programs as well.
Throughout my years in the classroom, I worked on many classroom projects, creative artwork assignments and put together a great deal of bulletin boards. I can’t tell you how much time I spent in the teacher’s center after school hours, cutting out creative designs for my school activities. I wish I could have known about PaperDirect. I have been browsing through their site and found so many great items that could be used in the classroom for all ages. If I were still working in the classroom, or the childcare center, I would definitely have to point out this site to the director.
Here’s a few ideas that came to mind after looking through PaperDirect:
Childcare Paper – They would work great as flyers, art work borders, bake sale / event signs, bulletin board papers and parent letters. They have many great paper designs to choose from. I have always been partial to the hand print designs in the past but I love the zoo and the Crayon designs too.
Business Cards – Kids LOVE business cards! My sons both have them and love to pass them out to their friends. These cards would be great to use with an “I Want To Be……When I Grow Up” lesson where kids could pick a career and have matching business cards. I also like the idea of using business cards for personalized gift tags, and desk name tags.
Brochures – Brochures work great for student projects for older children, class program guides and parent information booklets for special class nights such as Back to School Night.
There are so many great activities that could be done with creative papers. Make sure you check out this site for yourself! You can easily mark all your favorites by adding them to your cart and then going back through them when you are ready. This site also keeps track of your recently viewed items. Have fun!
Disclosure: This sponsored post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. I was compensated for my time investment and work on this campaign. Thoughts are my own.