8/16/10

Back to School


I've been uninspired lately. It's hot and I'm ready for fall. The good news is that starting next week I have to start wearing real clothes because teaching sixth graders demands it (not really). Therefore, I am sure I will get back in the picture taking groove soon.


In the meantime, I can share that I have a theme for my classroom. I am decorating it like a college dormitory with leopard print accents (bulletin boards, rugs, lamps, etc.) I am using thrifted and donated college t-shirts as decoration by stuffing them with pillows.

(This is a just a trial of my t-shirt pillow DIY. I'm going to pin the sleeves later. I'm also on the look out for a leopard or zebra rug. I want to go "overkill" with the animal prints in my classroom.)

 There is no such thing as getting money to decorate the classroom in Texas so I'm doing what I can:) I even thought about bringing my leopard print shoes to put them on a bookshelf as decoration but that might be going a little too far. Plus, I'd probably slap a kid silly if they accidentally tried on my shoe. The headlines would read "Teacher Goes Wild Over Leopard Shoes in Class." Not a good look.

As I emptied boxes for my classroom...I came across these two illustrations some of my kids did for me last year. Apparently, I'm a chunky, cleavage showing, afro puff wearing teacher according to Picture 1.
...and a sexy teacher vixen according to picture 2. I'll take Picture 2 please! I love that they both gave me a purse and heels in both pictures! They apparently pay attention to me after all:)

I promise to do an outfit post soon...when I wear something  worthy of photographing of course:) In the mean time, I'm dying to rock this leopard and polka dot look.

Thrifted dress: Goodwill
Skirt: Target
White Leopard Shoes: White House/Black Market (or whatever it's called)
Other Leopard Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Thrifted Belt

P.S...if you work at a college and want to donate to my classroom decor...please get at me. I'm trying to find all things with college logos on them from all over the country...tshirts, flags, sweatshirts, blankets,etc. And if you happen to have Animal print rugs, curtains, pillows that you want to donate..I'll take that too!

11 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your illustrations by your kids! I noticed the shoes and purses right away! Love that you are going for overkill. That is definitely the way to go.

Mellodee said...

The kids will love it all! 6tn graders don't like to feel like little kids. They sure won't in your class!

Charlie said...

such a good idea with the decorating! and that outfit will look smokin'! you always have gorgeous shoes :)

Emily Kennedy said...

Well, I'll definitely hook you up with some college print goodies. I'll email you for an address.

Don't give me that, "I'm not inspired" crazy. You're totally inspired with this cool college decorations idea. How perfect for a classroom; get them thinking about the future!

MissHaneefa said...

Great idea for classroom decor, it will sublimanily get the kids to want to go to College/University. I love the drawings done by students, so good!

Sunny said...

I think decorating your classroom is an amazing idea- I had never seen it before!!! Nothing in my old school but globes and world maps. lol

Your students are talented (talking about the drawings) and I can't wait to see that outfit rocked also!!!

ShoeZQ said...

Your email link didn't work but I think I may have some college tees that are now too small for my husband around the house that I would me happy to send you. Email me @shoezq@gmail.com

Sing said...

Love the leopard pumps. I need a pair for fall something bad.

http://singaturestyle.blogspot.com/

Savonne said...

I can't wait until you wear that leopard outfit. It looks cute.

Juanette said...

I noticed that BOTH students gave you cleavage also, lol! Do you still want my contribution to your classroom or are you focusing on the leopard/collegiate look? Can't wait to see your "back to school clothes" I miss your outfits!

laniza said...

Your decorating ideas sound phenomenal! Send some of those vibes this way, lol! I can't believe that school is starting in just a little bit!

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