Friday, October 15, 2010

This is a revisit, so if you have followed my blog since the beginning you've seen this before, but if you would like to see more of my classroom go here.

I'm showing some industrial, maybe not so chic, teaching aides in my class room...I love to reuse junk, normally crowding  land fills, in ways that get the Jr. High kids to using their imaginations...
I made this mini thesaurus of overused words...we call them dead or extinct, so, 
"In other words, use these words" 
another favorite of mine is using a play on words.

Just an old keyboard and industrial time card time goes by us junkers need to  think of ways to use the more modern junk. I love the graphic quality of the keyboard and just think of all the ways you could use it for messages, names, team spirit, door sayings, (keep out or enter at on risk...)It would be cute if the messages were in text talk.

Endless possibilities, being magnetic, as is much of the industrial daughter has a time card holder in her sewing room, sprayed a fun green. It holds sewing notions and ideas. I sold one in a booth, as a memo board with pictures, cards, invitations stuck in it and number magnets on it.  Most places use computers for punching in at work, now, so I found two at Goodwill, for a dollar each!

I printed the words on card stock, but it would be cool to use old time cards.

Margo's Junkin Journal
Have fun at Margo's party, lots of cool stuff! 



Unknown said...

What a cute idea...very inventive...
I love it.
be good,

Tete said...

I totally loved teachers like you! You could tell the ones who loved their jobs and I always knew that when they did something special like this that they were the ones who cared about me.
Kids learn as much visually as they do by reading or hearing someone just go on and on. It is so good to reinforce it!
What else do you have up your sleeve?

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Lezlee Love your students are SO LUCKY to have you in their corner....I WISH I'd had an inventive, creative Teacher I remembered fondly as I'm sure your students will....!!

I LOVE how you've used the time card holder....I have 3 x narrow ones myself & might give this a go for the next show....!!

Hope you're having a WONDERFUL weekend....!!

Tamarah :o)

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

neat idea!

kimmykats said...

You are a wonderful gift to students today. In a fast paced world it so good for us to get the kids thinking of ways to use rather than throw! Your students are so lucky---down the road they will look back and say wow!

Jane said...

Hi Lezlee,
What an awesome teacher you must be! Love what you have done with both of those pieces...very creative.

shannon i olson said...

that is fun!! very creative!

Granny said...

We need a whole lot more teachers like you who really try to hold the student's attention.

KimMalk said...

I really like the time card holder. There's a lot of fun things you could do with it.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Very creative projects, Lezlee! I love them! Thanks for sharing!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...


Thank you!!

Margo said...

congratulations you are the winner of my Rusty Washer Necklace.
Please email me and send me your address so I can send out your prize.
Thank you for coming to my party.


trash talk said...

You would have been my dream teacher back in the day.
I love what you did with the old keyboard.

Jessa said...

I missed this the first time around, but am glad to see it now. What a great concept. I feel as though I need that hanging on my wall when I write comments on peoples blogs!

Attic Rat said...

Industrial items are just so cool. I really like what you did with the keyboard!

- Teresa

Jenn Erickson said...

Absolutely some of the coolest, most creative classroom creations ever! I wish you taught at our school!!!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lezlee, what fun it would be to be in your classroom. Those are such great ideas. The typewriter keys are just so clever. I bet your students can't wait to get to your classroom. laurie

red.neck chic said...

I can NOT find a time card slot thing ANYWHERE!!! And I want one so bad! LOL

LOVE the keyboard! I've missed you - I'm off to catch up!!!

;-D robelyn