Kindergarten Sharing

As August continues to bless us with beautiful blue skies & hot summer days, I am reminded that I only have a few more weeks with my kids before they are back to school.  We still need to do our annual back-to-school shopping trip to the city to pick out those supplies and funky new outfits.

Every summer, when the thoughts of back-to-school begin, I am reminded of the days that I spend in the Kindergarten classroom in our elementary school.  You see, I am a substitute teacher, and the Kindergarten class is where I spend most of my time.  It’s a classroom filled with colour, smiles & tons of learning.  It may look like play…..but I know, for a fact, it’s ALL LEARNING!!!!

So……..I thought it would be fun to share a little Show & Tell with you today, KINDERGARTEN-style.  The amazing Kindergarten teacher (who happens to be one of my best friends) puts together an inspiring Show & Tell schedule that teaches the students about various elements in the curriculum — it’s pretty much brilliant.  So, today I want to share (with you; the rest of the class) what I brought for my “What is one thing you did this summer?” Show & Tell.

I created this layout totally inspired by the fun photos of my daughter on the trampoline with the water hose.  She loves to dance and bounce on the trampoline on hot summer days, spending hours drenching herself with the hose.  Here’s a close-up of some of the photos:

I stole her bathing suit after the event (and after it dried) and cut the trim from it.  The suit is actually quite see-through by now and she probably won’t be wearing it again…..well, not now anyway.   I layered the bathing suit trim on the side of the layout, machine stitching it on.

I used the Colour Companions mSB stamp set, stamping some butterfly images with white craft paint.  I love how girlie & playful it looks.

Hopefully this will inspire you to create a summer-packed layout this weekend, inspired by a Show & Tell from your memories of school. 

enjoy the process,

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  1. Janet Zeppa says:

    What a sweet page! Love how you used some of her bathing suit!

  2. Jolene says:

    I can’t believe you used part of her suit on the page! Cute border treatment.

  3. Agata says:

    Using a part of the suit was a bold idea! ;) But I’m sure she won’t mind! Great layout!

  4. Allison says:

    Just beautiful Jill!

  5. wendymorris says:

    AWESOME layout!!!

  6. Sue says:

    So pretty – and I love that you used her ruffles! Great upcycling!

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