So I was in a pinch this past week. We received new MacBook Pros from our district this month...yeah! I love Apple products! One week-long training in Cupertino, California on Apple's Campus a few years ago and I was hooked! I'd love to be 1:1 in my first grade classroom someday. I keep asking my Superintendent but I'm thinking I need to take another route...Grant Writing 101. He sees the importance and is supportive, but I think the focus is on the bigger kids right now.
Anyway, about my pinch! Our new laptops aren't hooked up to our printers/copiers at school yet which is making my printer at home moan and groan. I feel like I'm behind in prepping for Open House and our first week back but it will come together. It always does.
Like you, I like to send home a welcome note around the middle of August that also informs my families of our Open House. Since I couldn't print to a copier at school and I'm all about convenience right now, I decided to try something new. I created a document in Keynote, exported it as an image and uploaded it to a one-hour photo place. That's all I did! I was kind of surprised it came together so quick and easy!
This is how my postcard looked when I created it using Keynote...
|4" x 6" pictures and some bright 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" envelopes|
I purchased the clip-art from Niki @ MelonHeadz
All of her clip-art is adorable but I just realized that she has some pirate art that I don't own yet...starting to fill up my cart again!
School is right around the corner...staff days next week and kiddos on the 25th!