Friday, January 3, 2014

The "Hi-Lite" of going back to school!

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I hope your new year is starting off right!  Mine has!

I go back to school on Monday for a professional development day then students come on Tuesday.  I think because this is the latest we have ever gone back, I am kind of loathing the thought of it.  I have enjoyed being lazy at home, having on daytime television, and basically doing what I want to do when I want to do it!

But I do miss seeing my students!  I love the second half of the year fourth grader...they know the expectations, they are that little bit more mature, their sense of humor is coming out more...they are just fun and more eager to learn!

So to show my students I am eager to have them back I am going to have a little treat on their desks...
(yes this is the picture of the one I made last year since I am making these today)

I have updated the year for 2014 like so...http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/UPDATED-Hi-Lite-of-the-New-Year-Treat-471914
To download a pdf with six tags, click on the graphic above. 

To make life easier since I will make 32 of these, I will upload this graphic into the software of my Silhouette machine (best investment I have ever made!) and create a print and cut file.  Print and cut means that you need to add the registration marks, which the Silhouette "reads" and then it knows exactly where to cut around a printed graphic without a lot of frustration for you!



I will also add a cute cut border around the circle and a hole to string ribbon through.


Then I tell the software to fill the page.  I make adjustments and try to add more tags, but you MUST stay within the registration marks and not place your graphics too close...I have learned the hard way that the Silhouette gets majorly confused!


Finally, I print and cut.  You need to click on the Print and Cut button rather than the plain print.

The software then talks you through the steps of how to print then cut your design easily.   After they are all printed and cut out then tie them onto a new highlighter with some ribbon. (I used rubber bands last year to attach them...live and learn...yes I had students try to shoot the rubber bands at each other...ARG!)

I hope your students enjoy their little treat as much as mine did last year (and I hope they do this year too!).

* For those of you that have a Silhouette, if you would like a copy of my print and cut file, email me and let me know!  I am happy to share!




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