Monday, September 19, 2011

Another Thing Your Ed. Prep Courses Don't Tell You


Sure, you'll wear ~many~ hats as a teacher:  teacher, snack-provider, disciplinarian, nurse, speech therapist, and soother-of-boo-boo's-and-owies.

But there's a good chance you'll also need to be a PIRATE, and possibly even...

... a MOOSE.


Make sure to staple paper headgear so that the prongs face to the OUTSIDE of the band, otherwise you'll risk ~major~ snag and scrape damage.

That's what I'm here for: teacher fashion heads-up and advice.



Here's a great pirate hat and eyepatch template from Made It~

The Sassy Pepper shows us how to make a very cute "Sunday" or fancy hat with newspapers...

Want to make the traditional triangular newspaper hat?  Click here for a photo tutorial~

Paper bunny ears found here...

... and why not use a paper plate to make a flower crown?


Winners for my Bailey Book Give Away have been selected, but I haven't heard back yet from the Scholastic representative.  Once I do, I'll let you know who the winners are (nope, I'm not trying to leave you in suspense)!


  1. LOL!!! Ahoy me 'arties

  2. Hi Lissy! Thanks for dropping by. Yes, we celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day today in my classroom. I HAD to wear a captain's hat, right?

  3. Cute!

    I just passed the Versatile Blogger Award on to you!

    Thanks for sharing your classroom with us!

  4. Love your hats! Did you have a pattern for the Moose hat? Would love to make one for my class! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  5. Sometimes I am a reindeer.... I love our reindeer hats. Also, sometimes I just wear crazy hats (all yellow for yellow week, or full of fall designs for our fall party...)

  6. The Pictures of you are sooo good! :-) I love the wonderful reindeer hat, it is so sweet!


As always, thank you for your comments, tips, suggestions and questions!