Aug 22, 2007

back to school

Every year, my dad would take a picture of me on the first day of school sporting my new backpack and often interesting (especially from 5th grade on) hair-do. I mean ... it's awkward enough to be a pre-teen, but at least ten times worse when you're a pre-teen in the early 90's! I will spare you these embarrassing photos. Instead, here's a peak at this year's back to school get-up.

My Note Taker! Imagine my thrill at finding this pattern at Pink Chalk Studio! It's super easy to follow and yields amazing results. I highly recommend it to any fellow teacher - especially Montessorians, who find themselves taking just short of a gazillion notes per school year. It would also be a great asset to anyone parenting Montessori-style (yeah - we're all about observing the child, if you haven't guessed already!)

notetaker frontteacher's back-to-school get up

Here's the front of the note taker with it's other handy pal, the fabric-covered binder that holds all of my classroom records. If you're interested in my record keeping system, check it out at my Yahoo group.

pleated handbag

And, of course, my "grown-up backpack," (a.k.a. pleated handbag from Bend the Rules Sewing) which is large enough to hold the aforementioned teaching essentials and my Nikon D80 so that I can provide you with shots like this:




Mom said...

To my Meg on the first day of school...

All day today I was remembering the pictures, lunches and OUTFITS!

It was the first day at MSM and you can imagine where my heart and thoughts were. Your posting brought tears to my eyes remembering so well the first day of school photo before you and Dad were out the door.

XO Mom

Waldeck Dry Goods said...

I love your notebook! It looks great. I've been trying to figure this out, but it looks like I'll just need to get the pattern! Also enjoying reading about the Montessori stuff on your blog. I teach middle school, but definitely want to learn more about Montessori (especially now that I have a little one on the way). :)

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

Wow Meg! This is absolutely fabulous. The combination of the dupioni silk and corduroy is stunning. Right up my alley. Thanks for all the pattern review love, it truly made my day.

Kellie said...

The bag is fantastic and thanks for sharing the note taker and you're binder cover up as well! I'd love to give both a try!

kneek said...

I love the fabric you chose for the pleated bag and the embellishment. Swirls and curls are my favorite!