DIY: IKEA LACK TABLE COVERED IN WALL PAPER

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Do you remember what I first did with my plain Ikea Lack side tables? Here, take a look! Well, I got bored of them, besides, they didn’t match anymore with the living room decoration. So, I undid what I had and transform them again! This time I used Ikea wall paper, a stapler, a pair of scissors and some washi tape. Now, I just have to add some wall decoration and some curtains and my living room will be complete! YAY!

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Educative Resources #3: ALLERGIES AND FEEDING HABITS TABLES

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Today I want to show you two very important tables that I normally use in class.

I use the first table in babies’ class and it helps me to know which food each baby is already eating. As you may know, from when they are 6 months old babies start to being introduced to some new foods in their eating habits (leaving the exclusively milk feeding apart) and it’s very important that at school we follow the directions parents give us concerning that.

This table is really easy to use: just write the name of the baby in the first column; in case the baby has some intolerance or allergy to a kind of food you write it on the second column; and in the third column just write the foods the baby has already eaten at home (you should never introduce a new food at school before the baby has tried it at home) and keep adding foods as time passes by.

Just click on the images so you can download the tables in a PDF format.

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The second table refers only to allergies and it is to be shared with other colleagues. It’s important that the kitchen staff knows about kids’ allergies so they can cook separately for those who suffer any kind of food allergy or intolerance. It’s also very important your other colleagues know about your kids’ food allergy, since you are not with them all the time, every day. So, if one of your colleagues has to feed your children she has to control what they can and cannot eat. That’s why there’s a rectangle for a photo, because it’s very hard to memorize all the school kids’ names, especially at the beginning of the school year.

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So, tell me about your school, do you use this kind of tables there? Do you think they are helpful? Would you add anything else to these tables?

Educative Resources #1: OBSERVATION TABLES FOR THE BABIES’ CLASS

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Everybody that knows me in person and have worked with me knows that I love to plan and make all sort of tables. My colleagues from Spain even used to make fun of this obsession of mine, but the truth is that these tables really help and facilitate our kindergarten teacher job.

So, from this day on I will post some resources that I’ve created while I was working and that you can use as you want. These tables are very personal and were created specifically thinking about my needs, so it’s possible that they might not fit yours, although I hope they help you a bit.

These first ones I used in the Babies’ class and were used to keep me and the class organized, since I was alone with 8 babies with ages from 6 months till 1 year old. Basically these tables were there so I could answer to the parents’ questions at the end of the day.

These are monthly tables so you don’t have to print frequently and waste a lot of paper. I hope you like them and if you decide to use them please tell me how it went!

NOTE: there are 8 columns, each one corresponds to a baby and you should write the baby’s name on the top of the column.

Just click on the images so you can download the tables in a PDF format.

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(Some) changes… How the blog is organized

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For some time now I’ve been thinking a lot on how this blog should evolve. Initially I created Rabiscarte to show some of the things that I create, like my drawings and paintings, fabric necklaces, felt brooches and everything that came along. But I am and do much more than that!

I want my blog to be a reflection of my personality, my thoughts, ideas and actions and not just a place where I can show my “art”. So, after a lot of thinking and some changes in the blog’s image I’ve come up with this:

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And this is what you can expect to see on the blog every week:

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I would like to thank to Superyppies and Cortar, Coser y Crear, two blogs I’ve been following lately and that inspired me to do these changes.