Saturday, September 3, 2011

Violin Practice Chart with Cricut

Well, we made it through the first week of school with flying colors! Both kids are loving their new teachers and classrooms. Hubby is adjusting to a really busy teaching schedule - 6 classes @ 3 different colleges, while I'm getting used to a new work schedule & having the house to myself all day.

In our experience, the key to a successful school year is organization - managing all of the little details & tasks that need to be completed on a daily basis. Even better if the kiddos are given the tools to keep track & complete some of their tasks on their own.

Shannon, our 8-year-old, is starting her second year of violin. She is a very visual person who likes lists, so I thought having a practice chart would be very helpful. A visual reminder, it eliminates me having to nag her about practicing and gives her a sense of accomplishment when she adds a circle to the chart. The circles are attached to the squares with Velcro dots.

The title & violin were cut using the Cricut Quarter Note cartridge. The days of the week (she doesn't practice on Sundays), squares, circles, & music notes were cut using the Cricut Lite Chore Chart cartridge.
Patterned Paper - Anna Griffin - Lizzie Anne Collection
Cardstock - Coredinations (dark purple); Bazzil (aqua); DCWV (light purple)
Ink - Memories Direct - ink dauber
Pearlescent Chalk - Pebbles Inc.

Wishing you a lovely Saturday!


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