Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Book Bags

So I had this idea over the summer that I wanted special book bags for my kids to take their books to and from school in.  The ziplock bags just get trashed and the books never all fit inside.  My fabulous friend Joy offered to make them for me.  So, I waited to be able to use my Joann's 50% off coupon and bought 5 yards of this super cute oil-cloth fabric.  It made 30 bags.  Joy used her serger to stitch them up and voila!

Kindergarten Book Bags

I searched all over blog land and even had a link party to get ideas.  At some point I came across this great resource from Mrs. Lemon's.  I took the letter she shared and changed some of it to fit my needs.  Then had it translated.  Most of the contracts are back and the bags are done.  now all I need to do is finish label the books, the bags and check them out to students for next week.

Here is my letter/contract to parents in Spanish and English.  The Spanish version is first.  I can't take credit for it, as I used most of what Mrs. Lemon's shared on her blog.

10 comments:

Ms.Trinh said...

Hi, I would love to do this book bag idea with my kindergartners, but I am unable to open up the Spanish/English letetr. Thanks!

Mrs. Mugurussa said...

Thanks- let me see what is up with google docs

Mrs. Mugurussa said...

Ms. Trish- you need to have a google account in order to open the document.

Kreative in Kinder said...

Love your blog! So, do they close at the top?
<>< Crystal

Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

Oh I wanted to see your letter too; but it wouldn't let me open it and I do have an account and am signed in. Any chance you could email me the versions at

kellybrown28021 at gmail dot com

weety said...

Bummer! I can't open it either (and I have a google account,too!) Is there another way of posting it for us? ctillack@verizon.net

Ms. Conyers said...

This sounds like a great idea! I am also unable to open it with my google account. Did you make the document public? It says I don't have permission to view it. Which means it might still be set to private.

hmconyers.blogspot.com (kindergarten days)

Mrs. Mugurussa said...

So sorry I guess i didn't change the setting from private to share. It should work now. I've tested it a few time without problems.

Ms.Trinh said...

Thank you so so much! I just came back from Target where they had bags for sale for a dollar. Can't wait to do this. I want to say a BIG THANKS for the Spanish translation.

amy.lemons said...

They look great!!! I love your bags!

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