Monday, July 6, 2015

Monday Made It - July 6

Hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend!!!  It's linking up time again.
Monday Made It link ups are growing and so is my summer to do list!!  Thank you everyone for linking up and all your fab ideas!  I love sitting with a cup of coffee (or two) and checking out everyone's fun and inspiration! 
So, by now you all know I changed my classroom colors for this year.  Didn't know until I was in TOO deep that that meant changing almost everything!!!  EVERY.THING!  So as my mind slowly processes that, I discover on a daily basis, one more thing that needs to be redone!  This leads me to my first made it and it's also a FREEBIE! 
I use a "version" of Daily 5 in my classroom each year.  I love the training that goes along with Daily 5 and the routine of it.  So I made a new rotation board to match my new colors:)

I don't know why all my pics are so dark...sorry...but that's the way they're staying because I don't have time to redo them all...lol.  The paper is navy and white stripe because navy is in my new colors.  It's wrapping paper from Marshalls.  I used the same last year (in a diff. color)  It's great for bulletin boards too:)
If you are interested in this freebie, you can download it by clicking on the Freebies tab right here on my blog and it will take you right to it and a few more:)

My second made it was a link up from last week!  This is from Hodges Herald:)  This is one thing I LOVE about this linky!  I find something I love and boom!  It's done...I don't have time to reinvent the wheel ya'll so love when I can click and get something:)
I just love this as an early finishers board!  Can't wait to find a place for it in my classroom:)
You can read all about this and see lots more pics here on her blog:)
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My third made it....my classroom desk tags:)
Now....I know, I know...you're asking what if my list changes....and it probably will BUT if it doesn't or even if it changes a little, I'm one step ahead of the game:)  The start of my school year is just weeks away so I need to get it in gear!
My next made it....I decided to give terrarium gardening a shot.  Well, it started with a nursery that my daughter and I had gone to and they had fairy gardens, which we both loved but she said the fairies looked scary (she's 22 btw...lol) so it's a fairy garden without the fairies;)
I started with some big jars, teeny plants and some gravel in the bottoms.
Then some dirt and plants.  Word of advice....get a jar with a big opening...it was hard for me to maneuver my hand and the plants, and add more dirt....
Not too bad for my first time...one is for me and one is for my girl and her new apartment:)




That's all I have for this week!  I have been a little side tracked with this.....
yes....Vegas bound!!!  Eek!!


A little side note.....I bought this along with a few other books to read on the plane...well I read this book in a day and a half....if you haven't read it, you MUST!  Great book!!!!
Ok...that's it for me!  Can't wait to see what's in store for me this week with this link up and in VEGAS!!!  Have a blessed week everyone!!



Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Made It - June 29

Happy Monday Made It!  I have had a crazy/busy/I won't go into details week.  Just trust me when I say, it's been interesting:/

Ok, my first made it I should have shared a while ago with the rules and spaced it.

These I didn't make but the FAB Megan from I Teach What's Your Superpower and A Bird in Hand Designs did:)  It's my Monday Made It buttons!  You can grab them HERE to use in your Monday Made It Posts:)  Sorry I didn't share these earlier but now you have them:)

I have been busy creating.  One thing I made was a new classroom set. (also with digital papers from Megan!)  I'm glad I already have quite a chunk of money sunk in my new colors...I love this set just as much as my new one:)

I also made a new set of Take a Ticket in a Kids version because I can't get enough of these Scrappy Kids from Graphics from the Pond!!!
Take a Ticket Kids Version

This next made it is from a teacher that has been rocking out her Monday Made Its and posting some awesome stuff!!!  AS soon as I saw this made it, I knew I had to have it and make it for my classroom!  
Here's her box!  You have to visit her blog and read all about it and all her other fab stuff!!!  Her color scheme is so calming!!  I LOVE IT!!!

So I couldn't find a cute box like Kelli's so I had to make one....I finally found this metal recipe box at Michaels but I didn't like how low the cards sat in the box.  So, I grabbed some cork too!
I cut the cork to fit the bottom of the box and it raised the cards:)
Before cork...
After cork with my husband's hand photo bomb:/

SOOOOO cute!!!  I wish like crazy I would have had this resource last year....I had an amazing group of readers that would have eaten this up:)
I added some burlap ribbon and the tag and we are all set to go:)  

You seriously need to check her blog out!  FULL of awesomeness!!
Tales of a Tenacious Teacher
Of course I had to get a garden made it in;)  I doubled my workout one day and hauled a bunch of pavers from our second lot to the backyard to expand what I call "the bird seed area".  This is basically the spot where the majority of the feeders and bird seed are.  My husband put down pavers for me to set things on to hold the seed.  Well, for the life of me I can't find the before pics....I know I have them but give up trying to find where so you will just have to trust me when I say I made this area a lot bigger:)
My final made it is my classroom crate seats!!  I have had these for a few years....never had a problem with them....until this past year....and 2 broke....BUT it wasn't because my kids were too big....I had a group of "rockers"....like they would rock on the crate and then it would crack and then eventually break:(  So I do have to replace a few of the black crates.
These were last years.  The fabric held up really well.  I only brought home one crate for storage purposes but you get the idea:)
The tools you need are a staple gun, scissors, needle nose pliers, and some muscles...lol
I used the needle nosed pliers to pull off the old fabric and most of the staples:)  
Then I laid out the fabric with the board (and foam) on top:)  The duct tape around the edges of the board is so the edges don't rub and rip the fabric.
I also add the ribbon pulls to lift the lid off if I want to use them as storage...which so far I haven't:/


Whew!  That's it for me!!!  I should have paced myself...have no clue what to do for next week:)  LOL!  Can't wait to see what everyone links up this week to inspire others with:)  Thanks for popping by and for linking up:)  Have a wonderful week!!



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Monday Made It - June 22

I don't know about you all but my "to do" list is growing weekly!  Loved all the fab link ups last week and so many more people joined in on the fun!!  Thank you!  I have more home made its this week than school but like I said....I'm human and have a life outside of teaching:)
I finally found some time to garden.  Well, let me rephrase that.....I have been working in the garden since school got out but it wasn't anything you would want to see pics of.....I had to tame the jungle a little and am still not done but did make some time to refresh some planters:)
Here's one pot...a little before and after.  Now, I know the one of the left still has flowers but they have gotten pretty straggly, but don't worry, I didn't throw them out;)
Same with this pot....before and after!  I am one that squeezes up every inch of soil when I'm filling a pot.  The fuller, the better;)
 
Now, what did I do with the plants I took out of those pots?  I always find a place to stick them, cut them back and kinda forget about them...lol.
So here they are....not so pretty, right?  But soon they will fill in and look fab. 
This pot used to be the "leftover" pot and it's beautiful now!
Next up, additions to my new classroom colors:)
 
I cut all these out and tied them all together with fun ribbons:) 
 
 

I also did a little kitchen/kinda made it/makeover....
 
My fave spot in my kitchen is, of course, my coffee station!  Well I found a new fun tray on clearance at Hobby Lobby and decided to change things out.
Before...
After:)
 
Short and sweet from me this week!  Now it's your turn!  Don't forget to grab my button when you link up:)  Can't wait to add to my list!!!