Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Made It (my first)

I am SOOOOO excited to be linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for my very first Monday Made It.  I am new to the blogging world so this is very exciting for me. 
I have been VERY busy, so I have a few things to share with all of you. 

Made It #1 I have been admiring all the wonderful crate seats that you guys have been posting.  I just couldn't rest until I had some of my very own.  My room has a red, black and white theme.  I found these wonderful bandannas at Walmart for $1.  I just could not pass them up.  They fit my crates perfectly!!  Walmart has lots of fun colors in should check it out!!!  I only made three seats.  I decided to use them in my reading center instead of at my table like many of you did.  They are currently storing my math books.....LOVE IT!!

Made It #2

This is my WHERE ARE YOU board.  It was inspired by Second Grade Style.  I decided to use the stone magnets and instead of having students move their numbers when they leave the room I have them move the stones.  Each child has a stone with their picture on it. 

Here is a close up of the stones.....This little cutie just happens to belong to me!! 

Made It # 3

I am very excited about my new birthday board.  I was inspired by a post from Erica Bohrer First Grade .  On the first day of school I will take pictures of my students holding the date of their birthday and place it under the corresponding month.  And........guess what??  This little project did not cost me anything but a little time.  I simply used scrapbook paper, sticky letters, and ribbon all of which I already had.  LOVE THAT!!! 
Here are a few closeups!!

Made it # 4

I have had the most FUN creating these babies!!  I have seen tons of tutorials and projects on covering clipboards.  I finally decided to try it out. I am absolutely in love with them.  I plan to make a few each day or so until I have a whole class set.  This is another project that did not cost me much at all.  I again had all the scrapbook paper.  I ALWAYS have Modge Podge on hand.  The clipboards are my old wore out ones from my classroom (they really needed a makeover).  The only thing that I had to purchase was ribbon.  
I found these for $1 each at The Dollar General.  This is wired ribbon which is a little awkward to work with for this project.  I just loved the ribbon so much that I decided to buy it anyway and remove the wire.  Worked like a charm!! 

I also found this ribbon at Walmart. It was only .47 cents each. GOTTA LOVE A DEAL!!

Thank you much to 4th Grade Frolics for hosting this linky.  I really look forward to Mondays!!! I go to read about all your wonderful ideas!!! 

Friday, July 27, 2012

My Debut

I am so excited to be joining the world of blogging.  I have been blog stalking for a while now and have finally decided to jump on the bandwagon!!  I am anxiously awaiting the start of school.  It is just around the corner....Yikes!!!  I have had so much fun being crafty and stealing so many of your wonderful ideas.  I wanted to use my first post to share a few things that I have made for my classroom. 

Last year I had the handy dandy bucket seats but they were very plain and needed a little something extra.  I was inspired by a post I saw at Hanging Out in Third Grade Blogspot.  You can see what she did here. I added a coat of paint, some cute ribbon, and voila.......just perfect!!!  I have to give credit where credit is due. My very talented sister made my fabric covers.  They are super cool.  She added elastic so that they just stretch over the bucket.  I was able to pull them off and toss them in the washer this summer.  Important detail to remember!!! 

I have always had a difficult time trying to figure out how to store those pesky clipboards.  Well......when I saw the post from Step into Second Grade, I just could not resist the urge to make my own.  You can see her creation here.  I was also inspired by Kinder-Craze to fancy up my Sterlite Drawers.  You can see her creation here.  She has a wonderful YouTube tutorial that you can view here.  The container on the left was something that I picked up at Walmart in the garden department.  I decided to fancy it up for my forever books. 
I have been a busy camper.  I have lots of classroom creations to share so stay tuned!!!