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


Okay.....so 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 bandannas......you 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!!!  Now.....off I go to read about all your wonderful ideas!!! 



20 comments:

  1. Everything looks great! Can't wait to read about your adventures in second grade.
    Barrow's Hodgepodge

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  2. Thanks so much!! I'm excited about sharing!!!

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  3. Love all of your made-its!! So excited to have another 2nd grade blog to follow. :) I teach 2nd grade in SC. Drop by my blog for a visit when you have a chance.

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness

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  4. Thanks Amanda!! I just became a follower. Can't wait to hear all about how your year goes!!

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  5. Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I am your 7th follower - lucky # 7. You are about to get sucked in to another obsession! The blogging world will take you by storm. Your made Its are fabulous - You must b a scrabooker, too.
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    Tamera
    http://myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  6. Thanks Tamera! Yes, I am a scrapbooker but I must admit I am really really behind.

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  7. I love your clipboards! I was just doing this to a couple of my clipboards tonight! Your are way cuter though!

    Stephany
    Primary possibilities

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    1. Thanks!! I really think the kids will love them!!

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  8. All of your Monday Made Its are so great! I love the clip boards. I have 3 that I want to cover but just haven't gotten to it yet. I'm a new follower!

    Heather
    The Busy Busy Hive

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  9. Wow, you have been busy! I love all of your colors! Looking forward to sharing ideas. I always enjoy finding other second grade bloggers!

    -Krista
    The Second Grade Superkids

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    1. Thanks Krista!! Hope your have a great beginning to your school year!

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  10. Super cute ideas!!! I love the clipboards! My mentor made me one when I was in my first year of teaching 6 years ago now...wow...but I still use it every day!!! I love it!

    I am your newest follower! I am pretty new to blogging too, maybe we can help each other out from time to time.


    Wishful Teaching

    Come over to my blog :) Follow me, too!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I will take you up on the offer to help eachother out. I look forward to hearing about how your year goes. I am your newet follower!!!

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  11. I love your "Where are We?" board - how cute!!! How did you make the stones? Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I'm new to blogging, too, and am so glad to meet a fellow GA teacher. When do you start back to school?

    Kelly, your newest follower
    First Grade Fairytales

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    1. Kelly,
      The stones are super easy. I just Modge Podged the pictures to the back of the stones. I ordered the index prints from CVS. They are the perfect size for the stones. Our preplanning starts on August 7th and the kiddos return on the 10th. Just around the corner!!!

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  12. I love all your DIY projects!!! I want to make those ADORBS lil dry erase picture frames! Since I only have 1 more week, I've promised myself that I would try to stay off of Pinterest. I think I can...I think I can...NOT! lol
    Christie :)
    First Grade Fever

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    1. Thanks Christie!!! I had to take a break from Pinterest too!!! My to do list just kept growing. If I had not stayed off a couple of weeks I would have driven myself crazy!! Lol!! I still have a few things left but not sure I will get them done. We go back on Tuesday and the kiddos first day is Friday!!

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  13. Hello! We are both new to blogging and you stopped by my blog - so I wanted to come and visit you! You sound like a blogging pro! I love all your projects - I think the idea of use bandanas for your crate seats was a great idea! I had a lot of trouble finding material for mine. Your "Where Are You" stones is a fabulous idea!
    www.nataliesnook123.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Natalie!! I am glad you dropped by for a visit!!

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