Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Made It #2 for me!!



I have had such a great time starting my little blog.  What a great experience!  I especially love Mondays......I know, that really sounds weird!!!  Well, the only reason I love them is because I get to see all the creative posts from all of you wonderful and talented bloggers!!! 
So........I couldn't wait until Monday to share my teacher organization binder so I kinda snuck it in on Saturday.  You can check it out here!!
Today, I am sharing several items that I have completed for my classroom.  I have been working like crazy and can't wait to show you my classroom reveal next week.  Here is a little sneak preview!!

Made It #1
BEFORE

AFTER
This chair has been in my basement forever!!  I was inspired by a little blog entitled Things We Fancy to give it a makeover!! I just love it and it has now become my new teacher chair.  It was very easy, but I have to admit that my sweet friend's husband did the seat for me. Thanks Laura and Matt!!! 



Made It #2




I am so excited about this little project.  I stumbled upon this idea at The Teacher Geek.  I just loved the idea and got busy making one for my classroom.  I have all of the 2nd grade sight words filtering through the frame. It is super easy!!  I also found this cool site(here) that gives you other ideas for digital frame uses in the classroom as well as tips on all the techy stuff!!  I am really not sure exactly how I am going to use it yet. My frame actually has a remote so that it can be paused and moved forwards and backwards.  I thought about possibly using it during my word work time.  Do you guys have any wonderful ideas on how to make the most of my digital word wall??



Made It #3



I know....I know....I showed you guys my clipboards last week, but if you remember I said that I wanted to make a few each day or so until I had a class set.  Well......that is exactly what I have been doing (with a little help).  These are my two latest creations!!  I am gearing up for football season as I am sure many of you are doing!  I just happen to be a HUGE Dawgs fan!!  I just hope I am able to part with them and allow my students to use them.  It will be difficult to say the least!! 


Made It #4


This is the trapezoid table at the front of my room.  I am always looking for more storage so what better way than to add a table skirt.  It looks neat and hides the storage!!  This one was really fun because I did not call on my sister who is very handy with a sewing machine.  Instead, I decided to do it myself!! It is amazing what a little stitch witchery and an iron will do.  I also covered the seat of my stool.  I used a foam egg crate mattress cover for my cushion. I actually had it left over from my crate seats.  I was very happy with the way it all came out!! 


I go back to school TOMORROW....Can you believe it???? I am going to be a very busy girl!!  I am really looking forward to getting everything completed in my classroom and showing you my big reveal!!  Stay Tuned!!


59 comments:

  1. Wow! Your table and table skirt look amazing. I just love it. Very cool! I'm glad you love blogging {it is so much fun} and I'm a new follower. :) Thanks for sharing!
    ~Andi

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    1. Andi,
      Thanks for stopping by. We must have been looking at the others blogs at the same time. I am your newest follower. Great projects this week!!!

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  2. WOW your chair came out awesome. I've wanted to tackle that project but I'm scared. . . how would Laura and Matt feel about making a road trip to Florida to do mine ????? Have a great first day and a wonderful year.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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    1. Thanks Stacy!!! The chair was really easy!! I was just having trouble with the corners. I am sure that I could have done it but I had a pro to help!!! I bet they would love to make that road trip!!

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  3. I LOVE your skirt and chair!!! Adorable! I am your newest follower! I would love to have you follow me!!!!

    http://justaprimarygirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!! I am headed your way now!!

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  4. Everything looks great! I am actually working on a table skirt and recovering my desk chair also. Not sure they will make it onto today's Monday Made It though! Great work!

    Vicky
    Keep Calm & Imagine

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    1. Thanks Vicky!! I can't wait to see how yours turn out!!

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  5. The digital word wall idea rocks! Thanks for the inspiration.
    - Michele
    MULTIAGE MOMENTS

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    1. So glad you like it!! Thanks for stopping by! I am heading over your way to check out your blog!!

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  6. Your table and stool look amazing! Great job!

    Kara
    Spedventures

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  7. Your table skirt looks awesome. I love the idea of using a digital frame for sight words!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade
    Don’t forget to check out My Summer in Pictures Linky Party

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    1. Thanks Brandi. I am on my way over to check it out now!!

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  8. Great job on everything. I love the chair and stool.

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  9. I love how you decorated your table! And your clipboards are adorable.

    Amy
    Krazy About Kiddos

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    1. Thanks Amy!! The clipboards were so fun to create!

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  10. Wow! I love all your projects!! I especially love the frame idea...brilliant! I'm a new follower! :)
    Tori
    Tori's Teacher Tips

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    1. Thanks Tori! I am on my way over to check out your blog!

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  11. Love your colors! I especially love your polka dots.

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  12. I just came across your blog this morning. I would never have thought to re-do a rolling desk chair- what a great idea! I love the idea of a digital frame using sight words, that would definitely liven up word work for the kiddos. Stop by sometime: http://cantmakethisstuffup-hmichaud.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much!! I am on my way over to check out your blog!!

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  13. Your chair is amazing! I love polka-dots--and you did a great job on the decoration. I am your newest follower--I would love to have you come and visit my blog!

    www.ateacherwithoutaclass.com

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    1. Thanks so much!! I am headed over to check out your blog!!

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  15. Every time I read a new blog, I find things that I need to make before school starts... but I can't stop!! :) I love your table and stool... everything you made, really (even though they are in the colors of UGA--kidding, sort of!). :) Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! Your blog is cute -- I'm following yours, as well!! :)

    Leslie
    Miss R's Room

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    1. Thanks Leslie!! I know.......I went a little crazy with the red and black but I just can't help myself!! Lol!

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  16. I love the idea of using the digital frame. My kids would love this during whole group reading with their sight words on it.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I have become your newest follower.

    Sue

    www.arainbowofteaching.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Sue!!! I am excited to see how the kids use the frame!! I am sure there are a world of possibilities!!!

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  17. Can you come and makeover my office chair? Your chair is adorable!
    ஐRikki

    The Hive

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    1. Sure!! Lol! I don't think I have visited your blog before. I am on my way now!!

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  18. I LOVE the idea of using digital frames in the classroom!! Would you share the site you found with ideas? I have one that I received as a gift that has never been taken out of the box and I would love to take it to school to use!! :)

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness

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    1. Yes....I am so sorry!! I actually had the link it there but it wasn't real clear how to find it!! That is now fixed in my blog, but I also thought I would just add the link here for you. Here ya go!! http://techietuesday.wikispaces.com/Digital+Frames+in+the+Classroom

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I never thought of using a digital frame in the classroom for sight words. SO clever!!! Your chair is too cute, too!

    I'm your newest follower! :)

    Tamberly

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  20. Wow! You have been busy! I love all your projects, especially the clipboards. I've been meaning to make some for a while now! Thanks for the inspiration:)
    Learning In Wonderland

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  21. Fantastic ideas! I love that I found your blog too:) We second grade teachers need to stick together:) I'm a follower.

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  22. I just had to tell you how adorable your table skirt is! I LOVE those colors! Great projects this week! Can't wait to see what else you do! Following you! :)

    Amanda
    Reaching for the TOP!

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    1. Thanks Amanda. On my way over to check out your blog!

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  23. OMG! That table skirt is the best idea EVER! I have a kidney shaped table in my room...and I might have to do that now. I HAVE TO STAY OFF OF TEACHER BLOGS!!!! Hahaha...especially on Monday Made It!

    I'm following now! :)

    --Andi
    Mommy, Teacher, & So Much More

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    1. Thanks Andi!! I know the feeling!! It can be very addictive!!

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  24. Your black polka dots and red looks great! I need to get my digital frame (still in its box from a couple years ago) and use it! Great idea!

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  25. Wow, all your fabric projects came out amazing!! I put up a table skirt on my rectangular table last year with velcro, but for some reason when I use velcro in my classroom it never stays! It works really well in the beginning, then looses it's stickiness! So I spent the whole year going through velcro trying to keep my table skirt up!! How did you put yours up? I am looking for ideas to try to keep it up this year!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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  26. Hi Molly!! I did the velcro thing a few years ago and had the same problem. Last year I decided to try hot glue!! It really works well. I actually replaced all my fabric this year and the old hot glue peeled off the table easily!! I hope this helps!! Good Luck!!

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  27. How cute! I love the fabric! I am not handy at all with sewing...I really need to learn!

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    1. Thanks Payton!! I am not handy with sewing either. Luckily, I have a sister who is and when she is not available I resort to stitch witchery and an iron!! Lol!

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  28. I love all of your projects! You've done so many this summer! I'm your newest follower!

    -Dani
    A Place to Thrive

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  29. I love the clipboards! I have a couple that I use but never thought to do the classroom ones!

    Lori@
    Bee-the-change.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Lori!! The kids love them!! I am headed your way to check out your blog.

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  30. Love your chair! Love your table! Love your digital word wall!! Love your blog! I'm happy to be following you. I'll be back!! I'm your newest follower.
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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  31. How funny, I bought the exact same fabric and ribbon to put on desk, computer hub, etc. but I put the ribbon at the bottom of the fabric! I used a glue gun...but had to scrape off the old glue from last year first :) CUTE! I'm still getting my room together but will put up pics on my blog next week probably. Feel free to visit: bloomwithmrslocke.blogspot.com

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    1. That is too funny!! I guess we just have really good taste. I can't wait to see your room reveal. It looks like mine won't get on until the weekend. I am heading your way to check out your blog!

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