Monday Made It!

Monday, July 27, 2015

It's time for Monday Made It again and I am having so much fun looking at everyone's posts and creations! Wow. Talented people, that's all I can say!

I don't know about you - but some times it makes me feel inadequate. I get the case of keeping up with the Jones'-- teacher style. This is the time I need to step back, relax, and realize that I do not have to be perfect; I don't have to do it all; I just need to be content and be me. My students don't need "things" - they need a loving teacher who is helping them be all they can be. 

I started working on my table group supplies. I bought the bins at Dollar Tree and then printed and laminated the labels. I bought some cute polka dot ribbon to tie the labels on. (I taped them in place as well!)

The second thing I worked on was an organization station for all my "tiny" supplies. Honestly, I saw everyone else's and decided I would try one as well. I ordered it from Amazon but if I had to do it over, I would have bought one at Home Depot. When it came it was much smaller than I had envisioned.  I used scrap book paper for the black/white, then typed out the words on colored paper. The labels are modge-podged on to the organizer. I must say it will come in handy! 

I use to award my table groups with a popsicle party for every 10 "wins". But that got expensive and I was tired of always buying treats. I also don't think it's necessary. This year I created a "trophy" that I will award weekly to the winning table group. They can keep it on their desk for the week.  I just created it in PowerPoint, printed, and laminated. I got the large clip at Michael's for $1.50 in their bins by the check out! Easy!

I also printed out signs from Teacher's Pay Teachers. I tried to hang them up in the classroom - but it was white on white and they didn't show up enough. So I ended up mounting them on scrapbook paper, then colored paper! 

I bought this from IKEA and added pockets for formative assessment. Each student has a numbered stick to place his/her vote.

I got these from Miss Nelson / Teachers Pay Teachers HERE.  It's a free download! 

I am working on a crate/bench and it is turning out great, thanks to my hubby! He devised an awesome way to make it sturdy by placing a board on top and creatively creating an underneath section that snaps on to the crates. I was just going to do the zip-tie thing. :)  Pictures will be coming!

I've been working so hard, I decided to do something for myself. I signed up for Stichfix! I don't like shopping, and need some new clothes for work. I'm testing it out with my first box arriving the week before school starts. CLICK here to learn more about Stichfix. I can't tell you yet whether I like it or not, but I am giving it a try!


  1. I love the paperclip idea!! What a cheap trophy way!

  2. I am in love with your labels for the caddies! :) I do an ocean theme in my classroom and want to incorporate some chalkboard, I may have to try something like this! :) Cute blog!

  3. Your labels look GREAT! I have a bee theme in my classroom and these would look super cute! Thanks for sharing all your great Made Its!
    Are We There Yet?

  4. I absolutely adore the baskets you got from Dollar Tree. I think I need to go this afternoon to check and see if they have some. I haven't found anything in there recently and am thinking I might need to just order from their website. Everything you made turned out great! I'll have to tell Miss Nelson you made something of hers! She will love to se it! P.S. I get overwhelmed looking at so much stuff too...there's just not enough time in the day! I do what I can and that's good enough for me. :) XO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. What a great way to make a trophy. I'm all about cheap and easy. I love all of your labels. Hope you enjoy using the self reflection posters. Thanks for the shout out.

  6. Yes, the self reflection posters are awesome! Thanks so much! :)

  7. Great projects. I think I like the baskets the most. That ribbon looks great!

    My Bright Blue House

  8. How did you do the labels in Make It 1?

  9. How did you do the labels in Make It 1?

  10. Labels - I created them in PowerPoint. I had labels (black/white) from Ladybug Teacher Files and then I added a flower clip art to them for the color! Then I laminated them. :)

  11. Everything looks awesome! I love how coordinated everything is!
    Teach Glitter Grow