Monday, July 23, 2012

Made it Monday and... it's My Birthday!!

I couldn't wait to link up with Tara at 4th grade Frolics for another Made It Monday.  I'm going to miss this once school starts back up.  My classroom is looking so FABULOUS and organized with all of the great ideas I have received from everyone.
 Here are some of my latest projects:

I found this idea from Elizabeth at Fun in Room 4B.  I have filled it with highlighters, and it is sitting next to the assignment tray in my classroom.  I used one of those buckets from the Target dollar spot and added some pretty ribbon that matched my classroom decor.  Click on the picture above if you would like a copy of document from Google docs.


I created the rules poster for my classroom onto ribbon.  I had an ugly old poster and wanted a new way to display our classroom rules that matched our classroom theme.    If you have the polka dot theme and would like a copy of these posters, you are welcome to download these posters from Google docs by clicking on either of the pictures above.  I then copied them onto card stock and laminated them for durability.  Then I found some pretty ribbon that matched and hot glued the posters onto the ribbon.


 I was inspired by all the cute posts on the "No Name" chart so I had to create one that matched my classroom. I have it hanging on my magnetic whiteboard in my classroom.  I used part of a display foam board that I had at home and covered it with polka dot fabric and some card stock.  I spray painted some clothespins black and cut out yellow letters using my Cricut.  Then I attached everything including some heavy duty magnets on the back.    

I also found something to do with that other Tide container.  I made a home for our Box Tops that matches our class theme and is sitting on my desk.  Our school has a  classroom contest for Box Tops.  Each class earns prizes for turning in 500, 1000, 1500, and so forth.  This contest has been well worth it as our school has finished in the top 5 for the past couple of years with the most Box Tops collected. Last year my students would bring in Ziploc baggies and envelopes filled with Box Tops that  would be placed on my desk. It was a mess at times.  This container is large enough for those envelopes and larger Ziploc bags.  Students can just place these items in this container.

Don't forget to link up with Tara.  I can't wait to read about all of the ideas this week!

Oh yeah...... today is my birthday.  I am the big 3-8 today.  My family and I are celebrating with a trip to the St. Louis Cardinal game later today.  I can't wait!!

I'm also having a birthday sale today only at my TPT and TN stores. Everything is 20% off until midnight tonight.


forkin4th said...

Happy birthday, I hope you have a wonderful day! Also, all your black & white polka dot items are going to look great together in your classroom, thanks for sharing your highlighter file! :)

Jordon, The Messy One said...

I love your Box Tops tub!! I need to start one of those. Mine always seem to disappear because they're not very durable. Happy birthday!

Colleen said...

I absolutely love your Box Top Tub! I definitely have to make one. Happy Birthday :)
Totally Terrific in Texas

Cynthia said...

Happy Birthday!

Love your items you made. I'm your newest follower!

2nd Grade Pad

Lana said...

Happy birthday! :)

I've been thinking about doing the highlighter thing, too! Seems like it would really help! :) We also collect box tops. My container is much smaller, my students don't bring in that many!

Amanda said...

I absolutely need to make a box top container! Yours looks super cute!

Reaching for the TOP!

Jill said...

Happy birthday!!!

That's a great idea to use the Target bucket for your highlighter holder. So smart!

Also I love your blog design. :)

Marvelous Multiagers!

Mrs. Thompson said...

July birthdays are the BEST! ;) I just had mine on the 20th. Your stuff looks so great!

Mrs. Thompson said...

July birthdays are the BEST! ;) I just had mine on the 20th. Your stuff looks so great!

lovin' 5th grade said...

Just found your blog---Farley recommended it. Looking forward to reading it this school year. Have a great week :)