Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Made It

Hey all!

It's that time of the week again.  Monday Made Its!  I love to see what everyone has been making for their classrooms.  You are all so creative and I'm a bit jealous.

I've been super busy this week with projects.  Most of them are still only half done, but I will share them anyways.

I made a teacher toolbox that fits with my room theme- Owls!  I made a red one to match my ladybug themed classroom but then changed to owls.  I was inspired by another blog from Monday Made It (didn't have time to go back through and find it, so if you were my inspiration, THANK YOU!).

I used Rustoleum spray paint in Berry Pink.  It's 2x the coverage and it didn't work as well as regular spray paint.  Take your time, LIGHTLY spray on each layer, wait at least 20 mins between coats, and use a primer, even though it says you don't need one.  Just remember, LIGHT layers as it is 2x the coats and is thick.

Then, I used these labels and customized them to fit my needs.

I mod podged the labels to my drawers, using a thin layer on the drawer, stuck the label on, and lightly attached it the label to the inside of the drawer.  I plan to go back tomorrow and add another layer of mod podge on top.

Ta da!  I am so in love with this.  

These have been circulating Monday Made Its and are self explanatory.  Again, I can't find the original posting of this, and her labels were free.  I think I got them from last week's MMI.

Oh dear.  Noticing a pattern?  Can't find original poster of this, it was free.  I am thinking I got this idea off of Pinterest.  Maybe MMI.  I'm not sure.  Anywho, I printed off the picture, got a turquoise frame from Target that fits my classroom decor, and pink polka dot ribbon.  I plan to use this alongside my clip chart system.  It needs the ribbon added to the bottom of this hanging down so I can clip clothespins to it.  When my students get three consecutive days (or maybe 5, haven't decided yet.  Suggestions?) of being on my highest level on my clip chart, they will earn a jewel.  Once they earn five jewels, I will retire their clip onto the hall of fame, and they will earn a coupon from our class reward system.

This is my new attendance chart.  I am so in love with this, too!  This will be part of their morning routine.  

You will need:

14x14 magnetic white board
two wooden or paper cut outs of your classroom theme
sticker or puffy paint letters
numbered magnets (1" glass beads from Dollar Tree, mod podge, numbers, magnetic buttons)  I guess I will show how to make these next week as I didn't include them this week!

All of the magnets will be on the bottom in the morning (one of my jobs is "reset" in which the child will reset all of my charts: behavior, attendance, lunch count, etc.) and they will have to move their numbered magnet to the top to show that they are here.  This way, I can take attendance once things have settled down in the morning and I only have to look one place.  Easy peasy!
I just need to add a ribbon on the top to hang it somewhere, or maybe I will just set it on top of something.  Haven't decided yet.

My papers with no name board!

thin board from Michaels
spray paint of your choice
No Name letters (also from Michaels)
clear spray paint or acrylic sealer
two wooden cutouts matching your classroom theme
clothespins- dyed, glittered, mod podged, etc.
hot glue gun

I first pray painted the board to match my colors.  I didn't just primer on this, and it took several coats, but I think it looks pretty good.  I put 2-3 coats of clear spray paint over my letters as they are glitter letters and it came off pretty easily.  The spray paint seemed to cover it just fine.  It does dull the glitter some, but I figured better dull than gone :)
I glued the owls on each end first, then laid out my letters and clothespins to see what worked best.  I then glued down my letters and I am still working on dying my clothespins to my class colors using RIT dye.  I also need to put a ribbon on the back to hang it somewhere.  I will update when I finish the board!

I'm off to check all of the other awesome MMIs.


  1. I love how your toolbox turned out! It's so cute! I'm a new follower! Love your blog!

    A Tall Drink of Water

  2. Everything turned out great! I love all the owls! So cute!


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    TGIF- Third Grade Is Fun

  4. Adorable! I love this! Thank you for showing off my labels so well :) I wanted to let you know that I uploaded some goodies to this file, so make sure to redownload to get some extra stuff for free :)
    Learning in Wonderland