Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Made It

It's crunch time folks!
My vacation is quickly slipping away, and I'm trying to get as much done as I can before I will be required to enter the work force for another 36 weeks.

Which is good because now I can share it with y'all through Tara's Monday Made It.

Last week, I was number crazy! Teri at A Cupcake For the Teacher has these sweet numbers available. They are so cute!

I used them to make an attendance board:

I used them to number my Kindergarten Book Baskets:

and my First Grade Book Baskets:

I used them to number my table caddies:

Also, I used them to make my 'Pick Me' sticks:

I love these numbers.
Thanks, Teri!

For awhile when I began teaching first grade, I didn't have a pocket chart stand. So, I made one out of pvc pipes. Fast forward a couple of years and I received a beautiful big cart for my pockets charts and chart paper. My neglected pvc pipe stand was taken apart and thrown on top of my shelving unit to gather dust.

I don't know why I didn't think about it before, but I could still use my stand.
I could cut it and make mini chart stands. Duh!
Before when it was still a tall boy.
A snip-snap here and there. I love my pvc pipe cutter!
Then, I spray painted them to make them look bright and happy!
I'm so glad I picked up some more Dollar Spot pocket charts. I can never have enough!
Slowly my classroom is looking like a classroom again. I'm so happy.

Our lovely linky host, Tara, had a genius idea for making those Dollar Spot dry-erase pockets pretty. Fancy duct tape!
It will probably make them last longer, too.

And for the home:
Our wood sign came in and now I've got me a good ol' country kitchen! :)

I was just beginning to feel good about all of my hard work when I got this in the mail Friday:

The report date is literally the first day of school for my kiddos.

And so it begins...


  1. I love your Made it Mondays!!

  2. Loving the tape on the dry erase pocket idea! You are right, it will probably make them last longer and the colors are so cute now! Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  3. I love your cat sitting in the background. I have a cat like that. He is always in the mix. Your small pocket chart stands are perfect!

    Tales From Rm 17!

  4. Wow!! I LOVE all your projects! I am crazy about numbers too:) Hopefully you will luck out and not have to go in for that jury duty. First day of school? ugh!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  5. Love all your number projects. Really? On the first day. I'm sorry! That stinks.

  6. Did you find those dry erase pockets in the dollar section of Target? I've been to every Target 50 miles of me and I can't find them! :(

  7. Your projects came out great! Sorry to hear about jury duty!

    Success in Second Grade

  8. Your stuff looks great! Isn't Duct Tape the BEST!?!?!

    Inside this Book

  9. Love it all! Sorry about the jury duty. You can probably get out of it if you call and tell them that's the first day of school. And where did you find the y'all sign? I totally love that!

    Learning's a Hoot

  10. I love how you used the pick me numbers!!

    Sorry to hear about your jury duty call. When I served, it wasn't so terrible here because they have free wireless connection in the waiting areas. Also I brought a few books I needed to read for graduate school and read them since there was so much waiting time.

  11. I am loving everything in your Monday Made it! I especially love those little mini stands.

    So sorry about the summons...maybe you will get lucky and finally dismissed before you ever have to go...that happened to me the last time I got one!

    Mrs. B's Nook

  12. I love the pocket charts! Awesome--and really can't they postpone jury duty.

  13. There are so many things I love about this post! The book baskets and pocket chart stands are too cute! And I'm still in love with your blog layout. :)

    T is for Teaching

  14. I love your "hey y'all" sign! I think I might need one of those. :) Good luck with jury duty!

  15. Your classroom looks ABSOLUTELY adorable! I love how your pocket charts turned out, and am digging all your storage. I'm about to go into my classroom today to do some stuff.. and I'm hopeful it can look as good as yours does already! WOW. Hopefully you can get out of jury duty? Doesn't that figure it's the first day of school. Of course.

    Reaching for the TOP!

  16. You've been a busy bee! I love your PVC stands -- those are on my to-do list, for sure!

    There's No Place Like Second Grade

  17. All of your numbering projects turned out so fab and clean-looking - I love it!! Your room is looking absolutely adorable - I spied the bee boots vase in the Michael's clearance section rencently! Yay for the Made It Monday link-up party. Best of luck for no jury duty ;)
    Antonia @ forkin4th

  18. Last year I had to report for jury duty on the day teachers reported and another teacher had to report the first day kids reported. She called in and got it changed to October.

  19. Everything looks great!! I love how you made the chart holder smaller! That is such a great idea :o)

  20. I absolutely love your mini chart stands!! Very creative. Sorry about your Jury Duty.....NO FUN!!!

  21. I love those mini chart stands!! What a great idea! I have lots of crafty ideas I now want to make before school starts!!

  22. The chart stand is genius!
    Depending on the rules of jury duty in your state, maybe you will be lucky enough to be able to change it.
    Good luck!


  23. Yay! I'm so happy to see you using the numbers... everywhere!! Thanks for the shout-out!! :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  24. The numbers everywhere look super fun!! And your pocket stand charts are such an affordable alternative to the one's in the teacher stores. Is your purple pocket chart from Target?? I have been looking for purple ones everywhere. I'm sorry you got summoned the first day of school -- what are the odds!?

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  25. I have jury duty too! (the day before school starts... but still, we have meet-and-greet.) I swear, you'd think they'd look and see I work as a teacher in the district... it's not like it's a different district/county... it's the same one!

    I love min-chart holders. I'm going to use mine for each learning center.

  26. I love the spray painted mini chart holders!! I am also hosting a giveaway! Come on over and check it out!

    Keeping It Core

  27. Love your numbers... I have got to get going on some in my classroom colors. Jury duty???? EEEEEEEEEEEEEK!
    - Michele

  28. Your stuff looks soooooooo awesome. I have some of those pocket chart holders that I need to make smaller. I have been looking for weeks for those Dry Erase Pockets and can not find them!! I am jealous~

  29. You've been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award!

  30. Where did you find the cute sign for your kitchen? I want one! And the pvc mini chart stands are brilliant!

  31. So funny...i thought i was the only one with jury duty. I got one for the first day of my teacher friends keep telling me to skip the meeting, but really?! So I am going to call and post-pone it....I hear December is a good time....