Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Made It

I'm linking up with Tara at "4th Grade Frolics" for my first MMI this SUMMER!!! Don't get me wrong....I've been super busy making things for my classroom all month, but mostly digital products! In fact, this is how much I've been on my computer!!

Anyone else have this problem???

I really didn't have a big project list this summer like last summer........because well.....I made it all last summer! :) I made so much for my room last year....things that had been on my wishlist this year I really don't need anything! I have my room pretty much like I want it right now! But here are some things I did do this week!

Premade birthday bags for the year!!!

This was a "Bright Idea" from Mrs. Wheeler.
I just loved this idea and knew I had to do it! It seems I always find myself scrambling around on birthdays to put something together....or trying to remember where I put the pencils or where I put the birthday certificates!  
This is all I put in my bags!
Cheap, quick, easy, and DONE!!!!
Everything pictured came from Dollar Tree and I know my students will be excited to get these! 

And what's a birthday without a hat right!!!??
I don't know what it is, but my students just LOVE hats! We make them for nearly every occasion we can! I've been shopping b-day hats online and was contemplating getting {these}, but then decided I would make my own on my Silhouette. There are green for the boys! I love these! They are adjustable and will be stored flat until needed!

I finally got my math files organized into binders!!
I did this last summer with my ELA files and it worked like a charm!!! Best thing I ever did! Major space saver, everything is so easy to locate, and you're not wasting storage space on multiple copies of the same sheet like this......
With using the binders, you store only the master of all of your worksheets and activities!!! 

Here is what my math files previously looked like, but in a filing cabinet and about 4 times this for my multiple levels of students!
Now just think, 4 times this, all nicely organized and stored in just 7 binders and all in categories!!

I filled up about 3 of these......

And now have lots and lots of folders and paperclips!!!!

And editable version of these are available {here}.
Spines are also included!

And for the home.....

A new addition to my coffee themed kitchen......A coffee sign!!!
My 17 year old son cut these letters out himself using his scroll saw and I painted them!! I still think the solids may need a little something else, but for now this is it!! It was a small empty spot that definitely needed some attention!
What have you been working on this week???

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  1. I love the birthday hats! Did you get the template from the Silhouette online store? Your binders look great, too. Your son is very talented The "Coffee" sign looks great :)
    Fun in Room 4B

  2. I love the birthday bags and the hat is awesome!! I was going to just go with one from a store - but yours are so stinkin cute I have to re-think that! I made the switch to binders last year - love it! Your covers are great.

  3. I don't have any visible marks, but I think I'm getting carpal tunnel from all my typing this summer. Great idea for birthdays!

    4th Works

  4. LOVE the hats!!!!! You should post a tutorial for how you did it ;) I have a cameo, but have no idea how to use it! Did you use any websites to learn or did you learn from trial and error?

    Dirty Hands & Lesson Plans

  5. Love the math organization binder! I'm putting that on my next summer to do list! Thanks for sharing.


  6. Love your binder system! I really need to go back and re-do mine! I organized by when I teach, but I think by strand would be better! Good for you!!

    3rd Grade Pad

  7. I love your birthday hats! Such a great idea to make your own unique to you! :)

    A Very Curious Class

  8. Love the coffee sign. What about polka dots on the plain letters?

  9. I've been doing the same thing with everything from my classroom filing cabinet! ELA and Math. I can't wait to be organized.

    You AUT-a Know


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