Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday Made It - August 10th

It's my last Monday off. I am making the most of it. My family and I are at Six Flags over Texas in Dallas. It is hot and we are all cranky. (this is just a prediction because I am writing this on Friday night before we leave for our mini vacation) 

Have to share my Monday Made Its, I have been B-U-S-Y! 

I spent a few hours everyday in my classroom. It is a wreck still, but all in due time. I am not revealing everything but I do want to share my helpers board. I decided to do team jobs and I love how this turned out. I got the idea for the tissue paper here

Next, I made a place to display student work. 

First I spray painted some clothes pins

Then I glued them to 12x12 paper. Know anything about E6000? 
Those bad boys are NOT coming off! 

These are the front of my room. There are enough for every student. This is where their work will be hung inside the classroom. I love how they turned out. 

The next 2 are things I have seen on MMI. 

Tara and my bloggy buddy, Alison from Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin' both made these. 
Book Buzz from 
I snatched it up during the BTS sale and put it together. SUPER EASY! 

And Farley shared these. I got wood letters for each of my new team members. 
Painted them and hung pretty ribbon from the top. 
I bought gold pens so we could have our students write their names on them. 
They will hang in our classrooms or outside ours doors. 
Super easy as well! 

I made these number labels from Tara too. Love the colors. 

And I have begun making brag tags. I lots to print, laminate and cut this next week. 
I made my own for Meet the Teacher. 
The template is from Fifth in the Middle

I received my box from Amazon Friday and can't wait to fill it up! 
Super excited to try this form of classroom management. 

We had an off to college party for my son this past Saturday at my parents house.  
He leaves in 6 days!!!! 
We couldn't have a graduation party so I decided to do this before he left. 
It was simple, just sandwiches, chips and cupcakes. 

I made cups for the future Aggies. (My 2 youngest and my 4 nephews) My 9 year old already told me he wasn't going there. No worries, there is plenty of time for brainwashing. 

I made former student cups for my sisters and their husbands. I am the only one who didn't marry an Aggie. I always take the harder road traveled. 

My son's cup is the Class of 2019 cup! 

My husband made cupcakes. (Yep, he bakes. He's forgiven for not being an Aggie) 
I made these cupcake toppers since I live near Austin and finding something here was not going to happen. I love how they turned out.

Instead of presents for my son. (he received graduation gifts earlier in the summer), we gave my parents AGGIE GRANDMA AND GRANDPA shirts. 

They were over the moon. (again, I am predicting their reaction here, I am sure they loved them) 
They put four kids through A&M, DEBT FREE. 
They deserve this and they are super proud of their grandson. 

Thanks for making it to the end, I know it was long. I told you I was busy. 
Tis the season  though, right? 

I know this week will be no different. It just gets worse from here! 

Be sure to check out all the MMI's over at Tara's blog. 
And stay cool for me, it's over 100 degrees here in Dallas. 
(at least that was the prediction as of Friday!) 

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  1. I saw Farley's signature letters, and have been thinking about making them, too. Yours turned out really cute. Your team members will love them. See you around. Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

  2. Love the big border you put on your bulletin board! Tissue paper or butcher paper? Super cute stuff you made for your son's party! And what is E600? I feel like this might be some big teacher secret that I've never heard of before!

    Life As I Know It

  3. Love those numbers! Love how they are big and visible. Need to get a circle cutter

  4. I really like the idea of team jobs!

  5. Well look at you busy bee! I absolutely love everything you've created. It's kind of making me think I need to light a fire under my bottom though or I'm not going to be done in time...even though my first official day back isn't until tomorrow! Lol
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. The team letters are a good idea. You have been super busy making stuff! Thanks for sharing.


  7. I love your bulletin board, and your unique brag tag idea for meet the teacher! I noticed in your bio that you have 4 boys. I do too, and they keep me hoppin'! I am your newest follower. Have a great school year!