Thank you everyone for entering my Blog B-day Giveaway and all the super sweet comments!!!
So here we go with my Classroom Made It:
I have 2 things to share. The first was inspired just last week by Misty at Think, Wonder, & Teach and her adorable birthday balloons. I loved her crazy straw idea! I put a little of my own spin on my "birthday bouquet" and here's what I came up with. (I know they aren't balloons or cakes or cupcakes or anything birthday related.....owls? Yep! Owls! I had to use these adorable owls from The 3AM Teacher again!!! I just love them:) )
I recycled a flower pot from my garden, painted it black with chalkboard paint and added some ribbon.
If you like my little owl birthday buddies, they are in my store for FREE:) (teehee, having another Oprah moment....you get some owls and you get some owls...., sorry, no coffee yet...no focus)
Just click HERE for the freebie:)) I made them in 3 different color sets:)
My other Classroom Made It is my teacher binder. I have seen several and knew I just had to make one. I had a binder last year.....you know, the one with the super cute, colorful cover.........but let me tell you, that was where the cute ended!!!! Inside was a mess!!! My mess and most of the time I knew where stuff was.....papers sticking out the top, data in the back, more data in the front, lesson plans in the middle, other important info. here and there........
Enough already.....I'm embarrassed to admit that mess. Well, no more:) I made this with sections specific to my needs (I'm sure I may be adding more later, so this is a total work in progress) and can't wait to be binder organized this year.
I have also seen lots of fun names for them......Mrs. Eiken's Lesson Plans bored me and it is going to be so much more than lesson plans. When I taught 3rd grade my kiddos had T.E.A.M. binders (together everyone achieves more) so I thought.......why not come up with a cute acronym like that???
Update!!!!! I have had several of you ask about the dividers/sections in my T.O.T. I"m a spaz.....I made them with yummy digital papers and frames I purchased from 2 shops on Etsy:
Here are the dividers/sections I have so far....
These sections are self explanatory:
Calendar: Monthly - calendar at a glance
Lesson Plans - I do mine on the computer but print a hard copy and will keep it here
Student Info. - how the kids go home, accommodations...
Student Data - all of our lovely assessment info will go here
Parent Contacts - chats/conf. with parents
Meeting Notes - notes from staff and team meetings
I smooshed all the pics together so my post wouldn't be forever long:)
I didn't get a Home Made It done because I was dying with strep throat (drama queen!!!)......I'm all better now and will hopefully have one to share next week:)
So, now it's your turn!!! I'm like a kid the night before Christmas with this anymore.....I can't wait to see what everyone has made!!!!!! Don't forget your coffee:)))))
(P.S. I am wrestling with Rafflecopter to give me a winner....it says I have one, I just can't find it....too early, no coffee. I will update this blog post as soon as I figure it out with the winner)