Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Made It #4

I can't believe this is already the 4th Made It!!!!!  That means for me, my summer vaca is almost half way over:((  Luckily I started this linky to get me on task or as spazzy as I am,  nothing would get done............

And what a wonderful time to have one!!!  I'm down here blowing away in Florida thanks to my friend Debby!!  Ok, I'm not blowing away and we aren't even close to the "target" but boy is it windy.  Yesterday a wind gust picked the metal basketball post out of it's base and blew it down.  We are in store for lots more today so great time to be blog stalking and getting inspired!!

Again, THANK YOU all for linking up and all the wonderfully yummy ideas!!!  It makes my head spin with joy!!!

I have 2 Classroom Made Its to share today:

The first was inspired last week from Confessions of a Teaching Junkie's post about the magnetic poetry kits she made using the wonderful Jen's awesome kit at Runde's Room.  Jen's kit is brilliant and free!!!  Gotta love that!  Now............who knew there was such a thing as magnetic paper?!?!?!?!?!?  Not I!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you kidding me??????  Oh, the possibilities!!!!  (you don't want to be in my mind right now.......lots of chaos!!  See??  Spaz!!)  Anywho, I was totally inspired to make my own kits
I am calling them Poetry Pots.
They will be oh so fun to use during Work on Writing in our Daily 5.  (or word work for that matter!)
These are set to go.  I have several cookie sheets in my classroom waiting for these cute sets:)

Classroom Made It #2:  A welcome sign to hang outside my classroom door.  Now this was inspired from Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten and if I'm understanding the post right, her sister's classroom.  I have had this baby pinned for a long time and finally got around to figuring out how I could make it and doing it:))
(p.s. you can see the new color of my walls here behind the sign)
I have had a few of you ask me to put some of my Made Its in my stores......well, the ones with digital papers are too big so I have to figure out how to do that.  The welcome sign I have added to my store.
There are 3 color themes.  One with bright colors and backgrounds with black (the one in the pic).  I also made a Black/White/Gray themed one.....
and one with a Chocolate theme:
If you want to check them out, you can do that HERE.

Home Made It:
Now, last week I missed my Home Made It.  Well, I am making up for it this week!  I have 2, but one you are only gonna get a small peek at one of them........
WE painted my bedroom!!!!!  Amazing what a little coat of paint will do!  My bedroom is now a yummy gray color:)))  It's called Pewter Mug from Home Depot.
I also painted a vintage dresser that was in my bedroom to......guess what color????????
Turquoise!!!!!  I LOVE it!!!!  I painted it and then sanded it in a few places and then waxed it.
The color is Martha Stewart's Lagoon.
(People, these pictures don't show the true's brighter than the pic, and so fun!!!)
Now, the glass knobs are vintage.  The silvery ones are from Hobby Lobby but I am missing 2 until next week:((  I hate waiting!!!!!  God is growing me in the patience department;)  So when it is done, only the top drawer will have the glass knobs, the rest will be the metal pulls.

If you look closely, you can see the gray color of my walls:)

Now grab your java and let's get our craft on!!!!!!

Update woopsy!!!  If you already posted could you pretty please  come back and grab my cute button by The 3 AM Teacher.  I was in such a hurry this morning to get this posted and run before the next bad batch of rain came through, I forgot to add it:/  Well, I didn't beat the rain.....I can now cross running in a Tropical storm off my bucket list!!!  Kinda refreshing BUT I couldn't see where I was running.....thank God the drivers could:)


  1. I love the poetry kits! I gotta make that! I wish I had something to link up...still working on a bazillion things all at once. It's how I roll

    1. Me too!!! That's why I have to focue!!! LOL!

  2. Tara, you are so creative. I love your poetry pots as well. Where did you find the pots? I'd love to make some for my class! I'm excited because I finally got to link up with you this week. (My last day of school was Friday so I finally have some free time.)

    Fourth Grade Garden

    1. The post are actually for canning and freezing fruits and veggies. They are in the canning section at Walmart. They are plastic and I love the bright green lid:))

    2. I knew that! I saw those plastic "cans", too, Tara and my mind went to "what can I do with these...the color is perfect :)


      Fun in Room 4B

  3. I am loving your turquoise dresser!! It looks fabulous!!! :) Love the welcome sign too!

  4. Love your new wall sign and your bed walls and dresser! I can't wait for our home to be finished, so I can start decorating!
    Fourth and Ten
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    Formerly Stories From Second

  5. Love the poetry pots... I am seeing magnetic sight words in my future!! The color of the dresser is gorgeous. Great job!
    Kickin' it in Kinder

  6. Poetry Pots are a great idea! I love everything you made. That turquoise dresser is beautiful! I'm also dealing with the wrath of Debby here--well maybe not wrath, just rain, but I'm going to brave it to get the rest of my "Made It Monday" supplies to finish up. :) I'll be linking up in a bit!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  7. I love, love, love those poetry pots. Definitely going on the top of my to do list. I am actually going to pin it now.
    Adventures in Room 5

  8. Oh my word, I love it all! I am hoping to paint some kind of furniture this summre and the poetry pots are awesome! Thanks for sharing, and for hosting the linky!

    Primarily Speaking

  9. Love your new wall paint and the dresser!!! Such a great contrast of bright and not bright... haha. Thanks for hosting this sweet linky party!!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  10. Tara, the dresser turned out great. That was a lot of work for one week. Go take a nap :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  11. I love your dresser! That is a great color. Your welcome banner is so cute too. I am adding that to my to-do list.

    Swimming into Second

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  13. I love your welcome banner! It turned out great! Also love the dresser...what a difference a bright color makes!


  14. Tara, your bedroom looks lovely and cozy. The dresser is w-a-a-y cool! Why the wax? I shall have to look this up to find out why. What are you painting next? I know it's like potato chips,once you get started...

    LOVE the welcome sign. I need to figure out how to make one with peacock colors!

    Peacocks and Penguins - 4th Grade

  15. I love everything Tara!! I really want to make a welcome sign too, and the magnet idea, I love!! Thanks again for hosting a fun party!

    Surfin' Through Second

  16. Hey Tara! So you have discovered the joys of magnetic paper! I found it probably ten years ago, and have used it for all sorts of things since. My favorite thing is to make individual magnetic name bags for my kinder kids. It's the first thing they do when they arrive after breakfast! Another thing I use it for is business cards for my parents' refrigerators. I include my website name, email, and numbers where they can reach me for the year their child is in my class. Love your site!
    Maggie’s Kinder Corner

  17. You are inspiring-Today is my baby's birthday--perhaps I will update my status and join your made it Monday after I make some cupcakes or a cake. I have so many other projects too that I can posts. Okay so I need to join your linky soon-real soon-
    Learn with ME in Grade Three

  18. Tara,
    I am linking up to my first Monday Made it of the summer & I am super excited. I LOVE your poetry pots!! They are super cute!

    Mrs. Wood's Class

  19. Super Cute!! I LOVE the color of your dresser. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas!! I sooooo enjoy them.


  20. holy cow girl... this linky is rocking!!! so happy for you!!! i will post later :) pinky promise with a kiss!!!

  21. Monday is my favorite blog day because of your Linky party. I haven't contributed anything...yet. I'm sitting here typing with paint splatters all over my hands because I, like you, have been painting. I've painted my living room, dining room, hallways, entry, my bedroom and my daughter's bedroom. At the moment my house is still a wreck! Anyway, thanks for the inspirations each week!

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  22. Love, love, LOVE the chocolate welcome letters!!!

  23. I love your welcome sign!! And I just linked up ;) Aaand I already completed next week's project lol! My plan is to be one week ahead!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  24. Thank you for doing this, Tara!! There are SO many things that I would love to make... all inspired by your linky parties!

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  25. I am so excited about your linky! I have pushed myself to get stuff done, just so I can link up every week! I think this week might hit 100 links. Congrats Tara on such an inspirational linky!
    Thank you!!!!
    Mrs. Shelton’s Kindergarten

  26. I am so excited to find your blog!!! I'm looking forward to heading back to 4th grade and look forward to learning from your ideas :)

  27. I have awarded you the LOVELY BLOG AWARD!! Stop by my blog to pick it up!! :)

  28. I love all of your projects! It's amazing all that you were able to accomplish, wow!! How am I going to cope when school starts back up and there is less time to accomplish all of these projects?!?! I feel like I'm pinning faster than I can create!

    Reaching for the TOP!

  29. I really need to get a move on this made it Monday thing. These ideas are great! I am the ELD teacher this next year and I think I might use that magnetic paper to create a grammar wall on my non-working, yet magnetic chalkboard! Thanks for sharing!
    The {mis}adventures of first grade

  30. I just followed some projects over here and loved seeing yours from this week, too! I need to find some of the magnetic paper! How cool is that? Michael's must have it! I'm looking forward to linking up. Just the motivation I need to actually reap the benefits of all of my pins! Thanks so much! (Your dresser is to die for!)


  31. Thanks for running this bloghop! I'm having so much fun viewing creations and sharing mine. I really like your welcome sign! Fun idea:)

  32. Oh my!! It looks like I am late to the party again. Magnetic Paper??? REALLY!!!! Oh how I want to go and do this and make it and play right now but I have to behave and study. No time to even blog stalk. WAAAA!! You know what I will be doing on July 8 right??? I had to change up the part for me to attend... I went shopping. Bwahahahaha! Looky what I bought! (Hey... I paid someone to be crafty. It TOTALLY counts!)

    Can you email me... I have a question for you and can't find your email anywhere. =( (mrspoland. class @ gmail. com)

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  33. I love your poetry kits! printing words on magnetic paper is a fabulous idea. I knew the paper existed, but never thought about using it in the classroom, duh! This linky is one of the most popular ones I've see. It was a great idea!
    :) Dana
    Fun in 1st Grade

  34. Magnetic paper sounds cool. I really love your banners.

    I am late to the party. I had a Made It Tuesday extravaganza. Hope you don't mind me linking up a day late :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  35. LOVE the poetry pots, Tara! So much cuter than my dollar store boxes - might have to spruce mine up. And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dresser colour - I used that colour all over my classroom this year. Can't wait to FINALLY finish school so I can get my craft on and link up! (3 more days ...)

    Runde's Room

  36. Found your blog on pinterest and I absolutely love it! I have gotten tons of ideas from last week's Made It Monday and can't wait to look through this week's ideas!!!

  37. Thanks for hosting this fun party each week! I love seeing what everyone's been up to and was so excited to link up this time that I completely forgot to add the linky button, haha! Thanks for reminding me to add it to my post:)
    Once Upon A First Grade Adventure

  38. Super cute!!! I totally plan to join up next week! Took 2 weeks off, but I have a few things on my mind to make.

    Love the dresser color- I have a sofa table I want to paint that color. Hubby doesn't like it tho- he wants to paint it hunter green. I asked him if we had time warped back to 1993. He wasn't happy lol.

    Every New Beginning

  39. This is a reason to look forward to Mondays!!! Love this linky party :)

    Creative Undertakings

  40. I have awarded you the LOVELY BLOG AWARD!! Stop by my blog to pick it up!! :)

  41. Oh Tara, I just love looking at your creations--everything is so beautiful and creative!! I love how the Welcome sign came out...thank you so much for sharing it in different options!

    And that dresser. GORGEOUS!!! I am jealous, I want one like that!

    I'm sorry I linked up late, I hope that is ok. Congrats on the wonderful success of these linkies, you are a genius girl!

  42. I just love your poetry pots!! I just have one question about using cookie sheets for magnetic manipulatives... How can you make them stand up? I'm not very familiar with them, but I'd think you'd want them to go vertical instead of just be flat? Do you hang them somehow? I'm also from Florida (St Pete), and got a bit "blown-around" last weekend. The rain was almost horizontal, and the cushions on my screen porch got soaked, but if that's the worst of it, I count myself very lucky!

  43. You are an inspiration!!! I am a high school math teacher and a group of us are going to try this for our classrooms too :) Thank you for helping us be creative and get something done during the summer!

  44. hey,
    This blog is absolutely great. I love this banner.

    Pewter Push Pins Texas

  45. Tara, I've been working on gathering word work activities for my classroom and wanted to do the Poetry Pots one! Question, where do you get your magnetic paper? I went to Staples and it's like 8.99 for 4 sheets of it! That just seems outrageous to me!

  46. Welcome sign is sooo cute, what program did you use to create it?

  47. You must have been running through Tropical Storm Debby. I was down in Florida during that storm. Completely washed out our day at Universal Studios. But anyways, I really enjoyed this post (even if it's almost a year old). I love the welcome sign. I might be doing that for my classroom in the fall. Thanks!



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