Monday, July 30, 2012

Crunch Time! Monday Made It #9!!!!!!

226!!!!!!!!  Really????  That's how many wonderful bloggers linked up their yummy crafts and inspirations last week!  Thanks guys for making Mondays so fun all summer!!!  I have had several of you ask if I am going to keep this going..........I plan to keep it up as long as there is an interest:)  I know we all start school at different times so maybe after September, I will change it to once a month.  We'll see, but for right now, it's on!!!
I'm gonna jump right in with my Made's crunch time.......official start day, Wednesday, Aug. 1.  I am actually finally able to get into my classroom.  So today as this linky party is happening, I am trying to get my room done:)  You know........paint ball, chicken with no head style..............
Can't wait to get home and dig in to all these link ups!  My list grows and grows each week!  This week, like last, most of my Made Its were "you guys" inspired:D

Classroom Made It #1

Printed, laminated, and cut out this adorable idiom activity from Jennifer Findley.  It is a free download at her TPT store (HERE) and it is just adorable!!!  Love the red and blue solo cups:)
I love using these Mead folders to store some of my Daily 5 activities in. (I posted about these here)
Can't wait to add this to my word work activities!

Classroom Made It #2:
Word Work Activity
Remember these?????  From Target.
and these from Target dollar spot.......
Well, I didn't really make this.........more like put it all together...........................
I found these cute little dry erase boards at Dollar Tree.  I wanted little ones so the kids can work by themselves in word work.  Well, they are also magnetic!! Score!!  Love Dollar Tree!!
 I plan on using these with several different word work activities, including my Letters for Learning Task Cards.

Classroom Made It #3:
Downloaded, printed, laminated, and cut out these yummies from my bud Elizabeth at Fun in Room 4B.

Classroom Made It #4:

Classroom Jobs Clip Chart
I was inspired by this clip chart from Katie at Building a House of Love.  I super loved her job chart idea so had to make one to go with my classroom:)

Once I get my class list, I'm going to make their names in the same fun blue letters and glue them to clothes pins and I'm all set.

Classroom Made It #5:
Gifts for Team

I saw this adorable idea from Jena at  1st Grade with Miss Snowden.  As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to make them.  

I even made one for my girl to take back to college, which is this week, so those of you who know me know I will be sobbing for days...........................................

I also wanted to let you know I added my Poetry Pot labels and my Math vocab words to my Teachers Notebook store for free.  Here:)

Ok, your turn!!!  Can't wait to see the wonderfulness!!!!  Happy Monday!!!



  1. Those Happy Teacher Toolboxes are such a great idea. Yours turned out so cute. Your team will love them!

  2. The teacher gifts are so cute and such a great idea! I love to give my team a little gift at the beginning of the year. Where did you get the containers of rubber bands, thumb tacks and clips? I love how you separated the colors.

    1. was much cheaper to buy them like that:))

  3. The teacher gifts are so cute and such a great idea! I love to give my team a little gift at the beginning of the year. Where did you get the containers of rubber bands, thumb tacks and clips? I love how you separated the colors.

  4. The teacher gifts are so cute and such a great idea! I love to give my team a little gift at the beginning of the year. Where did you get the containers of rubber bands, thumb tacks and clips? I love how you separated the colors.

  5. I love the word work activity! The letters are too adorable, and the pouches are too! What a great way to keep all of them organized for individual students! Thanks for sharing your ideas and for hosting each week!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  6. I love the teacher toolbox.... what a great idea! I need to check dollar stores. I haven't checked them yet... I'm probably missing all sorts of good stuff!! haha :)


  7. I love the job clip chart and making the teacher toolbox! What a great idea to kick off the school year right! :)

    Creating & Teaching

  8. Tara!!! I love it all. Thanks for the shout out about the word wall pennants. Yours turned out beautifully. I strung mine with purple ribbon, but I love your pink ribbon :) Off to make those tool boxes. I was trying to think of something to make for my team and had actually picked up the little divider thing at the Container Store while I was in Atlanta and put it back! Argh! I'll have to find them here now :) Thanks for such great ideas as always.
    ~Check your inbox :)


  9. Tara, thank you for doing this linky party each and every week. You have inspired me SO much as an up and coming blogger and teacher, and I cannot thank you enough! :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees
    I'm having a 2-0-0 follower giveaway - come on by!

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE the toolboxes! Problem of what to get my teammates for back to school is solved. All your stuff is wonderful! Gonna have to try Target for some of those cute magnets. I never did find the scrapbook letters from your previous word work post. Thanks again for hosting this awesome party!

    Learning's a Hoot

  11. WOW! You've been busy! I love the word work activities! I'm definitely going to have to look into those for my kiddos. The teacher gifts are also super cute and fun!

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

  12. Whoa girl, you just get more industrious as the summer goes--this is all AWESOME!!! I love the teammate gifts from Miss Snowden...I'm definitely making those soon! I love the word work things you've made too. And, of course, Elizabeth pennants are just too perfect for words!!

    I'm sorry to hear your girl is leaving this week, I remember how hard that was for you last year. Sending you a virtual hug!

  13. Love the Happy Teacher Toolboxes!
    Stop by soon.
    I am having a Linky about your All Time Favorite Teacher.


  14. Those happy teacher boxes put a smile on my face! I might have to try that too!

  15. You have been so busy! Great ideas! Thanks for hosting!

    I Love My Classroom

  16. Wow!!! You are on a roll!!!!! I know if I got one of your Happy Teacher Toolboxes I would be a very happy teacher! :-) Good luck in your room!!!

  17. Love the Teacher Toolboxes. Such a sweet gift!


  18. Love the teacher toolboxes and the word work stuff! Your linky has been the best thing for me this summer. Thanks Tara!
    Mrs. Shelton's Kindergarten

  19. Your team will LOVE those gifts. I can't wait to see pictures of your classroom!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  20. Someone has been incredibly busy! Love the team gift idea -- so cute and useful!

    There's No Place Like Second Grade

  21. I love the happy teacher tool box! What a cute idea:) I know the feeling about working and blogging...I so was going that last week:) haha! I hope the room decorating and such is going well!

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers
    I’m having a giveaway! Come on over!!!

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  23. Whoops...I had a typo and I can't stand that! LOL

    Tara, thanks for being such an inspiration. I love this linky and have gotten so many fabulous ideas from it. Your Teacher Toolboxes are too cute! What a thoughtful gift! Also, I've been trying to think of a way to streamline my job chart and I think something like yours would be perfect. Thanks for the idea!

    One Happy Teacher

  24. I just LOVE Monday Made-It! Thanks so much for thinking of it:) Your made-its this week are fabulous. I don't have a favorite...although I'd love to be on your team and get a teacher toolbox:)

  25. This has been such a FUN and informative and inspiring linky party. I look forward to every week. Thank you {times} a million.


  26. Dang, girl, you've been BUSY! All of your made its turned out GREAT! Thanks for hosting, and thanks for more great inspiration! :)

    Teach On.

  27. Love Love Love your projects! I need to make a banner.

  28. Where did you get the little organizers? I might have to do that for my colleagues!! Great job :)

    Teaching and Tech

    1. Tara, do you remember the section in walmart that you found these adorable storage boxes? I have been looking high and low for them without any luck. Or maybe if you could remember the name of the company that made them, I could search for it online. Thanks for your hep!

  29. Love your happy teacher toolboxes. So cute! I'm going to have to do these! This is my first time to participate in Monday Made it and I am so excited. Thanks for hosting. I'd love for you to check out my post :)

    Sixth Grade Scribbles

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  31. What an awesome gift for your team!!

    I love being a part of Monday Made It! It really helps to kick my rear in gear with making things for my room. :)

    4th Grade Haps and Hacks

  32. I loooove those happy teacher toolboxes! What a cute gift idea! I may have to steal it =)

    The Resource Room Teacher

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  34. The teacher tool boxes are soooo precious!! I am so excited about this week's Monday Made It! I am new to the blogging world and this is the first time that I have linked up with all you wonderful people. Thanks so much for hosting Monday Made It!!!! Check out my brand new blog if you get a chance in your busy schedule.

  35. That job chart is awesome and those teacher toolboxes are SUCH an awesome idea!

    Thanks so much for hosting this, I'm going to go stalk the other blogs now ;)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  36. Wow! I just heard about this linking party from my colleague. I need to spend an entire day looking through all the links on this one post. Thanks so much for sharing!

  37. Thanks for the sweet shout out! Your boxes are adorable! How in the world do you get sooooooooo much made?!?! Do you ever sleep? LOL!

  38. Yay!! Number 200! :) sorry my Monday made it is at the end of my work in my room... It's really cute though if you look at it! I can't wait to look at the others on here!


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  40. I love the teacher toolboxes! Thank you for sharing all the photos!


  41. The teammate gifts rock!! Lucky teammates you have! And I'm loving all the pennant banners popping up lately - so fun!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  42. Hi Stephanie! I don't go back to school until after Labor Day.. so I wont be back in my classroom for atleast two more weeks, but I love the ideas you are posting! I posted Open House forms and freebies on my blog this week. If you have time, come check it out!


  43. These ideas are wonderful! My list just keeps growing!

    I'm hosting a giveaway! Come on over and check it out!

    Keeping It Core

  44. I nominated your blog for an award! Visit my blog to accept it :)
    Sixth Grade Sparkle

  45. I want you to suggest me some more ideas about gifts for kids and teenager kids for the occasion of Eid.