Also, I wanted to add......I have gotten several comments that you may have something but it's not done....no worries......you can join this linky ANY time this week:D
Ok, soooooooooo, this week I had to have a serious chat with myself.
I don't know about you all, but I have gotten very caught up in this funness (yes, Mr. Spell checker...it's a word today...step back) and have gotten carried away with the "cute classroom stuff" and blown off the "functional classroom" stuff. The "cute classroom stuff" is so much more fun to make BUT I am running out of summer so really need to put my brain to work and start creating, printing, laminating, and cutting out some "functional classroom stuff".
So, having said that....my "functional" Classroom Made It is this:
We use the Pearson Math series. I have been reading Guided Math (LOVE) and am going to change my whole Math block around. One major thing that I read that really jumped out at me was how we need to make our classrooms numeracy rich. (I'm working on a Math workshop set and interactive bulletin board.) So, I went through the book and made cute little vocab cards to go with the whole series. I plan on using these with each unit to introduce the words and then have the kiddos write/make examples of each to be displayed with the words.
See "functional" not fun.......that's 54 words I laminated and cut out......:/
BUT they will be a wonderful addition to my classroom!
Now, before I intro my "cute" classroom made it, I have to tell you a funny story. So I am off to Hobby Lobby Saturday with my girl to get the last 2 knobs I needed for my turquoise dresser. As we are walking around, it dawns on me............................................um, me, the host of Monday Made It, DIDN'T have a Monday Made It!!!!!!!! What?! Where did the time go????? I have been distracted....like seriously......Oh, it gets worse people.....because I overwhelm in a second.....I did.......and I couldn't think...........and I was freaking out going up and down the isles of Hobby Lobby trying to figure out what I was going to do.........again, my head.......not a fun place to be sometimes!!!!!! After several minutes of panic and a few laps around the store, my idea hit me:D
My "cute" Classroom Made It: (you know I couldn't NOT do one:)))))
I know I have posted about how the word "believe" is one of my favorite words. I have it several places in my classroom. I try really hard to get each of my littles to believe in themselves, so I (well, Tay and I) made a believe sign.
I'm such a spaz.....halfway through I remembered to take pics....sorry but it's pretty easy. Of course Hobby Lobby is my new fave place:) We got little wooden letters and a canvas. I had everything else I needed. I painted the letters.
(That's the letters on my painting canvas and the canvas is on my chippy not dirty table. Again I ask you to see Farley's post here about chippy not dirty. The table is an antique from an old farm house. I have it with new chairs from Pier One and I love it and the mix:) There I go again...sorry...focus.....
Then Tay painted the canvas super cute.
The dots are painted, the little black dots around the big dots are a paint pen.
Then I glued on the letters and a ribbon and that's it:)
My Home Made It:
It's my jewelry holder. Quite a while ago, I bought on old window screen to hang my jewelry on.
The hook earrings just hook right through the screen. I used curtain hooks to put into the screen to hang necklaces. Since I (we) painted my room the yummy gray this chippy green frame didn't work so I repainted it. I actually used a metallic paint which I thought looked kinda fun. Here is the result:
I'm loving it:) I sanded it down in spots too:)
So there ya have it:) I made "functional", "cute" and home made its!
Grab your coffee, a notepad to write down all the fun ideas, please leave me some love if ya feel like it, grab my button, and link up:)