Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday Made It #7 and VACAY!!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!!!

If all is going as planned, this posted with no problems and I am enjoying some time on the beach with my sisters and mom!!!

I have been super busy this past week (in my oh my goodness summer is almost over panic) trying to knock some things off my huge TO DO List.

So here we go with all my projects.  They were all inspired from posts people left at my linky last week:)  Which BTW is so wonderful and why I do this linky (that and to focus  Can I also say that as I am commenting on each post, I am seeing all kinds of kind posts from all of you to each other!  Thanks guys!!  It takes 2 seconds to comment and you never know what it might mean to someone:)

Ok, enough rambling....

Classroom Made It #1:
As soon as I saw this post I knew I had to have this for my classroom.  This wonderbar idea came from Mrs. Plum at There's No Place Like Second Grade.  She has set these up for brain breaks in her classroom.  It's a free download and I so loved what she says in her packet and the cute little signs already made.  Why reinvent the wheel when there are awesome bloggers who share:)

I love this idea!  Who doesn't need a brain break every so often......I know I sure do!  So here is mine.  I made 2 smaller baskets.  All I had to do was pick up the light bulbs from Target and I got the little baskets from Dollar Tree.

Classroom Made It #2:
Another yummy item from another great blogger:)  This comes from Teri at A Cupcake For the Teacher.  Apparently I am one of the few if not only people who don't use classroom numbers.  Well, I'm now on the number bandwagon, so printed these super cuties and made my Pick Me Pot.  Can't wait to use this this school year:)

Classroom Made It #3:
I didn't make only part in it was the printing, laminating and cutting......but that counts too:D
I have been putting off making my library labels forever because I couldn't decide how I wanted them.  Then one morning running, it hit me.  I wanted the awesome signs that my buddy Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files know the ones....the sharp looking flipped ones!!
Aren't these awesome?!  They will go perfect with my black/white theme:0)  You have got to check out all her awesomeness!!!  Not only did I print, cut out, and laminate these lovelies but I also have a wonderful new alphabet to use!!!! (See her alphabet in her room here)
I just love it!  I super love that each letter also has a word.  I know my kids will use those.  Can't wait to get into my classroom and add these yummies:)  Go see Kristen's things...she has different sets of the alphabets and lots of other wonderfulness!!

I don't have a Home Made It this week....I was too busy running around like a chicken without a head trying to get ready for the mini vacay!!!

Now it's your turn!! Don't forget to grab my button and link away.  


  1. I have to run out and get those light bulbs ASAP! They are too cute. I've also been wanting book labels. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Lord have mercy woman, my sister and nieces were here, so I am behind on the blog reading I have to add lightbulbs (which I just changed a gazillion) I too am going to buy Kristen's flipped signs....including the alphabet, but I am cheating and using my Silhouette to cut mine as lord knows I can't cut a straight line! Enjoy your mini vacay! Thanks for doing this!

  3. This is too funny. I had to do the lightbulbs, too. AND, I had planned on redoing my supplies this week, and I was going to use Kristen's labels, as well. Great minds think alike, I guess. Ha!

  4. I have been searching for those lightbulbs at my Targets, but no luck yet! Love that idea! :)

    Teaching Maddeness

  5. I love the alphabet and would totally buy that, but my concern is using all the ink! Any thoughts? Maybe if I print at Staples...

    I've linked up for the first time!

    Inside this Book

    1. I have this same question! I have felt silly asking--but was wondering how to print out the flipped signs without using 5 black ink cartridges. I feel like I missed a tutorial somewhere! Anyone have the answer to this!!!!

      Jessica Spencer

  6. Everything looks terrific! I got so inspired last week, but unless I get really busy this morning, nothing is finished. haha

    Have a wonderful vacation!

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

  7. I love all of your projects! I have numbers on popsicle sticks for my students (but nothing as colorful and cute as the Pick Me Pot. I will have to do this. Have a wonderful vacation!


  8. I'm going to have to look for those lightbulbs when I go to Target this week! They are adorable!

    Enjoy your vacation!!!!

    Fourth Grade Garden

  9. Love the light bulb moment for a brain break!! I really shouldn't spend anymore money, but I just might!

    Have a wonderful vacation!

    4th Grade Haps and Hacks

  10. You have been very busy. Hope you are having a nice mini vacation :)

    I love the brain break...and the numbers pot...and, well, everything. Thanks for this linky, Tara. It keeps me somewhat focused :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  11. Everything went well Tara! I would be nervous, too!! :)) I don't know how you have the time to get 3 or 4 things done every week! HA! I'm lucky to get 1! Hopefully you are relaxing and aren't such a paint ball this week! :)
    Rowdy in Room 300
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  12. Happy vacation, and thanks again for letting me join your linky.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  13. Thank you so much for hosting! I am excited to finally link up! :) Have fun on your vacation!!!! It's well deserved!!!!

  14. Cutting and laminating absolutely counts!! Love all your projects. Your classroom is going to be overflowing with cuteness. Enjoy your vacay!!

    The Teaching Thief

  15. I LOVE the ladybug files! So many many cute things! If I didn't already have an ABC chart that I loved, I definitely would've downloaded that one too. I did just get her schedule circles, and am in LOVE. Have a super fun vacay! You definitely deserve it with all your work this summer :)

    Reaching for the TOP!

  16. I just found your blog and will be busy hopping around! :) So many cute things. Please visit my new blog when you can Thanks!

  17. I love the lightbulb idea!!!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  18. Super cute Tara!!! I can't believe how many projects you have been doing!! I need to step it up a notch!!! Hope you are having an AMAZING vacation and can't wait to talk to you when you get back!!!!!

    Lessons with Laughter

  19. I'm your newest follower! I love this linky! I didn't have anything too special to link up with today, but maybe next week! At least I can get some great ideas! I did mention you and this linky on my post today though!

    Lacy's Letters

  20. Enjoy your family vacation!! I love everything that you created for school. I finally found the lightbulb stress balls at Target today, so that will be a part of next week's Made It Monday for me! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  21. I hope you are having a blast! I have loved how your Monday Made It has grown. I just need to find time to check them all out.

    Little Treasures

  22. Everything looks great!! I have a questions..Where did you find the library labels. I looked in the Ladybug's Files/shop and could not find them. Help!! Thank you.

  23. I love the lightbulbs...they are a great idea for kids who need that break!

    I just started up my blog! Come check it out!

    Craft of Teaching

  24. Those light bulbs are so cool! What section of the store can you find them in? I NEED some....LOL! Thanks for doing Monday Made It....I love checking out all the cool creations!

    Keep Calm & Imagine

  25. Ooh I love your ideas! I might do these myself hahah That lightbulb thing is ADORABLE.

    Thanks for doing this every week! I love spending time looking at the awesome creations.

    Creative Undertakings

  26. Your pick me pot looks GREAT!! I love the pink :) Thank you for the shout-out!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  27. Cute ideas...thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower! If you have time stop by my blog and follow!
    I am hoping to join this linky party on Monday!

    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

  28. Hi Tara,
    I am your newest follower & admirer. I am hoping to post a Monday Made It project next Monday. I just need to get up the nerve. There are so many great ideas & projects posted.


  29. I am so excited about those light bulbs! I hope I find them in my Dollar Spot. - Victoria :) (