Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Made It July 1!!!!! What?!

I am loving all the link ups here on the MMI's (that's short for Monday Made It) BUT......
 
can I tell you something??????????????
 
Can I share?????????
 
This summer's MMI is not focusing me like last summer:/  Boo hoo!  I don't know if it's the fact that my summer is already half over and I'm freaking out?!?!?!?!  I am freaking out and can't focus on ONE thing..........my mind is EVERYWHERE so I really don't feel like I'm accomplishing much......notice, I haven't had but 1 home made it:(  Sad face!  I've only finished one book:(   Sad face!!!  So maybe the fact that it is July and I am quickly running out of summer time, will kick me into gear because I need it!!!!
 
Alright, enough whining and on to my made its.
 
This made it has been on my to do list since last summer!
The ever popular and oh so pretty glitter clothespins!
I found glitter in lime and turquoise at Hob Lob.  I tried to set up a system so there wouldn't be glitter everywhere!!!  It worked really well.  I poured the glitter in bowls.  Put the mod podge on a clothes pin and then put the clothes pin down (glue side) in the glitter.  Lift it out, give it a tab to knock off the extra and done:)  When they dried I put on another coat of mod podge.

 
 
My next Made It idea/inspiration/pinspiration (that's a word!) is was from my friend Molly at Lessons with Laughter.  She is an awesome teacher, makes awesome things for her classroom, and her blog is great.  If you have never been there, you have got to go dig through it:)  Well worth your time! 
 
A while ago, she blogged about her homework club.  Pop over to her blog and read all about it HERE.  I really like that idea and am ready for a change.  The past 2 years I have had "The Black Book"....it works ok but seemed to always be the same kiddos not doing homework.....that may be the case with this new system but I really want to give it a try.
The big difference between mine and Molly's is that I decided to use numbers instead of pictures.  The number idea I got last year from the amazing Teri at A Cupcake for the Teacher.  (You can read about that HERE.  Dig through her blog too because it's awesome and she uses the numbers several ways)  I will be adding and blogging more about numbers thanks to Teri!
I bought a large pizza pan from Wallie world.  I was going to paint it but couldn't find a color that seemed right and I really think I like it this way anyway.  Gray is one of my colors and silver is close to gray, right?
 
I can't wait to give this a shot.  Thanks Molly and Teri for your inspiration, sharing, and ideas!
UPDATE: as of Monday evening, this is now posted as a freebie in my TPT shop:)
 
Before I turn over for the linkups, I have to announce my 2 winners for my Bloglovin' Giveaway.  The winners are:
Catherine
Jenna
I have emailed you both!
 Congrats!!
 
As of this very second it is lightening and pouring rain!!!  Boo, no run for me this morning....I have no problem with the rain BUT lightening....nope:)  So can't wait to read and be inspired this morning!  Hopefully I can get my FOCUS on!!!!
Please grab my button and super please don't forget to leave some love on the blogs you visit!  It takes 2 seconds and can make a day:)  Also, if you Instagram, don't forget to link up there too using #mondaymadeit
 
 


52 comments:

  1. I love the homework club idea! Your silver (gray) tray looks great with your numbers!!

    Your clothespins are super-cute too. I wish I had the patience for glitter!!!

    Glad my insomnia paid off this week. ;-)

    Abby
    Third Grade Bookworm

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  2. My summer is quickly going away too and I have a bazillion things to accomplish still. Are you using the clothespins for Clip Chart management or something else?

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    1. Loving the clothespins! I made those earlier this summer too and have been glittering everything ever since! You will love the numbering system and not having to re-make everything year after year (or at least I do)!

      Thanks again for being inspirational and sharing!
      Erin
      Short and Sassy Teacher

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    3. O.M.G.!!! There has been a celebrity siting on my blog! I cannot believe that you visited my Monday Made-It AND commented! I'm doing some serious blushing right now!
      Erin
      Short and Sassy Teacher

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  3. I'm going to go read about those numbers -- yours are very cute. Just a little rain here, so I just got in from my run. One of my summer goals - get back to the running program. Started my 4th week this morning :)

    Julie
    Math is Elementary

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  4. Your glittery clothespins are darling! Looks like you have enough glitter to be-dazzle many other items...like your desk...ha! My teaching partner would totally glitter up her high heels for the 1st day of school...she's WiLd! I love the homework club number idea! It puts emphasis on the positive and lets the responsible kiddos shine!
    Thanks for hosting the linky!
    Lizzy from *The Teacher Chick*

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  5. I'm glad you mentioned that you could not get your brain wrapped around one thing! That is totally happening to me this summer. I feel like I'm juggling a million things.. all by my own choice mind you, but still. I'm waiting for the "RELAX" part. :)

    Your glitter clothespins are so fun! I'm thinking of making some with washi tape because my teammate HATES glitter. She is so awesome to teach with, but glitter just makes her skin crawl! LOL
    Enjoy your week!
    Michele

    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

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    1. Michele, I made some last year with glitter scrapbook paper...no mess! Maybe your teammate would be ok with them. =O)
      Wendy
      One Happy Teacher

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  6. Everything turned out great! Your clothespins are beautiful. I'm going to transform (or upcycle) some old trays that I had for the homework club idea. Since I teach 3 classes, I needed to have at least 3 boards. I already have some hanging and didn't use them last year. Now I know exactly what to use them for! Thanks Molly and Tara for the inspiration :)

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  7. These are great Tara! I love the glitter and sparkle. :) I don't think I've ever seen turquoise and lime glitter before...too cute. :)
    Thanks for hosting.
    ~Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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  8. Hi Tara! Since I just started blogging in November, this is my first summer doing MMI! I am loving it :) It is keeping me super motivated, but I know what you mean about your mind being everywhere! My to-do list is growing by the day from all of these creative ideas I am finding on #mondaymadeit! I love the clothespins and will definitely be doing that for this year! I always display written work next to my outside bulletin board and I can't wait to jazz it up with this idea. Thanks for sharing and thanks for MMI!
    Tracey
    The Teacher’s Chair
    Share the Bloglovin’!

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  9. LOVE those glittery clothespins! The homework club idea is fabulous. Thanks for sharing and hosting Monday Made It.

    Krista
    Stellar-Students

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  10. This has been on my to-do list for summer, but I haven't been brave enough to break out the glitter. You just saved me (and my vacuum) some major heartache! :)

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  11. I LOVE those glitter clothespins!!!! I made some last year for my behavior chart! So bright and colorful! Love the lime and turquoise!!

    Sarah
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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  12. Love the Homework Club idea! Saw Molly's and thought I would have to make the glass bead magnets for numbers. I am NOT crafty! I looked for your numbers on TPT in your store and didn't see it. Will you be posting them and the homework sign soon? I am soooo buying them the minute you do!

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  13. I love your blog and your homework club idea. A friend of mine used a similar idea last year. Luckily for me I had a great class that did not need motivation to do homework. I am moving from 2nd to 4th this year and can't wait to get more ideas from you. I have even been inspired to begin my own blog....which is a work in progress. :)

    Mandy
    A Country Teacher: http://acountryteacher.blogspot.com/
    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/A-Country-Teacher

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  14. Really like the numbers on the pan! They are adorable and such a good idea.

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  15. Thank you so much for letting me join again! Your linky helps me get stuff done and off my list!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  16. I loooove this Tara!! I don't know how you do it every single week, but you rock!!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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  17. so happy for your honesty. I am teaching summer school and feel like I am so unproductive. I have a HUGE list of things to make, but I am so tired when I get home from school that nothing gets done. I hate missing out on this great linky, but I feel I am killing myself trying to be a part of it. It's supposed to be fun, right? Not stressful. I am just going to to breathe and try and enjoy and not try and be super blogger!
    Thank you!

    Elizabeth
    Hodges Herald

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  18. Love MMI's!! Tagged mine on Instagram. :) Thanks for keeping this great party going.

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  19. I'm feeling your pain, summer is going by WAY to fast. Students start on Aug. 5 at my school. I love the Homework Club. I went back and read your pinspiration (love the word). I'm afraid in 1st grade I could have a lot of tears each week. I still expect parents to help them with their homework and I usually have several that get no help. Maybe that would encourage them to do what they can for credit.
    Kelly
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  20. I feel the same way about this summer, going by way too fast!! I just made my Homework Club board but it's not as cute as yours! Would you be willing to share your numbers and HC label? I just LOVE them!!!

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  21. My summer just started one week ago...but I already feel like it is going way too fast! I absolutely LOVE your homework club. Thanks for the blog post link - I went right there to check it out. I am definitely going to try it this year. I am off to Hob Lob this afternoon (we just got one near me!). Hopefully I will get it into my next Monday Made-It!
    ~Danielle
    My First Love

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  22. I can't believe it's July! UGH! Thanks so much for the great linky--those clips would match my classroom PERFECTLY!

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  23. I've linked up! :) I really like those glittered clothespins. I am anxious to see how they hold up before I commit to doing some! ;)

    Kim
    Mrs. H's Resource Room

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  24. LOVE!!!!! Your glitter clothespins tuned out great and I love your homework club!!! The numbers are adorable!!! And I love the ribbon you have!! Mine needs a major face lift this summer! I'm with you on the lack of focus this summer... I haven't made one darn crafty thing for my classroom next year! Not one! I need to start working!! At least for now I can look at all the fun crafty projects from your linky! Hopefully that will give me some motivation!! :)

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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  25. Cute projects. :) I'm also not feeling as creative as last summer. I haven't wanted to do anything school related, and I'm starting to feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff to still accomplish before the beginning of the year.... and that's not the fun/cute stuff - just the normal prep!!!

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  26. Tara I LOVE your colors! I'm using blue and green this year as well. I need to make those glitter clothespins asap! I'm going to have to think about the homework club too. Usually my kiddos are pretty good about it (i.e. parents) because they are in 1st grade and there really isn't much. I'll have to see what my class is like this year! Can't wait to start making some things for next year and linking up!
    Rambling About Reading

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  27. Love the Homework Club. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Thanks for hosting the linky party again this week. I know what you mean about not being focused on one thing. With a new baby this summer I am finding it hard to sit down and just get things done too. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
    ✿April✿
    Grade School Giggles

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  29. Tara-- My First Monday Made It-- I am so excited! Thank you for the inspiration and great ideas :) I am new to blogging this week, can't wait to learn more from you and link up again!

    Emily

    Style Closet to Classroom

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  30. I am loving following all of the Monday Made It posts but will not be able to participate with any classroom stuff for a couple of weeks because I cannot get my brain into school! It feels like we just left! I have been doing fun stuff in my house and garden though. I am now folloing MMI on Instagram!

    Lori @
    Bee the Change
    Mrs. Faas’ First Grade

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  31. Hi Tara!! Wow! Lots of link ups already today! I was productive last week but not so much in the Made-It department:( I hope to be back next week:) I love your glitter clothespins and I made some of those last year! The glitter held up beautifully but the thumbtacks I hot glued on the back did not since many of them fell off:( I am saving the clothespins though and will find more uses for them!
    LOVE your homework club with numbers display! I'd say you have been very productive!! I can't wait to check out all the Made-Its! Thanks for hosting an awesome party:)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  32. I'm sorry that you feel unproductive, you always have so many great ideas and I am always inspired by this linky!! Today is my first Monday of summer and I had unexpected house guests so I have nothing to link up. But I have big plans for this week, hoping to capitalize on some end of school ideas and energy while I can. Still loving your color theme - trying to decided on one before I make labels for my binders and bins tomorrow!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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  33. Love your glitter pins! I may have to break down and try this. Glitter gives me the heebie jeebies. Will try to set my OCD aside one afternoon. : )

    Megan

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  34. Tara,
    Your close pins are glitter fabulous!
    Great job!
    I really like your Homework number system too!
    Thanks so much for hosting!
    Julie

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  35. Tara, your glitter clothespins are fantastic and your homework tin is precious! It looks like you have been busy. :) Thanks so much for hosting!

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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  36. Tara - as always your Monday Made-its are fabulous! Thank you for always providing me with great inspiration! Love the Homework Club! And would REALLY L-O-V-E your numbers and sign -- perhaps you will post those in your TPT store? :o)
    Debbie

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  37. Wow. You have been very productive. Both projects look really great.
    Have a good evening.

    School Is a Happy Place

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  38. Love those glitter clothespins! The colors are perfect! They will sparkle in your classroom with your new theme!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  39. I always get so excited to see your Monday Made It posts! I love your projects and want to try the homework club with my class. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Wendy
    One Happy Teacher

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  40. Wow your blog is fantastic! I love your glitter clothespins! I wanted to make something similar to that but with scrapbooking paper!

    Stephanie
    Grooving Through Fourth Grade

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  41. Thanks for hosting Tara! Love the glitter.

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  42. Thank you very much for the Homework Club freebie! You're work is awesome!

    Jodi

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  43. This is such a great place to find inspiration. I really enjoy coming here for ideas!

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  44. It's like I was reading my own writing when you wrote about the unfocused summer of 2013! I'm glad it's not just me! Here's to major productivity in the second half. :)

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  45. Thank you so much for the Homework Club freebie! I pinned that baby (and downloaded of course)! It is so adorable and so organized! I really appreciate it!
    3 Teacher Chicks

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  46. I just wanted you to know that I added your linky to my new weekly linky page on my blog! I am so excited about participating in Monday Made It and I wanted other people (who may not already know) to find you! Thanks again! Now I just have to make something!
    Amy
    3 Teacher Chicks Weekly Linkies

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  47. How did you get the ribbon to stay and how did you hang your Homework Club display? I'm worried the pan may be too heavy!

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