Ok....had to scramble to get this weeks Monday Made Its done....I think the closer I get to the school year, the further I am pushing it out of my head.....lol. So that leaves me a hot mess over the weekend trying to get a made it or two done.
I will give Kim your email and then you can talk to her about your bracelets. Thanks to everyone who entered and read Kim's story. Such a neat way to "save" books and help our environment as well. Those bracelets would make awesome gifts:)
OK, on to my made its....
The kitchen is coming along slowly. Here are a few pics of updates:
All upper and lower new cabinets are in:) (don't look at the walls, they are a hot mess. We will be tiling under the cabinets once countertop is in)
This little reno. kinda grew...we ended up getting appliances too (except refrigerator) SO excited about this BUT got stainless everything and the fingerprints are about to put me in a padded room!!! Anyone have any cleaning tips for stainless????
This is the new little light fixture I picked out for over our sink. I love it:)
Tile progress. Told ya I have a "hallway" kitchen!
More cabinets and another shot of the light above the sink.
Got these cleaned up and ready to be put on. They were on our old cabinets. They are brushed nickel from Restoration Hardware and I kinda love them so hoping they will look good. Can ya see the silver theme going on in there..lol...stainless appliances, nickel lights and hardware...
Hoping now that the cabinets are in they can come measure for the counter and that that won't be a super long time. Still sooooo much to do but lots of progress!
I did manage 2 made its for my classroom. The first is a book checkout system idea from Christina at Bunting, Books and Bright Ideas! She blogged about it HERE.
Then, Jessica at Mrs. Heeren's Happenings made up an adorable set using numbers and it's a freebie. I saw this on Instagram and HAD to have it. So I didn't make it....I downloaded, printed, laminated and cut it out:)
Thanks Jessica letting me snag your adorable pic:)
I am sooooo hoping this works for my kiddos. I have a terrible time keeping track of my classroom library and at the end of last year, realized a couple of my read aloud books were missing:((( One being The One and Only Ivan:( Big sad face and tears! So I am so hoping this will help me track books. I have a librarian as one of my jobs in my classroom but LOVE Christina's idea of having them be in charge of the book checkout station. So thanks Christina for the great idea and thanks Jessica for making such a cute freebie!
Kinda of excited about this next idea. Got this inspiration from Pinterest:)
Chalkboard speech bubbles:)
The wood I used for these is super thin. I took a pic of the sticker on it if you wanted to make some too! It's a big sheet. I got 4 good sized speech bubbles out of one sheet. I made mine really big so you would get more if you made them smaller.
First I drew the bubble on with a sharpie:) These are pretty big....at least one foot by one foot...some bigger. I wanted them big enough to write more and write large enough that the kids could read them from their seats:)
Then I used a jigsaw and just followed the lines. Gotta say I was pretty proud of myself for cutting them out:)
Once they are cut out, I sanded the edges. I thought I had sanded them really well but when I went to paint them I was surprised at how rough they still seemed. My hubs said it's because the wood is so thin, it splinters.
Last I painted them with chalkboard paint, 2 coats and then did some little white dashes around the edges:) I'm going to hang them up around my classroom and use them for all sorts of things....
-favorite book quotes
-science or math questions
-a reading response question
-student's fave book quotes
SOOOOOO many ways to use them:) Can't wait!