Friday was my last day with kids and today I go in and do all the busy stuff....I'm mostly packed up and although my mind needs a "break", I am already planning for next year! Monday Made It can be a blessing and a curse...lol. On one hand, it keeps me accountable because I have weekly deadlines to make and on the other, it can stress me out;)
Having said that, I'm ready to roll! I want to thank Greg, "Smorgie" for kicking off weekly Monday Made It while I was finishing up the last week with my kiddos! Before I share my made its, I thought I would go over the "rules" for Monday Made It for any new followers, linkers, or bloggers:) Now, by rules I basically mean reminders.
I would LOVE for anyone to link up this summer. Each "linky" will be open to link up for a week, then a new one will start! Here are a few reminders for linking up:
1) I have NO problem with you introducing a new product you made...I do it and will do it on occasion...BUT DO NOT connect the image you link up in my linky directly to your TPT shop. This one I am going to be strict about. If you want to show something you made, link to your blog, introduce it and then link to TPT from there. If you link directly to TPT from the linky image that appears here, I will delete it. (make sense?)
2) Yes, I am a teacher BUT I am also human and have a life outside of teaching! That means some of my made its will NOT be teaching/school related. I would also love all of you to feel the freedom to do that as well. We all have other hobbies and activities we do on top of teaching, so share:) I shouldn't have to say this but I have gotten unkind comments in the past because I posted about my gardening or house things....if you don't want to see that then please just don't follow the linky and please don't leave unkind comments.
3) Speaking of comments, please leave some love on the blogs you visit:) You never know how your kind words might make a day!!
Ok...enough of that! Let's MADE IT!!!
If you follow me on Instagram (taraeiken) or my FB fan page, you will have seen that I made the decision to do a little classroom, color makeover.....crazy, I know....because after I "jumped in", I realized I will have to remake EVERYTHING!!!!! The good news is that almost all of my crates, bins, other thingies....will match!!!!
After I made this, I fell in love with the cute kids and colors so that started my makeover:)
I got this new fabric and ribbons and they all match so well! I'm super excited to have some pink in my classroom! It's my favorite color:)
A few years ago, one of my made its was new dry erase boards. You can read all the details about that here. I decided to try and get another year out of them. Some of my helpers stripped off the old tape and cleaned the boards (as clean as they would get) which left me with this sticky pile:/
Yes, the outsides of the boards were a mess but I felt like the middles were usable again so thought I would give it a shot. First I found some new duct tape that would match my new colors:
Then I sat and added new tape to the sides of all my boards:) You can see the edges of these are a mess but the tape covers that right up:)
Super easy and super cute!
All set and ready for a new year!
Tip: the scissors get a little gummy cutting the duct tape. You will have to stop and wipe them off every once in a while so they cut good:) Other than that, super easy project and yay for another year with these boards!!
I also printed, laminated, and put these together with some of the fun ribbon I got:) I still have to paint some clothes pins for the going home strip....that will be a different Monday:)
and that does it for me this week:) Pacing myself...lol. Can't wait to see what this summer has in store for us all and all the linky goodies!! Don't forget to grab my button for your post:)