Monday Made It - July 29

It's go time people.  Wednesday is my first official day back and I am praying I can get into my classroom to get a few things done today....fingers crossed!!!
My Made Its have mostly consisted of lots of printing, laminating, and cutting out!!! 
I made book luggage tags for my kiddos....yes, yes, I know.......what if my class list changes....then it changes.  If not, I'm all set:)
I finally printed my a set of my Math Headers for ME! (they're kinda all flung on the fridge  This is a new color set I added because I am a spaz and had to remake it a million times:)
Made my desk tags:)  Love how they turned out:)
Made my Just Doin' My Job signs:) 
I am over the moon excited about this one!
This is my birthday jar.  I got this idea from SUGARSNAPBEAN on Instagram!  Isn't it the cutest.  I love this idea for birthdays this year.  Last year I did crazy straws.  This jar is filled with Scento markers.....clearance at Michaels:)
So instead of getting a straw this year, they will get a Scento marker:)  I think this is so fun!  Thanks bunches Sugarsnapbean for the inspiration:)
My daughter said it looks like the markers were photo bombing this pic!!!  LOL! much as I would love to be reading through all the link ups.....I am really hoping that as you all are linking, I am able to get into my classroom!!!!  Either way, can't wait to see all the fun inspiring ideas:)  Don't forget to grab my button and leave some love on the blogs you visit:)


  1. Love the Birthday marker idea! I have not seen any clearance Scentos, but I will start looking. Your desk tags are just adorable too. I am off to school this week too! Tuesday is the official day and the kiddos come back on the 5th. Good luck in the new school year!!

    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  2. The markers really do look like they are photo-bombing. Love the idea of the birthday jar. I haven't ever done one, but think I might need to start this. All I do for birthdays is let the kids stand on the table(breaking the rules for their birthday) and the class sings to them. They dig it!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Tara,
    I hope you can get in today. That little banner on the birthday jar is the cutest thing I've EVER seen. I love the idea of the scento marker. Way to keep it FRESH. I need to change up mine too. I love all of your nameplates and luggage tags. Now I can go to bed. LOL

  4. Guess it pays to stay up late! I am so excited to be fifth on my first Monday Made It Linky! This is such a great idea and I love being part of it! :) I am also in love with the birthday idea! Just added it to my "TO DO" list.
    from Well, Michelle?

  5. LOVE the name strips! I always get a little greedy with my ink when it comes to their desk labels. Lol! May have to give it a go this year. Glad to join you for my first Made It Monday Linky!

  6. OMG! I totally love the birthday jar and markers! I am always at a loss on what to do for birthdays. Students get to work at my desk on their birthday; something they totally love! But pencils and bookmarks get old. I am definitely adding this to my classroom this year!

  7. Looks like you are all ready to go! I hope you were able to get into your classroom today. Love your birthday jar. I'm sure the markers will be a hit!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  8. I love the birthday jar with the markers! that is super cute..:) All your printed projects are adorable! Thanks for hosting...have a blessed day!

    Keep Calm & Imagine

  9. I'm back Wed too and heading to my classroom today. Good luck this week! :)
    ideas by jivey
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  10. I love this linky! I have been looking forward to it each week! Thank you so much! I think your name strips are super adorable - I usually get my husband to write the names because his handwriting is much neater than mine but I might have to print them out this year!
    Laura ~ First Grade Spies

  11. I love your luggage tags - and I hope your class list does not change. I usually can not wait to start putting their names on things and then am making last minute adjustments the day before - but I feel better having the majority done! I can not wait to see pictures of your classroom with all your amazing things! Hope you were able to get in there today and set up! Thanks for hosting!!

  12. I'm hoping you are in your room right at this moment! I love your birthday jar! I might have to be making a trip to Michaels to see if any of those Scentos are left in my area (probably not...but hey, it's a trip to Michaels). Everything you printed, laminated and cut is adorable. Happy classroom decorating :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  13. Your room is going to be SO bright and fun. That birthday jar is so festive. Your kids are going to be itching to get into it! :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  14. I am so jealous that you know your class list. We don't find out until "Meet the Teacher" night. I would LOVE to have personalized desk tags, but, obviously, there won't be time for that! Love the birthday jar, too! :)

    Miss R's Room

  15. I love the color combination you're using for nametags, etc.! Very cute - I'm sure your students will love it. I especially like the luggage tags.

    Learning in the Little Apple

  16. I love your color scheme you are using. The colors go together so well. All of your stuff turned out cute. Thanks for hosting and sharing.


  17. Cute birthday idea! What kid doesn't love a smelly marker!

    For the Love of First Grade

  18. Good luck with the first days back at school! Thanks so much for hosting this party. Every week I find some new ideas.

    Third Grade Galore

  19. I love the colours of your names! Sweet!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  20. Love those math headers and name tags! May I ask, do you print all that stuff in color on your personal printer?

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  21. I hear you with the laminating and cutting and cutting and cutting.... LOVE that pennant sign! TOOOOOOO cute! Have a great first day!

  22. I love your birthday jar! I may need to add that to my to do list!

    Thanks for hosting! I LOVE Mondays because of it :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  23. Your birthday jar is so cute Tara! I love it! :)

  24. I can't believe your first day back is Wednesday-eek! I hope today is a productive day for you (thinking lots of good thoughts for you). I absolutely love that birthday jar. I did the birthday pencils again this year, but the jar of Scentos is so fun!! Awesome idea.

    Good luck today!

    Primarily Speaking

  25. I'm loving all of the wonderfulness, Tara--especially the name plates.
    I am sending you back-to-school prayers and good wishes, Sweet BlogFriend of mine!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE all your colors this year! Everything looks amazing! I've actually been printing and laminating your stuff this morning! Good luck going back to school! I know you'll be off to a wonderful start of a great new school year!
    Rambling About Reading

  27. I can't believe you go back on Wednesday!! Are you going to keep weekly Monday Made It going until summer ends? I feel like I'm just getting started, haha!! :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  28. Oh I love your nametags!

    And that birthday jar is AWESOME.

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  29. Love the birthday jar! Your room is going to be amazing...LOVE the colors and style!

    One Happy Teacher

  30. Love all of your colors! Your name tags are my favorite that I've seen. I love the birthday jar! Good luck on your first week back! Thanks for sharing all of your amazing ideas!!!

  31. Your made its look wonderful! All the best to you as you start your new year--your kids will love all of the goodies you have made!

    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

  32. Love the birthday jar idea. I usually scramble to find my bookmarks and notes. Thinking I will preassemble this and have it all in one place - and the markers will be FUN! I start back this week too. Too soon!

  33. Love, love, love your Monday Made-Its this week! Your classroom colors are so bright and cheerful and look awesome on the labels, desk tags,etc. I will be rushing out to get the birthday markers tonight!

    Thanks for hosting an awesome link!

    Read With Me ABC

  34. Love everything Tara! Do you have a template for your book luggage for sale? We would all so buy it! Love the Birthday jar!! You are wonderful :-)

  35. I love your Happy Birthday mini-bunting! Would you consider putting it up in your store or here for download?
    ❤ Karen
    Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade

  36. Hope you got in and got lots done today! LOVE your Made-Its! And dang girl, how cheap were those Scentos markers to get a whole class set?! I'll have to go check it out! :D

    Teach On.

  37. This is my first Monday Made It link up. What fun! Thanks so much!

    :) Shelley

    The Perks of Teaching Primary

  38. LOVE the birthday jar idea - I must do something like this. I know even my bigger kiddos would love this idea!

    Runde's Room

  39. Love love love your birthday jar!!! Have a great first day back. Hope you were able to sneak in!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  40. LOVE the kids' name strips. Is that template in your store????

  41. I'm your newest follower! I finally have the hang of linking up so I can't wait to join this linky! I LOVE all the things you made! You are super talented!

    Floating Through Fifth

  42. Your stuff is so cute!

    I totally stole your Scentos idea. I got a whole bunch last week, but I kept on wanting to go back and get more, but I had no reason to do gave me one!

    At my Michael's they were 30 cents each and then I got the teacher discount on top of it - it was nice!

    Thanks for the linky!!

    Bitty Bilinguals

  43. Tara, you are wonderful! I am a 3rd year teacher and I LOVE your site so much for ideas and links to helps and freebies! Thank you for all the ways you give through this blog... and inspire. You've made my life so much easier and my class more interesting. :) My kids are going to love Homework Club, quiet critters and the birthday jar. And all I had to do was print, laminate and cut most things from your generous freebies. BEST to you!!! xoxo, Natalie


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