Monday Made It - Summer Week #9

Happy Monday!!!
It's getting real ya'll.....I'm going into my classroom today!!!!  What?!  Our official teacher day back is the 12th BUT I want my sweet daughter to help me before she moves and this is the only, we're doing it!!!  Stay tuned for lots of pics of the process:)
I don't have a lot of made its.....I feel like I haven't had a lot each week all summer:/  Don't know what my deal  Yes I do....I trying to suck up all the summer I can with my kids:)))))) 
MOST importantly, I am making memories with my kids.  My son starts college today!!!  His college is close so I get to keep him home a little longer:)  My daughter is leaving this weekend for Tallahassee to start her masters.  I am so happy for both of them and incredibly proud of them!  We have had a wonderful summer.......memories.  THAT is what matters ya'll!!
I have to confess......I SOOOOO wanted to change up my classroom colors a little this's a sickness.  They were new last year, so why change?  I decided to leave things and here's why....I KNEW I would have stressed myself out remaking EVERYTHING...and didn't want that...remember memories???  BUT I did decided to tweak a few things and make a few small changes so I made new team tub and team (hang over the group) signs:)

This made it took me a little while to put together.  The idea is from the amazing Abby at The Inspired Apple.  I loved this idea.  I'm going to have it out for open house and the first week of school to help my new kiddos get to know a little more about me:)
Meet Mrs. Eiken bulletin board:)


Kitchen update!  Floors finally done...whew that took a while!  Cabinets in and done but don't have the knobs and pulls on countertop and sink are gonna be here Tuesday:)  Getting there, a bit at a time;)
Now it's your turn:)  Can't wait to see everyone's fun!  Thank you all for linking up and sharing this summer;)  Not sure how much longer the weekly ones will continue.....I may have to switch back to monthly soon:)  My life is about to get real CRAY!!!!!
Have a blessed Monday!!



  1. Making memories with your kids really is the best Made It of all isn't it? I love your back to school bulletin board. that is a great idea. I also love the intricate design of your kitchen tile. Can't wait to see the whole thing finished.
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. Making memories are so important! I know you have made a ton of wonderful memories with your family this summer! Your kitchen looks wonderful and I LOVE your bulletin board :)
    Fun in Room 4B

  3. LOVE the bulletin board about you. I just might have to do that :) Summer is the best time for memories! I also slacked major on doing anything teacher related this summer. It was the first summer I wasn't working and didn't have grad school classes. I took my 3 year old out of school for the summer and we spent 2 months doing whatever we wanted each day! He actually goes back today. Wah. I guess that means time to get busy with back to school..... I hope you enjoy your last weeks of summer!!

    Dirty Hands & Lesson Plans

  4. Your family is just too cute! Not to mention that I think you have made plenty this summer. My goal was to make 1 craft a week. Then my craft had to be simple enough that my girls could help me. Thanks for all of the inspiration!
    Take care,

  5. I feel the same way about my colors- was gonna change them and realized how much it would actually stress me out!! I wish we had til the 12th... :( Today is my first day back without kids- and kids are the 5th! Eek!! Have a great day with your daughter!

    1. What, we go back today? Oh shoot, I am skipping the first day of school! Ha ha! Oh well, I will report tomorrow! Hope you were able to tackle everything you needed today.

  6. I have felt the same way about making things. I'm always thinking ahead so that I have something for Monday Made It! :) I love your classroom colors (but I may be biased because they are the same as mine were last year). I think those new labels will do the trick. They are CUTE!

    Creativity to the Core

  7. Those group and table signs are adorable and I love love love your meet the teacher board!!!

  8. I hope you have a super productive day in your classroom today! l love your first Made It - a great reminder - summer goes by soooo fast! Thanks for hosting each week : )

  9. That's a really cute Meet the Teacher board! It will be great for Open House!


  10. I love Abby's idea of the Meet the Teacher board! Looks GREAT!
    Sarah from Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)

  11. So true . . .making memories very important. That meet the teacher board is cute!
    The Techie Playground 

  12. Your board is so cool! Your students are definitely going to enjoy learning all about you. My daughter is only 3-months old but I am really starting to understand the memories thing. It's already going by too fast!

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple

  13. I love all your made its! The team signs are adorable and your Meet the Teacher board is beautiful. Enjoy your last few moments with your kiddos before college... that's the most important made it of all. :)
    Tales of a Teacher

  14. I always used to make a mini bulletin board about myself...I love your idea! I think I am going to do a version of that myself. Thanks for the ideas and the link up! Have a wonderful week...

  15. I really like your Meet the Teacher Board. A great way for parents and students to really get to know you. Like you, I have a HS graduate going to college this fall. She will be going to Culinary School. Thank goodness she is close to home so that we can sample some of her creations. :) Best of luck with your transitions.

  16. Your new labels are too cute!! I agree- memories with family and friends is the most important Made-it ever! Love your chevron dress (or shirt?) in your picture with your daughter! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Selling the Sizzle

  17. Love your meet the teacher board. But do I have time to do one? Seriously, how can I not, it is precious, but am I going to stress myself trying to get it done? Ack, the stress is creeping in, I go back tomorrow! Enjoy all the moments with your daughter, congrats and good luck to he on this transition!

  18. Good luck to your son with his new adventure to college!!! You have been making some great memories, I'm sure. I really like your bulletin board all about you for school. I have done several "Getting to Know Mrs. Bentin' projects in the past but have never thought about making a board like that. Good luck in your classroom. I'm anxious to get into mine as well...and your tile floor looks amazing! I bet it feels so good to have it complete! Have a great weekk.
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  19. I love the teacher bulletin board! I'm going to have to make that for my room!

    Learning is for Superstars
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  20. I love the all about me board! I've done an all about me basket, with things to share with the kiddos. But a board can stay up longer and is good for parents to see. Thanks for sharing!
    Kidpeople Classroom

  21. I love the Meet the Teacher board. How stinking cute! Making memories is more important than anything else you could make. I love having the summers with my own kiddos. It's simply the best!
    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

  22. I adore your made-its and your new color palette! I hope you're having a great time soaking up as much girl time as possible! I'll get one week of Sister Time before she's off to Houston for grad school...I can't wait!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  23. I love your bulletin board! I want to make one now! haha I just don't really have anywhere to put it in my classroom. :-p

  24. I LOVE your teacher board and the team labels! Would love a copy of the team labels and the headers you used on your teacher board if you are willing to share them! ;) yes, making memories with your kids is VERY important! I too have decided I didn't want the stress, not to mention all the money spent, on changing my room this year...maybe next year! ;)

  25. LOVE your Meet the Teacher board! Such a great idea!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  26. I wanted to change my colors too, but decided not to deal with the stress!! I love your kitchen floor!! It's such a great pattern!

  27. Your kitchen is looking A-MAY-ZING! So glad you are getting to make some memories with your children. My little guy is 7 and just the thought of him heading out to college makes me tear up!

    Primary on the Prowl

  28. You and your daughter (twin sister) are beautiful! I love your bulletin board-your students are going to love seeing your personal life! :) We need to catch up!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  29. I hear ya on summer flying by and spending time with the family! I have been focusing on that too and have barely done any school work! I won't feel so guilty after tomorrow and Wednesday because our team is going in for curriculum work. I LOVE your board for Open House! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  30. I love your meet the teacher board!

    Down the Learning Road

  31. Love that you are spending so much time with your family! That is the most important thing! Your kitchen looks like it's coming along nicely!! We've been keeping busy with ours too. Can't wait to have a functioning kitchen again :)

    AmberMrs. Masters’ Kinder Love

  32. So fantastic that you are making memories with your children. That is one thing we should all take the time to do. Love the team signs. I have always had "groups", I am changing it to teams now. I think it will promote a greater sense of working together. Super meet the teacher bulletin board. Our kiddos want to know we are "real" people The kitchen is really coming along, the floor looks fantastic. Really like the pattern they used for the tile. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Luv My Kinders>

  33. I love all of your "Made Its!" I want to link up. but I haven't made a thing yet...I'm gearing up. I especially love your "meet" bulletin board. Julie

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