Monday, August 27, 2012

Gotta Love Monday Made-Its....I've Got A Freebie!!

I am so thankful to Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for starting Monday Made-Its.  While I love creating curriculum it has been soooo much fun making some crafty stuff! I get just plain giddy as Monday approaches!

Monday Made-It #1:  Pick Me Pot
My daughter and I love to spend an afternoon painting at our local Crock N Doodle.  I thought this would be a great way to make a "Pick Me Pot" for my classroom.  I was thrilled with how it turned out!  I wonder how long it will take for one of my little munchkins to knock it off the counter?

Monday Made-It #2Daily 5 Book Boxes {Freebie}
I am going to be starting the Daily 5 this fall for the first time.  I am super excited because I have heard nothing but awesomeness about the program!!  I have had so many aha moments while reading the book.  So I wanted to make book boxes for my little kidlettes.  They were a bit of work but definitely worth it!  I bought the boxes at Ikea so they were really affordable.  I used scrapbook paper from Walmart, Mod Podge, and some cuties I made on the computer.  The long side of the box will face out so I used scrapbook paper to cover it.  I added a piece of ribbon and a co-ordinating paper square.  I covered the whole thing with Mod Podge for durability.  I made signs that match the Daily 5 to go on each side of the box and a cuties label for the front of the box.  I made name tags with the kid's name on them and I used velcro to attach them to the box.  Oh, boy I hope the pictures do a better job of explaining them than I just did!!

I covered all the sides with Mod Podge and then sprayed them with Acrylic sealer to get rid of the tacky feeling Mod Podge leaves behind.

Okay so tell me you are ubber excited about my book boxes!!!!  I have included a FREEBIE for you just in case you want to make your own.  Just click HERE to get a copy for yourself:)

Monday Made-It #3:  Book Bin Labels Collection For Your Classroom Library
I am super excited that I finally got around to making labels for my classroom library.  I had seen a lot of cute sets out there but to be honest I wanted mine to have MelonHeadz graphics.  You can never have enough MelonHeadz!  I made 118 different labesl to choose from and I included sticker labels so you can label the books as well.  Here's a peek and if you are interested in a set for yourself then pop over to my TpT store.


Monday Made-It #4:  Personalized Teacher Business Cards
I have seen these in lots of different places and I thought they are a great way to send a good first impression to the parents in your class.  They took no time at all and I found printable magnetic sheets at Staples ~ awesome!  You just print on them and cut them out with regular scissors.



This is available at my TpT store in an editable format.  All you have to do is choose the card that best suits you, insert your information, and then print them out.  I have included 9 female images, 3 males images, and one substitute teacher.  They are super cute and of course use MelonHeadz graphics!

Made-It @ Home:  Another Week of Still Being "Cool" In My Daughter's Eyes!!
(1)  We went to the Wam Bam 2012 concert and boy it was awesome!  Mind you I felt really old!!  The concert played for 7 hours!  The headlining groups were Owl City, Carly Rae Jepson, and The Wanted!!

(2) Like every other 12 year old girl in the world ~ my daughter, Julia, LOVES the group "One Direction."  They have these "pop-up" stores that literally "pop-up" for one month and then they're gone.  I laughed when I took this picture because you would almost think they were really there!

(3)  Julia has wanted to get the tips of her hair dyed for awhile.  She is very quiet, not at all rebellious, compassionate, gentle, thoughtful..... the mommy list goes on and on:)  Anywhooooo... she is only 12 so have fun, right?  There are too many years that she'll have to do it the conventional way. 
What fun!! 

I am finally off to set up my classroom {we only get 3 days!} so I better boogie!
Thanks for stopping by!

Bye for now,


  1. Where did you get those book boxes? I CANNOT find anything for less than $1 :(

    1. I got the boxes at Ikea in packs of 5 but I can't remember what I paid for them. I know that Ikea was definitely the cheapest I had seen them.

  2. I love the stuff you made. I am definitely checking out those business cards. Great idea! Tell your daughter that I love her hair!!!

    Life's A Beach in First Grade

    1. Thanks for stopping by! You made my daughter's day by commenting on her hair:) Thank you!

  3. I love your book boxes, book labels and business cards. They are all precious. I'm glad I found your blog. I an't wait to take a look around. I'm your newest follower.

  4. Hi! I have visited your blog several times over the summer so I am glad you came to visit me:)

  5. I love the book boxes. I have been wanting to make these but unfortunately can't find any affordable ones. We have no Ikea near here:(. I will definitely use your printables if I find some cheap boxes!

  6. I love your "Pick Me" pot.. what a great idea! My little one loves to go to our local crafting place and once they re-open I might have to go with her for some mommy - daughter crafting fun! Did you make the stars? I love them!!! Oh and your daughters hair is awesome - I wish I had done some fun things like that when I was younger, not to sure the parents would like to see their kids Kindergarten teacher show up with brightly colored hair!! :)

    MaMa Goose’s Kindergarten

  7. Your "Pick me pot" is sooo cute!!! I just have popsicle sticks in a mason jar, but this is so much cuter!! If only I had summer time back to get it done!

    Lessons with Laughter

  8. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 5 post on Sep. 11, 2012. Thanks again.