Monday Made It: Aug. 5

Monday, August 5, 2013
I can’t believe it’s already August!  Where did the time go?!  This is probably my last Monday Made It post for awhile.  It’s time to get all my previous projects together and set up my classroom.  Hopefully, I’ll have some classroom pics to share soon.

New project…
I made shelf markers out of paint sticks.  I got this idea from Mrs. Jones Teaches and I’m hoping it will help keep my classroom library more organized. I assign my students numbers each year.  The plan is for the kids to use “their” shelf marker when selecting a book. Not only will the kids know where to put their books when they are finished, but I will also be able to tell with a quick glance who has a book checked out.

Mrs. Jones’s shelf markers are definitely cuter than mine but I’m starting to feel the pressure to finish up with the crafty stuff so I can get the room put together. 

Another new project…
Lots of people have been adding READ signs to their classrooms.  I LOVE every single sign I’ve seen.  However, I decided to be a little different.  I created a TRY sign.  I want my students to remember to keep trying.  Sometimes things get difficult but you can’t succeed unless you TRY.

Old project…
I made this last summer but I’m sharing it anyway.  We do A LOT of cutting and gluing in my classroom.  That causes A LOT of trips to the trash can and that causes A LOT of commotion.  Last year I solved that problem by putting mini trash cans at each table.  It worked really well for me.  These are cheap pots that I bought at Walmart and decorated by adding fabric.

I can’t wait to check out what everyone else has been up to.  Have a great week!


  1. Your trash can is super cute, and I love the words try! I am going to be doing LEARN this week as my MMI. I am really excited and hope it turns out ok! :)

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  2. I love the idea of having mini trashcans. It's way better than all the stray scraps that never make it to the trashcan.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Thanks for the shout out! :) I think yours will work great. And the kids won't care what they look like.

    Mrs. Jones Teaches

  4. I'm in LOVE with your TRY sign. I had to laugh because that is SO what I need in my room. It's amazing what happens with a little effort. LOL. Super cute!!

    The Teaching Thief



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