Alright, I am ready for my first Monday Made it! I am so excited! I have been checking it out for weeks and now it's my turn! 4th grade Frolics you are genius!
So, here's what I made today:
First Day Name Badges
I got these from Sarah Cooley on Teachers Pay Teachers. You can get them here. They are totally free! I printed them, laminated them, cut, punched a hole, and tied some yarn through the hole. I wrote my student's name after being laminated in permanent marker. I plan to use these name tags for a few days if I need to and collect them at the end. Using permanent marker on laminate means I can use nail polish remover to wipe off and use next year!
One time, I made name tags and put them all together and they got soooo tangled. It was a complete nightmare. So, this time I wrapped the string around each nametag and used a paperclip to secure the string.
***You wouldn't believe this, but we actually got our classlist in May! This is the first time I have wrote the names on stuff because I am nervous my list has changed! I am just keeping my fingers crossed that they didn't make a ton of changes! :)
NOT MY IDEA!! I got this idea from one of my lovely teammates. She is amazing and I told her to start her own blog. Girl, if you are reading this please start your own blog...you are so inspirational!!! :)
Well, I was originally going to make privacy folders out of file folders and packaging tape. When my teammate told me about how she did her's last year, I had to do it! Two pocket folders are so cheap right now! All you do is staple two folders together (the left of one on top of the left side of another...does that make sense?). Then, you're done! So easy! Cheap, too! For a class of 20, you need 40 folders, but I got 50 just in case! I am so excited about these!!!!
My first Monday Made It complete! I know, not super artsy or crafty, but at least it's something! Now, go LINK UP!
FYI, it is 99 degrees today in the Windy City. It is TERRIBLE! I managed to go to the gym and stop at Walmart to get these
5 bookshelves from Walmart! They are black and were only $15.84. I am planning to put a shelf at each table with supplies and book baskets. I am all about organization this year! I got the idea from Jessica over at Dandelions and Dragonflies. Her classroom is beautiful!
These bad boys are 35 pounds each. There was no way I was going to take them all the way home and carry them up my huge flight of stairs! So, I drove to school (I was only 10 minutes away) and asked the office staff if I could put them in my class. They said yes! I made 5 trips to the car carrying these shelves into my classroom. I was SWEATING like crazy! Probably should have picked another day to move furniture into my classroom...but oh, well at least it's done! In honor of my hard work, I decided to stop and get this:
and then I instantly felt better. :)
Well, before I go I must say thank you to Anne over at Growing my Kindergarten. She nominated me for my first award! Yay, I couldn't be more excited! Thank you so much, Anne!
This award is named for the german word "Liebster", which translates to "beloved" or "favorite" and is given to a "new, up and coming blogger".