Monday, August 6, 2012

Productive Weekend for Monday Made It!

Kicking it into high gear in order to get things ready for the beginning of the school year! I tackled several projects this weekend, and I'm excited to share some of them with you for Tara's Monday Made It Linky Party. All of my projects this week were created using awesome FREEBIES from generous fellow bloggers. A huge thanks to all those bloggers out there who have great back-to-school products! Most of my projects required lots of printing, cutting out, mounting, laminating, and then cutting out again (which was perfect to do with the Olympics in the background).

Here is a picture of my new best friend... my personal laminator from Walmart. Make sure when you buy one that you also stop by Sam's Club to get a package of 200 laminating pouches for under $20.

Classroom Project #1- Teacher Binder:
I finally put together a teacher binder using helpful freebies from two different TPT stores- First Grade Scoop and A Year of Many "Firsts." A few months ago I saw a Pinterest pin about a teacher binder, and ever since I have wanted one. The original pin that inspired me was from Beyond the Grades. This was such a simple project to put together, and I'm excited to start off the year with all my paperwork organized!

Classroom Project #2- A Back to School Activity
Next, I am working on planning out the first few weeks, and so I was excited when I found Jennifer's @ Herding Kats in Kindergarten "I have... Who has?" game. I think this will be a great way to introduce all our school supplies while also having fun as a class.

Classroom Project #3- Welcome Pennant
I love all the pennants popping up all over the blogging world. I decided to join in by making Tammy's (from Live, Love, Laugh Everyday in Kindergarten) Welcome Pennant. The bright, cheerful colors make me smile :)

Classroom Project #4- Book Hospital
Don't you love when kids come over a few times a day to report a rip, tear, or book catastrophe? This is where the book hospital basket will come to the rescue. Kids will know to put books with any boo-boos in the basket, so I can perform surgery. I used a label I found on Judy's KinderTastic blog and a basket from the Dollar Tree to create my hospital!

Classroom Project #5- Framed To Do Lists
A fun way to keep those To Do Lists organized rather than 100 post-it notes. I bought a few frames from the Dollar Tree, and printed off fun stationary from Cassandra @ Adventures in Room 5 to insert inside the frame. Now all I need is a huge pack of colorful Dry Erase markers.

Motivational Project-
Lastly, I loved this little quote poster from Mrs. Miner which she featured as a freebie on her wonderful blog called Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business. I will keep this hung up all year and will refer back to it often!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to keep hopping along... I know I am looking forward to seeing all the amazing projects from this week's party.

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  1. Good Morning - you have been busy! I really like the idea of the book hospital - I'm going to have to borrow that from you :)
    And the binder idea - I've seen those, but not the freebies. That might be enough to make me want to do that, too.
    Hope you have a great week,

  2. Book hospital and teacher binder are both on my list of things to do...the list just keeps getting longer and longer and I am running out of time!
    Thanks for sharing what you made. :)

    Blessings of Teaching

  3. Love your teacher binder! Your dividers are super cute!

    Success in Second Grade
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  4. Love all of your stuff. You've been busy. I need to get on my teacher binder.

  5. Love the book hospital...too cute!

  6. My dad bought me a laminater for christmas a few years the time I thought he was crazy and wanted to return it, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE mine! I had a parent keep me in supply of pouches last year too! Found you through Made it Monday and I am your newest follower :)