Monday Made It Item #1: Dr. Seuss Quote Poster (and you can have it, too!)
This is a poster I made for my reading area. I just printed it out like normal and used the poster-maker at school to enlarge it. It turned out great! One of the first grade teachers asked if she could have one, too! If you would like a copy, I've uploaded it to google docs. Just click here. Enjoy! :)
Monday Made It Item #2: Binder Covers!
|I just realized... I know my OCD is a bit extreme, but I did a really good job of eye-balling those labels... I didn't even compare them as I was gluing them on. Huh, I'm impressed. :)|
P.S. If you have a Sam's Membership or know anyone who does, go there for your binders. I got an 4-pack of 2-inch binders for $11!
Monday Made It Item #3: Hall Pass Sign and Tags!
Tara's (at 4th Grade Frolics) hall pass sign pinned for months knowing that I would eventually get around to it. Then, last Monday, I saw THE CUTEST hall passes on Rie's blog (Hip, Hop, Hooray!). They are genius! It absolutely grosses me out that students have to carry hall passes to the bathroom. And when they come back wet.... BARF!!! With these, the kids can clip the hall pass to their shirts no matter where they're going!! Again, genius! So, I got up from my couch, found my keys and wallet, and headed to Walmart for a wood sign ($6?), paint (bottles and paint pens - $6), ribbon ($3), badge clips and holders ($1.88 for a 12 pack of each - so a little less than $4). Aww, man, I wish I hadn't put those prices down... I didn't realize how much I'd spent! Poo! I'm not going to go into detail about how I painted the board... You can figure it out, but I will mention that the green and gold paint are metallic! It looks pretty neat! And I did put a coat of varnish on top. I, also, got this frame for the hall passes from The 3AM Teacher. I'm not sure if you can read the hall passes, but they include: Boy's Pass, Girl's Pass, Office Pass, Nurse Pass, Counselor Pass, Library Pass, and 2 Hall Passes. These Hall Passes are available at my TpT Store.
Monday Made It Item #4: Hallway Clip Board
Technology Rocks. Seriously. Also, if you have trouble downloading her posters, she is very nice about emailing them to you.) and I just thought it was perfect!
How: I'm going to go into a little more detail on this one. The first picture shows my first TWO attempts... Complete Failure. What I did was use a spray adhesive to adhere the scrapbook paper to the back of the clipboard. Then, I printed this "poster" on translucent scrapbook paper. The first time, I used more of the adhesive to stick the translucent paper to the other and then used Mod Podge on top... It bubbled. The second time, I used Mod Podge to stick the two together... It bubbled. AHHHH!!! So, I went and bought another clipboard and had the BRIGHT idea to just forget the translucent paper and print directly on the scrapbook paper. SUCCESS!! I still used the spray adhesive to stick the scrapbook paper to the clipboard. I made sure to get all the bubbles out (using my drivers license), and put two coats of Mod Podge on top. I'm in love with it, personally.
Monday Made It Item #5: Pencil Cans
That's all for this week!