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I'm really excited to announce that I hit 50 followers yesterday! Woot! I really wish I had something to giveaway, but I haven't made anything really cool and can't afford to do a gift card or something like that! Maybe if/when I hit 100 I can do a giveaway. Until then, thanks for reading and following! :)
Item #1: Magazine Rack for Homework
After: I think it turned out pretty nice! I'm loving the orange and blue together! :) I'm thinking of using Ladybug's Teacher Files' labels with a binder clip... Maybe?
Item #2: Ron Clark Test Buttons
Item #3: Tissue Paper Pom Poms
I made these plus 3 more on Saturday. My tissue paper was 20x20. The first one I made was the green one. With this one, I used 10 sheets of tissue paper. I decided that it was a little bigger than what I was wanting, so for the others, I just used 5 sheets and cut the tissue paper in half (which gave me 10 sheets). I think they're the perfect size. I'm going to hang these from the ceiling in my classroom. That reminds me... I found a great find while I was home!
I don't know why I'm surprised by this, but they make clips and hooks to hang things from suspended ceilings! This makes me really happy. I'm going to use these to hang the pom poms, as well as, the curtain rod/curtains. (The blinds make it impossible to hang the curtains any other way. A pack of 4 was only about $2 at Lowe's Hardware.
Item #4: Teacher Supply Organizer
Elizabeth's (Fun in Room 4b) template, it would not have been nearly as easy! I borrowed chevron images from a google image search and set the shapes with backgrounds in Word. It was very simple, and it looks good! :)
Item #5: Globe Stress Balls
Mrs. Plum's post, laminated them, and used a spray adhesive to glue it on the tote that I found at the Dollar Spot. By the way, my Target didn't have the light bulb or globe stress balls, but on Amazon I found 12 globes for $9.99, and since I had a trial amazon prime membership, I was able to get 2-day FREE SHIPPING!! Not a bad deal, right! They should arrive today, so I'll update the picture if they do! :) Update: I've added the picture with the stress balls. They're smaller than I imagined, but the perfect size for 5th grade hands!
Item #6 Felt Chair Footies
Tennessee Elementary Art Teacher of the Year posted this great idea of using felt to keep chairs from scraping the floor instead of expensive tennis balls. Why didn't I think of that?? Anywho, I had some felt left over from a project my senior year of high school... Yes, I have had it for almost 10 years... So, I decided to cut it up to make footies. They don't all match - half are brown and half are red - but who cares, right? It was basically a free solution for that awful screeching noise!
Item #7 Box Top Bucket
Antonia's Monday Made It where she made a box top container out of an almond can. I turned to my mom and said, "Do y'all have an old cashew can?" My mom looked but all she could find was an old, small Folgers coffee container. Perfect! I spray painted the can pink, cut a hole in the lid, and used The 3AM Teacher's frame for the label. I made copies of box tops I already had and then glued them to the front.
Item #8: Monday Made It Redo
Peace Love & Learning, I decided that my cans could definitely look better, so I printed, laminated, and glued them on! :)
Much better, wouldn't you say?
I hope you've enjoyed my creations and can take some inspiration! :)