Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Monday (Wednesday) Made-It

I have been wanting to link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It since before I even had this blog, but my motivation has been lacking.  Today I finished the first step of my first project (other than beginning to organize two huge boxes of papers, which is so boring that none of you want to hear about it), and I've decided it will be enough for this week's Monday Made It.  
My making was done on the computer, which means it is sharable with you!  

First, I made classroom supply labels.  I'm still not quite sure how I'm going to do community supplies.  Last year, students had supplies in their desks, and I had a limited number of supplies out for everyone to use.  I felt like some students took advantage (read: were disrespectful) of the community supplies, though.  Right now, I'm thinking that I will still have some community supplies, but they will be divided by group so that the students are more responsible for them.  

Here are the labels I made today!  There are 12 supply labels and 8 group labels.  Click on the picture if you want them!

I also made labels for my new turn-in boxes. I have two of these:
I made these labels for them: (click on the picture if you want them)

I made two boxes for each subject because between homework and classwork, they usually turn in two things from each subject each day.  I'm hoping that I can leave work in these drawers, one assignment in each, for the whole day.  I got the idea from one of the many blogs I read (sorry, don't remember who!  If it was you, let me know!) to have a classroom job be to put the papers in number order and check for missing papers at the end of the day for easy grading.  I think with the drawers and that job, my grading life will be so much easier next year!  I am also going to make a magnet version of each.  I will use the magnets on the whiteboard and write the assignments next to the box they should be turned-in in.  

I will use the same boxes for social studies and science because I alternate teaching social studies and science by unit, so I never have both subjects at the same time.  I made separate Social Studies and Science labels for you because I figured many people would want them separate.

My goal for next Monday is to have these labels printed and beautifully modge-podged with scrapbook paper onto their containers!  Maybe I'll also finish my new behavior chart that I started almost a month ago now.

I also have two made-its for my home!

First, I made this curtain (please ignore my messy desk).  I've been meaning to make it for the whole time - a year next month - that we've lived here.  It covers a frosted window, but that window is right next to the front door, and I didn't like people being able to see my computer sitting on my desk.

My second home made-it is again on the computer. Boyfriend bought a new camera for our trip and with the camera came an offer from Shutterfly for a free 8x8 20 page photo book (just pay shipping and handling - $8).  I just put the finishing touches on it.  I can't wait to get it!  If it turns out as cute as it is on the computer, I will probably have to make one for every vacation!

That's it! Good night!


  1. Hi, I'm your twelfth follower. Your projects turned out great. Thanks floor sharing.


  2. Thanks for sharing and linking up!!! Love your projects!!!

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