August 6, 2013

Monday Made It... on a Tuesday

The summer is certainly winding down and I (like you too, I'm sure!) am busier than ever! I spent the day trying to work in my classroom.  My poor boyfriend had to go with me and listen to my ranting as he put together several items (2 shelves and a desk chair).  Couldn't have done it without him!

So I'm linking up with my first ever Monday Made- It... on a Tuesday. 
Better late than never, right?

I LOVE birthdays!  I always like to give my kiddos something to take with them.  I found these pencils at Walmart for $1 a pack.

I found these super CUTE printables from Lucky to Be In First!

I cut each of them out and attached them to the pencils.  I will put them in my clear paint can from Michael's so they are easily accessible on birthdays.

Another thing I've been working on are my Goodwill finds.  I got 2 of these chairs for $5.50 each.  I didn't really like the khaki color and wanted something a little more fun!
I spent a few days sanding them.  (I have decided that I strongly dislike sanding!) And found this fun color at Home Depot.
I cannot wait to put these in my classroom library!!!!

And then I decided to jump on the "Teacher Toolbox" bandwagon.  But I have wanted one for my desk and one for my guided reading table.  I brought really bright scrapbook paper from Target and used a template that I downloaded from Fun in 4B.  I love the way that they turned out.

Evidently, I've been feeling extra crafty lately!  

I spent the weekend with a wonderful group of bloggers!  Amanda over at Teaching Maddeness put together a great SC blogger meet-up where I got to meet a lot of the bloggers that I currently follow.  I also got to meet a lot of bloggers that I now follow! :)

Brooke from Whooo's in Second?

Heather at Room 4 Imagination

Natalie at Teachery Tidbits
The Poole Pages

Ginger at GingerSnaps

Elizabeth at Fun in Room 4B

Ashley from Primary Teacherhood

Emily AND Kerry at Third and Goal
The Charleston girls - so jealous of your location and loved talking with you at lunch.  I say we have next year's meet-up in your zip code! :)

The Sweetest Thing

The 2nd Grade Surprise

4 The Love of Teaching

Amanda at Teaching Maddeness
Teaching Maddeness

Go check out some of my new bloggy friends! 

Smiles and Snapshots! :)


  1. Hi Courtney!
    I too just posted my Monday Made It...Better late than never right? I LOVE your chairs you made! They turned out so cute so all the sanding was worth it! So glad I found your blog :)

    The Teacher and the Frog

  2. Love all of your projects! Sounds like you all had a great time at the blogger meet up I can't wait for ours next week (Texas).Can't wait to see more.

    My Second Grade Journal

  3. Love your toolboxes they came out great! So did everything else! Birthday treats are next on my to-do list!

    Floating Through Fifth

  4. Hi Courtney! It was so nice to meet you last weekend :) Your chairs look great...I'm still searching for some, and time is running out!

  5. Love, love those chairs! I found a tall one at the free table of my last school. Wish I could find some shorties, too!

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