I am very excited to share today’s Monday Made It projects with you!! But first, let me share my Manic Monday!! I walk into my room and start doing some stuff…when I glance to my awesome word wall that I put up on Friday. Oh it’s so pretty….wait?! Why is my word wall on the ground? That’s right folks, the whole thing fell over the weekend. Here’s the kicker…IT WAS DUCT TAPED!!!!!! I have never known duct tape to not stick to paper. Seriously, guess who got an email from me today?! Duct tape FAIL. Luckily the whole grid fell off and stayed in tact so I was able to slowly put it back together and then what happens? The tape starts peeling again. I resorted to the teachers best friend. THE GLUE GUN! That’s right teachers, I had to resort to hot gluing my duct tape. Duct tape FAIL! I am now adding duct tape to my list of arch nemesis-es. And then Bank of America calls to tell me my debit card number was stolen. Seriously?! This is twice in two years. Luckily, no money was taken. Apparently every where you swipe your card stores your card number in their computers (why do they need to keep my number?!) and someone hacked into those computers and got my number. And no I have no debit card for 5-7 days. Frustrating. And now onto the fun stuff!
Last spring I received a rocking chair from this amazing group of kids from Pennsylvania who have been life changers at our school (I will blog about that story soon! It’s AMAZING!) The rocking chair was just plain wood so I decided to paint it or stain it. Well, I happened to be at Lowe’s and saw you could get stain in lots of colors. I chose my color and went to work on my first furniture staining experience. And here is the result! I am very proud of myself! I love how my rocking chair turned out!
My second Monday Made It Project is something that I discovered last year and I knew I wanted to make more of them for this year. How many of us love dice games? Raise you hands! OK, I see a lot of hands up. How many of us hate to hear the dice making noise? Yes, I see those hands. And how many of us hate to hear the dice tumbling to the floor? Ah, more hands. Love it! Here is the solution! CASINO BASKETS! I know the name is not very politically correct but it’s all I got today, folks. It’s a simple project that quiets those dice down and keeps them from rolling all over the floor. I took some felt and cut it to fit the bottom of some baskets ($1.20 for 3 at Big Lots!). Next, I hot glued the felt to the bottom of the basket. BAM! Casino Baskets and no more grinding your teeth because of the dice noise!!
I also made my teacher binders today!
And now for the freebie! Here are some monster letter cards. I use mine for a center. I attach a magnet to the back and put the cards on a bookshelf. At the beginning of the year, students place magnetic letters under the right letter. As the year progresses we move onto sounds. Students place pictures of objects under teh correct letter for their beginning sound. It’s a simple center that lasts all year! And I’m sure there are thousand other uses for these cards out there! There are two different sets of letters and monster! I hope you can use them in your classroom! Click the picture for you download!
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