My First Monday Made It of the Summer!

I love summer, I love getting new things ready for my classroom! I always look forward to joining Tara for Monday Made-it.

We've been out of school for a week and I've already gotten a few things done! I had some ideas before school was out and took the opportunity this week to get a head start on them. Here's what I've been working on!
I got these adorable classroom rules for Maria at Kinder-Craze! I loved them so much, I did change up the colors to match my classroom but these are her rules you can get a set HERE or the black background version HERE! She has amazing stuff in her store that match these as well!!

I got the green frames at Target last year in the "dorm decor" section, I picked up the blue frames at Christmas Tree Shop, and I hunted everywhere for a red frame until I finally gave in and just painted this one. I got the frame at a resale shop for 50 cents, and used red craft paint from Walmart. I love how it turned out and can't wait to hang them in my classroom!
My teacher supply drawers got a make-over! In the past I printed on card stock, laminated, and taped the labels to the inside of the drawer. I liked it but they tended to fall off after awhile. So these are actually printed on full page label sheets I got from our free teacher store, then laminated, and stuck on the front of the drawers. It was really easy to do, the backing still pealed of easily and they stuck well. I'm hoping for better results this way!

I forgot to take pictures of the process while making these cute "flowers"! I am sure you have all see the hanging tissue paper pom tutorials right?!?! Well I just made the poms but instead of hanging them I decided to make them into flowers. I got the tin planters from Dollar Tree, put a piece of foam in the bottom of them, then stuck a dowel rod into the foam. I attached the poms to the top with hot glue! I filled the bucked with white paper basket filling also from the Dollar Tree. The cute little birds are from Creative Teaching Press.

While I was at the Dollar Tree I found this colorful duct tape in just the right colors! I remembered that I had been wanting to get some tape to spruce up my whisper phones! My husband made these for me my first year teaching and they've held up great but I thought I would make them look a little nicer, so here they are! 

Made it number 5 is a Freebie! I'm loving these new number posters I made! They came out so bright and colorful, I can't wait to hang them up and use them! I hope some of you can use them too!
Click on the picture to download a set of number
posters 1-20 for free!

Head on over to Tara's blog to see all the other amazing things teachers are creating! I get inspired every week by all the cool projects I see there!  I know you will too!
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  1. Where did you find this great toolbox template? Or did you create it?

  2. I created it but I know there are lots of them around, Erica Bohrer posted this one last summer

  3. Cute number posters!

    Down the Learning Road

  4. I am going to steal your idea with the whisper phones! My daughter is starting her first class in August- first graders!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  5. The pom pom trees are SO cute. The little birds just make it even cuter!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. Love your trees. I'm thinking I need to make two to decorate the tv area in my library.
    Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

  7. I love your new blog design. It might not be new but I haven't had time to read blogs lately so it's new to me. I'm loving your trees and your tool box.

  8. Amy, I love the pom pom plants! Added to my to do list! :0)
    Thank you,

    Melissa Kaylor :)

    Fourth Grade Lab

  9. You've been busy haven't you?

    Everything looks awesome and so bright and colorful :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  10. I love your number posters but want them in blue and green only. Is there are way to get the template?

  11. You are so creative! I love all of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  12. So many great ideas and projects- thanks for sharing!

  13. Those numbers posters are FREAKING CUTE!!!! Thank you SO much for sharing these! I can't wait to print them out and use them in my classroom! They are the best I have seen.


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