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Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Made It - 7/21/14

 Linking up with my fellow Florida teacher, Tara, for another Monday Made It! Warning---There are lots of pictures in this post! I've been busy with lots of little projects this week. Enjoy :)
My first project started off with some $3 magazine bins I found in the Target Red Spot section. {Can anyone resist!?!?} I knew I needed them for my teeeeenny tiny desk area in our apartment, so into my cart they went.
I tried sitting them on my desk for mail and such, but there wasn't enough room for the printer and the computer. So, I went hunting for zip ties. I slid them through the mesh in three different corners to keep them tight together.
 Then I started experimenting where I could attach them (other than the top of my desk) to work as storage. I slid them to the back wall so that they wouldn't be in my way AND ta-da! Instant storage that is hidden from plain view.
 But of course, I then had to clean up the mess on the shelves with some teal bins from my classroom and make labels that matched. {...to which my husband was like "You Would."}
 I laminated them, cut them out, and whole punched them, I added some metal binder rings so that they would attach to the teal bins. I attached the labels to the white magazine bins with some normal blue painters tape.
 So here it is! So much cleaner! It is by no means fancy, but it serves its purpose and looks coordinated. That's all I ask for!
(Sorry for the dark pictures. It was nighttime!)
My second project was also started at Target! Surprise, surprise! :) I found these adorable CORK letters for about $3!!! I just had to have them. I got an N for my last name and an S for my Slant Box partner, Stephanie. This may have been the simplest, but most lovely craft ever!
 I picked out fun scrapbook paper. Mine is sparkly. Stephanie's had to be yellow to match the Sunshine theme, so I picked this fun stripe.
 I traced the letter onto the back of the scrapbook paper with a pen and cut it out.
If you try this, you may want to lay the cut out over the cork and feel around the edges. If there feels like there if too much paper hanging off in a certain area, just trim it. Then spray some adhesive glue (Outside!)...any will do...and press down for a few seconds so that it holds.
 When you're done, you have some pretty cork letters! I have an office this year, so I'm excited to put my N on my desk and use it as a mini cork board for reminders and notes.
I typed up this little quote for my Slant Box partner. She's a technology teacher, and I thought this was just perfect! In this era of developing "21 Century Learners", I think this is such a vital reminder to teachers. If you'd like it, it's free in my TPT store.
I've been going a little crazy {ok, a LOT crazy} typing up all these new LAFS - Language Arts Florida Standards. Of course, Florida has to be different, as always. So we adopted new standards this summer after buying curriculum for Common Core for the last few years. Silly. I've finished Kindergarten & Fourth grade so far. (THANK YOU, Tara, for proofing 240 pages!) All other grades and math standards are in the works. If you teach in FL, definitely stop by and grab these. They will seriously save you time.
And that's all for now! Be sure to link back up and see what other teachers have made!

26 comments:

  1. I love your storage idea!! I'm going to have to go figure out how to make that work in my classroom!
    Fun in Room 4B

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    1. Thanks! :) Just a thought while I was in need of more storage! Sometimes, we gotta get creative. lol

      Meredith

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  2. I'm not sure why this is my first time visiting your blog! It is so stinkin' cute!!!! Love your Monday Made Its! Keep up the good work.
    Take care, Amy

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    1. Thanks!!! :) You too. I love your posts.

      Meredith

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  3. Love that you typed up the Florida standards for 4thgrade! Thank you. I am a 1st year teacher and so appreciative!

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    1. My pleasure! Lots of people are going to be in need of them. Even though it's a huge pack, I wanna keep the pack affordable for teachers. There are two different colors for you to choose also. :) Enjoy them!

      Meredith

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  4. Are the circle labels available on TpT?

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    1. Not yet...I should make them editable for you guys! Maybe this week..:)

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  5. Where can I find the circle labels?

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    1. I made them and they are not on TpT yet. Sorry! Follow me on TpT and then you will be notified when they pop up. Probably this week or next. Thanks!

      Meredith

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    2. Thanks and I apologize for the repeated question.

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  6. I always have one organizing project lead to another...
    Sarah

    Kovescence of the Mind

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    1. Literally. Every last inch. :) It fits our tiny place!

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  8. I've looked at those cork letters every time I've been in Target recently (which is way too often), but didn't know what I could use one for. Now I need to head back and see if they still have a K that I can buy and make all cute. Thanks for the idea!
    The Traveling Teacher

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    1. Do it!!! :) You won't regret it! Enjoy crafting!

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  9. I LOVE the spray painted magazine holders. What a great idea!
    Kelly
    MyFabulousClass

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    1. Those magazine holders actually come in white! :) Target is a wonderful place!

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  10. Woohoo! Love the storage. How cute is the corkboard letter!!! I might need to get one of those into my life! I'm forever trying to stick Post-its and notes on my computer, but they fall off.
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Yes, Alison! Go get one, quick! :) I have that problem on my computer too...maybe this "N" will help...

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  11. Love it all! You are so creative and organized!

    Alisha
    Missing Tooth Grins

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  12. Those are precious labels. You are so organized

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    1. Thank you! I definitely love them! I decided I have to stay organized in this tiny desk of mine. Otherwise, everything merges onto the living room floor! :)

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  13. I love the sign you made for you SLANT box partner - you have inspired to make something similar for my partner. Thanks for sharing!
    Jane
    Learning in the Little Apple

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