I feel like my summer is slowly drifting away from me and I still have so much left to do! Thankfully today I got a few things done that I can share with you! One is a fun thing that I have been wanting to do for a while now and one is a very loooonnng (but colorful!) task that needed to be done for next year!
First, I saw this pin on Pinterest and knew I HAD to make one! I wish I knew who the original source was, but it doesn’t link back to a specific website. If you know who did it, please let me know!!
I like to have an area in my classroom with sharpened pencils, extra scissors, and other supplies that my students may need. Also, last year I had a small bucket for misc. items that students found on the floor (markers, pencils, erasers, etc.). I liked having a place for the found items, however it drove me crazy that they were all mixed together! This will be a perfect place for students to put those items for other students to use when they need them!
Here are the supplies I started with:
Lazy Susan: This is an old one that we used for several years and then decided we didn’t want it anymore! I think we originally bought it from IKEA. It was a little used, but I just sanded it down and painted it and it was as good as new!
Colorful Cups: I was SO excited when I saw these cups at Sears! I saw them earlier in the summer, but didn’t buy them, so when I went out shopping today I was really hoping that they would still be there, and they were! AND at 60% off! All of these cups (plus one more set) cost under $5!
White spray paint
I am so, so happy with how my supply caddy turned out and I can’t wait to use it in my classroom!!
My long task that I’ve been working on the past few days is typing up all of our vocabulary words for our word wall!
216 words total!
I color coded them all so that each unit has its own color, that way it will be easy to sort them at the end of the year! We will be putting them up on our word wall as we go so that my students can refer to them while we are working on vocabulary and writing! Also, my students love to point out when our vocabulary words come up throughout the year in other reading and writing that we do, and our vocabulary word wall is a great way to reference them!
I spend hours typing, cutting, backing with cardstock, cutting again, laminating, and then cutting a final time. So glad to finally be done and that they turned out so well!
Don’t you just love these long sheets of lamination?! I know I will be going back to Lakeshore many times before the year begins and bringing home many more sheets of this!
My last project that I made was actually for my husband for our anniversary! I have seen several of the “I love you because…” picture frame/dry erase boards on Pinterest and wanted to make one of my own! It was super simple and didn’t take a lot of time to make!
Then I found these adorable mini erasers at the Target Dollar Spot that are perfect for it!
I have been absolutely LOVING Tara’s Monday Made Its and all of the fabulous, inspiring ideas that everyone is posting! I know I will be spending this week checking out all of the neat projects to get more ideas for my own classroom… like I need more things to add to my list!!!