Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Made it with Freebies! :) AND buy one get one!!

Is it Monday already?  Yikes!  I have 2 more weeks until the little ones come into my classroom!  Where-did-the-summer-go??

And how many of you have a table in your house that looks like this...
I am waiting for my husband to disown me! :)

So my first Monday Made it was inspired by Sweets N Treats' ADORABLE sign posted to Teachers Notebook for FREE!! (thank you!)
 I always wanted to make a "Where are We?" sign but just didn't have the time or space to do so.  That was until I found this....

I seriously don't know how I survived before Target $1 spot! (I think teachers alone keep that place running!)  So I paired this totally awesome magnetic board (cute color too!) With the adorable free sign and came up with this...

I had the magnet that I just attached an arrow to so the kids can move the arrow to where we are! Love it! :)

Next up.... duct tape!  Ok so I see all these amazing duct tape projects and I totally wanted to use it but didn't have the right project until I found just the right duct tape!!
In my school we have a strict no treat policy.  So no candy incentives, no special popsicle day, and No birthday treats.  So...
instead I do a birthday book donation!  The parents send in a book on or around the child's birthday (sometimes it comes wrapped and the child gets to open it- so fun!) and then we read it and put it in our birthday bucket!  Oh and I take a picture and label it with their name and birth date.  It becomes a favorite source of books in the classroom! Well... when I first started this I thought I was oh so coooool and I wrapped a bucket in wrapping paper... it ended the year like this...
yeah... torn, ripped, a mess!  So cue the duct tape!!!!
Awww I'm in love! :) This will be so much more durable! Yippee!!  If you are interested in the birthday letter... click here :)

More birthday... So I found this AMAZING birthday pack from Cassandra @ Adventures in Room 5
Birthday Pack Extravaganza (Everything You Need to Celebra
 I have to say that I love everything in this little birthday pack! (check it out here)
Here are some things I made:
I'm going to LOVE my new birthday display!!

I've never had a birthday banner... I do now!! :)

I'm excited to save some money and give out birthday bookmarks this year!
Thanks Cassandra! :)

Even more birthday!
This is NOT my original idea but I love it so much!!
The balloons are attached to pencils.  The kids loved picking out a birthday pencil last year.  I don't know where I got this birthday balloon template from (if you know please let me know!) but I hope it's ok to share! I love it! :)  {balloon template}

The 'brilliant' light bulb idea!!
I know this is not a new idea but I love it and am so excited to use this!  This is from the adorable Mrs. Plum @ There's No Place Like Second grade.  I have to tell you that between my husband and I we finally found these stinkin' light bulbs at the 5th Target!  I was on a mission!  I love how it turned out!!

I have to add that I bought the basket at the dollar spot and got it home only to realize that it was way too big for my 5 light bulbs.  Then I noticed in Mrs. Plum's pics she put yellow tissue paper under the light bulbs!!  Great idea and gave them the lift they needed! :)

Phew!  Did you make it all the way to the end??  You did!!  Gold Medal for you!! :)

Last thing I promise!!  I am extending my buy ONE get ONE deal until the end of the day tomorrow (Tuesday)!!  I had great success and heard some positives about it so I will continue with the goodness!! You can check out all the details {here- post from yesterday with some great tips too!!} but I have decided to add another one of my best sellers!!  So if you buy any one of these...
Morning Messages
I plan to post about my morning messages in the next few days!!
And then email me telling me what you bought, you can pick out ANYTHING in my store for FREE! Yep... that simple! :)

As always... I love to share because of your nice comments! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

ps.... Teacher Tips Tueday is Tomorrow!!


  1. Wow your kids have such great things happening on their birthdays. I really love the cupcake box.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  2. I love all of your projects! Your birthday stuff is too cute. It makes me feel like such a heel because I don't do anything for birthdays. {oh well...} Thanks for sharing!

  3. I am loving your birthday bucket. I see a cupcake duct tape project in my future!! Mondays always seem to make my to do list grow. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. Stop by my blog and check it out.

  4. I love your "Where are we?" magnetic board. Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. Man, you have been busy. I love your take on the "Where are we?" board and think I'll steal it :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  6. I love the "Where are we?" board....and I'm with you on the Target Dollar Spot. I'm so jealous of everyone and their light bulbs.....our Target doesn't have the light bulbs and I didn't see the magnetic board when I was there yesterday. Never fear, I will be there at least 100 more times before school starts and may have to steal you sign idea.

    Good luck with an amazing start to the school year!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing the balloons. I have been looking for ones that are in black and white. (I have used enough printer ink this summer.) I just printed the balloons on colored (with patterns) cardstock that I got at the Dollar Tree.


  8. The birthday book donation is such a great idea! The new bin looks fabulous!


  9. Your projects came out great! I made a "Where are we" sign this week too! Come by and check it out!

    Success in Second Grade
    Don’t forget to check out My Summer in Pictures Linky Party

  10. Birthdays are going to be FUN in your room!! :) Also, a quick plug for your Morning Messages packet. It is awesome!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  11. I just found your blog through Monday Made It! Love the light bulb idea!!! And yes, I have a table that looks just like yours.

    I'd love it if you'd come check out my Monday Made It if you get a chance!

    Krazy About Kiddos

  12. Love all your stuff! I used duct tape too.

  13. I loved all your made-its this week! I absolutely adore your "Birthday Book Program" ~ fabulous! Thank you for sharing your letter I am definitely doing that in my class this year.


  14. Yay my birthday pack! I can't wait to get mine all set up.
    Adventures in Room 5

  15. I just got up and printed the birthday balloons! They are printing as I am commenting. Thanks for sharing!

    By the way, I am having a 300 Follower giveaway with lots of goodies! Come check it out and enter the raffle!


    Fancy Free in Fourth

  16. I love how the birthday box turned out! Great job!

  17. We really appreciate your information.

  18. I couldn't find the lightbulbs, but i found adorable cows at Oriental Trading, so I'll make up a label that says "Don't have a cow!" They'll use them for calming down and working through rough spots. I wish I could find cute duct tape like the cupcakes!

  19. Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog today and for the sweet comment! I LOVE all the Birthday things you have made, I might try to make the balloon pencil gifts. :)
    Mrs. Cobb's Kinder Sprouts

  20. Wow!!! You have been super busy! So many cute ideas. I especially love the Where are We boards.


  21. Wow! You got tons accomplished! I just picked up these little bulbs too. They are too cute!
    I'm your newest follower.

    Learning In Wonderland

  22. I just found your blog through Monday Made It and am your newest follower! I love your projects! Come check out mine if you have time.

    A Place to Thrive

  23. I have to admit, my kitchen table looks just like yours. You have been a busy lady! Love your magnet board. I found you on the linky.

    Teaching Fourth

  24. You have such wonderful ideas!! I love what you do for birthdays!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  25. What a great idea to use the cupcake tape on your birthday box! And the birthday books are brilliant!

    Teach On.

  26. Thanks SO much everyone!! I promise to stop by all your blogs soon! Your comments and nice words really make my day! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to write a message! :)

  27. Loooooove your "Where are we?" magnetic board. I Hope I can still find one at Target. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Love all the great things you made... especially that Where Are We sign! I am a new follower of your blog.

    Lovely Literacy & More

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