Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Made It!

Hooray - my second Monday Made It!  If you remember my first Monday Made It post, then you remember that I am not such a crafty person, but I love to get inspiration from others and attempt things on my own! Here are the things I have been working on this week!




Brain Breaks




 I have seen Brain Breaks on several blogs and heard about them through professional development.  I decided to give them a try this year!!  I painted one end of each stick (on both sides) so that once we do a Brain Break activity, I can place it back in the cup upside down.... see the first picture.... that way we aren't doing the same activity all the time.


Crayon Wreath



I got this idea here.  It was so simple to do, you just need a little patience gluing on all of the crayons!  I made two of them, one for myself and one as a gift to someone!



READ


I've seen a lot "READ" signs out there. I bought the letters at Michaels and just painted the faces green to match my classroom.  I'm not sure yet where I'm going to put them.



First Day Picture Frame


This idea has been on Pinterest, as well as other blogs.  I've seen some on The Hands-On Teacher and Fun in 1st Grade.  I really didn't want to buy a picture frame for it, so instead I cut out a frame from foam board and spray painted it!



Furniture

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I've had this furniture for.ev.er.  The stool was just sitting in our guest room.  I got the table for free.... on the side of the road.... in college years ago.  It's been sitting in our garage.  So I decided to paint them to use in my classroom.  I don't know if my hubby wanted to be manly and help me out or if he just thought I was incapable of painting, but he INSISTED on painting them for me... thanks hubby!!  I told him I had to have them done by Monday morning for Monday Made It and he just laughed at my blog talk!!

So there you have it!  I don't know if there's any craft left in me, especially with school approaching but we'll see!  I always get inspiration when I look at what everyone else is doing!  Be sure to check out all the projects at 4th Grade Frolics by clicking on the picture at the top of this post!!


14 comments:

  1. All of your projects came out great! Love the crayon wreath!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade

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    1. Thanks Brandi! I just need to find a place for it in my classroom!

      Cyndi

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  2. Everything came out fabulous!! I love how your crayon wreath came out!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I'm happy with how it came out too!

      Cyndi

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  3. You've been so busy. I love it all. I need to make a frame for the 1st day.
    Michele

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    1. Thanks! There were so many first day frames out there, I just had to make one for my classroom too!!

      Cyndi

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  4. Wowza! You've been busy! Love it all. You've inspired me to check out some garage sales..I want to paint too:)
    Carrie
    The Common Core Classroom

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  5. Wow, I love the frame! I may have steal this idea :-)

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  6. I love your brain breaks sticks!! Very clever to paint one side. I may have to make this a "scratch off" prize if I can ever get around to doing that project! I'm your newest follower!

    Teaching and Tech

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and following Jen!

      Cyndi

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  7. I love all of your creations - especially the stool and table! I've never said, out loud, that I need to have something finished by Monday, but I've definitely thought it! I don't tell people I know about my blog! One of my friends found my blog (probably from pinterest), and I was so embarrassed! How silly is it that I don't want anyone to know?! Haha! :)

    Leslie
    Miss R's Room

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    1. Thanks Leslie!! It took me awhile to even show my hubby my blog! And I didn't want to tell people I worked with either, but someone found it and shared it with others. Somehow it's easier to share your thoughts with strangers!

      Cyndi

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  8. I love all your projects especially the painted stool. Super cute. I love the green!!! I am your newest follower. I love finding other 2nd grade teachers to follow. Come on over to secondgradechatter.blogspot.com and visit.

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