Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday Made It - School Things

Linking up with Tara @ 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!! :)

This time my Monday Made It things aren’t so cutesy and crafty. They are more on the practical end, considering I actually needed to make most of them for my summer school class.

My “home” made it was a Pinterest inspired plastic grocery bag holder, and no I don't have a picture because I still haven’t decorated it, partly because I didn’t have time, and partly because I didn’t feel like it. After all, it’s under the sink, not on display.

This is the tutorial I used: Plastc Bag Dispenser

For the most part it works ok. Except for when it doesn’t. First time I went to get a bag out, it was sort of stuck and I yanked the whole thing open. Maybe it’s because I used Meijer bags instead of Target bags. Maybe it’s because I used a Clorox wipes container instead of a Lysol wipes container. Maybe it’s because I did it wrong. We’ll see how it goes in the future. I didn’t want to keep experimenting by pulling out bags and then have no bags left.


Here are my classroom Made Its… I’ll be sharing my templates another time. :)


Pencil Cups (from Target Dollar Spot)

“Bucket Filler” bucket (from Target Dollar Spot)

This is going to be a whole-class reward thing… when the kids do something that fills my bucket, like completing a wonderful transition, everyone following directions the first time, getting a class compliment from another teacher, everyone ending the day with no warnings, etc., I will put some warm fuzzies (i.e. craft pom-poms) into my bucket. When it’s full, a lucky student will get to draw a slip from the Teacher’s Treat Jar (which I still have to make...) and we’ll have a whole-class reward, like a hat day, free choice time, mismatch day, etc. Super fun, yay!

Bee Theme Behavior Clip Chart

Just your standard clip chart, printed on cardstock....I actually haven't attached it all together yet, hence the clips holding the pages together, because I'm planning on doing that right before I laminate it at school. Anyway, I needed something basic (I'm such a slacker... I didn't even print in color.. haha) that didn't require a lot of maintanance on my part. Plus, I wanted the kids to have a clean slate each day. Everyone starts the day on yellow, and I can just tell the kids to move their clips up or down accordingly.


  1. Everything is so cute! I need to make the plastic bag dispenser. I think i have an empty chlorox wipes in my kitchen. Thanks for reminding me.

  2. I love the bag dispenser idea. I think I may try a baby wipes container. Goodness, I have a ton of them with a 22 month old in the house. I also love the "Bucket Filler" pail. By the way, I am a new follower and would love to have your link up to my "Blogs of Inspiration" page.
    Happy Teaching,
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

  3. Love it! I'm the bees so I especially love it.

    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

  4. I totally need a place to put all the bags. Awesome idea!
    The Idea Backpack

  5. I love your Monday Made Its! I just bought those same buckets from Target! Everything looks great!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. I do the same thing with the bucket filling...and I'm Mrs. K too! Funny! I usually brainstorm a list of rewards with my kids after the first time they fill my bucket completely, and then we vote. I save the ideas that don't win and we use those next.

    Stop by my blog and check it out when you have a chance. :)


  7. Hey there! I just found your cute blog via the hop and I'm your newest follower! I'd love to have you be my blog friend too and check out a fabulous $175 CHI giveaway I'm having right now!!

    Hope to see you there! Thanks so much!

  8. Love all your projects!!! They turned out super cute. Your commentary on your bag holder made me laugh...hope it starts to work! Thanks so much for linking up:))

    4th Grade Frolics


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