Sunday, July 21, 2013

I finally "Made it Monday"

Ok, I really made it/them on Saturday. I've had bits and pieces of each of these projects started, but I will be totally honest. It was the book's fault. Finally, I put my book foot down and got busy.  In between loads of laundry and working a fundraiser at the high school, I finally finished a couple of projects I've been needing to get done before school starts. I'm on the 3 week count down. I still have at least 25 books I need to read and a few more little projects to finish.

On the finished list is my new "Book Medic". I saw several book hospitals on Pinterest and started to make on of those. BUT, I went to Hobby Lobby last weekend and found this cute little ambulance. I printed a little Book label and attached it with hot glue. Then I turned my bucket into a book medic! I thought it turned out right cute. Project 1 - DONE.

The second project I completed (at least for now) was my new teacher notebook. When I saw the Red and Black Teacher Binder from Amy Marshall, I knew I had to get it. I also won a Teacher Chic Planner from Chris Cadalzo on one of the giveaways this summer. I took parts of both and customized a teacher notebook for me. As I teach library, lab, and RTI classes, I have to be well organized!  Last year I kept the three subject areas in separate notebooks. I'm at a K-8 school, so at times it got a little confusing. I'm going back to one well-organized notebook. Project 2 - DONE!

I wanted to make a new banner for my library. It had to be one I could leave up all year long. (Plus I'd been wanting some R E A D letters.)  This is what I came up with:

Thought it turned out right cute. Project 3 - Done!  Can you tell what's my favorite color? Ha Ha

Finally, I did it! I jumped on the teacher toolbox bandwagon. Must have been all those subliminal messages I've been getting from my fellow bloggers and Pinterest.  I went to Lowes Friday and bought the last one! (At least in my hometown... With everyone making them, there can't be many left in stock.)  Once again, I had to customize one for me. Gee, wonder what color I painted mine.... RED, of course! I did print some gray and red labels. I thought black and red would be too busy. (It's really because I've printed some many wonderful things lately and I'm running low on ink!) Project 4 DONE!!!

Now I've got to clean a little house. If, I don't pick up the latest book. Check out Tara's blog - 4th Grade Frolics for other great Monday Made It's!

Keep Reading!!! I will...


  1. Everything you made is super cute! I like how your book hospital turned out :) P.S. the link for this post isn't working on Tara's site. When I clicked on it, it went back to 4th Grade Frolics, so I did a quick search for your blog and that is how I ended up here.

    1. Thanks, Maribel! I relinked. Maybe shouldn't have tried it at 12:30 AM my time. Oops. I'm so glad you let me know. Since I'm up, I'll go and check out everyone's posts so far.

  2. Love you book medic! You just gave me an idea for a red bin I have :) Thanks!

    I {Heart} Recess

  3. Love ALL your projects. They are super cute. The READ banner is adorable! I'm your newest follower..)

    Keep Calm & Imagine

  4. I am loving all the red and black! I am a Georgia Bulldog fan, so all those colors would be fitting for me! The bunting banner is AHHH-Dorbs!

    Lil Bit Country In the Classroom

    1. You're going to think this is really funny. Think heart of UT orange country... I went to Lowes to get some paint for a project for school and asked for ... You guessed it Georgia red! The paint guy mixed it perfectly.

  5. So cute! I love seeing other teacher's using my binders :) Always makes me smile!! Thanks for the comment on my blog too! I can't wait to see how your classroom turns out!

    The Resource(ful) Room!

  6. You would think as a fellow teacher librarian I would have a book hospital. I don't. #needtoputthatonthetodolist

    And actually a revamp of my toolbox. Cause I've used it for two years now and it still has the same labels as year one. Plain old lime green cardstock. Started making new ones with my Cameo last year and never finished. Oops.

  7. Your book medic is so cute!! The book hospital for my classroom library is actually next on my to do list!

    I've been seeing so many teachers making those toolboxes and eventually I might have to break down and make one because they are so dang cute. Love the red, it looks great!

    First Grade Frenzy!


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