Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Made IT - AGAIN!!

I can't believe it! I have a second Monday Made It. I have a confession. I didn't finish my book stack for this past week. Between Common Core training and my moments of craftiness, I didn't complete a single book. Have a couple started.... Something is majorly wrong with my world! Must be all the rain... I did finish a couple projects for the library.

I created this cute wreath for the library door. (I made it out of an old book. Those are rolled up strips of the pages from a book that was weeded this summer.) The only problem is now I'm afraid the kids will mess with it as they stand in line outside the library. My door is right at the main entrance and almost all the kids walk past. Hmmmm. Maybe I'll hang it inside the library. That means I can go back to Hobby Lobby for another wreath idea! I've been wanting a red one from burlap ribbon.

When I was at Hobby Lobby last weekend, I found these cute little tins on clearance. Whipped up some cute little labels and now I have new pencil boxes.

I decided to add book baskets to the library shelves. Some of the series and authors that are frequently requested, I've moved to baskets. I'm testing this idea to see if it helps with space and circulation.  A couple of my library buddies insist this really works. I thought it looked cute anyway.

I thought I was finished with my Monday Made It's until I saw Amy's blog over at Middle School Minions. I saw her "What is Mrs. Finley Reading" sign and made one for my library.  During the school year, I'm always advising/conferencing with  students about their reading goals. After reading Amy's post I decided it was real important for my students to view my reading goals and accomplishments.  (Thank you, Amy! LOVED your idea.)

I start back Thursday so I need to finish my book stack and the last couple projects for the library. My good friends in the county to my south are back today. As we say in the South, "Bless Their Hearts".

Head over to Tara's blog 4th Grade Frolics for more great Monday Made It's.

 Keep Reading!!!


  1. I love the "What is the teacher reading?" I think that's a great way to show kids that we enjoy reading too! And adorable wreath!

    - Pam
    Moments to Teach

  2. I love your reading sign! So cute! I also LOVE that book wreath! I'm in awe! I will have to make one in the near future. :)


    1. No,thank you, Amy! I was seriously in love with yours. BUT you know me, I have to have a red version.

  3. Wow. I am so bad at decorating the library. I'm very impressed. May need to make a "what I'm reading" sign,though. Or have a parent do it- I've forgotten how to run the laminator!

  4. Hi there! I happened upon your blog, and I love its wonder, as Christi Fultz designed my blog as well...and it also includes a mini-me from The Library Fox! Too funny! You'll have to stop by my blog sometime to see what Christi and Crystal did for me! (...And while I was here, I signed up to follow you!)~Deb
    Crafting Connections

  5. I am just wondering about the "frames" you have around the wording on all your cute signs! That really makes it even cuter!!! Is that from a certain program? I am in the midst of making series baskets, new shelf signs etc etc. Thank you!

    1. Kathryn, I used Lovin Lit's cover frames from Erin's Huge Seller's Toolkit Bundle. It was only $5.

  6. Awesome! Thank you for that and also the answer on the baskets. I just went to a different Dollar Tree and they had them in red or blue (works fine). Mine didn't have any and so I would have stopped there! I really appreciate your help, your information, and your blog!!


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