Monday, July 29, 2013

My First Monday Made it! Better Late than Never!

This is my favorite linky of the week. I love seeing all the different ideas and so finally I can join for the first time! (I know I'm so late to the party!) Yay!

Hop over to Fourth Grade Frolics to join up!

Here is what I have been crazily working on to get ready for my classroom makeover and Monday Made its! Cutting and Laminating!! It seemed to be Never. Ending!

Once that was done I could actually create! 

I have finally finished my crate seats! I have been looking at these forever and I finally got myself to get with the program. It actually took less time that I thought it would!
First, I had to have my husband cut 4 pieces out of plywood to fit my crates. Oh, how he loves back to school!
Then I got my materials together. I bought 1 in foam from Joann's in a big piece and then cut it into fourths. I only bought a yard of fabric but it was enough to do all 4 crates!
Here is how I put them together:
Fabric right side down
Then you just staple like you are reupholstering a chair. I did have to make sure to pull tight so that there were no creases!
One down! 3 to go!

Ta Da! 4 crate seats ready to go for my 5th graders! I can't wait to get them into my room!

I am going to try the Homework Club in my room this year from Lessons with Laughter. What a great idea!  Check out her original post here. So I had to make them my color scheme for my room!

I cut and laminated all the numbers and attached them with Velcro for easy take off. I seem to have trouble with magnets falling off so I thought this would be easier!

I also got this cute little magnetic container to hang by it for kiddos who have to take their number off the board. My teammates and I are going to do a Homework Club Prize monthly and then a big one at the end of the year for those students who have made it all year. I still need to think about how to track these each month so let you know if you have any ideas!

To get your own freebie of these numbers visit my TPT store!


I am trying out the Donors Choose site to get my students some great binders for Reading/Writing. I am going to try all of these awesome interactive notebooks this year! Click the picture of my cute kiddos if you want to check it out!

Have a wonderful Monday!


  1. Hello! I just found your blog on the linky, and guess what we're neighbors. I teach in Turner. I recognized the Royals stadium. I love the flip flops. I've had the crate seats pinned for awhile, I just haven't gotten around to creating any. Yours are very cute. Have a great school year.

    Your newest follower,

    1. Ah!! That is so exciting! We are neighbors! We had a great time at their Royals school last year. You should make the crate seats they were actually easier than I thought! I just hope they hold up all year! Now following you too!


  2. Welcome to Monday Made's addicting :) My to do list is so long because of it lol. Your seat crates look so cute!! I'm your newest follower!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

    1. Thank you! Now, following you too! :)

  3. You have been very busy! I love the fabric on your crate seats!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  4. Hi! Cute Monday Made It stuff!!! :)

  5. I love your ideas for Road Trip! You are so much farther along than I'll ever be! I'm using McDonald's cup holders (the ones that hold 4 cups) and some clean cups as caddies at each table. I'll be posting these in the coming weeks as they are just a work in progress right now...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love what you have going on!


    1. I saw that idea too! I have gotten a few cups so far, the lady at McDonald's was very confused at what I was requesting! Can't wait to see yours!

  6. Super cute stuff!!! Donors Choose is a fantastic organization. Almost every teacher at our school has had a project funded. Please feel free to ask me any questions!