Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday Made It- July 20th

Hey everyone! I'm linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for her weekly Monday Made It. This is the first time linking up since last summer! Boy have I been a slacker. I only got a few little projects done this week since I was working Summer School up until Wednesday. Our laminator at the office was also broken, so that stopped quite a few of my projects dead in their tracks. Hopefully they will get it fixed and I'll be sharing those projects next week. 
First up, I made myself a little savings jar for Vegas 2016. I watched all the fun that was happening at the TpT Vegas conference last week and decided I need to be there next year. Which means I have to start saving now! So I got a little glass jar at Michaels. I made a little cut file and cut out the shape on vinyl on the Silhouette. Now I can start collecting my pennies. Here is the cut file if you want to make a savings jar as well. 

I got this idea and free printable from Fun in First. It's a super cute first day of school activity and goody bag for your students. I filled the goody bag with Orange Crush mix in, orange straw, a Reese's peanut butter cup and an orange balloon. My students are going to love this and it will give us a welcome back activity to do first thing in the morning on the first day of school.

I was also able to finish up my Daily Folders for my students. I've used this home to school system for several years and it works really well! You can read more about how I use them here. This product is from Clutter Free Classroom. I just adjusted it to add Spanish for my Spanish speaking families. I use the sturdy plastic three prong folders and they last all year long without any issues. I still need to get my behavior calendars updated and our school calendar printed to add to the pockets. 

Last up, is my teacher binder. I was really sad to see that the seller who I got my teacher binder from several years ago was not updating it this year. That lead me on a hunt for a new one. Wow! There are a million out there on TpT and it was really hard to choose! I ended up picking the Editable Teacher Binder by Joey Udovich. I loved the editable calendar for the year and there were so many pieces to this binder that I didn't realize I needed until I had them. =) The nice part is there is also pages to make a sub binder as well. So not only did I update my teacher binder, but I updated my sub binder too! Now they are both cute and coordinating. We know that makes my teacher heart happy!

Now that I look back on the week, I actually did get quite a bit done. For summer that is. =) Have a good week everyone!



  1. Kelly,
    Pennies for Vegas--is an excellent idea.
    You've got so much B2School stuff going on. Do you start pretty soon, or are you incredible organized (unlike me).

    I'm going to have to check out a sub binder--thanks for the recommendations.
    Digital: Divide & Conquer

    1. Thanks Matt! We don't start until August 19th, so I have a little bit of time. I just wrapped up summer school so I am trying to really soak in summer.

      Headed over to visit your blog now. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Your jar is an AWESOME idea! It turned out so cute! I am in awe of your folders...again. Can you just make mine too. I'll pay for shipping! LOL!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. You're too funny!

      Start saving your pennies now! Vegas 2016 here we come!

  3. I need that jar. It is a fabulous idea. Love all of your back to school stuff you have been busy making. :)

    1. Thanks!

      So I think you need to start saving your pennies with Alison and we can all hang out in Vegas together!

  4. Thanks for reading my blog! I love all that you have accomplished for today's Monday Made It! It is definitely hard to accomplish much without the beloved laminator! I am going back to school on August 10th, and really like your Orange gifts!
    Very Perry Classroom

  5. I would love to go to Vegas too! Love the jar idea ;)

    Mrs. Crouse @ Mrs. Crouse's Teaching Adventures

  6. I love your "orange" idea. I've seen yellow gifts but this is the first orange one I've seen. May have to adapt as teammate gifts!

    My Bright Blue House