Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Made It

Today was my first day back at school. I think there should be a law against school starting in August. It's still SUMMER....and very hot. Today was an inservice day, tomorrow the kids will be there.

So here's my Monday Made It. I had big plans to do lots of crafting for my class this summer, but it didn't work out. But I can still work on my projects (in my spare time) and post them. Anyway, here's what I made for the new year:

An apron. It's very similar to the one I made last summer but this one is bigger. It has 3 pockets, not sure if you can see them. I love to wear aprons, they are so handy. I can put my markers, small post-its, treats,  things I've confiscated from the kids, you name it. Sometimes the pockets get over loaded! With the left over fabric from the aprons, I made the mug bucket that I shared last week. I still have lots of fabric left over. More mug buckets and aprons, I guess.

The next thing I want to show you is some things my dad made for me. I bought the dough stampers from Lakeshore but I did not want to spend the money on the stands to hold them. I showed my dad a picture and he made them for me:

They came out great. I'm going to have to do a future post on things my dad has made for my classroom. He's also a great helper, stapling, cutting, gluing, whatever I need help with. So, come link up over at 4th Grade Frolics or just check out what other bloggers have to share. I'm off to get ready for tomorrow.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Who Doesn't Love Brown Bear Brown Bear?

It's a favorite in my classroom.  I've already had several copies fall apart because my students couldn't get enough of it. Luckily, I found multiple copies in a storage room and since they were just sitting there gathering dust, I decided they should come to my room and get some lovin'.

Another favorite of mine is the game I Have...Who Has? I have lots of versions of this game, some that I've bought from teacher stores and many that I've downloaded from blogger land. It's such a fun game and my kiddos love it once they get the hang of it.

So I just HAVE to share with you the I Have...Who Has? Brown Bear edition that my very good friend , fellow K teacher and blogger, Karen Kory, created.

How cute is this??? I know you'll just have to have it and guess what?? It's a FREEBIE!!! So hop on over to her blog Through The Looking Glass to grab your copy and show her some bloggy love!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Made It Monday

Here's my entry for Made It Monday. A very small one, I know but useful. You know all those teacher mugs we get every year?

Well, I made this to go inside the mug so that I could use it for something else besides drinking coffee.

Yeah, I know, it looks like an apron but it's not. They're little pockets that can hold markers and pens and pencils. And yes, you could just put the markers and pens and pencils in the mug without it but this looks so much cuter. And I like to sew. And I have lots and lots of fabric because I bought way too much.

If you've made something you'd like to share, head on over to 4th Grade Frolics and link up.