It is time for Tara’s Monday Made It Linky!
I give it my all to link up each week, but I often fall short of that goal. I do, however, take time throughout the week to look at all the wonderful things that bloggers have created.
This week I am cheating a bit and my Monday Made Its are "Made By My Mom Monday Made Its". She made them for me, so doesn’t that count?
My mother is very talented and makes half of the items in my classroom. If it is to be sewn, sawed, painted, hot glued, or built she did
some all of the work! I thought I better be honest… she may
be reading this.
I can’t stand clutter! I need everything in a place and little things I want hidden. Decorated paint cans are perfect for that! They are the perfect size, stackable, and sturdy. My mom has decorated two of them each year over the last four years.
Here is the picture of the cans fresh from the shelves of Lowes.
Here are pictures of the two new cans after my mother’s creativity and hard work has kicked into gear.
Don’t you LOVE them? Every year I end up with a new favorite.
My current paint cans hold pencils, erasers, peppermints, dry erase markers, stickers, marbles, lollipops, and desk fairy coupons.
I haven’t even decided what will go in these two cuties, but I know it won’t take me long to fill them up.
Remember how I said I love hidden storage… well next up is a bench. I have four benches in my classroom (You can see them here.) and
needed wanted one more to
hold recess games. Plus the benches are
a great place for my students to have a comfy place to sit.
Here are some before pictures of a bench my mother picked up for me at a yard sale.
Here it is after she sanded and painted it. She also made a pillow to make it more comfortable for sitting.
It definitely looks better and will fit just right into my classroom décor.
Now before you click over to Tara’s blog, 4th Grade Frolics, to see all the marvelous treasures that were created this week…I thought it would be nice to have a quick giveaway.
I have two products in my store that have are being purchased quite a bit lately. Tomorrow night, August 13th, I will select two numbers from the comments below. (I would still love to read and respond to your comments even if you aren't interested in winning one of the two products!)
The first randomly chosen number will receive a copy of my Grammar Interactive Notebook Flaps, which can be found here.
The second randomly drawn number will receive a copy of my Nine Sets of Place Value Task Cards for Older Students. They can be found here.
Until next time!