Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Made Its - Smile Box, Random Number Selector, and Overalls Organizer

Okay, yes, I am a little late to the party.  The good thing is that it is still Monday.
I am linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her wonderful linky Monday Made Its.
Up first is my “Smile Box”.  This will be used for my students to write thank-you notes to their classmates for doing something throughout the week that made them smile.  Each morning during morning meeting I will read two of three and the students will be able to add the thank-you note to their rings.  They will keep their rings on the side of their desk to read when they need a little pick-me-up.

I bought the tin container from Hobby Lobby on clearance for 80% off!  It was white and lime green, but I spray painted it to match my classroom decorations.  (This year I am decorating my room with denim, smiley faces, and daisies.  You can read about it here.) 

After spray painting the container, I added the smiley faces on two sides and denim pockets on the opposite two sides.  The pockets will hold the slips for the students to complete.  The completed forms will be placed inside the container.


My second project was desperately needed!  Each of my students have a number that they use for various things in our classroom.  Previously I have used popsicle sticks with numbers written on them with a black sharpie marker to assist me in randomly calling on students.  I see so many beautiful ones on Pinterest, so I decided it was time for me to step up my game.  Here is my new set.  I like these so much better.

Lastly, are my helpful overalls.  My mom bought these for me from a thrift store and sewed the legs up and folded them in the inside.  I will use this beside my small group table to hold all of my favorite writing utensils and small group supplies.  After I get my classroom set up, I promise to come back and show you pictures of how it looks with my actual supplies in it.  I will purchase a cute child size hanger before it goes in my classroom, so please ignore the oversized back hanger. 

I am happy to have these three projects completed.  Don’t forget to stop by 4th Grade Frolics to see the other Monday Made It projects.
Take care!


  1. I really love your Smile Box idea. I think it would really help foster a great classroom environment. I'm going to be on the lookout for a similar tin this summer!! I'll let you know if I find one and make this! Thanks for the idea :)

    Fourth Grade Lemonade

  2. You are so creative! Your smile box and supply holder are super cute! I like that you used denim for both of them. Denim seems to be coming back around this year and it definitely looks great on your blog.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Love your smile box..... Reminds me of being a Bucket Filler!

  4. That smile box idea is precious! Love it:) Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics