Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Made It Week 6

I can not believe that we are already on Monday Made It Week 6! I once again am joining Tara for this amazing linky! I would not have been able to accomplish everything I have and still intend on doing prior to school starting had it not been for wanting to join Tara every Monday and share with everyone what I am doing.

I look forward to Mondays, and we all know that it is very rare for anyone to enjoy a Monday. When school starts we will have to attempt to look forward to Mondays like we do now. Ummmmm.......... who am I kidding Monday's when school starts not a happy thing! Anyways here we go with this week's project.

I printed my Thematic File Folders that I had previously purchased from Erica Bohrer on TPT. I got my supplies ready...colored file folders, glue stick, paper cutter (to trim them up to fit) and I got busy. This while the kiddos were actually taking a nap.

So here is a couple pics of my finished product. I intend on using them mainly for inspiration with writing, but I also thought it will be great to use some(Cooking, Junk Food, Fruits and Vegetables) in housekeeping during play centers and get them to write grocery lists, or who knows what.  I intend on trying to pull out the Birthday one on days when a student in the class has a birthday! Teeth for when someone comes in wanting to share their story. I see tons of possibilities!

I am very excited about these. I am hopeful it will help get some of my students writing better because of the help with words they want to write but are afraid to try to sound out. We shall see.

Now I want to share an EPIC FAIL!!!!!

So I had seen this really cute headband holder on Pinterest(not sure where couldn't find the link), but I remembered it was made of an empty oatmeal container. I just finished a container and was excited to get my scrapbook paper, measure, cut, and tape it into place and have a cute holder for the girls headbands. So I did just that!


I did not test my container out prior to doing all the work. Thank goodness that it wasn't too hard or I would have SCREAMED, because when I gathered up the girls headbands and placed them on the container they all fell down. My container was too small:( The headbands didn't fit at all, so when I picked my container up the headbands went everywhere. So just a side note, but measure before you start a project! Had I done this I would not have a cute purple container that now I am just going to give the girls to play with.

Well I am off to see what I can add to my to-do list as I look at everyone else's Monday Made It's! Have a great week. See you next Monday!

****With this post I now have 100+ followers! I have a giveaway that will start tomorrow, you won't want to miss it!****


Miss Nelson

Love your word wall folders. I've had projects like yours. I saw that same thing too. That's weird it didn't fit.
Have a great Monday,


At least you can put things inside the cute purple container!
ALL of those file folders. That is a ton of work. It looks great! You'll smile every time you see them!


Love how you can laugh and share your fail....maybe stretchy bracelets will fit on that one??? You look like you are set for a wonderful year of writing:) Good for you! Thanks for linking up:)))

4th Grade Frolics

Jennifer Tilton

Your folders turned out great!

Mrs. E

Awww sorry the can was too small - but that is a fabulous idea!!! My daughter could def use something like this!
The Sweet Life of Third Grade


I have those thematic file folders on my wish list- can't wait to buy them! ohh nooooo on the oatmeal container! When I bought mine I first picked up that small container too and thought "this can't work." but then I saw the big containers (go get one of those...they fit perfectly!)
Rowdy in Room 300


Your folders look awesome!

Success in Second Grade

Susan Kalkman

I am sure glad I'm not the only one who has crafting fails... Could you use the container to hold rulers in the classroom? Good luck with your pretty purple container :)

Polka Dots and Teaching Tots

Lisa R.

Your folders came out great!! I have had many fails in the crafting world also. :) You did great!
Learning Is Something to Treasure


Great folders! I wish my kids still took naps! (: But now they're able to help me, and they're still cheap labor. (: I'm a new follower- yay! You're at 102!!!!
The Caffeinated Classroom

A Teacher Without a Class

Great folders! I love the idea of using them during centers. I am one of your newest followers. I was 101!

I would love to have you come and visit me!


I made a headband holder like that for a granddaughter. What I did was to add fiberfill around the container, then I put a piece of fabric around the stuffing. I think I had to wind the fiberfill around 2 or 3 times so the bands would fit.


I love the folders, I've made some word wall folders, but I don't have nearly that many.

I had seen the headband holder a while back. I didn't have an empty oatmeal can, but I did had a large Nestle Quick can. It was the perfect size, I actually stacked 2 together to hold more headbands. You can check it out on my Made It Monday this week.

I'm your newest follower.

Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher


Wow great way to keep it all organized. Your really ahead of the game! :)

Amanda Madden

Just found you through the linky and am your newest follower! :) Congrats on 100!!

Teaching Maddeness
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Congrats! I am follower 108!
Stop by sometime.

Jena Snowden

I LOVE Erica's File Folder word walls! They are wonderful for writing center. You will love them. I do recommend laminating them!

1st Grade with Miss Snowden


The folders are reaLly nice. I hope they work wonderfully. Way to turn lemons into lemonade with the container.


Jennifer K.

Aww too bad it didn't fit, but I bet your girls will love playing with it anyways! I used one of those to make my leprechaun trap this year. By the way, I am #110 :)

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten


Wow you were quite busy! :) Your blog is so cute. We are giving you the Versatile Bloggers award. Stop by our blog to check it out. :)
Antoinette and Emily

Buggy In Kindergarten

Congratulations on 100 followers! P.S. I LOVE your word folders! I have just added them to my TPT cart. Can't wait to buy them!

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