Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday Made it on Tuesday

So I just can't seem to follow a schedule period. Not even when they are set by other people. I've been seeing all the Monday Made it posts all summer long and have wanted to join in but I hadn't motivated myself to make much. Now with only like 5 weeks left of summer, I have to get it in gear.I'm setting the goal of participating in this linky the rest of the summer. I made 2 trips to hobby lobby yesterday and a trip to Walmart so I'm almost completely ready for all kinds of crafting. I still need to go to the hardware store. I want to make some of the crate seats. I've got a few projects I need to get materials from school for. I'm heading into school for the first time this summer today. Well, as soon as I can motivate myself to get off the computer and get going. Ok so on to what I made for this week's post.

This was a project I had seen a few places on pinterest and a couple of other blogs. I think my inspiration was from The Silver Lining blog.You can see her version and instructions. I made mine a little different. I had pinned a couple times this website all about organization. The author of the website suggested having a place to put all your papers that gather on your desk. So this is my solution. I add some ribbon loops and hope to hang it up using some 3M hooks.
I have been wanting to make a retelling rope ever since I saw Kelli from Castles and Crayons guest post on Teaching in High Heels. You can check her post out here.  I was at Hobby Lobby yesterday and decided I was for sure going to get the pieces to make it. It was on my summer bucket list and something needed to get done on that list. I was in Hobby Lobby with Sophie and she loved this section of the store. By the time, we left I wasn't sure what wooden cut outs I had. Sophie kept putting them in my basket. The tree is for setting, gingerbread man is for characters, football for what kicks off the story, 3 buttons for beginning, middle, and end. Then a bow for what ties up the story. I think it turned out pretty cute.

My last project is some pointers. I bought the stuff to make these over Christmas break and never got around to it. I don't know why. It took me maybe 5 minutes to make. I hope they hold up. That will be the kicker. I might make a couple more. I still have some wooden cut outs that Sophie put in the cart. I want to let the kids use them on big books and reading books. Anyway, I'm excited I finally linked up and I might need someone to hold me accountable. Check out all the other great projects at 4th Grade Frolics.

On a couple of side notes, I'm contributing to a couple of good giveaways you should check out. I usually don't blog about giveaways. But I'm giving some things away, so I can't participate but you should check them out. The first is at Wild About Teaching. Lacey is up to 500 followers. Check out her giveaway here.

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The second one is at Mrs. Shelton's Kindergarten. She's celebrating 100 followers. She's a fellow Tennessee blogger and since we are the volunteer state. Several Tennessee bloggers volunteered to help her out. Check out her giveaway here.


  1. I love your retelling rope!! That is a great idea. I saw that post awhile back & forgot about it. I really want to make one after seeing yours! :)
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  2. Hi! Your pointers are adorable! Love your retelling rope too! So glad you are going to be jumping on board for the rest of the summer:) Mine summer is quickly running out and I'm flipping out about it!!! Eeeekk! So much to do:) Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. I love the reselling rope, I have never seen one. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Loving the cuteness of this, thanks for sharing the photos! Happy to have found your blog and be your newest follower! Come checkout my blog & enter to win my sunflower life cycle giveaway while you're there - wishing you the best WINNING luck! :)