Finally, It's Monday and I Made it!

Happy Monday friends!  I'm linking up with Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics to show off some of the things I made for Back to School.  As many of you know, I'm totally NOT a crafty girl, but I've seen a ton of great posts this summer from crafty people, and I had to through in my two cents.

For my first Made-It, I was a guinea pig for my BBB Joanne.  She is pure inspiration, and Head Over Heels for Teaching is full of amazing ideas.  I read Joanne's post a few weeks ago about "fancifying" your name calling sticks.  You can read her post {HERE}.  She was super crafty and created colored paper to cover her craft sticks.  Joanne printed out her student's names and is using them when she has to call on students in class.  We spent a few days talking about this crafty project, and I volunteered to be her guinea pig for reading and following directions.  Here is my project:
I didn't print names on mine because I'm going to use them as a chore chart.  

Basically you print out the sticks that are already sized for the jumbo craft sticks. and use your paper cutter and scissors to cut them out.  Then you modge podge them to keep the paper on the sticks.  Super easy, even for the non-crafty type like me!
Instead of printing student names on mine, I glued names and numbers to the tops so I can put them into library pockets for jobs.  I haven't quite got that set up yet.. so I'll blog with pictures when I do.

You can go to Joanne's TpT store {HERE} She is posting these bad boys early this week!

My second Monday Made-It project was inspired by the first.  I found super jumbo craft sticks at Hobby Lobby,  AND sparkly duct tape.  I covered the sticks with duct tape and again, used my class numbers on the end.  I am going to put these as book holders in my library.
My library is currently a COMPLETE MESS because I have no book shelves.  I was granted a Donor's Choose project for two books cases, and I'm currently waiting for them to come in.
Next I put together the goodies for my Meet the Teacher night.  I always like to have a little something when my students come in to meet me and drop off their supplies.  First I made signs so they would know where to put everything.

I also created a sign asking parents for a few extras.  Things like Ziploc bags, and extra paper.  I ask my parents to "Lend a Helping Hand" and take a hand if they can send something extra in.

Then I used my Back To School Goody Pack and printed labels for water and popcorn.  I'm going to put these on my student's desks.  It will be a great snack for them later at night.

Thanks for sticking by me through this LOONG post.  It's not often that I'm crafty. Thanks also to Tara for hosting! Make it a great week friends!


  1. I love your items this week! Hobby Lobby is too fun. :)
    Come see me at P.J. Jots!

  2. Hello Crafty Princess this week......I don't know WHY you say you aren't crafty. You can follow directions better than I can. Now I want some sticks too!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Love your creations and labels! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!

  4. I like the "Thirsty for Knowledge" saying. I love your creations-- I say you are crafty!

    My Bright Blue House

  5. Cute Signs! I love the idea of hanging up signs so that the students know right where to put everything!

  6. I LOVE your silver sparkly number sticks! They look like something I could actually make :)


  7. You have some GREAT creations!! Everything looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.
    Are We There Yet?

  8. Love your labels, thank you for sharing :)

  9. I love your name sticks. That is such an easy thing to do it add some nice detail. It also protects you from splinters when you go and reach in the cup to draw a name.


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