Sunday, July 27, 2014

Monday Made It


     Thank you, Tara for this always great linky party!!! 

     Although I add lots to my to do list each week and it is getting harder to get a to done list.  All in all, I have to say thank you to ALL the very CREATIVE teachers out there for the tons of wonderful ideas.

     Im not in panic mode yet as our school doesnt start until August 26 (teacher work days).  I know that the remainder of my summer will go by so quickly and like all of you I want my summer to last and last!

     I didnt accomplish too many projects but, here is what I did get done 

     I made these table numbers and table tote numbers.  I used scrap book paper for the backgrounds and had a little paper leftover to make the cute tote numbers for each table.  Thanks to all the wonderful bloggers who have talked about pencils, supplies, and organization!  I am hopeful that using the table totes will cut down on, "I can't find my ___", "I don't have a ____".  Haven't we all heard those statements again and again?

     This is a sample of one project the teachers who attend our Triton Academy session in August will be making.  Linda and I share many recycled/repurposed projects with our participants.  The bean bottle is one example of the projects we share.  Linda and I provide all the materials for the make and take sessions.

     Here is a freebie I'll be using for our second grade math notebooks. Click the image get your copy.

 Doubles Facts

     My volunteer time at the Bible camp was wonderful!!!  These two pictures are the only ones I took,  some of the 225 campers - 6th, 7th, and 8th graders - boy can they eat!  The real fun part is seeing several students that I had when they were in second grade.  I love it that they see me in a very different setting (usually with a red, hot face and donning an apron).  I am also very happy to proclaim my faith in Jesus Christ by volunteering at camp.  I consider this my short term mission project for the summer!

     Pizza dough for 30 half sheet pan pizzas!  The last day of camp is always special because it's pizza day!  what is better than homemade pizza.

     Thanks so much my CREATIVE blogging friends!!!  Enjoy your summer vacation!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Monday Made It

Thanks, Tara!  Monday Made It is always a great linky.

First, my volunteer week at Lake Lundgren Bible Camp was wonderful!  Cooking for 250 sixth, seventh, and eighth grades is a big challenge.  Troy the kitchen guru does a fantastic job of keeping all his volunteers on track and busy, in fact 6:30 am to 6:30 pm busy!  (We did have an hour off in the afternoon - just enough time for a quick nap.)

Second, I saw these little guys at Walmart and thought about using them for my welcome banner.  I'm open to other ideas - let me know.
Third, I'm into zebra print.  I think I'll use the zebra and green fabric to redo my crate seats.  The party section also had these zebra table cloths and zebra print bags.  Not sure where I'll use the table cloths but the bags will be used for a welcome to my classroom treat.

Finally, I have a new item in my TpT store.  This Short Vowel Bundle is a great for beginning of the year literacy centers.  Take a peek at this bundle that contains some unique activities. 

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Monday Made It - Let's Sew!

Thank you, Tara for your Monday Made It!  Its always a great time to sit back and check out all the great projects everyone is working on.

Last week I told you that I was trying to control "good stuff" that I plan to use for the upcoming school year. I was able to nab this shelf from another room in our house.  I did a happy dance when these super cute wire baskets were able to fit side by side on the shelves!  Notice the stash of peanut butter jars - I will use the jars for our Christmas project.  Wow! - prepared 5 months ahead of schedule.  Another basket contains the pant legs that I cut off of the jeans that I used for my book bags.  I am hoping to turn the pant legs into parts for a quilt.  This shelf sits in my sewing room so it is very handy.  I'm still on the look out for two more wire baskets to fill in the bottom shelf.

My second made it are aprons!  One day I made 5 aprons! No the aprons are not all for me.  One aprons will be used for our local library silent auction baskets - you know the baskets are filled with goodies and people bid on them. The other four aprons will be used by kitchen staff at the summer camp where I volunteer.  This is our cooking week!  I'm excited to spend a week with my friends working in the kitchen at camp.  Some people think we're crazy that we enjoy putting in 10-12 hour days cooking but it is a great "short term" mission project.  Of course we look very cute in our new aprons!

My third made it is "anything" bags.  When I sew the aprons there is always larger size scraps that I just can't toss out.  That is where the anything bag comes in.  I made lots of these over the years.  My daughters use them when they pack for jewelry and other small items, electronics, items in their purses, and lots more.  I use them in my classroom for game pieces - the bags are very quiet containers. This bunch of bags will be given away at Triton Academy class that I will be teaching in August.  Last year the teachers that scored the bags were thrilled.

Have a great week!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Monday Made It

Thanks, Tara for your great linky party!

I only have pictures of one made it and an explanation for another made it.

First, I made this Pinterest inspired project

I decided to have enough room for four choices on the board.  I also made 20 different choice cards that I will be able to switch out when I think it is time.  In the past I just told the early finishers things to do and hoped they would follow my directions.  Now they will hopefully be more focused on activities.  I'm still toying with ideas for the accountability piece.

Finally, my second made it is, like many of you I've made a mess!  Hence, the reason there is no picture.  I've been trying to contain more clutter good stuff that I plan to use throughout the school year. I'm hoping to reveal after pictures to you soon.

Have a great week!