Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Made It

Teachers started back to school today in my district. We will be in meetings all week and finalizing touches in our classrooms. We will have a meet the teacher night on Friday night, and the students' first day will be Monday. I thought today would be a good time to link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics with her Monday Made It.

Teacher Toolbox
The toolbox has been all over the internet.  I wanted to make one that worked for me.  Well, I have a ton of pens, pencils, highlighters, markers, and sharpees that would not fit well in the toolbox that I wanted.  I decided to do the toolbox for small items and have two big containers on each side.  I already love it!

View of the whole thing

View of just the toolbox

Writing Station Bulletin Board
I wanted a bulletin board above my writing station that would not need to be changed much.  I decided to go with this idea from Mrs. Phippen's blog.


I tweaked it just a little and came up with my own version.

I am not sure whose blog I got the signs from around the outside, but if I locate the source I will definitely give them credit.  I created the question word cards for the middle. 

Palm Tree
I have had a blow up tree in the corner of my classroom library for 4 years now.  The tree was an absolute headache by the end of the year, because it would always fall over and run out of air.  I decided at the end of last year that I was going to throw it away no matter what.  I decided that I needed to make a tree.  I was excited when I saw this palm tree on Mrs. Jump's blog.


I just knew I had to make it, and I love how it turned out. 
Well those are my top three things that I have made this summer for my classroom.  I hope you liked them.  Check back soon for pictures of my classroom. :)


  1. I absolutely love your creations!! Your palm tree & writer's eyes are adorable!! You did a great job Elizabeth! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    You have an award that is still waiting for you on my site. Come on over and pick it up when you have a chance. :)
    Here's the link to the post.

    Your organization looks great!
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

  3. Everything turned out great :) Your tree is great!!!

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  4. Love your tree and Teacher Toolbox! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  5. So happy you stopped by my blog this week! I'm a new follower! Sounds like you're having a great summer! Michelle

  6. It turned out great! Thanks for sharing! I've nominated your blog for an award. Come by my blog to get it. :)
    Cathy :)
    C is for Cookies, Cakes, Children, Classroom, and Crafts