Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Made It

I love this linky party that is happening over at 4th Grade Frolics! In fact, I had seen many, many versions of this idea I used for my "Made It", but it was through the linky party that I found this post over at Creekside Teaching Tales.

She used duct tape to cover her drawers instead of scrapbook paper...and since that seemed SUPER easy and FAST, and I already had the duct tape, I decided to do mine that way!

I looked around at a few other teacher toolboxes for some inspiration on what to label them, and used this labeling idea and template from Ladybug Teacher Files. I typed the labels, laminated them, and hot glued them on after adding the duct tape.

The zebra print is from some awesome contact paper I found at T.J. Maxx...that contact paper will be turning up in another place in my room (which is a project I am crossing my fingers works out!)

In other news, we had Everyday Math Training for the common core edition today. I really like the changes they made and I LOVE the E-Presentations...I am excited to use them (maybe I am just excited because they work in ActivInspire, which is what I'm used to using, as opposed to Smart Notebook, which is what my new district uses...and I still don't really like it!)

edit: Here is the direct link to Kristen's printable for the labels!


  1. Your toolbox came out fantastic! I love the colors & zebra print! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Your toolbox looks great! I'm your newest follower. I love teaching 3rd grade!

  3. ooo...I love how you put zebra print with those colors!! So pretty!!! Thanks for the shout out, I really appreciate it and I am so happy you could use them :)

    I can't wait to see your other project with the zebra paper--what a cool find!

  4. Your tool box looks great. I especially love the labels on the drawer handles- I think it makes them easier to see! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower :)!

    The Second Grade Superkids

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