Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Made It #1 (for me)

I am linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for my first Monday Made It.  I start school Wednesday and refuse to return to my room before then.

Project #1:  QUIET SPRAY
I had the empty windex bottle, scrapbook stickers, and ribbon.  Cost FREE!!!!
I got the idea from somewhere on Pinterest.
I put some modge podge over the stickers so they would not peel off.

Project #2:  KISS YOUR BRAIN! JAR 
I had the empty jar, scrapbook stickers, and ribbon.   Cost:  FREE AGAIN!!!!
Well, almost.  I have to go buy Hersey Kisses tomorrow while I'm running errands.
I put some modge podge over the stickers so they would not peel off.
I was inspired by a post I saw earlier today for a Hug Your Heart jar here.

Project #3:  CRAFT Menu Headers     Cost:  FREE AGAIN!!!!

I am starting Daily 5 this year.  I already have my CAFE board ready.  I have seen lots of posts about using CRAFT instead.  I would not even consider it until today.  I joined this yahoo group for 2nd grade.  If  you are a 2nd grade teacher using Common Core, I suggest joining it also.  It was just started last week.  I feel like I will be relying on it this year.  Deb Green posted a  CRAFT menu with the 2nd grade Common Core standards listed under each heading where they fit.  It really made me realize that CAFE really does not meet the needs of Common Core.  If you join the group you can see Deb's CRAFT menu in the file's section.

I really like these CRAFT Headers, but they don't match my room.  So I created these in red and black.  I used the explanation cards from the set mentioned previously.  I just colored over the colored border with a black marker, cut them out, and mounted on red paper.  If you have a red and black theme, you can grab my CRAFT letters here for free.  The font used is DJ Basic.


  1. I love the Quiet Spray idea!! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Oooh I was just looking to get my voices headers up today, which were also made by Kristen at Ladybugs Files. Your Craft board is gonna look great!!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE red and black.

    Reaching for the TOP!