Happy Monday!!! While I love Sunday nights in the summer - with no last minute frenzy of household chores and planning I do not love Mondays so much - they sometimes feel like the day that signals summer is passing, another week is starting and we are getting closer to the craziness that is BTS.
Over the last week I have moved myself away from the "I am resting, recharging and relaxing" mode that I entered about 15 minutes after the last day of school. I started to pick up things for the classroom, looked at planning for the new year, started a professional text and organized the massive pile of resources that still live in my basement from my move last summer.
In this new mode I made a few things, so I am linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her linky.....
I printed the entire planner and three hole punched it, I considered getting it coil bound but since this is my first time doing this I thought it would be best to have options of moving it around in my binder. The binder cover is from the pack I purchased from Megan (check it out here) and I just made a binder spine. I used a few binder tab dividers to separate the months. I also moved the monthly calendar so it is right in front of the weekly planning pages.
I love that I have a calendar for the summer months too and I LOVE this note paper. I can not wait to attend a meeting so I can use it!!
I am very excited about my planner, again, if you want to check it out just click on the button below.
I made myself a nice little label for this notebook. I bought it at a dollar store and love the rainbow edging - really it is the little things.
I will be attending my first blogger/seller get together this Wednesday and needed to have something super cute to take notes with. I saw the ones my friend Joanne, at Head Over Heels for Teaching, made for the Vegas conference and had to steal her idea (one of my fav past times!!).
I bought the print to the edge circle labels, because I have wanted to try them forever. I inserted my TPT button, hit print and done. I love that the labels are glossy - so fancy!! I just have to figure out what I want to use the rest of them for!
At another dollar store I found these blackboard labels and a chalk marker.
I had planned on make and taping labels to the bins but thought I would give this a try. The chalk marker is holding up, I am worried about the stickiness of the labels as they are removable. If they don't hold I will be making my own labels.
Here is what they look like so far....
I was just playing with the placement of the words and clipart (needed to move both over a bit). I love the look with the ribbon, but thought I would love the thin ribbon but now want to use a thicker ribbon - good thing it is not expensive!! I will also laminate them. You could also just tape them on the baskets too.
You can grab a copy here if you would like these tags. You could add text for each student's name or print, laminate and add names with an expo marker.
I also made a tag for my toolbox. I have one of these lovely rolling drawer systems at the front of my class to hold tools that I use or take out during lessons (can you tell I can't get into my class, sorry for not having pics). Only in my frenzy I spray painted it red as well.
I made a sign for that too.
You can grab a copy here, There are a few different options as well as one you can add your own text too. You could save them as a picture and then insert them into a new ppt to make different size tags or labels.
Okay this is it for me - off to check out my to do list - well after reading a few MMI blog posts of course