Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Made It 7-28-14

Hi, remember me!? I've been enjoying this hectic and quick summer...where has the time gone??
I've been traveling all the great midwest this summer, spending time with friends and family, and have even snuck into my classroom for a day or two. 

I decided to take on the daunting task of reorganizing my classroom just had to be done.  My labels were peeling off and the original organization or groupings of the bins were just not working anymore. 

I use standard plastic shoe boxes because they're cheap and I can always find new ones that match.  I have an unreasonable fear about investing in the super cute colored bins and the brand to decide not to carry the color I need anymore.  Resulting in mismatched bins...the horror! 

With the help of Molly at Lessons with Laughter Colorful Library products, my library is on the way to looking pretty darn good!  

I adore Molly's adorable label stickers for each individual book.  It makes keeping the books organized throughout the year much more smooth for my kiddos.  My previous labels were no where near this cute! Plus, the oil from hands rubbed the ink off of many of the Avery labels.  So, I've added the step of a layering a piece of Scotch packaging tape on top. 

Hopefully this library won't need another makeover anytime soon!!!

This week I was SO proud of myself for finally finishing a few projects that had been on my To Do list for what seemed like forever! I'm thrilled with how my Reading Strategy and Skill Poster Set came out and can't wait to use it on my classroom Focus Board. At $3.25 it could be a great addition to your room too..and don't forget about the upcoming TPT B2S Sale!!!

Another thing crossed off the list is my Multiplication Bingo game! I'm making the transition into Guided Math Centers this year and can't wait to use this with my third graders! Last year I used a Homophone Bingo game in my literacy centers and it was a BIG HIT....can't wait to see how they love this! 

I'm hoping to stay on a roll this week by continuing to work on some school projects.  Operation file cabinet makeover is in the works! 



  1. Your library looks great! I ordered new bins over the summer through school and I am still waiting for them to come in! I may need to check out those labels though. They look great!

    Teaching In A Nutshell

  2. I'm still waiting for you to come organize my library in Florida...just saying!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. You've been busy. I love the labels. They are so fun. Girl you are all organized.