Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Made It!!!

I am finally getting my act together and linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for ...

Here we go ...
My 1st project is an almost made it ... keep reading and you will see why.

If you have been here before you know I have made a 39 drawer toolbox for my classroom already.  I wanted one for my "home office." So here is how it went ...

I went to Lowe's for my 22 drawer toolbox and a can of black spray paint. No problem!

The I took all of the drawers out and sprayed the whole thing black.  No Problem!

I printed and laminated my labels and cut them out. No Problem!

Then ... I went to hot glue the labels on the drawers ...
Some of my drawers had disappeared in the midst of my project.  Where could they have gone? Did they sprout legs?  I was searching everywhere.

I found one ... Now, I am missing two.

So this project is not completely "Made It" until the other two show up.  I just couldn't wait to post!
I love my new toolbox and already stuffed the drawers that I have.

Here is the kid that found the drawers and used them.
He is such a cutie! I just love him!!!

Next up ...

You are going to think I am nuts on this one ...

I made a project board ... before I start I have to say this "dry erase" board does not erase well anymore.  It is so old!

I took post it's and covered the whole thing ...

 I then wrote a ton of projects that I want to get done ... some are fast and some are long.  I color coded for the different places or people in my family.
(I like to see where I am headed &
it feels good to move them to the "Done" section)
Now, I just pick one & once it is done I more it to the right side.
This board helps me get that "To Do" list up in my command center and I seem to focus a lot little better.  I am also hoping my husband will be super sweet and do some, too!

Last one ...

I finally printed, laminated & cut out my new C.A.F.E.!
I LOVE it!!!  I love all of the picture clues for the children who are not reading yet, or not the BEST reader, yet!
I love that there is no guessing game about where the cards go ...
they are all color coded.

Now, I just need to go buy the ribbon and put it all together.  I can't wait to Velcro them on as we work on the different skills. 

This picture below shows how the colors match each one.

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Hope you found something you like on my Monday Made It!
Have a Happy Day!!!


  1. I love your project board with the post-its! That is totally something I would use! I like it better than just a to-do list. Once I start marking things off my list, then the list looks messy!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

    1. Thanks, Carol! I love it, too! I am going to try and get everything off before I can add new ones .... We'll see how it goes! I am so glad I am not alone :o) Have a Very Happy Day! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Everything turned out great! I love the way you designed the project board. It's nice to have a visual reminder of everything you finished,

    Fit to be Fourth

    1. Thanks, Mary! It is so nice to hear some positive comments about the projects. I have already taken off one of my post-its and I am working on another today! I think I am motivated by it because it is a good visual for me. I always tuck those "To Do" lists away. Thanks so much for stopping by! Karen

  3. Those labels look AWESOME.

    Man, good luck on all those projects!

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

    1. Thanks so much! I have gotten a couple projects done so far ... Right now I am taking a break from the projects and taking care of my mom. Thanks so much for stopping by & checking out my "Monday Made It!"