Today's first Monday Made It was inspired by Abbey over at A Teacher Mom. Just click on her button to see her fabulosity!
Monday Made It #1 is a patriotic wreath that cost less than $6.50 total. My kind of wreath!! I bought the flip flops and "America" star at the Dollar Tree. Are you noticing a trend in my shopping habits? I'm afraid I would be easy bait for a stalker! Anywho, the ribbon was 70% off at Joann's and I had a 40% off coupon for the straw wreath.
As it turns out, I should have memorized Abbey's supply list a little better. If I had, I would have remembered that she used a block of wood and not a wreath. Those flip flops absolutely wanted no part in the roundness of that wreath. So, I traded the wreath for a block of wood. Abbey's was a square, but I improvised with a rectangular piece of wood that was in the shop floor. It worked just fine.
The Amended Supplies
You simply glue four flip flops down in a plus shape. Then you come back and glue the other four in an "X" configuration. My $1 star had a little rope hanger already attached at the top. I simply threaded by stars and stripes ribbon through that to create a long enough hanger for use on the front door.
The Centerpiece Being Attached
Tada! The final product hanging on our front door. It makes me super happy and was easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!
The Finished Wreath on the Door
My next MMI involves shopping at one of my other favorite school stores...Target! Do you ever stop by your media center to pick up "just a couple of books?" And then leave with a stack that towers so high you can barely see over the top? Yeah, me too. In order to make that trip back to the room a little easier to accomplish (and a lot safer for the little people that you can't see over the stack of books) I bought 4 large baskets in the outdoor section for $5 each at Target. I made a tag to attach to the basket reminding friends where the basket belongs.
The Finished Product
An Up-Close of the Tag
For some reason, the colors on the tag came out a little muted. It has a diagonal stripe in the background with rainbow colors like the basket. There's a super cute dragon on the bottom. Our mascot is the Knights, and we have a castle in the media center. I thought the cute little dragon fit right in. ;)
Love the colors!
Do you think the money spent on the baskets was worth it? I'm hoping they'll see lots of use!
The last thing on the agenda for the week is the newest addition to my American Heroes: Georgia Edition. James Oglethorpe is the topic of the latest lapbook. Second grade in Georgia is required to teach a series of heroes that impacted Georgia in some way or originated here. Some of those heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr. have scads of materials and resources to choose from on TpT. Then there is James Oglethorpe. If you search for him on TpT, there are a total of 5 products that pop up. These lapbooks help second graders continue to develop their fine motor skills within an academic purpose. My students have loved each and every one of these that they have created. They take ownership in the product, develop research skills, work cooperatively, and learn a ton about the person. I hope you will take a moment to check out the lapbook if this is a topic you teach.
Currently ON SALE!!
These are the other lapbooks currently available in my TpT store:
Jimmy Carter Lapbook
Jackie Robinson Lapbook
Martin Luther King, Jr. Lapbook
Or you can purchase all 3 in a bundle at a discounted price!
What did you make this week? It's time for me to start blog hopping to find out!