Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Made It: Teacher Toolbox, Magazine Holders, and Cooperative Learning Tags

It's Monday and time to link up again to 4th Grade Frolics!  I absolutely love this linky!  Being so close to the beginning of the school year, I've gotten so many wonderful ideas for my classroom and I am working hard on getting all of my projects completed.

Made It #1
My Teacher Toolbox!!!!

I'm so excited about my teacher toolbox!  I know that everyone has been making these and I couldn't be left out of the loop!  I got mine at Lowes for around $18.  I spray painted it Teal and then bought these labels from Kristen Doyel.  They were super easy to edit and fit perfect in the drawers.  I used double sided tape as many other bloggers suggested and you can't even see it!

Made It #2
Magazine Holders

I bought a bunch of these magazine holders from IKEA a couple of years ago.  They come 5 in a pack for around $2.  I took two of them and wanted to decorate them to match my teal/orange/owl classroom.  I will be using these to hold the papers I collect from both my classes.  Here is a picture tutorialis of my process. I made a template for both magazine holders.  Modge Podged the paper on.  Added some washi tape to cover the seams and add a little flair.  Then I cut out an S and W on my Cricut and added them to front.  I'm so pleased with how these turned out!

Made It #3
Cooperative Learning Tags

I love using cooperative learning in my classroom especially Kagan Structures. I usually make some kind of tags for my student desks so they know their roles.  I whipped these up last night and will have them on my TPT store hopefully in the next day or two.

Now I'm off to work in my classroom!  My building just opened today and we have kids NEXT THURSDAY!!!! CRAZY!!!!!


  1. Your IKEA magazine holders look great! I bought a bunch of those for student book boxes and wasn't sure how to jazz them up. Thanks for sharing your cute idea!


    1. So glad you liked them! It was an easy to way to make something cheap look super cute!

  2. I love your color choices on everything. The magazine holders turned out really cute. I have never seen that before. Thank you for sharing.

    I am very excited to have found another new fourth grade blogger. I started following you, and I'm looking forward to reading your future posts.


    1. I'm so excited you found me too! I started following you, too! Yay for 4th grade!

  3. I love your blog name (and design). I need to update my toolbox labels. Had it for two years now and it's still the green ones I printed out the very first time. STARTED making new ones last summer and never finished. #OOPS

  4. Cute new design! And LOVE the toolbox! I made one of those for last week's Monday Made It and I think it really "completes" my teacher area. Good luck working on your room! I can't wait to see the finished projects you are working on!

    And guess what? I'm a new fourth grade blogger AND an Arkansas blogger! What are the odds? So happy to find you! Check me out at Cute in the Classroom



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