Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday Made It {June 15}

I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It! I love browsing through all of the made its each Monday. I get so many great ideas!

My first made it was actually inspired by Tonya from Storybook Endings In Second's made it post from today. I made these post-it holders for two of my coworkers who are moving schools/grade levels for next year.  I'm already thinking I need one for my desk too! I got the clear frames, made the custom background in PowerPoint, and then hot glued the post-it pad to the frame. 

I have a couple of coworkers in my school who are retiring and I am going to miss them dearly! I saw this poem on Pinterest and made some handmade cards for them. It's not a lot, but I wrote them each a kind note on the inside about how special they are and how much I will miss them!

I saw this quote printable from Megan at I Teach, What's Your Superpower the other week and I fell in love. There is a lot of change going on at my school for next year and this fits perfectly. I printed the quote, laminated it, and then added a cute bow sticker and a magnet on the back. I gave one to each of my teammates as a reminder that we can do this, that it will be okay!

My door/entry area needed an intervention - I still had my Easter wreath up. So then came the anchor decoration. The anchor and the wood background came from Michael's. I used painter's tape to make the stripes. All in all it took me about 30 minutes to make this decoration. It looks great outside the front door!

I've been reading the book Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids by Chris Biffle and it's rocking my world. I've been using bits and pieces of Whole Brain Teaching for a couple years and finally got the book last week. I'm learning so much! One thing that I loved is that you teach kids that it's okay to make mistakes. When a classmate says the wrong answer or makes a mistake everyone can say "It's Cool!" and move on. I made this printable to hang on the board as a reminder to us all. Click on the picture to download it for FREE (there are a few more color options available as well). 


  1. Love your Post-It note holders. I can't remember if I made some of those last summer or the summer before. I need to make some more! Your anchor turned out really well also!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Julie,
    Eeeek! (That's me squealing because you mentioned me and my little ol' blog!) I really do love that you used a solid sheet of paper behind the notepad. Hmm...I may need to change mine (or just make a few more)! ;)
    I love your quotes and the sentiment behind them. I think it's important to go into new situations with a positive outlook.
    Thanks for making my day with the shout out! :)
    Storybook Endings in Second