I love Mondays!!!

Who knew I'd be saying that during the summer!  But I'm loving these Monday Made It's with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics!  This week I wanted to continue with organization, but I was also able to finish some birthday items.  Here's what I was up to this week!
I finished up my library bin labels.  {Read here} to see how I plan to use them:
I was also able to finish the Where are We poster (picture taken before lamination and addition of velcro):

And of course I had to cover something else in duct tape so I used some Crystal Light canisters to make ruler holders:

I used a balloon template that can be found {here}.  I wrapped happy birthday ribbon around the container, then glued one of the balloons on top of that.  I don't think I realized how big the pixie sticks were (I'm probably going to have to put beans or rice in the container to weigh it down), but I know my kids will love getting this treat on their birthday! 
sorry for the glare

I found this idea on Pinterest and followed it back to Erica at Erica Bohrer's First Grade.  I created the monthly labels using Sports Fun clipart from ThistleGirl Designs.  Once school starts I'll take a picture of the kids holding numbers to show their birthdate.  I've been horrible in the past with birthdays, but I know this visual will help.

Looking at everyone's projects these last few weeks, I've been so inspired.  Come link up and share what you've made!


  1. Love the sports themed birthday sign! Probably gonna have to steal the idea! :)

    Learning's a Hoot

  2. Good golly Brandi!!! You got so much done!!! I'm feeling like a slacker!!! LOL! Thanks for linking up:) I'm loving Mondays too! Gives me something to look forward to:) I love all your projects:) I'm gonna have to push to get that much done this week:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. I agree with Tara! You have gotten so much done! I need to get to work!

  4. oooh, I love the pixie stick balloons

    You sure did get a lot done. Thanks for sharing all your fun projects.

    room 4 imagination

  5. I love your crafts!! That birthday sign is going to look great in your classroom!! Monday Made It has been inspiring to me too. I don't think I would've gotten half of my projects done so far without it!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. @Kristi
    I commented the same thing on your blog! Loving the sports theme! Thanks for stopping by!


  7. @Tara
    Last week was my daughter's last week of preschool before a 2 week stay cation then switching to a new school part time, so I knew I had to get stuff done. This linky has inspired me so much! Thank you!


  8. I've been saving my Crystal Light containers and couldn't figure out what to do with them. Thanks for the idea!

    I Love My Classroom

  9. You have been super busy! I love all your projects.

    Little Treasures

  10. I love your b-day sign and balloons. You have inspired me to get busy on my Birthday projects.

  11. I love your projects! To answer your question about the chalkboard clips, I got the wood at Hobby Lobby. It comes in strips. It's about 1/4 inch thick. It comes in long pieces. We cut them every 2 inches. My dad cut it on his power saw.

  12. I love your Crystal Light containers makeover! Very cute!

  13. @Lisa R.
    Thanks for all the positive comments. You make a new blogger feel so welcome!


  14. @Sandy
    Thanks Sandy! I love your blog!


  15. Looks great!! I have given your blog some awards. Please stop by my blog to pick them up.

    Sweet n Sassy in 2nd

  16. I feel like I need to buy more Crystal light. I love your book bin labels.
    The Idea Backpack

  17. Okay I LOVE your birthday chart. Like am kind of obsessed with it! I think it has to do with the bright colors on black. Super cute idea to take a picture of kids holding the number of their birthday too. Oh no... I might feel another project coming on.. :)

    Reaching for the TOP!

  18. @Amanda
    When I saw it on Pinterest I knew I had to do it. Every Monday my to do list grows too!



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