Monday Made It!

I got some upsetting news this week that I probably won't be teaching second grade in the fall.  I'll still be at my school site, but I don't know what grade I'll be in.  I'm not going to complain, though, because I'm thankful to have a job.  So, I had to stop making grade-specific things and work on general classroom stuff.  Again I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for

Here's what I made:
I covered a shoebox in duct tape then painted some wooden letters and used my glue gun to attach them to the shoebox.  I plan to keep this on my desk for students' notes and things they hand me in the morning.

Here's the welcome sign I created.  It's available at my TpT store {HERE}.  I plan to hang this on my door for the beginning of school, back to school night, open house, etc.
Make sure you stop by and link up.  I get so many great ideas each week from fellow bloggers!


  1. I'm sorry you won't be teaching second. The shoe box and the welcome sign look great though.
    The Idea Backpack

  2. @April Walker
    Thanks April! Gotta stay positive and look at the bright side!

  3. Love the shoebox! It stinks that you've gotten switched from second. Best of luck in your new grade level! :)

    Mrs. Heeren's Happenings

  4. No worries. What ever grade you get will be supported by the bloggers at that level. Everyone will help you transition!

  5. I'm sorry you are switching grade levels; hopefully you'll be able to transition to your next grade level easily. On a brighter note, I love your welcome sign, it's so welcoming! It sounds like you'll get lots of use out of it!

    Primarily Speaking

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your last minute change of teaching jobs! That is so difficult. Your projects are fantastic:)

  7. Your sign turned out cute!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  8. Sorry to hear you have to change grades! :( Looks like you will be prepared for matter what grade! Cute projects!

    Teaching Maddeness

  9. Brandi,

    When a door closes, a window opens. You are a wonderfully creative teacher who loves loves loves kids...anywhere you land will be amazing because of YOU!


  10. Your Welcome sign is so cute too!! I am happy to see that you are keeping a bright outlook even though you have to change grades. Change can be so scary especially when you don't know what grade it will be yet! Keep your chin up:) I am your newest follower!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  11. I love your welcome sign. I may have to make that this week.
    Barrow's Hodgepodge

  12. I'm sorry to hear about your change in grades. Your sign is cute.

  13. I'm sorry to hear that you might have to switch grades! I like to say that everything happens for a reason - I hope that is true for your situation. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  14. I am so happy that I stumbled across your blog!
    Drop by anytime :)


    Creekside Teacher Tales

  15. I'm sorry to hear about your change of grade levels but I firmly believe that good teachers are always good teachers no matter what grade level they go to. . . you will do great : )

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  16. @Jessica Heeren
    Thanks Jessica. Gonna stay positive!

  17. @Fran Kramer
    Thanks Fran! Once I know the grade I will definitely be blog stalking!

  18. @Anne Tussing
    Thanks Anne. I'm hoping I'll find out soon so that I can start getting to work!

  19. @Nikki Lutzke
    Thanks for such kind words. I'm definitely looking at it in a positive way!

  20. @FourthGrade Flipper
    Thanks for stopping by and following me. Headed to your blog right now!

  21. @Mechele
    It was super easy and very bright. I think it will look great in my room!

  22. @Jill
    Definitely going to look at the bright side!

  23. @Jill
    Definitely going to look at the bright side!

  24. @Tracy Tegeler
    Thanks for stopping by Tracy. I'm your newest follower!

  25. @S. Simpson
    Thanks Stacy! I'm a little intimidated at the thought of the upper grades, but know with hard work and help from my blogging buddies and new colleagues I'll be ok!

  26. Your welcome sign turned out AWESOME, and I love the patterned duct tape you chose. My TV cabinet ends up plastered with all the drawings, letters and cards my students give me - thanks for sharing the idea about keeping them in a cute box!
    :) Antonia @ forkin4th

  27. I love both of those projects - so cute! I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more on your blog!


  28. I hope you end up in 2nd after all- or that wherever you move ends up being amazing!!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad


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