Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday Made It Linky Party

I love 4th Grade Frolics' Made It Monday linky party because:
1. I love seeing everyone's creativity! and
2. It's a great source of motivation to create things on my to-do list.

I was inspired by Hillary Kiser from Adventures of Teaching to create this Early Birds sign (below). Yesterday morning she posted about what to do with students who finish early. She calls them Early Birds and gives them options like "dive into a book" or write in a whole class journal (as recently seen around Pinterest).

I wanted to share this as a freebie but after reading the artist's terms of use, I don't think I'm allowed but I've emailed her just to double check. I purchased the owl from Crystal Wilkerson's Baby Boy pack. I love her designs and was waiting for an excuse to purchase something from her! I'm in love with the free font Janda Safe and Sound by Kimberly Geswein. I've been using it on everything!

I also finished my teacher's toolbox. The plastic spray paint finally cooperated! It was acting weird at first but it just needed more coats than normal spray paint. I used clear labels for each drawer. You may notice I used Janda Safe and Sound as the font again. :) I may go back and add scrapbook paper but I want to wait and see what it looks like in the classroom.

Happy Made It Monday!! :)


  1. what a good idea of having an early bird option in your class. I think I'm going to add this to my ever-growing list of things to make for my room.
    Modern Kindergarten

  2. I agree! Adventures in Teaching (link in post) goes into more detail about early finishers in her classroom...check it out!

  3. I love your Early Bird sign and your toolbox. I have seen so many of those, I think I need to run to Lowes and buy one. I like how you spray painted your white.

    Fabulous Finch Facts

  4. Thanks so much, Janna! The toolbox is about $15 but they also have bigger sizes. I bought spray paint specifically for plastic...I think it was about $3. Such a relatively inexpensive investment for having items organized and at your finger tips!

  5. Love your early bird sign! So cute and such a great idea! Your toolbox turned out great:) Thanks for linking up:))

    4th Grade Frolics

  6. Yay!! So glad you were able to use the Early Bird idea!! Love your blog!!

  7. Thank you for hosting, Tara! And thank you for sharing, Hillary!

  8. Can you share the early bird sign? THANKS!


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