I'm back with Monday Made It!

Hi fellow bloggers! I am SO sorry I have been MIA for the past week, but let's just say that my life has been CRAY CRAY to say the least. With volleyball season still in full swing, and still getting acclimated to the new school year and yucky allergies, I haven't made much time for blogging. But that ends now! I vow to blog more.. I enjoy it and I hope I have some readers who enjoy reading :)

First, let me update you on the past week of my life! Last weekend I enjoyed some time with the hubby on Saturday at his college homecoming where he played in and was a STUD in the alumni basketball game (<3 proud wifey). And he let me do some great shopping at the outlets, which was bomb! Then I spent all day Sunday doing a hair photo shoot for a good friend's runway portfolio. Now let me just say, I am by NO means a model.. so this was a learning experience for me! I have to tell you, mad props to those models... I was actually sore the next day from holding positions! Here's a pic of my good friend Sarah and I before our hair was all done up...

We were on our way here to a long day ahead of us!

Then, this past weekend was my first without a game and a while. So hubby and I decided to head to Sugarcreek to meet up with our good friends for the annual Swiss Fest. This is our third year attending with them and we always have such a good time!

Here I am with our good friend Mel, waiting for YUMMY in my tummy steak sandwiches! So good.. and we topped those off with homemade apple fritters.

On the way back home, Mr. stud and I decided to hit up another fall festival and go to our local cider fest (can you tell we LOVE fall??!)

So now you're updated! (I'm sure there's lots more.. but that's enough of boring old me for now)

For Monday Made it I have a few things I'm excited to share! First off, I love my display board outside my room for my students' great work! I hadn't posted a picture of it.. so you'll see it below.

#1 My first project was to spiff up the display board with better clothespins! I wasn't loving my drab old wooden clothespins.. and what do ya know, Pinterest came to the rescue! And voila, the sparkly, glittery clothespins were created!

I used scotch double sided tape, cut it to the size of the clothes pin and tapes it on, then rolled it in glitter! I gave it a good old shake, then lined up all my clothes pins. I finished them off by spraying them vigorously with some hairspray to keep the glitter in place. So far, they've held up well!

Here they are on my student work display area holding their summer stories. The sign reads "Hanging our best work on the line!"

#2 Student test-turn in
I don't know about ya'll, but my yahoo's tend to forget the little things with they're testing! Like name, number, or even just skipping one question. Also, I can't stand with kids stand over the turn-in bin looking at other students answers. So, I decided to create a little sign with handy reminders for the students. My students know to place their paper under the sign when they turn their test in the bin.

You can find my download at my TPT here for FREE:

#3 Whole Class student journals
We are in the full swing of Daily 5 and my students are LOVING it!! They are enjoying every station so much, and I love to see their enthusiasm and their excitement as they are learning. Probably the most favored station so far has been Work on Writing! (Shocking, I know.. I am so impressed that that have taken to share my LOVE for writing!) Anywhoo, I created these two whole class journal prompts to kick off using whole class journals this week. I plan to continue to add to this each week, so check back for more often! The students already LOVE reading each others stories, and writing their own.

You can find my download at my TPT here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Whole-class-journals-Writing-Prompts

Time for me to get some sleep now so I am energetic and loving for my fourthies tomorrow! Night Blogger world.. until next time! (Which will be sooner, PROMISE!)


  1. I love your glittery clothes pins. They look fabulous!

    Fourth Grade Garden

  2. I love your glittery clips! I have been wanting to make some!

  3. Love your glitter clothespins! New follower and would love for you to stop by my blog sometime!

    Success in Second Grade
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  4. Thanks for the love, everyone :) I LOVE my glittery clothes pins! My students know my theory is, "just add glitter.. and it's better!" Happy to be following all you great bloggers :)