Monday Made It 10!! It's Start Time!!

Hi everyone!!!  Life has been NUTS!!!  NUTS I tell ya!!!  Trying to get my classroom ready, my head ready (not there, my lesson plans ready (not done either), furniture delivered, deliver old furniture to Tay's house at college, housework ( time!)........NUTS I tell you!

I haven't had time to read blogs:(  Or talk to my blog buds :(  Or answer email questions...please be patient...and if you don't hear back from me, please shoot me another.....I'm feeling like a hamster on a never ending wheel......not sure if that is an improvement from a paint ball or not.....................................................

Anywhosey (yep....a new word...), thank you all bunches and bunches for the sweetness about my classroom reveal.  I got some questions about that too and I'm hoping to post part 2, some close ups, and some answers to those:)

I can't believe this is Monday Made It number 10.  I have to say I am sooooooooooo glad I got done what I did over the summer or I would be losing my mind right now!!!  Remember all the way back to Monday Made It #1......I needed to do this to focus me and keep me on track....well, it is still doing that:)

Classroom Made It #1:
I made these labels to attach to my team tubs.  I'll take a pic after they are together and post it later:)  I made them to match my wonderbar book bin labels from Ladybug's Teacher Files.  

Classroom Made It #2:
These will spell "Who's in 4th?" and go with these..............................(Oh duh!!  I just realized the N was upside down and looks like a U.....I can
I got my inspiration for these little guys from Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten (I think it's her sisters room)
These little fatties make me smile!  This is nervous energy at it's best:)  I made these with Tay the night before she left for school.
Aren't they funny?  I'm gonna hang them on my door (like the inspiration)  I'll get a pic of that posted later this week with reveal part 2.

Classroom Made It #3:
I finally made my box top holder:)

Classroom Made It #4:

I made some new tags for my book luggage:)  I got some black and white polka dotted ribbon to tie them on.  I'll post pics of these too:)

Meetings today, open house tonight and then it's on gang:)  I can't wait to meet my new students:)))  I also can't wait to see what everyone links up this week:)))  I just have to find the time.....thinking I need to make some coffee at about 7:00 at night and pull a late one.....any thoughts Kim????

Grab your coffee, your notepad, and my button and link up:)))  Happy, blessed Monday all!!


  1. Tara - I love your new owls and the kids name on the book luggage tags are awesome.

    Your classroom looks great. Enjoy the first few days of school with your new 4th graders.

    Thanks for sharing so many good ideas and having these linky parties for us. I'm a lot more organized and ready to go this year.

  2. Love the owls Tara! You are my hero! Thanks so much for hosting this amazing linky every week! It has really made me kick it into high gear! (just so you know I sprung out of bed at 4:30 this morning saying "monday made it!" ugh... you are always on my mind ;) hehe
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  3. Tara, your owls came out terrific. I can't wait to see some more pictures of your classroom. Thanks for doing such a great job with this party all summer long. HAVE A GREAT YEAR!!!

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  4. Your owls are precious and those book luggage tags are super cute! You got this! Have fun with your new class.

    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

  5. I also sprung up thinking I will be number one poster - not close!!! 11!!! hahha

    What cute book luggage tags! Love the owls! Your newest follower here!!! Come be a follower!!

  6. Your owls are so sweet! I made a bunch of owls this week too. Again, thanks for hosting Monday Made It!
    Multiage Moments

  7. I love your book luggage tags! I can't believe you are at school today?!?! So long to summer :( I don't know who I'm kidding. I'm sure I will be in my classroom today... Everything you have made looks awesome.
    Thanks again for hosting this linky. I just lurve it!

  8. Oh, Tara! Your owls are PRECIOUS!! They made me smile, too! :)

    Teaching Maddeness

  9. Super cute owls! They will look fantastic. I am having my students make some for our bulletin board too. Love your polka dotted box tops container. I hope you have a wonderful start to your new school year!

  10. A friend of mine introduced me to your linky party and I am excited to see what everyone has made AND begin posting myself! I have LOTS of things on my pinboard that I am working on so I will definitely have a post for next week!

  11. I LOVE the owls you and your daughter made for your door!! I am also trying an owl theme and was inspired by many doors on pinterest. I am less crafty though and bought the cut outs from Carson Dellosa:) Thank you for yet more inspiration!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  12. My my my you have been busy! Everything looks great! Good luck on your first week!

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

  13. I can't believe how much you finished with school! Dang, girl! I'm equally behind on reading blogs too. Everytime I click over to Google Reader I get more overwhelmed as the number just keeps going up. Thanks again for hosting such a great party. I loved your owls this week. Everything was super-duper cute, but the owls really make my heart sing. Good luck with open house! I bet your kiddos are just as excited to meet you. :)

    The Teaching Thief

  14. Thank you for hosting this. Your projects are beautiful! I linked up…of course I hit the wrong image when I was trying to select my button pic…don’t even know why I have the one that came up???? So weird. I was hoping to change it (even if I have to delete it and start over). I do not see the normal little red “x” though. Ideas? (I’m #64)
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!

    Angela Just Love Teaching!

  15. Thank you so much for hosting this summer. There have been so many great ideas, and I'm so thankful for them all. I'm looking forward to this year!

    I Love My Classroom

  16. I love it all, but especially the owls! Thank you for hosting...I'm glad I finally got one in!
    Owl Things First

  17. Love it all! Can you tell how you made the "Who's in 4th?" circles and what font you used? They're great!

  18. Love these parties. I get so many new ideas! Thank you.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  19. Is there a link to purchase/download your group labels and "Who's in 4th" labels? I still haven't had the time to figure out how all of you make such cute and creative digital items and time in running out! Thanks

  20. I love it all!!! Everything is so coordinatey and perfect together!!! The owls are precious, oh my goodness!

    How bad is this Tara: I'm sitting here on my laptop, anxiously awaiting a UPS delivery so I can finish my Monday Made It and link up!! Every time I hear a truck I peek out the window! Where is it?!?!

  21. Tara,
    In June, I discovered Pinterest, your blog, and in turn, all the Made-it Mondays. Because of you and those who post their projects, my "crafy" flame has been reignited. I've made the large wooden READ letters, a welcome pennant, a lollipop tree, a "What's your super power?" canvas, a pick-me pot, a birthday silly straw pot, and some computer stuff. I have still have several things on my "To Do" list. Will I ever get it all done??!! Thank you for your willingness to share. I feel revitalized and ready to go back to school next week. I hope to one day start a blog and join everyone in all the fun of sharing. Kim

  22. I have been so inspired by all the wonderful projects you've posted this summer and the hundreds of projects other teachers have shared. I finally got productive and finished a few of my own projects! Thanks for keeping us all on our toes this summer!

    Teaching in Progress

  23. I am so excited about all the wonderful projects that have been shared during Monday Made It!! I have really enjoyed linking up the past two weeks and sharing with others. Thanks so much for hosting this linky.....I sure hope it doesn't have to end soon!! Also, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your owls!!

  24. Just last night I was thinking how to make some cute owls and what you did is pretty much the style that I was going to use. Can't wait for art tomorrow. My girls are going to love it.

    What a great linky~!!

    The Paper Maid

  25. brilliant box top holder - duck tape and a crystal light container. I just had an aha moment.

  26. I agree! Life IS crazy right now!

  27. I FINALLY made something! Tara, you started a revolution this summer! I am truly impressed and will be bookmarking this tag to read late, late at night. :-)

  28. I love your made its, as usual! Those owls are ADORABLE, and I am in the middle of crafting my Box Tops container. :) I'll have to link it up next week!

    Teach On.

  29. Your owls are ADORABLE!!

    Yay Monday Made It's :D

  30. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE OWLS!!!! Is there a pattern for those??? I'd love to have my 5th graders make them on Day 1..... If you're willing to share, or point me in the right direction, I'd be MOST appreciative!! Your "stuff" is adorable!!! Thanks, Jodi


  31. Coffee? Coffee? COFFEE!!
    You're my very special BlogPal, Tara... I had to fix a computer glitch yesterday, so my Monday contribution will arrive on Tuesday... just so you'd remember you're loved and appreciated all the way over HERE!

    Giant CyberHugs (and one for Tay too!)

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  32. Hi there! New follower. I linked up a new classroom post I just did. Not a teacher but LOVE all their ideas :)


  33. I have loved looking at all the things you all have made. Although I do not have a blog, you all have inspired me to make some really interesting things for my classroom. I even did my own Monday Made it...I created a 'whiteboard clipboard' see Pinterest at Woohoo! A whiteboard and clipboard all in one.

  34. What an inspiration you are to me, I am not as crafty...How do you make your labels and tags for your bags?

  35. Wow! I absolutely love your blog! You have some amazing ideas. I just started a blog within the past month and I was wondering how you got so many followers? If you have time, which I'm sure you are super busy, please come check out my blog and let me know if there are things I should change or improve. I would love suggestions from someone like you.


  36. Love you owls and everything you made. Such adorable things! I am a new follower of your blog.

    Lovely Literacy & More


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