Monday Made It July 8 and a Giveaway:D

3 weeks.......3 weeks people and I am back to work:(  Where has my time off gone?!?!
If I am going to be ready I am going to have to amp it up a notch....just not sure when that is going to happen:/  I want some me time too................
So, my Monday Made Its are starting to be Made Its that other people posted and I went nuts over! 
This, I posted about the other's my "Pick Me" pot completely and totally inspired by the awesome Teri at A Cupcake for the Teacher!
I used this a lot last year and loved it:)  Of course the numbers had to match my new colors:)
When I saw these on last week's MMI I just knew I had to have them:)
These are from Michele at Run Miss Nelson's Got the Camera!  They are her Braggin' About Behavior Beads.  I got the set that you can customize!  Love that about them.  She pretty much will make what ever you want (if that's the set you buy)

I got this case at Michaels to put them all in because as you can see, I bought a lot and am a little crazy nuts about them right now:)
A big shout out THANK YOU to Mrs. Laffin from Mrs. Laffin's Laughings!  She emailed me and gave me a heads up as to Hob Lob selling the ball chain for the behavior beads at 50% off:))
Can't wait to use these in my classroom this year!  The kids will go nuts over them!
For the past 2 years, I have used shared writing journals in my classroom for Work on Writing in our Daily 5 rotations.  My kiddos just love writing to a "theme" and love adding to someone else's story.
I made 8 new themes to add to our journaling creativity:)  Can't wait to see what my kiddos write with these:)
My last MMI for today was actually made for me by super sweet Amy. 

AHHHHHH!  Can you stand the cuteness and it matches my new room colors PERFECTLY!!!
She has a new Etsy shop AND here's where my giveaway comes in....Amy is giving away a banner!  The banners are 12 feet long and the winner gets to pick their own colors and it can have 5 different patterns!  I just love mine and can't wait to hang it up in my classroom:) 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner of the Rafflecopter will also win my new "Gettin' My Write On" set:)
As always, I can't wait to be inspired by you all!!  Thanks for linking up:)


  1. I follow you on TPT. I am loving that banner! By the way, this weekend I found cardboard pencil holders in black, lime, and gray chevron at the Target Dollar Spot-- they totally go with your new colors!

    Mary Kate
    Windy City Learning

  2. I am in love with those behavior beads! You are right that the kids will go nuts over them! Sending positive thoughts your way that you can get some me time in these next 3 weeks. You can do it!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. You have been so busy! I was happy to get my act together with just one project. :) Love the bunting!

  4. I love your shared writing journals. You inspired me to create them last year. Love the new topics too! :) Thanks for hosting.
    Creating Lifelong Learners

    1. I love the journal idea! I will definitely be trying that this year! Thanks for the idea!

  5. Love the bunting! It looks fantastic! You enjoy this last 3 weeks! Take care Tara!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  6. I love the way you are storing your brag tags! Definitely stealing that one!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  7. Doesn't it seem like this summer is going by S.U.P.E.R. fast? I've had no time for myself... and it makes me kind of sad :( Love your Made Its!

    The Creative Apple

  8. Love all the brag tags! Thinking about making the purchase... I agree, summer goes by too fast! I go back in 4 weeks, but have a bunch of trainings starting next week. Ugh!

    Literacy Spark

  9. Just bought those Brag Tags a few days ago! I will now be on the hunt for a container to house them in . Good Luck carving out "me" time! What exactly is that?


  10. I love your new colors and the banner is to die for. Now I'm wanting a change... I'll have to wait a while. Great idea for the storage tip of the tags.
    Off to check out the other ideas

  11. I love the Brag Tags! They turned out so cute! You are going to love that bunting. So cute :)
    Fun in Room 4B

  12. I LOVe the bunting! That is absolutely adorable. Those brag tags are so awesome. I love your idea for storage. Thanks for hosting!


  13. Those Braggin'Beads are super cute and your new banner is ADORABLE! I am going to pin the writing journals so I can check them out after I look at all the MMI posts!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Lizzy from *The Teacher Chick*

  14. I love the bunting! It's so cute! Great giveaway!!

  15. Thanks for hosting! I love your bunting banner, I am also diggin' the brag tags. I have notice them popping up everywhere.


  16. I hope you are able to find some "me" time before you have to return to work. We all deserve it. Your students are definitely going to love the Braggin' Tags!

    Foreman Teaches

  17. EEK! I linked up for the first time :) Love your made its this week. I CANNOT believe your summer is almost over?!?! We have been out since May 3 and go back August 15

  18. I have to make those behavior beads!!! Thanks for the heads up about the beads being on sale at Hobby Lobby. I am creating a list of things to make for next week! :-)
    Learning Is Something To Treasure

  19. Thank you again. Your Monday posts are always full of creativity!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  20. Ohmagoodness, I want to be in your classroom *so bad* next year!! I am loving the colors and all of your wonderful accents will make it look amazing!! Thanks for another great week of creativity :)

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  21. I love your Monday Made Its! I have completely taken the summer off from blogging and school, and this post has me motivated again! :) How are you going to make your necklaces? Is there a latch piece that goes with the ball chain?

    Smiles from 2nd Grade

  22. Your way ahead of me, I bought the Brag Tags and all I have done with them is to download them! I'm in the same boat as you, I think I only have 3 weeks left also and I have way too much I haven't finished. Everything looks terrific!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  23. LOVE this Monday Made It! I am so excited about the giveaway too! I follow on TPT!

  24. Love the pack you got from Miss Nelson. I grabbed the Behavior Beads also! This was my first Monday Made It...ever! I'm so excited to read everyone's ideas. Thank you for doin' this linky!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  25. I really want to do the behavior beads as well. This looks amazing! I follow on Tpt


  26. Love the behavior beads! How are you going to use them in your classroom? Also, that banner is beautiful!! :)

    Miss R's Room

  27. Love all of your MMIs. I haven't gotten any of my projects done and I really need to step up the pace...because I only have 2 weeks until we go back. Oh my!

    Mrs. B's Nook

  28. I love that banner! What a cute addition to your classroom!


  29. That banner is so cute! Your homework club numbers are so useful!

  30. It is hard to believe that you only have 3 weeks left as we are just starting summer vacation. I can understand why you might be feeling a little pressure, but every week you share the greatest things and accomplish so much. I hope you do not mind I borrowed your color scheme for my classroom and all of my made its this week - I just love everything you have shared!! Your banner is awesome. I am printing your homework club numbers out on magnetic sheets as I type!!

  31. Love tha banner and the bragging beads. Any specifics on the container? I need to find one. Thanks.

  32. I love, love, love the banner! So cute! I like the idea of the bragging beads too!

  33. I love your new bunting and organizational ideas. I had Michele design some tags for me as well; they are super cute. Enjoy the rest of your time - heather

  34. I think the bead/tag idea is such a great one! Have seen those around in blogland and decided to make some for my kids next year. Etsy is another great place to get ball chain in different colors... I agree that the kids will love these! All of your creations look wonderful--the numbers, bunting, and your journals. Thanks so much for sharing and the opportunity to link up each week!

    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

  35. I'm in LOVE with that banner! I am changing my theme to chevron this year and might have to get one of those banners to add to my decorations!!!

  36. I think I will have to wait for next week to link up...I started summer school today and need to r.e.s.t! I forgot how hard it was to wake up early!

    Everyone deServes to Learn

  37. Not only do you make awesome things but you find the best items too!! I loved it all, your kids will flip over those brag tags :) :)

  38. These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  39. Your Monday Made It got me motivated to update my Homework Club board!! I finally decided on how I wanted to update it! So excited!! That banner is absolutely adorable and I can't believe how perfectly it goes with your colors!! I want one!! And I am loving those behavior beads! I've seen other teachers use them before, but I didn't know much about them. Now I wanna use them since they are so darn cute!! Thanks for all the inspiration, Tara!! :)

  40. Love your blog and all the great ideas I am finding through Made It Monday. I am especially excited about the behavior beads! What a fabulous idea.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Z & Company

  41. Hi Tara,
    I am a recent follower, but long-time reader of your blog. Thank you for sharing all of your great ideas. I absolutely love this linky party. It has inspired me to make so many new things in my classroom. I am excited to finally have a blog of my own and link up.

    Fit to be Fourth

  42. Great projects this week. It took me all day to read them all :) I loved every second of it though

  43. Your projects turned out really great! Also, I just love the color scheme you have chosen for your classroom theme - so tranquil & cheerful!!
    Antonia @ forkin4th

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  45. I love your "Pick Me Pot" and can't wait to make some for my own classroom!

    This was my first link-up... Ever. Thank you!


  46. My first link up and I'm a little late to the party (oops). New to the whole teacher blog world as a blogger, but have been reading/following them religiously for the last year. I love visiting your blog for all the great ideas that are always linked up here. Thanks so much :) ~Cara Lee

  47. Oh my gosh! I love that new banner!!

    I blog over at my personal blog Beyond the Gradebook and I just started my own teaching blog yesterday at Elementary Exploration. I'd love to have you visit my new blog! Also, I'm moving from fifth grade to fourth grade this year and I'm so excited!!

  48. Your projects turned out so cute. I really like the brag tags.
    Grade School Giggles

  49. I love the number sticks!! Do you have them for sale? I would LOVE to purchase them for my classroom this year!!


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