Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Made It- July 7

I am so excited for my first Monday Made It, I have been reading everyones Monday Made Its since I started in this blogging world.  I made 2 items to link up with Tara, from 4th Grade Frolics! Scroll down to the bottom for my Birthday Giveaway!

I have been seeing these teacher toolboxes on Instagram and Pinterest, I thought they were cool but didn't think I needed one.  Well my grade partner Emily (from Munchkins Inc.) had one this year, I loved it in the classroom and decided this summer I was going to make one!

I went to Home Depot and bought a toolbox for $16, plus I asked for a teacher discount, which they don't give, but they gave it to me! I also purchased some spray paint.  I tried to paint it on the newspaper in the driveway.  That was a disaster, the wind blew and I ended out with bits of grass in it and when I cleaned up I noticed I painted the driveway.  So I sanded and tried again, this time I hung it in the garage and it worked so much better!

To make the letters I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut out the letters. I then peeled all of the background, and used painters tape to transfer it to the drawers.  I thought this would be quick and easy, but it took forever! I finally put my name on top to finish it off. I love how it turned out!

I love how this word work center came out.  I saw on Pinterest to use the 2 x1 Legos and to write the letter on the side, to build the words.  When I went to the Lego store to get my Legos I saw these flat pieces.  I picked 2 colors and filled my bucket for $9 I think. A word of caution, they don't have all the colors in the fill the bucket, they had 3 colors of the flats, they said the colors change when the bucket empties.

I put all the tiles on a big blue Lego sheet.  I used the purple for the vowels and I wrote with silver sharpie.  I used the lime green with black sharpie. I also had the gray long pieces for them to build their words on.

I don't care if they want to build their words on the grey Legos like in the first picture or just on the table like the second picture.  I love that they have a choice and I think this will be a very popular word work choice.  I was originally going to let them build multiple words on the big blue plate that I wrote them all on, but they were a pain to get off of the big blue sheet.

I can't wait to go out and make something else to post next week!

Also, there is one day left to my giveaway. I so make sure you enter to win the $50 worth of products!

Today I would like to thank Heather, from The Busy Busy Hive who has donated her August Desk Buddies writing, and a winners choice from her Teachers Pay Teachers store.

I would also like to thank Melissa, from A Teaspoon of Teaching who has donated her My Summer Vacation Scrapbook from her Teachers Pay Teachers store.

I am honored to have them donate to my giveaway, please take a minute to visit their websites and stores. You won't be disappointed!  To see what everyone donated to the giveaway click here.  

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  1. What a great way to use legos! I love that idea!
    Livin’ the Third Grade Dream

  2. Love this idea! Something that my own boys would love to do to practice their spelling words at home. Thanks for sharing!


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