Monday, July 23, 2012

Made It Monday-Signs-Freebie-Babies

Thanks Tara for hosting Made It Monday.

It has really kept me on track.
I have been a productive fool this week.

For school, I have been working on some posters.  Here are a couple.

My school has a poster printer, so I am printing them 11x17, hopefully. :)
I included one of them as a freebie!

(Thanks  Middle Grades Maven for the frame graphics.)

Also, this year I have committed to not having a teacher desk, just a teacher table. (Much smaller!  The desk in my new classroom could have doubled as a boat! My coblogger Antoinette would know, it used to be hers!)

So, the teacher toolbox will assist in my organization of "stuff."

The funniest part of this, is that my fabulous 6th grade teacher had one, back in the early 90s.
Like all things in education, I guess good storage ideas go through a cycle.

For my personal Made it, I had some baby gifts to make.

I like to make baby shower gifts as personal as possible, using iron on transfer paper.
I am not a mom, so I feel like I can give cute, not always, practical stuff.

(Moment of truth, I am NEVER buying someone, even a family member, anything related to breast feeding.  I skip that part of the registry. A little too personal!)

Idea from a previous baby gift:

For this baby shower, I created:

They were a big hit.  (A little warning, the onesies have to be washed before the baby drools on them, the ink may run.)

Also, my sister-in-law's b-day is coming up.
So, I helped my mother-in-law and 4 month old nephew make a gift for her.
She doesn't read my blog so, there is no worry that she will see it before her b-day.
FYI: Doing a craftivity with a 4 month old is so funny.  He was so good natured and loved the feeling of the cement.  It was just the first of many activities Auntie Em has planned for him!

On a personal note, this is my last officially work free week.  Our district has an "academy" of optional trainings next week.  I am opting in, and hope to share some of the info I learn.  (I am actually teaching a class too! )
After that, it's a partial week of meetings for teacher leaders and teacher techs.
Then officially back to work.
I am so NOT ready to go back to a hectic schedule.  Not yet!

Time marches on, happy creating during your last few weeks of freedom!



  1. Emily- You are so creative! I want to come see your classroom sometime. :) I am not looking forward to going back either.

  2. I love all your projects (the baby onesies are adorable) and I am your newest follower!! Thank for stopping by my blog and I downloaded your daily 5 freebie too:) I am trying it for the first time this year. Thanks again!!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog!! I'm now following you! I see Missouri and Cardinals baby clothing... are you in Missouri? I teach in the St. Louis area!

    Lacy's Letters

  4. I love the quote posters - what a great idea!

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