Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Supply Tubs

I made these supply tubs for my classroom. I was sick of students accidentally putting my supplies in their backpacks. I had to make sure that if they borrowed my stuff they were held accountable for putting back what they used.  I bought these nifty stack and carry tubs from Target for around $8 a piece.  I love the two compartments and helps keep everything organized and in its place.
I cut out vinyl numbers using my Silhouette Cameo and stuck them onto each bin. Now each row in my classroom has its own bin to use.

I assigned a manager to each bin to ensure that each student in their row, put their supplies back in the bin.  I attached stickable dry erase sheets to each bin so the managers can write their names on them. Because I have three classes rotate through my room, this is very helpful so we know who the managers are in each class.

The mangers get the bins whenever we do anything involving colors, scissors, or glue (which is pretty much everyday). I have already noticed a huge improvement and hopefully this year, I will end the year with more than six scissors. :)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bar Cart

I have been wanting a vintage bar cart for FOREVER.  My obsession began while watching Mad Men...
And then my obsession grew even more when my sister and I went to a vintage bar shop called The Hour in Alexandria, VA...

So I decided it was time to finally indulge in this obsession. Never being one who likes to pay full price for anything, I headed to Craiglist. After a short search, I found this gem for $40. It had rust stains, a loose wheel, and needed lots of love.

I took the cart apart and then lightly sanded the shelves. I then wiped it clean with a damp paper towel and spray painted it with Rust-Oleum primer. After the primer dried, I spray painted it with a cheery yellow color (Rust-Oleum Marigold).

I absolutely love the results! My sister and her husband gave me the blue tray as a surprise gift from The Hour store mentioned previously.  It makes the bar cart so beautiful and, honestly, the pictures don't do it justice. I just need to get some more fun vintage bar accessories and better glass and then my bar cart will be complete!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Home Updates

We are in the middle of some major home updates right now. You would think that back to school and wedding planning would be enough to do, but apparently we just really like to pile things on our plate.
Here's a sneak peak of a few things we've been up to.

I'll be posting about what we have been doing and our progress as we complete them! New(er) house, new life, we are happier than ever before. :)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Ticket Out the Door Poster

My name is Heather and I am a Pinterest addict.

Whew, that felt good to get it out. I found this genius idea on Pinterest and had to recreate it for my classroom.

First of all, I have to give thanks to my Silhouette Cameo machine, without it I would not have been able to complete this project. It saves me so much time and frustration.

I love it and it is going to be a great launch/closure. Not to mention, it will be super easy to tell which students did not do it. This could serve so many purposes, but here's a few I have thought of...

Can you think of any other ideas to use this for? It's just fantastic!

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