Monday Made It and Giveaway Winner

First off! Let me say that my first little giveaway is OVER! Congrats to Cherie Mae! She won my Chevron and Birds Themed Classroom Decor Pack. She's been emailed.

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And I sent out an email to each of those ladies that left a comment saying which pack they would like to receive from my store.

NOW! I have not linked up to this ALLLLLLL summer. I should seriously be ashamed, but I'm not. No shame here folks.

So my made it is the Dice Holder that I saw over from Miss Kindergarten. LOVE IT LOVE IT! I had all the things at home already and decided to just make it. I actually made this last Monday, but yeah. 








And it all started from this OLD cookie sheet that I had at home. I just covered it up with some good modge podge and placed the scapbook paper on top. It wasn't long enough so I took the side that I cut off and add it to the top. Then, more modge podge on top of that.


It holds about 15 of those little containers. I'm thinking about making another since I have a class set of containers. I might make another to hold something else... not sure. SUCH a great idea though.

I bought the little cups/containers at Dollar General one day specifically to hold dice. They were 4/$1.00 and in my colors, except for PINK. Totally thinking about spray painting the rest of the container tops pink.



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Linky Party, Classroom Blues, Pics, Freebie and Giveaway still GOING

Putting a TON in one post (picture OVERLOAD)... hey, at least I thought to post riiiiight? LOL. So Ashley is having her LAST linky for the summer and I had to link up.



I've gotten a bad case of the Classroom Blues. I'm not sure if it's because I'm unpacking two different places. It may simply be because I've not gotten as much done this summer as I usually do. Whatever the case, I'm hoping to get motivated and get a pep in my step. There are some Back to School things that I've pinned and LOVE!

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Hello gorgeous planner. I want you. I need you. You have chevron. You are LOVED. Ahem, oh don't mind me. I LOVE this design. *drools* Definitely in need of a planner to kick the year off on the right foot.

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If I can cover all of the drawer containers that I have like this. My life would be less disruptive with looking at the loads of "junk" that I load into these babies.

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I loathe preparing for morning work. I bought a K morning work pack, but now after I saw this GLORIOUS binder my mind has changed. I wonder how I can make this work for Kindergarten is all I've been thinking. Some of the things are too advanced and I would need to be right there over them in the morning simply because I am OCD about them doing things right and I micromanage maybe a bit TOO much. So... this is in my wishlist and will probably end up in my CART.

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I already have done Pick Me (or their names in a cup), but never thought about a Mystery Walker. Genius!

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This is a great and cute idea. I've seen these before, but this one is just CUTE!

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Just what I needed to see. I have NO filing cabinets in my classroom and loads of things that need to go in one. I had two small filing cabinets at home that need to be painted, but brought them anyways. This is just what I needed. ADORABLE! Just tape. LOVE this.

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Daily Data. I teach with Investigations... well will start again after teaching it my first 3 years and data is a big deal. This is on my to make list because it will make life SO much easier. I'm horrible with keeping up with changing things out. My previous tries were fails.

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Will be wonderful to make these. Not every single one, but so creative and so cute and a change from what I have done in the past. I love making hats/headbands.

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B.U.I.L.D. I am going to try this management system this year for my Math Workshops.

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And last... I plan to get this in at least once more before the back to school craze begins.




Remember to put in for my GIVEAWAY of my newest pack (pictures further down in the post) and I put up a special POLKA DOT Alphabet and Number Line over on TPT. Go and grab that Freebie!

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Earlier this week, this is what I walked INTO...




*sighs* do you see why I have the BLUES? However I got ALL this cut out FINALLY! I laminated my ABC line and Number Line yesterday and got those put up. Maybe it will start to feel like a classroom when I go in today. *fingers crossed*

















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My new kinder classroom and my new "hut" house

Like I said in the last post {which feels like FOREVER ago}, I got a new job. I am moving about 4 and a half hours away. I am moving back down to Kindergarten. And closer to the B-E-A-C-H! I will be 50 minutes from Orange Beach... I LOVE THE BEACH. I LOVE SAND. I LOVE THE WATER. So super excited. I said all last school year that I was moving to the beach and this is about as good as it's going to get right now.

Well. Since then, I have been on an extensive search for the perfect place to live. I did NOT want to move to the city {Mobile} and have to drive across the bay to get to work. Just wasn't in my plan. It also would have been a good 45 minute drive from Mobile to my actual job. Um. No sir. I was all stuck on some apartments, gave a deposit, and went back home. I thought it over as I finished packing up my house and changed my mind. I hated the apartment.

Long story short, I had to go back for professional development July 1st. I ended up staying until the 3rd and was determined to find somewhere to live. One of my new co-workers volunteered to go out with me on the 2nd. We called, visited, left messages, harassed, and questioned just about every apartment, real estate agent, and rental homes in the area. We did not have any luck. I didn't get to where I was staying until about 8 that night. Our search started around 9 that morning. She called me the next day to say she found a TEENY, tiny, itty bitty house about 15 minutes from school. So, I jumped up and headed about 50 minutes away to the house.


Did I mention TEENY, tiny, itty bitty? Those words are understatements. I am moving from a HUGE three bedroom home with a privacy fenced in ground pool and shed/storage house, with a fence around my entire backyard as well. Total downgrade, but I am very happy that I won't have to drive an hour to work everyday. Also, it has a fenced in backyard for my pup pup Paris to run around it. So two those thing outweigh EVERYTHING else... I am hoping, lol. I'm scared my extremely large and wonderful bed won't fit in the bedroom (LOL)... seriously folks! I'm worried!

On the other hand, my classroom is just WONDERFUL to think about right now. Here are some pictures. I have some wonderful thoughts floating in my head. I cannot wait until I am down there for good. We can work in the classrooms WHENEVER we want. SCORE! We have keys to the building and to our rooms. SCORE! So if I want to go in on a Saturday and work ALL day, I can. FINALLY! I'm itching to get there already. The other teacher hasn't finished moving out yet. She's moving next door. So all of the things that are UP will definitely be coming down. My classroom may be bigger than my house LOL! Totally kidding...









There definitely is not a lot of board to work with like in my last classroom or just "space" for free wall in general... I'll have to think of something. I want to paint the walls, but that is OUT of my element for the moment. I may just cover most of them with paper and border them all up.



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