Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday Made It July!

Somehow, the month of July got away for me and I did not create many projects and did not post even one time a Monday Made It.  I spent most of July visiting my friends and family in Michigan, but now I am starting to think about this next school year and already started some projects for my classroom this year.  

Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom as there is a sneak peek for something I have been creating for my home that I am SO excited to share with y'all next week!
I have been wanting a comfortable and cute (of course!) desk chair for my kidney table for a couple years now.  I spend a lot of time at my kidney table working with guided reading groups and math groups.  I decided that this summer I would actually find and recover a comfortable teacher chair. 
I went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore and not only did I buy the chair for $5, but they were having a buy one, get one free special.  So, I was able to get 2 chairs!!  I bought fabric for both chairs at Hobby Lobby.  They just opened a Hobby Lobby by me 2 weeks ago and I cannot explain to you how excited I was!  Recovering these chairs ended up to be a little more challenging and time consuming that I thought, but I am so happy with how they turned out and still feel like it was worth it!  I am going to use the orange chair at my kidney table and still haven't decided about the other chair.  I am thinking maybe a student computer chair, reward chair for students, or a reading around the room chair.  Anyone else have any ideas of how I can use the blue chair in my classroom?

I have decided that I want to focus more on writing in my classroom this year.  Therefore, you will be seeing more writing products in my TPT store this year!  Here is my first writing product that I have been wanting to do.  I spend a lot of time at the beginning of the year teaching my students how to have math and reading conversations with the appropriate language.  This year, I want to add in writing conferencing language and have my students conference about their writing more often.  I have created this product to give them writing language prompts.   I am going to laminate these prompts and put them in a place that is accessible to my students all year.  You could also make them posters for a writing center or put them in a writing notebook!

You can purchase this product here!  
Before school starts, I will be creating a beginning of the year activity for my students to start practicing have writing conferences and using the correct language.  Follow my store or look back in the next couple weeks for this product!

SNEAK PEEK for next week!!
I CANNOT WAIT to reveal this project to all of you that I have been working on for a couple of weeks now.  Any guesses of what it is??


  1. Love that you're focusing on conference language in your classroom!

  2. Those chairs are awesome! And the preview of your latest DIY looks great, whatever it is. I've got major DIY-envy!

  3. If the blue chair isn't too tall to fit under a student desk, you can use it as a reward. Someone can earn the chair for a day.

  4. Love the chairs and I'm guessing you painted a dresser!