Monday, June 18, 2012

MANIAC monday


OH MY GOSH. Today has been nuts! First, I started volunteering today. I have two students, one who is going into 4th grade and one who is going into 5th grade. I have to volunteer somewhere for 25 hours as part of a field experience for a class, and chose to do it with the group Boys Hope Girls Hope. My kids have good personalities, but behavior is another topic... I guess it's good that I am getting exposed to this early, though!

My summer classes also started today. BOY am I in for a rough few months. My one class is supposed to be 7 weeks long, but the professor knocked it down to a 3 week course. This means that instead of having 7 long weeks to complete assignments, I have less than HALF the time. It's a ton, ton, TON of busy work, but that's alright. We'll make it through! Although there's a lot of stuff I'm required to do, I'm going to make the best of it!

Next, I put these flea/tick preventative drops on the baby today. That was definitely not fun. Socks has such long legs and a body and neck and everything else that he ended up being able to lick the drops. This is not a good thing... he kept drooling at the mouth and throwing slobber all over the place like a dog. I called Momma and she told me to wipe it off. So, I did. Well he's still licking himself and whenever he does lick himself, he jumps like something is attacking him. I've got to admit, it's pretty funny to watch, but sad at the same time because there's nothing much that I can do. He's been sleeping most of the time since then, which is good, but the poor baby. PS. As I'm typing this, he just slobbered all over the computer... yum. Let's hope he feels better by tomorrow!

Anyways.. today is Make It Monday for my SUPER SUMMER SCHEDULE!!! I was inspired by a pin on Pinterest. I'm not sure of the original source, but I'm linking the pin I found here. If this is not one of the cutest things you've ever seen.. I'm not sure who you are! :] I made this as a future "to-do-list-reminder-list-notes-list" type of thing. Below, I'm going to walk you through the simple process of making this frame!

I'm also double dipping and linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It linky party! Go check it out and get inspired :]



MATERIALS:
8x10 frame
12x12 scrapbook paper (I chose notebook paper styled paper)
Scissors
Pen
Flower sticker
Stickers (optional)

STEP 1: This first picture is of the supplies. This is the starting step, obviously, or else you wouldn't have a project to make!


STEP 2: The next step is to remove the glass from your frame. You then need to trace the glass onto your scrapbook paper. Again, I flipped it over so that way you couldn't see the line on the front of the paper if you miss it while attempting to cut on the lines (which I do often).


STEP 3: Add your flower or embellishment or whatever you want to add! I'm really into this flower (it's on my U frame, too!) so I decided to add it here. I do like the ribbon in the example one above, but I like this flower better for my simplicity.


STEP 4: You are finished! Below is an example of writing. Excuse the messy handwriting.. the dry erase marker was a large one and I usually write in cursive and well, it's hard to write with the large markers versus the small markers. Anyway, this was just an example to show you it can be written on.


This picture below shows how EASY it is to erase! I actually erased that writing with my fingers.. not wet or anything. It left no smudges or any pieces behind, so I'm really happy!


Here's my to-do list for tomorrow! I'm not looking forward to #1 and #2, but #3 and #4 I could do all the time!


Go see Moe's freaking GORGEOUS clock she made for Monday Make It as we're doing the SUPER SUMMER SCHEDULE together! I am SO jealous of how cute it turned out.

Finally, I was a guest blogger today over at Wolfelicious, which belongs to the amazing April! Go check it out and give her a follow. I promise you will not regret it.

Have a good night, y'all!


EDIT: PS. There's another great giveaway going on at Beg Borrow Steal! She's just hit 1,000 followers and is holding a great giveaway. Make sure you stop on by and enter for yourself!

EDIT 2: There's another giveaway!! Head on over to The Sweet Life of Third Grade and enter yourself into the giveaway! She's got 500+ followers and that's why she's doing this! But, you have TONS of chances to enter, so good luck to you!


22 comments:

  1. Hey Sara! I just came across you blog and became your newest follower. I love your blog design.. yellow and gray is one of my favorite color combos! Your craft turned out super cute. It can be used in such a variety of ways too :)

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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    1. Hi Katie! Thanks for following me.. I'm following you back! Thanks for the feedback on the craft. I thought it was too simple, but I'm starting to like it a lot!

      -Sara

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  2. This is on my to-do list as well! I'm your newest follower!

    Courtney
    3rd Grade Sprinkles
    courtneyice1@gmail.com

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    1. Like I told Katie, I'm starting to love it, so I hope that you will, too, when you decide to make one!

      Thanks for following me!

      -Sara

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  3. Sara! Love your erase board to do list:) So cute:))) Thanks for linking up even though your super busy:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. Hi Tara! Thanks for hosting the linky party! Such a good idea :]

      -Sara

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  4. I have seen this cute pin too! Great job of recreating the dry erase board! The notebook paper will look great in the classroom!

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    1. Thank you! I hope that I can remember to put it to use in the classroom ;]

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  5. Love this!! I saw this too and wanted to make one.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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    1. Thanks, April! It was actually pretty simple to make so I was happy with it! Didn't require a ton of time.

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  6. Turned out super cute! Love the little flower in the corner :)

    Amanda
    Reaching for the TOP!

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! I had the flower left over but thought that it would make a nice touch on the skinniness of the frame.

      -Sara

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  7. It is so awesome how we can be so organized and have wonderful decor at the same time. This is on my to do list.

    Lorena
    Little Treasures

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    1. I totally agree with you Lorena! Definitely love that we can "multitask" of sorts!

      -Sara

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  8. Hi Sara! It's Kristie with "Learning with Mrs. Chavis". :) Cute cute blog! ;) Love the dry-erase boards!

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  9. I love your picture frame! The lined paper inside is a wonderful idea. I can never seem to get my writing to stay straight so this would be perfect for me! I will have to try this out! Today was my last day with students. I can't wait to join up with 4th Grade Frolics too!

    Liliris

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    1. Hi Liliris,

      I can't get my writing to stay straight either but I have no excuse with this frame! How was your last day? I'm new to the teaching world so I haven't really had a true last day but my last day with my students from my internship was incredibly hard! I get so attached so easily! Thank you for stopping by :]

      Sara

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  10. That's what I'm posting next Monday... but no flower lol :) I'm your newest follower!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
    Endless Pinabilitites!

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    1. Hi Miss T! It was very simple and would make great gifts if you end up liking the process of doing them. Thank you for following me - I'm also following you :]

      Sara

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    1. I'm glad you like it! Was simple and cheap to make.

      Sara

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  12. I've found scrapbook paper that looks like notebook paper as well as calendars now. They have in several sizes and cheap.

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