Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Made It #3

I'm linking up with Tara again from 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It.
Let me just say that she has kept me on my toes for making items for my classroom. I don't think I could have stayed on task if it wasn't for this fun linky. For being a first year teacher, I didn't know where to start or what to make. I definitely have gained a lot of inspiration from everyone that links up.

Now for my first project....
My sister gave me an old stool that I could use for my classroom. The thing was, it was nasty and needed and a new paint job. I painted it to match my classroom with the dots on chocolate colors that I will have in there this year.

I still had to do something with the top of the stool. Then I found inspiration from Swimming Into Second.
My Inspiration
My turn out

Project #2....
I was inspired by none other than Tara herself at 4th Grade Frolics. I used her copy of the Shared Writing Journals that I can use in my Daily 5. I also printed out her free story starters too! Now my kiddos can have prompts for their writing in Daily 5.

Now hop on over and check them out!

~ Ashley


  1. Stool is adorable and thanks for the shout out on the shared writing journals:) They turned out too cute:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. I NEED a stool so badly... You have inspired me to get one done in the next three weeks before school. THANKS

  3. I love the idea of shared writing journals and created mine after seeing yours. I wasn't sure they would be fun for 5th grade, but after making them, I can totally see them being fought over!

    Thanks for the inspiration. I'll probably post about them on next Monday's Made It. Look for them there!

    Inside this Book

  4. Fabulous ideas! Your stool looks GREAT! I also revamped mine a few Made It agos...I painted mine... I like your journal covers! Very cool!

    Ramblings of a Deaf Ed Teacher's Mind...

  5. I love the stool AND the journals! Both are on my (extensive) to-do list!

    I nominated you for an award! Swing by my blog to pick it up!

    Craft of Teaching