This is my ottoman before:
This is the after picture. There are still some details we are thinking of adding, but I'm happy to have the most important things done so it resembles a tree stump :)
Here is my lovely niece enjoying the finished product.
I cannot wait to bring it to school! I'll be sharing more pictures of it once it's in my classroom.
Continuing on the woodland theme, I got a chance to go into my classroom and put some stuff together. I don't have desks anymore, so I brought out my supply caddies. Lakeshore carries these in several colors now but when I purchased them a few years ago, I could only find them in green. Luckily, they look great with the color scheme. All I did to make them fit into our theme was add a label.
I was a bow making machine this week. These are going to go on one of my new bulletin boards and my new bins.
The bows were used to add some color to my organization system. My read alouds and math manipulatives are in these green bins. I originally wanted to get some labels with manipulative pictures on them, but when I decided it would be a mixture of read alouds and manipulatives, I decided to go with something simple for a cohesive look. You can't see it from this picture, but the circles have a brown wood grain pattern on them which looks nice with the red and green. The tags are held on with metal rings and my husband punched some holes into the sides of the bins for me. These bins came from Ikea for just $1.50 a piece! Click HERE to pick some up.
Another requested item was a woodland version of my objective headers and here they are:
Speaking of my headers, my friend Debbie over at Mrs. Crockett's Classroom has an awesome set of "Common Core I Can Statements" that she customized to fit the Melonheadz line! I was so happy that she agreed to make these because they will look so cute with my headers! Here is a sneek peek at them:
You can see my original headers below. These are currently at school, so I will be updating them with Debbie's brand new set this week. Can't wait to see them all put together!
You can pick up a set of the "Common Core I Can Statements" HERE.
I decided to make them free to celebrate some goals I've reached :) Just click on the picture to pick up your set!
Last up is some organization I needed to get done. My floor puzzle boxes were in shambles and I remembered an idea I had seen on Pinterest a couple of years ago, but I cannot find that pin anywhere :( To put these together, I picked up some Sterlite bins from Walmart. I numbered each puzzle piece in each set in case a piece goes missing and then added a label to the front of the bin. I love that these bins are going to be much sturdier than my cardboard boxes and they stack nicely! The latches on the sides will be helpful too!
The labels I used can be found HERE.So what have you been making for your classroom? Go and link up with Monday Made It and share what you have been creating!