Monday Made It with Freebies :)

Last week I shared that I had been working on a Made It for a couple of weeks already.  Well, it's finally looking like it's done :)

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.
Next up are some behavior clip charts.  I had many requests for a clip chart that went with my woodland products.  I could not decide if I wanted a colorful or brown wood grain, so I included both in the set :)
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.

Now, even though I'm going with a woodland theme, I cannot resist brights (as you can see above).  So I gave myself one wall to use brights on because they just make me happy :)  This next made it was not designed by me, but I did do the printing and laminating :)  They are from the amazing Ladybug's Teacher Files! She has so many amazing sets, it was hard to decide which one I wanted to get.  I'm loving this line and so are my teacher friends :)
 Now for a freebie! I picked up some more Melonheadz kids clip art (I can't get enough of this stuff!) and it inspired a set of prints to decorate my desk area:
 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!


  1. You have been so productive, I'm impressed! I love your woodland theme!!! The tree stump turned out terrific! Thanks for the freebie!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. The stump turned out beautifully!

    I use the same thing for my bigger puzzles. I also use pencil pouches for my smaller (under 50 piece ) puzzles. I cut the picture of the puzzle off and toss it in the clear window. Easy peaszy.

    Your woodland theme is just adorable.

    Just a Primary Girl

  3. Your classroom is going to be adorable!!!! I can't wait to stop by and check it out when it is all done.
    Take care, Amy

  4. I just love the stump! I had a feeling that was what it was going to be. Too cute! Everything for your room is coming together beautifully!
    Fun in Room 4B

  5. Your ottoman is so cute! I love this theme. It seems like its a very peaceful environment. :) I cannot wait to see your room complete.

    Creativity to the Core

  6. You did an amazing job with the standards!

  7. Love the woodland theme! Your ottoman tree stump is delightful!

  8. Absolutely A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. Your students will fall in love with their new classroom! Thank you for the freebie!!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  9. You've been so busy!!!!! I love everything! I need that coffee sign :) haha it's so true. Thanks for sharing!

    Dirty Hands & Lesson Plans

  10. I love your table bins. Do you have them in your Owl theme? Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Everything looks great! I LOVE that you made a "tree stump" for your room. So cute. I can totally understand why you made two versions of the clip chart. Both are adorable. Personally I think you should use the wood grain one. That is very original! What a cute room.
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  12. Love your tree stump- so creative! :) Can't wait to see your room when it's finished!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Selling the Sizzle

  13. It was so fun working with you on the new CC posters, Definitely my lucky day when you asked me to revise my posters with the Melonheadz kids. The end result is adorable!

    What you've done with your classroom so far is really cute, can't wait to see the final pictures. Your ideas are so darn cute, I'll be seeking you advice on future products!

    Crockett's Classroom . . . Forever in Third Grade

  14. Everything looks beautiful,organized,and amazing so far!
    Teaching, Love, Cupcakes

  15. Everything looks so beautiful! I love those Kidlette Quotes!

    Ginger Snaps

  16. I love your woodland theme! I also stumbled onto her consistent colors collection and fell in love!

    Stacy Hayden

  17. Thanks for the freebie! I recently picked up the alphabet line from Ladybug's Teacher Files but in cursive! I can't wait to put it up. Thanks for sharing such great ideas and projects this summer!

    Swinging for Success
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  18. I have a woodland theme in my classroom, too! LOVE the clip chart - I think it's a must have for my first graders!



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