Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Made It #5

Oh sweet summertime...........where are you going???!!!  My list of things I want to make is getting loooonnnnggggeeerrr...  I truly look forward to Tara's Monday Made It Linky Party.  Now, the things I want to share this Monday may not be considered by some as "made it" BUT you should know that I stuck my own stickers on AND did all my own hot gluing. ;)

Okay, we have an amazing little boutique in town and my kids (parents) are always picking up little gifts for me. (so sweet) Well, this boutique has the cutest jewelry gift being a teacher, I can I use these in the classroom??  Let me show you!!
We all LOVE the desk fairy!!  This is the box she leaves on a desk with a soft peppermint inside.  (my kiddos LOVE those)  
It says: 

"Please eat this treat because you've been SWEET and kept your desk all nice and neat."

On the inside of the lid it says "Please return this box to your teacher. Love, The Classroom Fairy"

Not only does my Classroom Fairy look for neat desk BUT also neat handwriting.  .......And if she spots neat handwriting, then you could find this on your desk the next morning
a box always make a new pencil more special.  Right??!!
I try to pick a special new pencil based on that kid. (sports, glittery, mechanical......etc)
This box says "You've worked so hard at writing neat please enjoy this PENCIL treat." 

The last thing I want to share is my birthday box for next year.  Again, this box was a gift from a student, and I have finally decided what I'm going to do with it.   A Birthday Box!!  (Can you guess the color scheme in my classroom???) 
Does it count as "made it" if I just hot glued tulle on top???  Inside this box the birthday kiddo will find birthday stickers, pencil, birthday cupcake (prepackaged), and rockstar glasses.
 I use Miss Bainbridge's birthday book (just love her) and every student writes a birthday message to the birthday kid as their morning work.  It's adorable!!

Share with me how you celebrate birthdays in your classroom.......I'd LOVE to hear!!


  1. I worked on birthday stuff for my Monday made it too! I'm a new follower and would love for you to check out out my blog sometime!

    Success inSecond Grade

  2. Adding stickers and using hot glue totally counts:) And I love it when someone repurposes something:)) Those rockstar glasses are too cute!!! Thanks for linking up:))) I'm in a panic too about my growing list and shrinking summer!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. Way cute! Fairies make everything more exciting!
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

  4. I love your birthday box. I used to do the same thing in 2nd grade, the kids loved it! When it was their birthday I also put a sheet of laminated wrapping paper onto their desk for the day as a special placemat. Of course I had to make a couple of them since so many kids share birthdays...

    I Love My Classroom

  5. Great ideas!! Of course they "count!" I've given you the Liebster Blog award! Please stop by my blog for your award and information!

  6. Thanks girls!!!

    @Emily I like the wrapping paper idea (that's fun and CHEAP ;)

    @Anne-Oh my STARRRSS!! Thanks so much!! On my way over there.

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  9. I love the "classroom fairy" treat idea. I teach 4th, but my kids would love this too. I saw some cute little note cards from the "desk fairy" and I was going to make some up, but I think making a cute little box would be much more exciting to have on their desk in the morning. Thanks for sharing.

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