So with a month left of summer I am finally getting my rear in gear so to speak. As you probably saw before- I wrote about several projects I wanted to complete before summer was over here. Yesterday I headed over to to the neighbor state of IL to do some shopping. After spending way too much money I came home with:
25 red folders. These will be used to hold student goal/graphing sheets.
You know people look at your weird when you pick up 25 folders in Wal-Mart.
But I am thinking I may rip out the middle seam. If you look carefully they are holding chapter books. The pockets really aren't big enough for picture books. So tomorrow I'm going to rip one out and see how it goes.
UPDATE: I ripped the middle seam out of one and it worked perfectly for larger books! Works great! Get to seam ripping ladies! Goodluck:) TADA
And please don't ever think I would read such a book. My boyfriend trains dogs professionally and a friend of his wrote it!
And today after one trip to the hardware store because I ran out of staples I ended up with these beauties (One tutorial here):
I was very happy how they turned out! They really didn't take much time either. I bought the fabric($3.50 each) at Hobbylobby. The crates at Biglots ($3.50 each) and the wood ($15.89) I bought at Home Depot. They also cut it there for free. I ended up with way too much wood so I'm hoping I can either A: Make several more or B: Pawn it off on another teacher who plans on doing the project. Oh yea, the foam was also from Hobbylobby. On sale for $13. The foam was enough for 8 crates. So I have two extras! Grand total of yesterday's shopping spree? Way too much for a third grade teacher--lets put it that way. Have a fab Friday! I actually think I'm going to make the hour drive down to my classroom to play around for a bit tomorrow! Wish me luck-my car has no air currently.
Courtney @ Missthirdgrade.com