Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Made It/Crunch Time!!

Wow! It's crunch time over here in the Williams' house! I start New Teacher Orientation next week!! (Still no word on when I can get into my classroom though o__O!!!!!!) I can't believe that another Monday has come and gone. This will maybe be my last Monday Made it because school starts in three weeks (AHHHHHH!!!!). So I'm linking up with Tara and the Gang over at 4th Grade Frolics!

I cracked open my laminator today and used up the two free pouches it came with! Holy Moly I'm in love!! I think it's the most amazing purchase I've ever made, super easy to use. Step 1: Take it out of the box. Step 2: Plug it in! Step 3: Push the On Button/Wait for the Ready Light. Step 4: Ready to go!

So I found you've been ticketed by the desk police inspiration on Pinterest of course! Originally from Third Grade Love. She's giving away freebies so you should take a look! I love the idea, but I thought they needed to be a little bit smaller and more durable so I could use them over and over again!

Here's the original:

And here's what I came up with!

 I laminated them as well so students can return them to me. This will allow me to check their desk and make sure they actually cleaned it, but also I can reuse the tickets again and again!

I also started working on some of my storage bins today. I made my own label using photo shop. Here's a blank one if you would like to use it!

And then I wrote on them and used packing tape to put them on the Sterilite bins I bought from Target (Love their college sales btw!)

That's all I've really finished so far, I have a lot of other WIP projects but I'm busy being a mommy to Tyrion. He's a little sick so I've been giving him meds, but thankfully he is on the mend!

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  1. Love your desk police tickets. What a great way to conserve resources by laminating and reusing!

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  2. Your tickets are such a cute idea! I also like the idea of laminating them and having students return them to you!!

  3. I love that desk police idea! Some of my students need the desk police every year lol. Thanks for the cute polka dot frame. That will go great with my theme! :)
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  5. I am a first year teacher as well! I'm going to be teaching 6th grade math, but I student taught 5th grade. I love the desk police labels...depending on how my schedule is and what desks I have for my students I may have to use those too. I get to see my room on Thursday...super excited! Hopefully you will get to see yours soon!!

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  6. I love those desk police ticketS! I have given desk fairy tickets before, but the kids didn't really care. Maybe this way they'll actually clean their desks!!

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