Monday, August 19, 2013

Manic Monday: Calendar, Bunting and Book Baggies {Freebie!}

Hi everyone!  Happy Monday!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
This week I went to a workshop and worked on a few projects :-)

I finally cut out the numbers I made for my calendar!  I kind of dread cutting out circles, but my stack of laminating is getting a little out of control.

 So I made a little mistake in my purchasing.  The Velcro tabs come in packages of 15 sets, so I bought two....which is great for about half of the months.  Sigh.  I'll be back at the teacher's store sometime this week anyway.
 Calendar is already for September!  Sorry for the glare!

I also worked on my book baggies for independent reading.  I haven't made them the last few years, but I decided to go back to them this year.  We are starting a new literacy program and I'm not sure what some of my morning will look like, but independent reading is always important!

 Slider bags are the best kind!!

The kids store their independent reading books, sticky notes, pencil, highlighter, reading log, bookmarks and whatever else in their baggie.  Being that I work in a low income neighborhood, the majority of the kids must borrow books from the school library in order to have something to read at night.  I like to use the book baggies because it's an easy way to check who is actually taking a book home at night.  When they put their things out to go home, it's the first thing I scan the room for.

You can grab the labels for the baggies HERE.  On my computer, a window pops up to print the label as soon as you open the file.  It's annoying and I don't know why it's happening.  So I apologize if it happens on your computer.  Just click cancel if you aren't ready to print.  {Graphics by DreamLikeMagic}

If you'd like, you can also grab just the label image (PNG file) to create a different sized label: HERE.
You can go to the Avery website and use their templates to upload your own image onto a label.

The labels are 2" by 4" address labels, 10 per page.  I use the generic version of these labels  AMAZON LINK.

This next one wasn't much of a project, but it needed to be done.  We keep portfolios for all subject areas, and I wanted to keep them neat this year.  I bought this file tote and a set of hanging folders so each student will have their own hanging folder.  I just hot glued this label on top.

You can grab the Portfolio Sign HERE.  It's editable, so you need to have PowerPoint to open it. It is the PNG file of sign above (to protect copyright, credit to I Teach. What's Your Super Power?).  You can add additional text and clipart to match your room decor!
And last, I finally laminated and hung the bunting I made a while ago.  My guy laughed at the data bunting, but I'm just being realistic!  I know I'll have a data area, so it might as well be cute!

So there are my projects from the week.  Have you all done your B2S shopping on TpT?  Did you get anything awesome??  I'm still working on my narrowing down adding to my cart!

Also, please let me know if any of the freebie links aren't working so I can fix them!!


  1. These are really cute! Thanks for sharing! :) Love the bunting!

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  2. Thanks for sharing the book bag labels. I like to have students keep their books in bags like this as well. One year at Lowe's I ran across this super sturdy Ziploc bags with a gusseted bottom - they made THE BEST book bags ever and now I can't find them anywhere :(
    Love the banner!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  3. Love the bunting! So cute. I always find I have to make AT LEAST two teacher store trips--usually I end up buying a bunch of things I DON'T need and forgetting something I do need!

  4. Love the bunting, so cute! Thanks for the labels, they are perfect! You are wat ahead of me on the calendar. I just finished my August calendar and we have been back since the 7th! Ha! Glad I am not the only one who always needs to make return trips to the store for supplies!