Monday, August 13, 2012

Make it Monday

I'm Al.Most.Done. But not really... Reality Check. Are we ever DONE? Nope. Never. At some point (probably on Sunday night...since Monday we have Open House) I will call it "Done enough." But I'm not there yet.

I am so ADD in my classroom! Are you that way, too? I work a little bit over here, then get distracted by a project over there, then get distracted back to what I was doing, etc. It happens all the time. It's why sometimes I feel like my to-do list is only growing, not shrinking. BUT... today, I crossed several things off!


One of those things that I crossed off was "Table Group Signs." I had in my head the kind of thing I wanted, which is sometimes dangerous. I knew I wanted "pom" like things to hang from the ceiling, but I didn't want "floofy" ones. So, I stopped at the dollar store. Nada. I stopped at Hob Lob. I almost paid $10 for poms that I didn't even like because I was afraid I wouldn't find what I had in my head. But no. Nope. Didn't buy them. Finally I decided to try the party store. I walked in and....ta-da! 

I figured I could just cover up the flower part since my room is NOT luau/beachy theme. Much to my pleasant surprise, these lovelies came in a package of six and the best part is that they were ON CLEARANCE... $4 for these! WOOHOO!

 So I grabbed 'em and took 'em to my classroom. I immediately pulled them out of the package and assembled them. I was glad to find that the hibiscus flowers were on cardboard that you could attach when you assembled them (or not, as in my case. I just recycled them.)
 I got out my trusty glue gun and placed a dab in the middle of the circle and then added my number. My numbers are just from one of those punch-out teacher letter/number sets. Then I flipped it over and did the same thing to the back, so that both sides would display the number.
 Ta-da! Easy, and cute!
 So then I hung one up from the ceiling. I stepped back to look and..... um. No. Way too close to the ceiling up there. The kids would need chiropractic care if they had to crane their necks to check their table number like that.
 And so I got out some string and made myself a longer loop for my sign.
MUCH better. Here they are! 

I was even so overzealous while making these, that I made #s 1-5... and then I realized I only have 4 table groups. So this lovely is resting in the cabinet until I decide to rearrange my room and have more than 4 groups. :)
Just what I had in mind. They look so good, I think! I'm proud of them! So simple, but they add so much, and they are a little nicer than just making laminated signs (not knocking those, I've made them in the past... just wanted to do something a little fancier this year!)

 Well, that's all for my first Make it Monday! :) I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics!



  1. I absolutely love your signs! I think I might have to make that my next project! I'm a new follower!

    Craft of Teaching

    1. Thanks, and welcome Nichole!

  2. I love your table signs!

  3. I love those! That is one of my favorite shades of blue. The numbers are really cute too. =)

    I am totally ADD in my classroom!

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

  4. I am your newest follower! I would love to have you visit me and enter my giveaway! You could win a laminator!