Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Made It & My Loot! (Shopping this weekend--Ikea, and Hobby Lobby, and Target, Oh My!)

This is an untraditional Monday Made It--I'm showing you my PLANS for projects for today and tomorrow while Blue is at work!
So I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics to join in on the fun!!

Now onto the shopping extravaganza!!

I went a little crazy shopping this weekend...
First I went to Hobby Lobby--all their summer stuff is on sale now-- all those bright colors you love! Yep.
I got this super cute green sign on the right here with zebra ribbon... I'm super excited to modge podge my name onto it and hang it by my teacher area :) I got it for 3 bucks I think! My original thought was-- oh I could make that, but for $3? so worth it!

Below you'll see my collection of brightly colored can koozies! Awhile back I found something on pinterest using these colored cans holders to sort crayons etc-- but I cannot find it for the life of me!! And theres the issue of no black, brown, white, purple...etc... So I haven't decided what I will do with them yet, but they're so cute and colorful!

On to IKEA!
These are cute little plastic holders that would hang on a rod or string to hold pens, pencils, fake flowers all sorts of goodies! They are so cute and colorful. (Sorry I took all these pictures on my phone--there's 2 of each color, red, pink, purple, and black). I have cinderblock walls, so I obviously can't screw a rod into my wall-- but I'm thinking about some fun ways to use them for a writing center.

These little white bathmats were only $2!! They only came in white, but I figure I can dye them whatever color I want! I bought 5 I think. I saw this pin and I wanted to try it.

Below is the picture of the bath mats as individual reading spaces.
The more I read about math workshop--I'm thinking that these would make REALLY cute little work mats too! :)
not my classroom! :)

I got these 6 great bright pillows for my reading nook at Ikea too! They're so fun! 

And the blue/teal matches THESE great stools. $6!! I love Ikea. I only bought 4 but now I'm feeling like I should have bought at least 6... darn. At least they weren't on sale, so I'll probably go back soon! I'm thinking of using them at my teacher table for small group work--or maybe the computer station. I think they'll fit really nicely under the tables and not get tangled in cords or table legs. 

I also go these other goodies! On the left (sorry about the bad picture--) They're little plastic placemats (set for 4 for $1). Again--I'm thinking about little workmats for manipulatives, or playdough... Oh my the possibilities! 

I also found magazine files at ikea for book boxes and these cute plastic cups for less than 50 cents each! They will be great for supply caddies, dividing out materials, putting away manipulatives at stations, etc. 
I think I'm going to take some scrapbook paper and decorate the spine of each book box. I used ziplock bags last year and they were a disaster... I know cardboard book boxes aren't the BEST solution, but I'm hoping they'll at least keep the books out of their desks and off the floor... maybe they'll take better care of things! 

If you can't tell-- I have been really attracted to BRIGHT colors and teal especially in my classroom decor. I'm thinking some great bright accents on black for my decor. I've never really had a "set" theme for my room. I have a ton of dr. seuss stuff from the past two years, but still nothing matched...
I'm excited to get back in my room next week(??fingers crossed) and start getting things done! Yippee!!

SO... For Monday Made it--I'm working on my book boxes and teacher signs today! 
I'll hopefully post a few more pictures of them by tomorrow!!

Also--I hope I inspired you to go out and catch some great sales at Ikea and Hobby Lobby and Target!

Man I love Classroom shopping!! :)


FabandFunin4th! said...

I definitely need to make a trip to Ikea! I am loving those stools!

Jessica Goodrow said...

I have to go to Ikea for those stools, magazine boxes, and a polka dot rug I saw there!

Literacy Spark

Lauren De Wees said...

I am glad I found your blog through Monday Made It. I am trying to find more second grade teacher's blogs to follow since I am moving from 3rd to 2nd this year. Thank you for posting all of the great stuff you found at IKEA. Thankfully, we just moved close to an IKEA (we used to be 5 hours from the nearest one). I will definitely be heading there soon!
The Traveling Teacher

Kaitlyn said...

I loved those stools at IKEA! I'm glad to give some ideas to fellow teachers!! :) They seem really sturdy too--they have metal legs and they'll easily support adult weight too--I'm hoping they'll hold up for years!

Jamie knefely said...

I love all the goodies you found. I wish we had an IKEA. where I live. I would spend a small fortune in there. I am also a second grade teacher. If you get a chance I would love for you to come and check out my blog.

resource room roundabout said...

That sign from hobby lobby is super cute! I am jealous of all these great finds I am seeing that people found there. Mine did not have as cute of stuff on sale.


Jamie knefely said...

I have already left you a comment earlier, but I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check out my blog to find out all the details. I hope you participate.

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