Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Made-It!

Today was the first day I got into my classroom and started putting things in order. I'm going from desks to tables this year and rearranging where everything, but my desk is because my desk is too heavy for me to move!

I know it looks like a horrid mess, but this represents love to me! I've been trying to create the worlds largest tape ball. Each day students from the school bring me tape that has been removed from various projects around the school to add to my collection. They marvel at the size the ball has grown to and are excited to think about how big it will get! I can't wait to see last years owlets bringing me their little offerings of love to add to the collection. I'll be binding this mass up with some tape to keep it all together before school begins in two weeks. Don't worry this isn't what I made for today's Made It!

Here is the first thing I made! It's amazing I got much done at school because one of the people I like talking to most in the whole wide world was there. The kindergarten teacher and I worked hard to keep our own space, but we both wandered in and out of each other's rooms  for "Brain Breaks"!
Then I saw this on facebook and I had to make a cupcake coffee run! The Shot-in-the-Dark with rich chocolate cupcake filled and topped with Vanilla Buttercream, and dipped in a Chocolate Ganache made
a very satisfying lunch!

Wipe away the drool...This was my
cupcake! I drank the coffee for you, Tara!
Back to what I made after having that shot of caffeine! I finished the schedule I have posted in my room. I made the owl clocks with my Cricut and added a clock face to their fronts. I can easily change the times and activities according to the day. I had this extra pocket chart tucked away in a closet and decided I either needed to use it or give it away. I'm so glad I found a use for it!

The animals for each letter of the alphabet is my pride and joy. I love paper. I love it's color and texture. I love putting different patterns and colors together to create homemade items. With each animal that I made, I was sure that it was my favorite. I'm giving a set away and keeping a set for myself. 
This is all 26!
Here is a little test for you! Can you guess which animals these are?
I start with the letter U!

I start with the letter X!

Leave a comment below telling me what you think is the name of those two animals. One lucky comment will be chosen to win a 10 inch paper owl! Be sure to comment before next Monday! I'll send it out next Monday!!

Only a couple days are left in my giveaway! You could win the complete set of animals A-Z!

Coming soon to a winner near you!


  1. Love the OWLS! Looks cute! check out my Monday OWLS Made it too!
    Fancy Free in Fourth

  2. Is the first one a uacari monkey?
    Is the second one a xenops?

    I'd love to win the owl. That's my theme!!

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  3. Love your owls and the rest of the animals for that matter!! Is the bird a xantus? I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog.

    Apples and Papers

  4. I looked up animals that begin with U. It came up with Uakari - A South American arboreal monkey.
    Then I did the same thing with X. It came up with Xantus: a bird.
    Your animals look fabulous!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  5. Love the tape ball. I loved Peewee's Playhouse growing up and he had a meaningless foil ball. You have a tape ball of love. How fabulous is that! The animals are great. No idea what they are....but I was informed by a student last year that the Yellow Headed Blackbird's Scientific name is Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus (we were trying to make a bird alphabet book...such a helpful student:-)

    Chickadee Jubilee

  6. Ha ha, I looked up the monkey, too ~ ukaris. And is the bird a xenops (South American jungle bird)?

    I switched to tables years ago and love them. I don't think I'd go back to desks.

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  7. I have no idea what those two animals are! (well, now I do because I read the comment above). They are LOVELY! You are inspiring me to make that paper dragon I've been thinking about for my room!

    Peacocks & Penguins


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