Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Made It! {Fancy Magnetic Whiteboards, Herbs, and Quilt Blocks}

I am loving this summer!  I have been finishing up tons of projects!  And it is time again for my latest reveal! That's right!  I am linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics!


Last week I read about a MMI from Jackie at Pocket of Preschool.  She made student chalkboards out of trays from Dollar Tree.

I wanted to create a similar idea, except use dry erase sheets.  This way the students can use them as a whiteboard when they meet with me for small group instruction.  I have seen some teachers use the dry erase circles permanently on their small group table.  That wasn't going to work for me, because my small group table also doubles as the breakfast buffet table each morning for our Breakfast in the Classroom.  I thought that individual whiteboards would be a perfect solution!


So I headed off to Dollar Tree and picked up 6 trays.


I also picked up a few packs of these dry erase sheets.  I found them at my local Jo-Ann's.


I traced the bottom of the tray onto the back side of the dry erase paper.  I cut them to the correct size and positioned them onto the silver tray.
All ready to go!  Students will get to use a fancy whiteboard when they meet with me!  As a bonus, these trays are magnetic too!

AND there's more ...
the Educents Back-to-School Blowout Sale is going on now!!  {7/30-8/2}  You can pick up a great deal on the Management, Decor, & Organization bundle! 


If you purchase this bundle for $10.99, you are entered to be ONE of 14 WINNERS of another amazing bundle of products!!!  After purchase, leave your invoice number and email in the comments below or message me on my facebook page!


Don't miss out on this great opportunity!!!
I headed out to my patio to work on my next Monday Made It.  I wanted to create an herb pot.


I picked up some basil, chives, and rosemary at my local nursery.


Then I planted them in a pot that I already had.


Love this!  Can't wait to start cooking with my fresh herbs!


FYI - Mr. B can't stay out of the chives, and they are toxic to cats!  So my herb pot is out of his reach.  And my next week's MMI will be a pot of cat grass!

Here is my latest quilt update.

I finished 2 more blocks!

Block 1:

Here are all the pieces.

Halfway there.

And finished with the Double Star block!

Block 2:

Foundation paper piecing on this block.

Almost done.

And the Friendship Circle block is complete!

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8 comments:

  1. Hello! I found you through the Monday Made It linky. I love your magnetic dry-erase boards! What a great idea! I also like your herb pot. Your kitchen is going to smell good! Your quilt blocks are amazing! My grandmother quilts and I always love seeing what she comes up with. :)

    Shibahn
    Mrs. Landry's Land of Learning

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  2. Love the fancy dry-erase boards - and they are magnetic - bonus!! Thanks for sharing that idea!

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  3. Wow, you've been busy! Thanks for the white board idea. They used to have those metal trays at our dollar store then they disappeared. I'll have to go back in and look for them again. Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

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  4. I LOVE your fancy white boards!!!!! I'm going to have to get some whiteboard paper!!!
    Take care, Amy
    mrslabrasciano.blogspot.com

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  5. I love the whiteboards too. One thing I really like about them besides that they are fancy. ;) I like that is has a lip on it so the markers aren't constantly rolling off.They are magnetic aren't they so they can do double duty!
    Kelly
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  6. Love that whiteboard idea! And your cat is presh! Mine likes to lay in weird places too! =)

    Ginger Snaps

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  7. I am loving the quilt blocks that you finished! Beautiful!

    Heather
    The Land of I Can

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  8. I just only say you thank for this helpful blog about the magnetic whiteboards nice work.
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