Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Bucket List: Supply Storage & a giveaway!

Today I'm going to show you all how I made my first project off my summer bucket list. If you don't remember my list looks like this: 


1. Supply Storage
2. Pendant Banner
3. Curtains
4. Brownie Points Magnetic Board
5. Spend time at the Pool/Beach (see yesterdays post!)
6. Finish Fall Units
7. Crate Seats for Guided Reading
and I'm adding a few more....
8. Listening Center Seats & Storage
9. Sight Word Sticks
10. Door Wreath


First up is the Supply Storage. I was inspired by this awesome picture from here.

But of course I had to make it my own. If you didn't see my freebie days of the week cards earlier this week, then you don't know.... my classroom color scheme next year will be blue and green, and my theme is puppies! I'm going to be posting freebies that I'm working on all summer long :)


But back to the organizer.  I started with the same organizer, and some spray paint, which I bought from Home Depot. I also bought some scrapbooking paper from Michaels and I made the labels on my computer. 
I used an old box as my backdrop to catch any extra spray paint and used thin coats of paint that I let dry in between. The key is to do very thin coats and to keep your hand moving. Otherwise you will get bubbles and drips. 
Once it was completely dry I used one of the drawers to make a template and I cut out scrapbooking paper to fit on the inside. I added a label to each one and then used clear tape to attach the paper to the drawers. Here is is all finished! 
I love, love, love it!! And I still had some spray paint, so while I was at it I painted my ugly red bell too
So here is how my list looks now: 

1. Supply Storage
2. Pendant Banner
3. Curtains
4. Brownie Points Magnetic Board
5. Spend time at the Pool/Beach (see yesterdays post!)
6. Finish Fall Units
7. Crate Seats for Guided Reading..
8. Listening Center Seats & Storage
9. Sight Word Sticks
10. Door Wreath


Check back next week when I share another project :)
I'm also well on my way to tackling #6, which is my fall units. I just posted my Back-to-School Centers and Camping Centers . You can check them out HERE and HERE. The Back-to-School centers took me forever! The set includes 13 games that are simple enough for your students to do at the beginning of the year. They cover colors, letters, beginning sounds, numbers and shapes! These are perfect for when your students are just learning the procedures of how to do centers. Each game comes in both a color and black and white (to copy onto colored paper) version and includes a recording sheet. The worksheets that require your students to write also come in a traceable version, for students who need extra support! This is my biggest unit yet! 
AND, I'm going to give one away! You can enter three ways 
1. Leave me a comment telling me what projects you are going to tackle this summer
2. Follow my blog and leave me a comment saying you do
3. Follow my TPT store and leave me a comment saying you do!


I'll pick a winner on Monday! 

24 comments:

  1. I just finished and posted about my organization tool box too! Yours is adorable!! I like the bell too. I might have to do that one.

    Laura
    Kinder Kraziness

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  2. My list looks a lot like yours! I just made my organizer yesterday too. I still have to paint it so thank you for the tips on spray painting it so it doesn't bubble. :)The next projects are crate seats and classroom curtains. I would love to make the brownie points too!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  3. I love your toolbox organizer. I believe in all things blue and green, so I LOVE yours. This might be the first picture that has made me want one.

    April @ The Idea Backpack

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  4. I follow your TpT store!

    Kimberly
    thelearningtreeblog@gmail.com
    The Learning Tree

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  5. This summer I plan to stackle my library as well as finish a few of my favorite pinterest finds! Love your organizer (that's on my list too!)

    Kimberly
    thelearningtreeblog@gmail.com
    The Learning Tree

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  6. I have make the tool box organizer and crate seats on my list. Made the curtains last year. thanks for the directions on making the organizer.

    Rose
    "The Wonderful World of Kindergarten"

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  7. I follow your tpt store
    Rose

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  8. I am going to try to get organized this summer. Need to fix up my library of books and start labeling everything!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  9. I follow your blog!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  10. I follow your tpt store!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  11. This summer I want to tackle some of those Pinterest pins that I love!
    megandw@yahoo.com

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  12. I'm a follower of your adorable blog!
    megandw@yahoo.com

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  13. Following your TpT store!
    megandw@yahoo.com

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  14. My big project is to label and sort all of my books. I'm getting closer!

    Cathy I.
    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
    Mrs. I's Class

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  15. I follow your blog!

    Cathy I.
    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
    Mrs. I's Class

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  16. I follow your TpT store!

    Cathy I.
    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
    Mrs. I's Class

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  17. Hi

    I follow your blog! Iam going to be teaching summer school this year, but my main goal besides getting my room ready, is to help my friends move into their new rooms. We are colsolidating from three schools to two! Our building will be the new Prek-1 and another will be the 2-4. We are all very nervous but excited for the change! Both these packets would be a great help.

    Thanks and have a great summer!
    Kristina
    Kclark@bataviacsd.org

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  18. I follow your blog!!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  19. I follow your TPT store!!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  20. I am going to make a pendant banner! I also plan to spend lots and lots of time reorganizing my classroom!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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