Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Made It-March

4 Things to Share!

Money Gift Bag: A #1 hit at every party! My friend showed me this gift giving idea two years ago, and now it's expected we bring it to EVERY party! Even my own children want it! We had a birthday party last week, so I whipped one up! Take dollar bills and tape them end to end. Cut a slit in the bag wide enough for dollar bills to slide through. Roll dollar bills up and place in bag. Attach last dollar bill to arrow that says pull here. I've made so many, I decided to save time and make a template! If you'd like it, leave a comment and I'll send it to you!

 







Isn't that fun??!!
 
Reading Counts Point Board: I don't have any extra space or bulletin boards in my classroom, so I came up with this vertical point board. I originally made it to go up to 150 points, but my students are such avid readers this year I had to expand! They were very excited to see the new board last week! (Especially  my students that have been stuck in the 150 point club marker because it was the highest my old board went up to!) It stretches from floor to ceiling, but takes up little space!  I painted the clothes pins and Modge Podged the name labels onto them.
 

 
 
Countdown to FCAT: One of my students came in with this poster board after our state writing test. I think she liked our previous paper towel countdown (see post here) and came up with her own version for our next state testing date (math & reading). It's hanging on the bulletin board outside our door for all to see! Pretty impressed with her motivation!
 
 
Helpful Closet Tip:
 
Before: 

Don't you hate when your boots keep falling over??!!
 
 
Abracadabra!
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After:
 
These fun noodles are amazing! I made these before winter, but I want to post it now because the fun noodles are back in stores! (Yay Dollar Tree!) Just cut fun noodles to length of boot and voila! nice and neat boots!
 
Linking up with Tara for Monday Made It! Check out some other great ideas!
 
 
 Make sure you leave your email address so I can respond (some followers are "no reply bloggers which means I can't comment back to you). Have a great week!
 

68 comments:

  1. I NEED to do that with my boots. I've been waiting for spring to do that. Thanks for the reminder! Your money bag is SUPER cute. I would love a present like that!
    Jean
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

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  2. Seriously?! That is hysterical! Love the money gift bag!
    I would love the template!
    The boot thing...awesome also!
    bcdolat@yahoo.com
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

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  3. I love the money gift bag. The template woud be great! Thanks for sharing!
    Ursula
    Ugamler@boyertownasd.org

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  4. I'm loving that bag! So cute! Please send on the template if you don't mind!

    Our third grade planning meetings have been constant "how long until FCAT" debates lately. Somehow we counted four weeks when it was actually five weeks. Since then it has been like "Whose on First" listening to us. "Wait, four real weeks or four weeks after this week?" I guess the real answer is not long enough!

    Jenny
    Suntans and Lesson Plans

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  5. Jaidie still raves about the gift with all the dollars! I'd love the template too! michellekelley_@msn.com

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  6. I love the money bags and would love for you to send me the template. I've done this before with a premade cube that I purchased and made holiday dough bags for neices and nephews last Christmas. See that idea here: http://pinterest.com/pin/142848619401537257/

    They were a big hit! Can't wait to try your gift bag idea!thebendersbunch@gmail.com

    ~Traci
    The Bender Bunch

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  7. I love the idea of using pool noodles in your boots. Thanks for sharing your picture. . . I just pinned ya.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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  8. Oh, I want the template for the gift bag.....and I took pictures of Sara's class today to create part of her teacher's end of the year gift....based on your flower pot pictures idea - so thanks for continually inspiring me, even if I am not a teacher LOL - love your blog!!!

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  9. I would love to have the template for the gift bag. My daughter in laws birthday is soon and she would love money!

    Thanks,
    Cindy
    cindyw98@aol.com

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  10. Joanne,

    I guess it didn't go through!! :)

    When I tried to write earlier this week, I said, "I love, love, love this idea!" Now, after I witnessed my son receive this as a gift, I can WHAT A HIT!!

    So looking forward to my template. :)

    Samantha
    samantha.r.hulsman@gmail.com

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  11. I also love the gift bag idea and the classroom ideas will you please email me the template thanks. tatjanaquarles@yahoo.com

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  12. Love your reading counts point board would it be possible for you to send me your template. Libby.lanford@nisd.us

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  13. Could you send me your template for AR points? I am new to this and wasn't sure how many was actually attainable for 5th grade- thanks so much for the tip- I was wondering how to display!

    mspaceplace@gmail.com
    Jessie

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  14. These are too cute! I would love to get a template for the money bag and the reading club if you have it available. Thanks so much!

    cwldrr@gmail.com

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  15. Hi, love the AR point system...can I please have the template? marigavila@gmail.com

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  16. I am a 1st year teacher, teaching 5th grade. I LOVE the AR clip chart. Can you share the template with me?
    cbnoles@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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  17. I love your money bag. I hope you cAn send me the template please

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  18. I love your money bag. I hope you cAn send me the template please

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  19. I love your money bag. I hope you cAn send me the template please

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  20. I love the money bag idea, could you send me the template? Thank you

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  21. If you are sharing your templates, I would love the AR clip chart! My whole classroom theme is polka dots and I need a motivator for my students to read, read, read!! strungak@catlin.k12.il.us

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  22. love it - please send me the template :)

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  23. Hi Joanne,
    I absolutely love your AR chart. I am making the switch from math to literacy and would the template if you are sharing.
    tturigliatto@esd-15.org

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  24. Love the money bag and boot ideas and would love the template thanks for sharing was just wondering what I would do for a shower gift where I would just like to give money but needed a nice way of doing it and you for filled that hunt thanks again

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  25. Love the dollar bill bag! Please send me the template for the 'pull here' tab. Thanks

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  26. I love your reading counts display! Can you please send me the template? Thank you!
    ~nicole.hinckley@sjsd.k12.mo.us

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  27. I love your money bag! Great gift idea for my 16 year niece!

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  28. I'm head over heels for your AR chart! Kindly email template to me at jennyvillagomez@yahoo.com. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  29. I love your AR points chart! I looked on your TPT store and couldn't find it. Could you please send me the template at carolinabluemom@gmail.com?

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  30. I'd also like your template for AR points. Could you please email it to me?

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  31. Please send me your template for the money bag. Cute idea!

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  32. Fun!!! may i have the template please?

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  33. Can I please have money bag template Kristy.dobbs@outlook.com

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  34. Please send me the money bag template. Thanks!

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  35. Love the 'Money Gift Bag' (Looks like a lot of fun)!

    Can you please email me the template.

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    1. My email address is ronnlynn16@msn.com

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  36. I love all of your ideas!! Can you please send me the template for you arrow from the money bag?
    Thank YoU!!!
    aleigh090@aol.com

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  37. Please send the money bag template to marina.vaysman@comcast.net
    Thank you!!

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  38. I love your ideas please send me the money bag template and the Reading Counts Point Board to lgarcia4@eaglepassisd.net thanks :)

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  39. I love the money gift bag! Would love to make one for my sons teacher. Please send template to jas777@me.com. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  40. Could I get a copy of the template for AR points as well. Thank you for sharing!! ahemgesberg@carrollton.k12.mi.us

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  41. Could I get a copy of the template for the AR points. Love the idea! rebecca.e.salisbury@gmail.com

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  42. I love the money bag and AR templates.
    pima.logic@gmail.com

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  43. I would love the template for the money bag arrow...would you mind sending to nancy.hyde@vzw.com?

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  44. I would love to do this for my aunts 80th birthday on Saturday could you please sent it to me ..Thanks Paula
    paula4588@gmail.com

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  45. Hi,
    you are very creative. I see why you want to do it at every party. What a hit that would be. How fun this would be for my grandson's 4th birthday! I would love the template of your arrow. Thank you for offering! My email address is: deemusick@verizon.net Denise (1st grade teacher in CA)

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  46. Hi! I'd love the "pull here" template please. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing. Crystle781@aol.com

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  47. You are awesome! Can you please send me the template for the money gift bag? Thank you so much for your time and ideas. amazingme1972@yahoo.com

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  48. I love this, does the tape come off easily? kchandler@gmail.com

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  49. Love the money gift bag idea. Could you send me the template? mislead599@aol.com

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  50. Love the money gift bag. Would love the template

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  51. You are so creative!!! Love the Money bag... Will you please send me the template

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  52. The money bag is a great gift idea... Will you send me the template... "glenda24@gmail.com"

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  53. Hi,
    thanks for sharing. I teach first grade and go to birthday parties of my students. Please send me the template for the gift bag. Thanks a bunch!

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  54. Love your ideas! May I have the template for the gift bag? starke.cathy@gmail.com

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  55. Love the money gift bag idea. Would love the template. wardrops@hotmail.com

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  56. Would love the template for the money gift bag idea if you're still sending it (I know this is an old blog post). Thanks! ljanddenise@elltel.net

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  57. Love love love the AR points labels. May I please have a copy? Thanks!

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  58. Love the Money Gift Bag idea!! Very creative. Could I have a copy of the template please? :) Thanks

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  59. Clever idea! I'm always trying to come up with new ways to give money to my grandchildren! Would love the template. Thanks.

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  60. I would love the template for the money bag arrow...would you mind sending to melvinu0327@yahoo.com? Thank you!

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  61. i love your AR point chart. Is there a chance a could a copy of it? I cant find a link to download it. thanks!!!

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  62. Love the money gift bag idea!!! I'll be using it for a co-worker's baby gift tomorrow!

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  63. I did this for my granddaughter's 16th birthday. I taped ten $100 bills together. She kept pulling, eyes getting wider, and saying, "Nana! Needless to say, it was a great hit and so easy to do!!!

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  64. I did this for my granddaughter's 16th birthday. I taped ten $100 bills together. She kept pulling, eyes getting wider, and saying, "Nana! Needless to say, it was a great hit and so easy to do!!!

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  65. I did this for my granddaughter's 16th birthday. I taped ten $100 bills together. She kept pulling, eyes getting wider, and saying, "Nana! Needless to say, it was a great hit and so easy to do!!!

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