Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday (and Tuesday) Made it!

So, I ran across 4th Grade Frolics: Monday Made It Linky & love this!! I am hoping to get tons of great ideas =)

So I started this project yesterday, got tired and decided I would finish it today. So I made some shelfs for a book shelf (yes, you heard that right). I turned a book shelf to its side so the kiddos could reach their book boxes! So this is how we started...

a WONDERFUL Lowes employee took time out of his day to cut door into the measurements I needed. =)

Got to school and using nailed put together the shelves.
All put together! 

Took them outside (thank you butcher paper) and spray painted them an AWESOME shade of green. Luckily the paint matched the grass =)

Finished result. (minus the one of the far left.... I ran out of paint...)
SO the plan is 2 book boxes on the bottom and 2 on the top. Hopefully I will eventually end up with 20, however we usually run about 22 in our classes so I will put the extra 2 on the book shelf next to them. I am super excited about these and they turned out great!

Anyway, I am exhausted! I spent most of he day up at school finishing these, cleaning and organizing! I am hoping everything will be all done tomorrow and I can share pictures!! I large amount of my time was spent bagging literacy center games & investigations games. I let it get WAY too unorganized. Anyway, I think I am going to attempt an afternoon nap! =)


  1. I LOVE your shelves! I am impressed! You are way more handy that I could ever be! I just finished repainting some furniture for my classroom as well. I'm hoping to get to move into it on Monday! (Two days before we start back with training! EEKK!)

    Good luck in your classroom :)

    The Frizz in First Grade

  2. Thank you!! I was impressed with myself! Quite an empowering little project, haha! Never built anything from scratch completely on my own. Good luck with your new year-- we have 3 more weeks & I am hoping to kick myself out of my class after tomorrow! =)

  3. I really like what you did with the shelves! I would never be able to do that by myself! I am going into my classroom tomorrow and can't wait! Get some rest tonight!!You've been working hard.
    Blessings of Teaching

  4. Your shelves are a great idea!! I love the green color too. That looks like it must've been a lot of hard work. Awesome job! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure