Sunday, August 7, 2011

Equal Opportunity Blog Stalking

     When I first started "blog hopping," I would often stumble upon a blog written by a 3rd or 4th grade teacher and think, "Nothing for me to see here" and move on to a K-1 blog.  Somewhere along the way, I stopped and poked around one and realized the errors of my ways.  Good teaching is good teaching is good teaching.  Ideas, activities and cute lessons can really fit (or be adapted to) many different grade levels and I have found some great ones on some Upper Elementary blogs.  So I am now an equal opportunity blog stalker (and I have the late nights and tired eyes to prove it!) A couple of my favorites are Oh Boy! Fourth Grade (Farley does amazing things with graphics and has a very witty "voice" that makes me chuckle) and Create*Teach*Share (Rebecca is very crafty and has great ideas for all grade levels) - check them out!
     Today's crafty inspiration came from Rebecca at Create*Teach*Share. She made the cutest storage unit with tons of little drawers to organize paperclips, rubber bands, etc.  and when I saw it I knew that I absolutely had to make one for my desk area.  (The OCD in me was doing backflips of joy!) So I headed to Lowes, picked up one of the Stack-On organizers, got out my glue gun and got to work.  A big thank you to Rebecca because my new, adorned organizer is now my favorite teacher toy.  Ever.

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  1. That turned out super cute:)) Now I want one:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  2. I saw that on her blog and thought it was a great idea too! I pinned it, planning on going back to make it. Yours turned out fabulous!!! =)

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  3. Oh my goodness!! It looks so amazing!! So glad you made it!!

    ♥Rebecca
    Create●Teach●Share
    Create●Share●Inspire

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  4. That is too cute! How did you paste the fronts on? I am just wondering how to do that party...I think Rebecca used self adhesive tape..did you do the same? I actually just bought something like this at the Container Store & later on that night Rebecca posted it. I was going to use it for my alpha stamps but I changed my mind. Now I have to do one of these...I have to match it with my peace theme of course..now I just have to find the time.
    Peace, Mel D
    Oh the Places We’ll Go

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    1. I used duct tape to do mine. Works really well and easy!

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  5. I pinned it BTW...& I have almost 700 followers..it's going to be all over Pinterest by tomorrow :o)
    Mel D
    Oh the Places We’ll Go

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  6. Thanks everyone! I brought it to school today and my whole team wants one. I'm thinking they might be really cute Christmas presents! Mel - I used little scrapbooking glue dots to put in the labels, they seem to be holding pretty well.

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  7. Just made mine.....I love it!! Instead of using all flowers, I alternated between flowers and bees (my theme). it looks amazing!!! Thanks for the idea!

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  8. BG-beginner home decorNovember 22, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    This is very! cute! I love the idea. Just like you, it calls to the OCD in me. :) my computer desk area is going to be peace themed, I think this will be a great addition. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Thank you for putting the brand name of the organizer in your post. I spent a hour in Lowe's today looking for this. I looked at your post and then went to Lowe's website, typed in Stack On and found it. Now I can just go pick it up.

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  10. What font did you use for this?

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