Sunday, August 5, 2012

All good things must come to an end...

           So, I've been away for a few days because I went to the University of Georgia for graduation!  Two of my coworkers and I graduated on Saturday after two long years of grad school!  So excited!  One of my fellow graduates (and coworker's) daughter gave us a graduation party in Athens so we went for an extended weekend celebration!  So I officially have a title behind my name...Not so sure that I'll use it, but it's nice to know I have it!  :)

Here we are after we have walked through the arch leading onto campus.  (Legend has it that if you walk through the arches before graduating, you will never graduate!)

          Anyway, today was the day when all good things must come to an end...the first day of pre-planning.  I did not even get to see my classroom though!  We were in meetings ALL day long!  Does your school do that too??  I completely understand why we have to meet, but jeesh... they have no idea how long my to do list is!!!!

       This week, I am linking up Tara over at Fourth Grade Frolics.  
          I posted about my owl transportation ribbon organizer and my owl lunch choices ribbon organizer, but I hadn't made one yet.  I've since made them and taken them to my classroom.  I haven't quite decided where I'm going to hang them yet, but they turned out soooo cute!  I can't wait for my little sweeties to use them!!

Made-It # 1:

This is my owl transportation ribbon organizer.  I plan to use clothespins with sweetie names on them.  I couldn't for the life of me find any clothes pins that day to demonstrate so just pretend you see clothespins.  For the bus riders, I also plan to put the bus number on the pin.  Super cute! 

Made-It # 2:

This is my owl lunch choices ribbon organizer.  I plan to use it to check their lunch choice and attendance at the same time.  This will be used with clothespins as well.  The clips will start off each day in a small basket and as they come in, they will read the menu choices and choose what they want.  I'll have a student helper put the clips down each day.

I love how I left the little tassels at the bottom of this one.  It turned out really cute!

Made-It # 3:
I bought these little lunch containers a couple of weeks back when I saw a pin on Pinterest showing this.  I knew that I couldn't wait to make these containers for my groups!  I plan to put them in my small group area for use during guided math.

Hope you like all these creations!

Till next time...


  1. What a great idea about the lunch containers...definitely pinning this!

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  2. Congrats Robin on your recent graduation! I love the lunch container idea for storing place value manipulatives. How cool! Your owl organizers are cute as well. I used your template and made a WELCOME sign for my door. It turned out really cute! Thanks for sharing the idea! Can't wait to hang it!

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  3. First off, congrats on graduation. I got my masters a few ago and it's LOTS of work. Speaking of graduation, you were in brother lives in Greensboro, GA.

    Anyway, I really like that container for the base 10 blocks, works perfectly. And of course, I LOVE THE OWL themed stuff. My theme is owls as well.

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  4. Where did you find the lunch containers?

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  5. Thanks everyone for the congrats! It really was exciting for us!

    @Karen, I found the containers at Dollar Tree.

  6. Robin, I also love your containers. My Dollar Tree doesn't have them, so I'm on the hunt. Do you remember the brand?


  7. Go Dawgs! Love your idea for organizing base ten blocks. I'll be looking at my Dollar Tree for them...Also, love the owls!

  8. Love this idea! I can't wait to use it next year. Congratulations on graduating! I actually live about 10 minutes north of Athens. So cool!


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  9. I found those lunch containers at my Dollar Tree - thank you so much for the excellent idea! I was so happy with this "find" that I counted all my base-10 blocks to see how many sets I could make. How many of each do you use for a pair of kids?

    Thanks again for the idea :)


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