Monday Made It...

Monday, July 7, 2014
My Monday Made It, Week #1!

I am finally linking up to Tara's Monday Made It!  I am always so inspired by her and all of the incredible teachers who are sharing creative ideas with others. :) 

Life has been so busy, but I am thrilled to be back sharing ideas and blogging again. Here are two of the things I have made.

I made Birthday Balloons with crazy straws last year, but this year I am letting my sweet second grade kiddos choose a Doodle Scent Marker. 

"Doodle Scents"
I bought these markers from Michaels, which are made by Crayola. You can buy them from other places too, like Office Depot. I decorated a clear can, also purchased from Michaels, and added little "Happy Birthday" tags to each one. 

When a student has a birthday in my classroom, I place our stuffed Birthday Turtle on their desk, along with a musical "Happy Birthday" card that they can play a few times throughout the day, a birthday "Brag Tag" they get to add to their collection, and now they can choose a "Birthday Marker" as their fun gift!  

My 2nd graders love scented things, and these markers are going to be a BIG hit! The cute, little faces on each marker are so adorable. :)

This summer I have gone to a few Professional Development days, and one of them was a Positive Behavior workshop. I went to the first module last summer, and LOVED it, so I had to sign up for modules 2 and 3 this summer. :)

I had purchased these tiny little composition books from the Dollar Tree, in a pack of three, but never used them last year. So I transformed them from this (blah)...

Before... this! (adorable) :) 


I already had some 'beachy' duct tape, and these cute felt border stickers, and felt cupcake stickers. I printed up a title for the cover, and put clear tape over those, along with the cupcake sticker.

This was just one of the many ideas I received from the Positive Behavior workshop; having students write to their teacher in a journal. 

I have used teacher/student journals before, but I am excited to use these "Sweet Tiny Journals" as another way to build a relationship with each one of my kiddos. I plan on letting them write to me in their special journal on Monday mornings, so I have some time to read and write back to them. :)

My second graders LOVE tiny things, and these are going to go perfectly with the little mechanical pencils I bought for them.

Blogging and sharing today was energizing! I am ready to start working on my ideas for next week's Monday Made it, and to gather some more fabulous ideas from all of you that linked up!!! :)



  1. This is a great idea for birthdays! The kids LOVE those! Your composition notebooks turned out great:)
    Kayla in the Classroom

    1. Thanks Kayla! I love your Washi Clothespins. I need to make some of them too.

  2. I love the DoodleScent idea! That is genius!!!

    Searching for Teacher Balance

    1. I LOVE your blog Marcy! I just followed you, so I will definitely be back to check it out and your TPT store.

  3. Where did you get the Happy Birthday tags?

    1. Hi Tiffany! I bought the Happy Birthday tags from Michaels. I think there were 50 in a package. I have enough to use them for the following year. =)

  4. Great blog Melanie! I plan on checking out your TPT store too.

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