Made It Monday and Whew!

I don't know about you, but I am loving these Made it Monday linky parties. A big thank you to Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for starting this!  I've been so much more productive this summer. What can I say, I do well with a deadline.

I'm shocked I've gotten anything done this week. We went to San Antonio Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday for a tag along trip. My husband worked, we relaxed. Then we left Friday to visit my husband's family in Dallas. We left the kids behind Sunday (not on accident) and zoomed home just in time for a date night! Now (once I finish this post) I'm off to Baton Rouge for a quickie trip to see some of my favorite girls. Can you see why the fact that I have anything to link up for Made it Monday is a miracle?

First up, what I've gotten done for school.

Everybody and their grandma has been making these shared journals, and I wanted in on the action. So, of course, I had to make my own. I planned on making 4. It turned into 10 once I got rolling. I printed them on sticker paper, cut them out, and voila. Shared journals. You can download my covers here for free!




I've linked these babies up to Manic Monday.

I posted earlier about this cutie. Here's a staged action photo complete with green post it notes to go with it. You can read about it here and download this poster for yourself.



Next up, my house!

So what does this get you? 1x2 flashing, 12x24 inch canvases, Gorilla glue, fabric and a glue gun?


These beauties!


Lovely magnet boards with pockets for a make over I'm planning. While the girls are at Camp Grammie's this week, I'm planning to get some beeswax taken care of.

Also, apparently I made an awesome kid, too. Observe:


She's 10. She did all of her laundry and her sister's. On her own. For real. Wash, dry, sort, fold. Now, however, as I'm posting this I'm worried that it's a reflection on my parenting. Maybe one day she'll write a memoir and be like, "My mom was a total slacker and never kept up with our laundry. So out of desperation, I started washing my little sister's laundry and mine too just to be sure I had clean clothes to wear. It was a tragic childhood."
Seriously, they've never had to wear dirty clothes. But maybe it did get close once or twice.

That's all I've got! I can't wait to start hopping around this linky party. A word of caution, this linky party is a black hole. Once you go in, you'll blink, and be all, "Where did those three hours go?" You've been warned.

Have fun,


your photo name

33 comments

  1. Oh my goodness! You've been busy!! Love that laundry story :) And the shared journal covers look awesome!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300
    Come check out my awesome giveaway HERE!

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  2. Hi Megan! I love your shared journals and all of your other goodies...I'm feeling like today might get a little crafty in my neck of the woods! :)
    Thanks for the freebies!
    A Pirates Life for Us

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  3. Can't wait to read your daughter's memoir! lol jk! You have been a busy lady!

    Blessings,
    Jessica
    ✏ Mrs. Stanford's Class ✏

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  4. Thank you for sharing!
    Peggy
    :)

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  5. You have been super busy! I love your shared journals. Thanks for sharing them!
    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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  6. Fantastic post! I love the shared journal idea! I actually hadn't seen that on pinterest yet. Can you give a few details about them?

    Jessica

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    1. I'm going to use them as one of the choices for my writing station. The kids can choose a journal to write in and then read what others have written. I'm going to write the first entry in each journal, so they have a good model.

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  7. What great stuff!!!! Thank you. I like the shared journal prompts so I snagged my free copies. Thank you! Don't worry about your kids, mine will probably say something like ... "It all started with pinterest and blogging. We had to fend for ourselves!" HaHa!
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count

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  8. I love these covers! Would you be able to make one for 4th grade? I'm always interested to see what the kids think is memorable, but I can never find the time to have them write about it! This would be perfect because it's very independent :o)

    msob123@gmail.com

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    1. It's done! I added 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade to the file. : )

      Megan

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    2. Thank you Megan!! I really appreciate it :o)

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  9. I LOVE IT ALL...too cute. I'm so glad you linked up!

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  10. I enjoy looking through your blog. You are one busy bee! Thank you for sharing journal cover freebie. I am going to use them in my writing center. I think students enjoy writing more when they can write about what they choose. I also plan to have fancy letter paper, birthday cards etc. so they can send real mail they have written. I always have students telling me that it is a family members birthday so I think they will like that.

    Michelle
    http://owlsareahoot.blogspot.com/

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  11. Love, love, love all your stuff...thanks for sharing it and linking up with Manic Monday. I am now your 217th follower :)
    Shawna
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

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  12. I love everything you made!
    ~April
    The Idea Backpack
    ideabackpack@gmail.com

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  13. I appreciate all of the great resources ! I went and downloaded your poster immediately ! Quick question - how do you print a poster so cheap at Office Max? Was it a special deal or something? Thanks !

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com
    http://phillipsecondgradestories.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love your journal covers!! Thanks for sharing them with us!! :) That is something I would like to try this year. It sounds like you've done a great job with your daughter. I have mine participating in my Monday Made It this week. She would probably tell you how much time mommy spends on the computer lol.
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  15. I always use somebody wanted but so! I love that organizer and yours turned out adorable! I love them! :) Looks like you had a busy week!

    Amanda
    Reaching for the TOP!

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  16. You are AWESOME!!!!! I too wanted to make those shared journals, pinned it, and hadn't gotten around to it yet! You saved me! Thank you so much for doing all of the work! I love them! :)
    Cathy :)
    C is for Cookies, Cakes, Children, Classroom, and Crafts

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  17. I love the magnetic boards! They are so cute! The reading poster is great. I will be using that in my classroom. Thanks for sharing.

    Sarah
    Teaching Star Students

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  18. Love the shared journal covers!! I am going to try that this year too! I also smiled at the pictures of your daughter's laundry job:) I can only hope one day...mine are 2 and 5! haha I think it makes you an AWESOME mom!! Someday, they will need to know how to do the laundry without Mommy's help!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  19. Great projects!! LOVE the journals. It's fantastic that your daughter did a Monday Made It, too:)

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  20. Hi Mwgan,
    I am your newest follower. Love the name of your blog! I need to get brave and join this linky party, Made It Monday." there is so much inspiration & I need to get my bottom moving on school stuff!
    Wendy
    4th-5thgradehappiness.blogspot.com

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  21. Megan,

    Love the journal covers. Question: Where did you get the cool borders you used on them? Did you purchase them or create them?

    Thanks
    Randy
    The Middle School Mouth

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  22. Too funny! Love the black hole warning!!! Your kiddos will love those shared writing journals. They are too fun! Those magnet boards with pockets you made are just awesome!!!! Thanks for linking up:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  23. Thanks for sharing -the journals are such a GREAT idea!!
    Peggy

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    1. HA HA -
      I must really like these - I commented once before!!
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  24. I know how you feel! Put your daughters with mine and they could probably come up with a best seller!
    I'm surely no June Cleaver!

    Michelle

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  25. I did journals this summer too! Love your covers much better though! LOL Thank you so much for your ideas and freebies, they are wonderful. I'm excited to be your newest follower, come check out my blog if you get a chance :o)

    Sabra
    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

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