Monday Made It!

This week wasn't very exciting!  In between being a carpool mom to multiple dance classes, baseball practice, baseball games, and summer musical tryouts (and then rehearsals), I really worked on cleaning my house.  I still have a ways to go, but it really needed some deep cleaning love!!! I also went through my children's closet and drawers - plus their old toys!!!

This was also a pretty cool basket to go next to the tv in the basement.  It is sturdy canvas and it is structured.  It was also on sale at Michaels for $9.99 (before my teacher discount).  I love it because it is tall (it comes to almost my knees)!

I did get two things accomplished besides cleaning :)

These book ends were given to me years ago. I decided to reuse them and created updated book ends!


The cork & symbols were $3.59 this week at Michaels!!!  They also had them in galvanized metal and denim.  I liked the look of the cork.  The bears were tied on, so when I untied them, the main part was completely perfect :)  Then I just hot glued the "&" on the base and book ends!

This was something that I needed to finish up to complete my Build It!  Draw it!  Write it! Bundle.  This is 28 pages with digraphs.  Students have to cut up the mixed up sentence and then put it back together.  They also have to draw a picture and write the sentence they built.


  1. Funny story, I have the exact same book ends (bears are still on them!) When I packed up my classroom I literally said to myself, "Why do I have these? They are just dust collectors!" I may need to revamp mine as well, it's good to know the bears come off! Great MMI!

    1. Michaels has lots of letters and cool symbols for 60% off this week :)

  2. Love the bookends....such an updated look! I love Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's!

    Mind Sparks

  3. Your new, improved bookends are super cute! Great re-do!

    Learning at the Teacher Table

  4. I L.O.V.E. those bookends! I am moving from the classroom to the media center next year, and I must have these!!! It's a good thing my sweet husband is a woodworking magician. :) I bought the last two ampersands at Michaels at 60% off. Now we'll have to see if I can work fast enough to have my interpretation made by Monday!
    Storybook Endings in Second

  5. Bridget, Your bookends are DARLING! Your blog is DARLING! AND.... Your store...DARLING!


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