Monday Made It: Getting Organized and an easy snack

It's "Monday Made It" again and this week I have a few simple things to share with you!  Thanks to Fourth Grade Frolics, as always, for the link up! get things started, I finally found a way to organize my HUGE stack of 12x12 scrapbooking paper that kept it easy to access and not sliding all over the place.  I didn't really MAKE it, but it made for a cleaner office area!  I got this storage bin at my favorite red "Bulls Eye" store and it was the perfect size!

Simple yet effective.  I slide this down in a lower cabinet and can easily see what I have.  What I see is that I have WAY too much yellow.  

Keeping with the organization theme (In other words...avoiding the harder work that is coming this summer!) I decided to make my new binder covers for the three key subject areas I need to pull small groups for...I like to keep them uniform but different colors so I can easily see at a glance which one to grab.

It was the end of year baseball banquet and we were supposed to bring a dessert.  My oven has been unable to heat past 240 degrees for a month, so I needed a stove stop option!  I snooped around Pinterest a little and it hit me...

It was SO fast and easy...not sure why I haven't made these more often for events like this.  They are portable and the kids loved them.  (Grown ups too...) They were gone before everyone made it through the line!
Finally, I was very productive!  I finished this electricity resource that I started 9 months ago so THAT was a huge accomplishment!

I made some cosmetic upgrades to this if you own it, feel free to re-download it!

I published this set because I start my year with a mapping unit and I love to be able to tie my math to my content when I can.  Kids love big numbers and cool facts so I worked both of those into this resource.

All three will be on sale for the next few days if any of you are interested in grabbing them before they go back to full price.

That's all for this week of Monday Made It...I was pretty proud of how much I got done!   Make sure to check out all the other great ideas linked up by clicking on the logo at the top of the post--and stop back on Tuesday for "Texts on Tuesdays" where I am posting about a great professional book you might want to check out and back again on Wednesday for "Math Is Real Life"!


  1. I really like your card stock storage idea. I have all mine separated out into one of those 3 drawer organizers, but I like your idea better. I still have to pull the drawers out and sort through all the papers with the system I've got now. Thanks for the tip!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

    1. That's what I used to use and I got sick of taking stacks of paper out to reach the bottom of the drawers!!

  2. You have been very busy! I love your paper storage. So smart! I guess I'll be heading out to that Bulls Eye store later today ;)
    Fun in Room 4B

    1. I hope you find one! I had bought this one some months back for another purpose and had the inspiration recently. Good luck!

  3. Those chocolate covered pretzels look delicious. I hope you get your oven working again....I don't know what I'd do without mine. At least it's summer and you can grill. I need to organize my paper as well, so I may be heading out to get a container like yours.
    The Traveling Teacher

    1. I know! We had the repair person out and he quoted us $608 to repair it! I finally decided to order a new oven and now THAT is backordered! Oh well..crock pots, stove tops, and grillin'!

  4. ok....the pretzels look YUM! I think your theme for this summer is organize Love all your made its! Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

  5. oh YUM that looks delicious

    I love the covers!

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  6. I would LOVE to have some of those pretzels RIGHT NOW! Maybe I can make these for 4th of July. YUM!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  7. I am definitely going to do the cardstock organizing idea in my new office drawers ... when I finally get that addition done and actually get an office. ;) And if there are any leftovers of those pretzels ... betcha it wouldn't cost too much to ship to Canada. ;) Happy summer, my friend.

    Runde's Room

  8. Love everything you've been busy making...especially those pretzels!

    Swinging for Success
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  9. That snack looks amazing! Perfect for the 4th! I'm a fourth grade teacher and your newest follower on Bloglovin'!

    Beyond The Gradebook