Monday, June 22, 2015

Made It Monday!!

It is Made It Monday!!! I love getting to this day (wait, who likes Mondays????) because I get to reflect on crafts/projects that I have completed! I also get to take a breath of fresh air to start the week on a HAPPY, POSITIVE, note :)

I have created a Summer Bucket List with different projects to create for this coming school year! Each week I focus on 2-3 projects to tackle. I like working on only a few at a time because I am able to focus soley on them and doing them the RIGHT way, not the fast way!! 

This past week, I finished quite a few projects that I am SO excited for!! My Made It Monday project is an attendance board! This board will be placed in the doorway of our class and will be used for specials teachers/subs/etc to know who is there that day. I think it will be very effective to be able to look at with one glance be able to tell!
Here are the supplies: 

1 Cookie Sheet
Glue gun
Crystal Gems (dollar store)
Magnets (however many students you have!)
Mod Podge
Number Stickers
Ribbon or Washi Tape

The first thing I did was glue my ribbon about 3/4 of the down on the cookie sheet. I figure more students will be at school than absent ;)

Next I used a silhouette to print all my numbers out. You could easily buy number stickers from the Dollar Store or Walmart in the scrapbook section! I used cardstock for the numbers and after a few trials found the brighter the paper, the better!! For the words on the cookie sheet, I used vinyl! 

After the numbers were printed, I painted Mod Podge on the flat side of the gem. Then I placed the numbers on the flat side of the gems and put another coat of Mod Podge over the numbers! Once they  were dried, I hot glued the magnets to the back side (flat side!) of the gem.

To label each section, I decided on three sections: 'Ready to Learn' (at school), 'Absent', and 'Other'. I am using Other for students who leave the room for ESL services, speech, PT/OT, etc. That way the teacher knows they are at school, but needed to be pulled for something! I used vinyl on the silhouette to make these labels and placed them on their section! 

Overall, I am so pleased with how it turned out!!! Next project is to use the gems to make alphabet magnets :)

Let me know what you think!!


  1. It turned out super cute! I have a similar board and I love it! It's so easy to glance at to check and see who is out of the room.

    Shine on in First Grade

  2. Love it!!! And your motivation to get things checked off!!