Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Made It Part Deux

Linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics again for Monday Made It!

Toward the end of the last year, I got sick of wrong choices hogging the majority of my time and decided to put the spotlight on the student's making right choices. I started "Student of the Week" but also honored the "Most Improved", "Hardest Worker", the "Most Positive". You can download the adorable sheet I used for FREE hereI totally plan on continuing this honoring system because the kiddos LOVED it..... So imagine how happy I was when I came across these adorable "Star Student" chair covers while shopping Target's dollar bins... LOVE! I have a Rockstar theme going in my classroom this year AND our state assessment is called the STAAR test, so these just fit in perfectly with EVERYTHING I'm doing this year. My Monday Made It is inspired by the chair covers. 

Last year I hung the sheets I linked above outside my door so the world could see who I was honoring each week... This year I decided I wanted something more eye catching... Chair covers for the classroom, FRAMES for outside the classroom! So I hit up Michael's and grabbed all these goodies:  

Frames: $1each
Glitter Sheets: $1.99 each
Glitter Star Accents: $2.99 each BUT 50% off!
Star Student Stickers: $2.99

Ohhhhhhhhh I just LOVE sparkly things.... My boys were teasing me that glitter is my new black! TRUTH! 

Once I got home I traced my frames onto my glitter paper, drew up a little design and cut them out.

I then used spray adhesive to get the paper to stick to the frame. [Side note: when using spray adhesive, use it outside... I stayed inside and thought putting paper towels down would catch any extra spray. WRONG! I ended up with a very sticky kitchen counter...] Once they were dry, I put on my "Star Student" stickers, hot glued a few glittery stars and BAM! Adorable!! They're not perfect but they are SPARKLY and FUN! I think my 4th graders will dig them. :) 

I decided to half a plastic sheet protector and hot glue it on the back so I can slide in the kiddos pics each week with ease. I can't wait to use these! Hope you can use them too! :)


  1. They came out great. What a clever idea with the half sheet protector.

    room 4 imagination

  2. Very cute! I too like the page protector. Anything to make life easier.

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  3. Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower and am looking forward to reading more.
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  4. Those turned out great! I love this idea!

    Success in Second Grade

  5. I picked up that same student chair cover!

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  6. I picked up a few of the start student chair covers at Target too! I love your idea of recognizing students who make great choices!

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  7. I LOVE this idea! I also bought the chair covers from Target! Your frames are so cute! Thanks! :)

  8. Oh I love glitter too! Those came out great :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  9. Love these...they are so cute. Of course anything with glitter is perfect!

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