Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Made It

Hi sweet, summer friends!

Well... those of you that know me know that I am not that crafty of a person, so this is my first time to join 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!

Knowing that I would need a new system for my mentor texts with my new book shelves, Katie Byrd and I set out to come up with something new and cute. 

This is what we ended up with....

We started by getting donations of paint sticks from a couple of local stores and spray painting them black to match my shelves.

We picked up some cute cut-outs at the teacher store...

added some bright stickers....

and here is the final result...just what I was looking for. I know this is a really simple Monday-Made-It, but I am very happy with how they turned out. So easy!

...the view from the back

I have spent a lot of time this summer completely reorganizing almost all aspects of my has been a lot more work than I bargained for, but I am loving how it is all coming together!

This is the larger library in the back of the just to get all 129 baskets labeled...even more work...haha...maybe next week's Monday-Made-It!

Look at some of the sweet kiddos that have stopped by in the past week to help me label books with new basket numbers...


I have a picture book recommendation for you....

The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz puts a contemporary spin on this childhood classic, and I fell in love! Such rhyming fun! Dan Santat's lively illustrations add to the pace of this story, and although the kiddos will be doing a lot of predicting along the can't help but root for these three little ninja piggies! I hope to have time to read this to my summer reading-hot-spot kiddos this week!

Well...guess with that I will say goodbye for now...

Happy Reading!

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  1. What a cute idea to manage your library! Thanks for sharing :)


  2. So cute and creative! I love the zebra and the letters.

    Wild & Fun in Pre-K

  3. Did you have problems with the paint sticking to the books? I was afraid after a while the sticks might become tacky. Or did you use certain kind of paint? I've been wanting to make something similar for my library.

    1. Sara,

      So tackiness...hopefully that will continue to be the case. I did not use any special paint, just Krylon black spray paint.

      Thanks for stopping by!


  4. The Three Ninja Pigs looks great! Your alphabetical bookshelf organization looks great, too! Just came across your blog today and am a new follower...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

    1. Thanks, Sarah!

      Your blog is gorgeous, and I am a new follower, too!


  5. Did you alphabetize by the author's last name?

  6. Did you alphabetize by the author's last name?

    1. Yes...our mentor texts are alphabetized by author's last name. So far it has worked well for us. :)