Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Made-It: No Name Clip Board & Currently: July

I am so excited to be back linking up with Tara's Monday Made-It!
This week, I have this to show off: The "No Name" Clip Board!

I was inspired by this picture floating around Pinterest (I'm sure you have, too!):

It comes from Mrs. Brown and her blog, Mrs. Brown's Blog.

I thought it was the perfect way to address those papers that have no owner and cut down on my searching for him/her!

My daughter and I braved the nasty heat to walk to Hobby Lobby (yes, I am close enough to walk, and yes, it is a problem!) to buy the following:
  • Small wood letters
  • Craft wood board (not sure of the dimensions, but it's sku#292235)
  • Mini clothespins (they are sooooooo cute, I had to buy them!)
  • Spray paint
  • Acrylic paint
  • Super strong magnets (I will be putting this on my white board that holds our other day-to-day business items)
I first spray painted all of the items in their appropriate colors (my colors are teal & navy- I have a blue problem, too!)


After they dried, I used the acrylic paint to fancy up the letters with polka dots (as much as I love chevron, I am just not that patient of a person!)
Easiest way to make small polka dots is to use the back of the brush :)

Then, it was time to assemble! My trusty glue gun came to the rescue and I got it all together in no time :) I simply glued the magnets to the back and the letters to the top- they are delicate, so that took a bit to make sure they were not going to slant to the front or back.

The result:
This is my fridge, but you get the idea ;)
Now, my only concern is that this is pretty cute and not the "Clip Board of Shame" that it's supposed to be.... I mean, I would probably not put my name on something so it could get hung from those cute little clothespins, right? Hmmmmm......

Have fun making your own, it's super easy and super fun!

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I am so excited to be linking up with Farley again for her fantastic & wonderful Currently!


Admittedly, this is very kid-centered (my kid!), but that's the beautiful part of being a teacher mom, right? Getting to focus on only your child during the summer :) :) :)

Have you ever read Fortunately, Unfortunately? It's hilarious and incredibly silly. Fortunately, it's the perfect book to read to your class full of reluctant writers because this book will definitely get them writing. Unfortunately, their pieces will all be fortunately-unfortunately statements... but you have to start somewhere, right?



Note: This is the original and the better of the two available on Amazon.

My professional book has to come back to the free ebooks available on Whole Brain Teaching's website. Not only are they free (yay!), but they are very descriptive and include everything you will need to know about their program. I have only scratched the surface, so I actually print these books out and post-it, highlight, and take notes all over the place! Lots to learn :)
Note: This book is a great place to start if you are new to Whole Brain Teaching. Or, you can see some of my WBT posts HERE.

Happy July!!

40 comments:

  1. Hi! I am a new follower and I am in LOVE with your no name board! It is soo cute!

    Meg
    buzzaroundinsecondgrade.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this! It looks really great! I've also pinned this to create this summer, but haven't gotten around to it yet :)

    Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

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  3. Love your no name board! I just made a magnet with Vistaprint but this is super cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade

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    1. Thanks, Brandi! I have a big Vistaprint order that is coming today and I am so excited! Their stuff is great :)

      ~Stephanie

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  4. love your no name board! I plan on making one very soon! thanks for the instructions :)

    Sara
    mrscaricosclass.blogspot.com

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  5. I love the No Name clips, I also have that pinned and can't wait to get it made :)
    Amy
    The Resource(ful) Room

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  6. Hey girl...love the No Name clips! On the list.........

    I had a feeling your book would be the WBT ebooks :)

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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    1. lol, you know me so well :) :) It was either that, or Pinterest, so I thought I would choose something more 'professional' ;)

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  7. What a great idea. I hadn't actually seen the pin yet. Yours came out great!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Heather
    room 4 imagination

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  8. I"m a new follower and I LOVE your blog. You are awesome! Thanks for all the ideas!

    laughingwithalne.blogspot.com

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  9. So cute! I saw this on Pinterest and thought about doing it myself. I love how my kids all think I work for the police and can analyze handwriting and figure out who's paper it is with out a name!!! This is a great idea:) Thanks for linking up:))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  10. I totally need to make one of those. Thanks for sharing!

    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

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  11. Your no-name board is fantastic! I'm going to Pin it to Pinterest to come back to later!!

    Amanda

    Surviving the first Year

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  12. OMGoodness! I love the No Name board! How have I not seen it before?! I am so pinning that! And yours came out so cute!!

    Primary Inspired

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  13. I need to make one those no-name boards. I totally agree with you about the fold-laundry fairy. I think she needs to come visit me too! As far as WBT, you have totally convinced me that I need to try it this year! Thanks for sharing!

    Courtney
    3rd Grade Sprinkles

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  14. LOVE your no name clips... and thanks so much for linking up... I too get annoyed by the singing toys... can you imagine my MIL gave my 3 year old drums for christmas...NOT little kid drums BUT BIG BOY I CAN JOIN A BAND DRUMS!!! now that is CRAY CRAY!!!

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    1. lol! Leave it to the MIL to get a gift like that!! Thanks for stopping by :)

      ~Stephanie

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  15. Stephanie I am awarding your blog the Versatile Blog Award! Stop by my blog to learn more about it :)

    Miss L's Whole Brain Teaching

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  16. I absolutely LOVE the No Name clips. What a wonderful idea. It is super cute. Definitely adding this to my to-do list!

    Brittany
    Stickers and Stamps

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  17. Love your no name board!!
    Blessings,

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

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  18. That is so cute! I love it....and WISH I could make it. I am just going to envy your craftiness from afar ;)

    ~Steph
    Teaching in Room 6

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  19. adorable! just tell the kiddos that it looks cuter with nothing hanging from it :)

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  20. LOVE the no name! I pinned that too and plan on making it for next week:) Great job:)

    Tonya
    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

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  21. I love your No Name idea! How cute! Your blog is adorable! I love the colors you choose!

    Liliris
    Fourth Grade Garden

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  22. What a cool craft Stephanie!! I'm with you, I wouldn't write my name just to get it on there!!! I love the colors you are using for your room, so pretty and calming.

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  23. Looks like someone beat me to it, but I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. I love reading your posts and plan on buying your brain breaks from TpT when I start getting ready for the new school year. :)
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  24. Thanks so much for giving credit and linking back to my blog!! Yours is cute! I love that I inspired you! :)

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    1. Thank YOU, Jenny! I love your creativity :):) Thanks for the great ideas!

      ~Stephanie

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  25. I love your choice of colors for the board. I think teal and navy look great together! I'm thinking about making some no name clips. Same basic idea, just put some little signs on some clothespins. There are days when 5 clips just wouldn't be enough. ); Thanks for the inspiration!

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  26. Hi there. I noticed that you have already been recognized but I love your blog and had to nominate you again for the One Lovely Blog and Versatile Blogger Awards. Come on by my blog if you want to pass the awards on again!

    Polka Dots and Teaching Tots

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  27. Your No Name board is just plain adorable! Great job! :)

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  28. Cute No Name board! I really want to make my own. I wonder if you could hot glue it to the board. I've heard some people are doing that with anchor charts.

    Have so much fun with your daughter this summer!

    Laura
    mspretzel.blogspot.com

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  29. Love the No Name Board! I saw it on Pinterest and fell in love! I'm planning on making one pronto!

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

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  30. I love this idea. I teach 6th grade, and yes 6th graders still forget to put their names on their papers. I am going to make one of these. I am using red and black this year.

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  31. I saw this on Pinterest too! I like how you spaced your clothespins a little further apart than the original poster. I made one of these and my pins were too close, causing the papers to overlap a lot. I wish I had seen yours first!

    Jenny
    http://teachingthird.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love your No Name clip board. Thanks for the step-by-step directions too! I am giving away a $20 TPT gift certificate. Come visit and enter to win! :)

    Delighted in Second

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  33. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!! I can't wait to make one :)

    Patti
    One Class, One Sound

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Thank you so much for your comments! :)
~Stephanie