Monday Made It

Awww!! Sweet, sweet summer!! This is the time when I come back to life, and finally have the time to design, create, and share!! Today I am linking up with one of my favorite teacher bloggers over at 4th Grade Frolics for her linky, Monday Made It!!! I am sharing two projects that I am currently working on!!

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First, I am totally jumping all over the current LIGHTBOX CRAZE!!! I love this as a classroom decor piece to encourage and inspire students!! I love how you can use it to leave messages to celebrate holidays, birthdays, themes, and so much more. I also love how it can be used to share inspirational messages with students. And of course, it is just SO DARN CUTE!! I found my Heidi Swapp Lightbox at Michaels, however you can also click the pic below to use my affiliate link to check it out on Amazon!! 

With this Lightbox you can find tons of letters and accessories to create the perfect message. Click on the pics and affiliate links below to find tons of options!!

While I love all of the different options that the letters have to offer, I was also inspired by the designs created my Learning in Wonderland!! She created (and continues to create) adorable Lightbox Designs that are perfect for the classroom. I purchased this GROWING set, and can't wait to start using them next year!!!

Click HERE to learn more about these fabulous Lightbox Designs from Learning in Wonderland!!! 

These designs inspired me to make some of my very own!! I am moving to a new school and a new grade level next year and thought, what better way to welcome my new students to our class!!! I created the following two designs to welcome my future 5th graders!!

To make these, I used the blank template that was included in Learning in Wonderland's set. I printed on TRANSPARENT VELLUM, since I had some on hand. However, I also ordered TRANSPARENCY FILM to give that a try!! However, once the light is shining through, I found that the vellum works just GREAT!!! Affiliate pics and links below....

I am having a BLAST creating new designs for my new Lightbox!! I can easily see myself doing this ALL summer long!!!
My next project was a Back-to-School project for my own daughter. My youngest will be starting Kindergarten in the fall, and we are really working with her on being more independent!! I put together these hanging cubbies to organize her outfits for the week!!

My plan is to check the weather on Sunday night and have my daughter help me pick out her clothes for the entire week. Then each morning she will know exactly what to wear!!! 

I found these HANGING CUBBIES and ADHESIVE LABEL POCKETS at Target's Dollar Spot!!

The I created labels for the school days to fit inside the Adhesive Label Pockets!! The Adhesive Pockets stick nicely to the cubbies, and it turned out adorable!!
Click HERE to download!!

I think I will definitely get my daughter started with this routine over the summer so that she will have it down by the time school starts again!! 

Thanks for stopping by and learning about all of my fun projects!! I hope to be back next Monday with even more!! Click here to visit 4th Grade Frolics to check out all of the other wonderful Monday Made It projects and to share some of your own!!!


  1. Your light box template is adorable! We have put the kids clothes out on Sunday for the whole week since they stated pre-K. It words great! I have no drama in the mornings and the kids love that they can grab their stack and be dressed in no time. It leaves more time for breakfast and/or playing in the morning {while I frantically try to finish getting myself ready}
    Kickin' It With Class

  2. A number of people have posted about lightboxes today. I may just have to check one of them out! I never thought about using them for birthdays. That's a great idea!

  3. Adorable ideas and a great way to keep your little organized. I remember doing that for my daughter years ago...but yours is so much cuter!
    Teaching and Much Moore

  4. Love your plan for clothes. I need to do that for myself. :)

  5. I love the LightBox as well! I used vellum and wished I had purchased transparency paper...however it does work. Yours look a bit brighter than mine! :) Great job! Visit me at PJ Jots!

  6. Oh goodness...I think I need that 5th Grade Rockstars light box idea! That's my classroom theme! I love the hanging clothes organization that you have for your daughter. I have a little one on the way, so I pinned this for future reference. I better hop to Target and go ahead and get the supplies! Thanks for sharing what you made.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  7. I used to put outfits together for my daughter the same way. (She's 30 now and probably wouldn't appreciate it so much.) When she was old enough to go to summer camp, I just placed each day's clothes into a ziploc and threw it into her suitcase. She was the only child who still looked well dressed by the end of the week when we picked her up.

  8. I love your designs for your light box! It is so fun to create and play around with! I also love the idea of clothing organization for your kiddo... heck... I need one for me to help me during the school week! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hey friend!!!! So excited to see you linked up!!! LOVE your lightbox designs!!! My teammie at school is moving to 5th so she will be following you and your fabness!!! Love your daughter's little get ready cubbies!!! So cute and helpful for her!!! Organization makes my heart happy!!! Thanks for linking up! xoxo

  10. That's such a great idea for organizing clothes! I almost want to do it for myself, lol!

  11. What a GREAT idea for the kiddos! I wish I had thought of it when my kids were little. It would've made life SO much easier in the mornings! Totally agree with ithappenedin3rd... :)
    Tech Teacher Tidbits
    ~Formerly known as Hopelessly Devoted~

  12. Great ideas you have! Definitely going to have to get my classroom a LightBox. Love the idea of displaying student's birthdays!

    Shepherd's Shining Stars

  13. I love the font you used for the Mon-Friday signs. What KG font is it?