Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday Made It {June 2}

I'm so excited to join the weekly Monday Made It with Tara from Fourth Grade Frolics!  I found tons of great ideas last summer and can't wait to learn more this summer.

Today is my first official day of summer vacation!  My "made its" are few, but hopefully that will change as the summer progresses!


I "made it" a mess in my cubbies in an attempt to clean up for summer.  We are required to put everything somewhere, which will lead to some work in the fall.  This is the most empty these have ever looked for the summer.  I purged 3 Brute trash cans this spring, but you'd never know it looks at this picture!

My art materials are always a disaster. I can't find what I need and know that I have somewhere.  Our art teacher retired and we are not replacing her, so I will be my students' only art teacher next year (so help them).

My kiddos this year made short work of the wheels on the bottom of these carts (they lasted about a week).  I decided to try to stack them in this closet to hold art supplies.  Who knew; it was perfect!  Everything is neatly put away, organized and labeled.

I'd love some kindergarten art ideas if you have any to share!

During the last week of school, my kiddos peeled the paper off their crayons to make "reusable" crayons.  When we talked about Earth Day, we discussed things we could reuse and recycle.  They suggested crayons, they removed all the paper and broke them into pieces.  I melted them down in mini muffin tins (24 count tin for under $6 at WalMart).  Each child got one to take home and the rest are going to the local children's hospital to brighten a child's day.

What have you made lately?  Hop on over to Tara's blog and find many more ideas!

6 comments:

  1. Love the recycled crayons. I get all kinds of craft/art activities from Mel at http://frompond.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/summer-student-birthdays-tuesday-art.html Her current post is an art one.

    Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion, Sara! I'm headed over the check it out :)

      Amanda

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  2. I love the recycled crayons! Also, I made a post for you over on my page! Enjoy!

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    1. Woohoo! Thanks so much! :)

      Amanda

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  3. Isn't it weird how sometimes cleaning makes a bigger mess in the process? Enjoy your summer!

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    1. It is crazy! Enjoy your summer too! :)

      Amanda

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