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Picked up my helpers this afternoon so they could keep me company during my Monday Made It Crafts. I'm really going to miss MMI when school's back in session.

First I simply tied ribbon around the clipboard clasp.

Found these bookends at Office Depot. 

My inspiration is from Tales From a Fourth Grade Math Nut

I always needed a little easel~stand to display station directions for my visual learners but never found the perfect one. For my auditory learners, I record my voice using talk points. 

I was so happy to find this idea. It's pure genius!!!This is so simple. Simply glue a clipboard to a bookend. Couldn't be easier. Now, changing out station instructions are quick and painless. 

#2-I found some Chalk It removable, reusable, repositionable labels at Joann's for under $4 bucks. It had so many fun designs. It worked perfect for my new organization system. I stuck the labels to a piece of cardboard from another purchase and glued them to clothespins. I think they will be perfect for keeping me organized when I have a sub or parent volunteer. If I need things copied, filed, etc., I will just use one of these clips instead of a post it and a paperclip. What do you think? I say easy!

#3- Do you put out a wish-list at orientation or open house? I sure do! I've done many different themes over the years but this one is super easy. Just curious... what do you ask for? Any favorites?

You can use real hershey kisses or kiss post its found at Staples. 
WARNING: One year I had real hershey kisses taped to index cards. The  little kiddos gobbled up ALL of the kisses while the parents where chatting with me. 

Don't forget to enter our giveaway below!!!I'm off to check out more Monday Made Its because I just **need** to visit our BRAND NEW Joann's Superstore one more time. HAHA! 

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  1. I can't wait to check out the new JoAnn's! The clipboards are super cute. They will match your room perfectly!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. I love your clipboards and the stand! What a great idea :) We have a great fabric store here that has every Aloha fabric you could ever want! But sometimes I wish we just had a regular ole Joanne Fabric here :)
    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  3. I am obsessed with your classroom! Everything you have in there is so beautiful. I'm thinking once I move on to a new theme, I will have to go with bees :) I will also miss MMI!

  4. Love the ribbons on the clipboards! How did you tie them on?
    Thanks for the idea :)
    from Well, Michelle?

  5. Love the ribbon on the clipboards!

  6. I love the kiss idea!! and the clip board is awesome! Making my own this week for sure! So many uses!

    The Army Wife Teacher

  7. OMG these are stunning, gorgeous details and colors
    Scrapbooking Supplies

  8. This is the first time I've seen Talk Points. How cool! I'll have to keep my eye out for those. However, I love your use of bookends for directions as well. Fabulous!

    Elementary School Garden

  9. I love everything! What an awesome idea for station directions....I already have a bunch of those bookends! I need to pin this idea...thanks!

    Blessings, Vicky

    Keep Calm & Imagine

  10. Love it all as usual;) That clipboard idea is brilliant:) Did those clipboards come like that? You and your all nighters.....girl.....Chat later? Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  11. I love the idea of using book ends for center directions! I was planning on buying the clear holders/stands from Office Depot, but I am sure this is cheaper. Thanks for sharing! :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  12. I love your book ends - your ribbons just make everything look fantastic! Those labels are awesome - what a find!

    1. Quick question - did you cover your clipboards, if so with what? They are awesome!

      Looking From Third to Fourth

  13. Love it, all! You were super crafty this week!!

    A Rocky Top Teacher

  14. Love all the pics! Your room is looking so inviting. I have put out a wish list and gotten a few of the items. I made have to add to my list after seeing some of your wish list items.

    Learning in the Little Apple

  15. Everything you did is adorable! I love the black and white theme. :)
    - Heather

  16. I love your clip boards!! I'm going to miss MMI too!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  17. The chalkboard labels are so cute! Way more fun than my boring post-it note messages!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  18. Finally Black with white polka dot ducttape! I have been searching for ages!

  19. Your story of the kids eating the Hershey kisses reminds of one year when I had an inflatable couch (not the best idea...I was a very young teacher) and a student's sibling popped it while I was chatting with parents. =O)

    Love all your creations!
    One Happy Teacher

  20. Oh my gosh the station directions idea is BRILLIANT! Where did you find the little voice recorders?

  21. I love your station directions idea! I actually used it as an inspiration for one of my Monday Made It projects.
    The Traveling Teacher


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