Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Made It: EOY Gifts, TPT Planner, & a giveaway!

Today I'm linking up with Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made It to share two things I made over the last few weeks - one crafty project and one digital project.

I made these cute end of the year gifts for my team (and myself) this year. It took a lot of sneaking around to get all of my teammates' students' fingerprints without them knowing, but fortunately, we have an awesome math enrichment teacher who let me barge in on her class a couple of times. Sadly, I forgot to take a picture before I gave them to my teammates, so all you get to see is mine.
The idea is to have all of our students every year add their fingerprints to the tree. Over the years, the tree will grow bigger and bigger!

Here's a little trick for you to make the bows on top...
1. Cut a piece of ribbon longer than you think you need.
2. Fold the ribbon into a loop like this:
3. Tie a regular old knot in the center of the loop.
4. Fluff out your bow! (This works WAY better with wired ribbon than it does with regular ribbon.)

The other little project I've been working on is a planner to keep all of my TPT /Blog ideas and info organized. A lot of work has gone into this planner to make it exactly what I needed and wanted, and I am super proud of how it turned out! I'm calling it my TPT Business Planner, because I believe that in order to be successful with TPT, you really do need to treat it like a business.

Here's a peek at what you can find inside:

...and even more!

For today only, the planner is on sale for half price! Want to snag a free copy instead? Pin it to Win it! Pin any of the images above, comment below with the URL of your pin, and I will randomly choose a winner to get a free copy!


  1. Love this! I pinned it and hope to win it. :)

  2. Love your tree! That will look amazing in a couple of years! I love your planner! This would be perfect, especially now, when we all have a little more time on our hands and I could really get organized! :)

    Thriving in 3rd


  4. Your blog is so cute! I love the tree and really want to make one for myself and my partner teacher! I need to get on that ASAP!!!


  5. Love it!

    Stephanie B

  6. Pinned! Looks Great!

  7. Love the organization! Pinned it!
    Thanks for the giveaway fun! :)

  8. Looks awesome! Thank you!

  9. Wow the finger print tree is AMAZING!! That would be a great gift for a first year teacher to actually keep up with it every year!

    I also love your blog planner! I've pinned it,


    Creative Ideas for the Upper Elementary Classroom

  10. I love your Monday Made It ideas! The print is great for other teachers and I totally need that planner! It would be a lifesaver - I pinned it here:



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