Monday, June 24, 2013

The One With the Makeover

I promise I'm not going to be a Monday only blogger all summer.  I will blog about other things and ideas.

But I do love me some Monday Made It!

This week I revamped something from last year.

This is one of my favorite things in my classroom.  I was pleasantly surprise at how much it helps me stay organized.

I have a tray for each of the five days of the week plus one for next week.

When I have made my copies for the upcoming lessons I simply binder clip them and put in the appropriate tray.

I always know where my papers are now whereas before I could never remember where I sat them.  They were constantly getting buried under other papers on my desk. 

It also makes it very easy for a sub.  There is no question about which stack of papers my lesson plans are referring to.  I simply tell my sub which tray they are in.

Anyway.  I used scrapbook stickers to add the days to each tray.  While they worked pretty well, a few letters kept falling off.

I decided to change it up and add some chevron.  My classroom this next year is going to be on chevron overload. I can't wait!

 I hadn't planned on repainting them, but they had gotten scratched up in the move.  I used regular spray paint last time.  This time I used spray paint designed for plastic surfaces.  

I love the blue!  I just printed the days of the week on scrapbook paper and taped them to the inside of each drawer.

I love them so much more now!

Be sure to check out the other great projects over at 4th Grade Frolics.


  1. I'm your newest follower thanks to the Monday Made It Linky Party. I love the chevron theme and the organization!

  2. Very cute! Love the drawers. :) Thanks for sharing!

    I Love My Classroom

  3. They look great and what an awesome idea...I think I'm going to try this in order to wrangle all of my copies too. Thanks for sharing!