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I'm excited to be back this week linking up with Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!


I think this week our theme should be TARGET DOLLAR SPOT, because I put my purchases to good use! I also love the ideas from Ramona Recommends who is hosting this week! I bought these clips in the Target Dollar Spot as well, and it looks like I'm headed to buy some sticky magnets! I love find new classroom decor and organization tips.  :)

If you somehow have enough self-control to avoid the Target Dollar Spot, please share your strategy in the comments below. #ineedanintervention

I purchased this adorable notebook paper dry erase banner.  Since no one needs to see my arthritic handwriting, I also grabbed a pack of burlap letter stickers to go with the banner.



Next, I tried to decide just what my banner should say.  I had originally thought about putting my name on the banner. I will be moving into a teeny tiny intervention room (closet) in the first grade pod, so I wanted a way for students to be able to recognize my door easily.


Scratch that idea! Even with the pink pack of letters it just wasn't working for me. A good planner would have noticed there was only 1 letter n in each package and bought multiple packs. Needless to say I never have a plan at Target beyond spending my entire paycheck.

Back to the drawing board.

Oh here is a bright idea! How about just saying WELCOME!!! So original...


The burlap letters did not come with any punctuation marks. I trimmed the letter I and the inner part of the capital D to make the exclamation point!  Luckily my unpacked makeup bag was nearby to use as a circle template.




It doesn't look terrible! 
Time to peel the backs off the letters and make this happen!


I have to admit, I was surprised at how nicely the letters stayed on the banner!


I can't wait to see this hanging from my new classroom door! Our pod is orange, so I know the blue will pop nicely, and it will work regardless of the season or grade level! 


Be sure to head to the link up and check out more great ideas! Let me know in the comments below what your favorite Dollar Spot finds are this summer!


27 comments:

  1. I love this idea. I have that banner and want to use it for my writing area. I will be going to get the letters. Thanks so much for the idea!!!!

    ~*~Lena~*~

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    1. If you can't find them, I have a pink set I didn't use- I'd be happy to mail it to you :)

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  2. Oh my gosh this is adorable!! :) Great job! It's going to look great. Thanks for sharing!
    Adventures in Teaching

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    1. What colors are your classroom decor??

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  3. That came out great. It will be perfect for your door!

    Krazy Town

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  4. Cute banner, those letters match my classroom decor, I have now placed them on my ever-growing shopping list!

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    1. Yes, it is so hard! I've vowed not to buy notebooks this year!

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  5. Love your banner! Too cute! So fun to meet you! Thanks for linking up:)

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    1. Thank you Tara! It was so nice to meet you as well! I love your new glasses!

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  6. Love the banner! Can't wait to see how you organize your classroom/closet.

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    1. Hehee!! It truly is a tiny space, but as long as I have room for a small group table I'm good! It's the 10 years worth of other stuff I don't know what to do with!?

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  7. This is beautiful! I love how you created the exclamation point! What will your job be? (Since you mention that you will be in intervention space instead of classroom).

    My Bright Blue House

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    1. Thank you! I will be teaching RtI with a focus on primary grades. I'm excited and nervous!

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  8. Adorable!! Gotta love Target dollar spot.
    xo,
    Vicky
    Teaching and Much Moore

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  9. OMG I love your banner that is so adorable! That is the next thing I want to create this week for next week's Made It Monday. I am trying to find a black and white Chevron banner so I can add Blue letters. Any suggestions before i create one?

    ~Kimberly
    Stuck In The Middle

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    1. Have you tried Hobby Lobby or Michales for a pre-made banner in the birthday section? They also sell the large, 3" stickers now so you don't have to cut out letters. If you have a Lakeshore nearby you could buy cute chevron die-cut circles or shapes and use ribbon to connect. Now that I'm thinking about it I feel like Lakeshore has a decor set that is black/white/grey so there has got to be something there! Have fun and tag me in your pic comments on Instagram or Twitter so I can see !

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  10. My favorite Dollar Spot find is not finding myself in it. But that hasn’t happened yet. All this cute stuff is killing me!!! I keep buying it. Between that and all the planner stuff . . . . It’s been an expensive summer.

    Megan

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    1. If you ever catch up on emails, we need a planner pic!

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  11. I was going to comment on your banner until I saw your turquoise pie safe... I LOVE it!! And I also love that you have an empty strawberry container on top. I've saved a few of those and always feel a little crazy/hoarderish when I do. But, I can't help it - I love the color! :)

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    1. The amazing Suzanne from Krazytown blog gave it to me! It belonged to her mother and was originally country blue. I mixed two colors of chalk paint from JoAnnes to get that shade. It's my favorite piece of furniture. I keep cookbooks and photo albums inside !

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  12. I'm heading to Target TODAY. That is SOOOOO cute! I want to hang one off of my desk! Those letters would also match my class colors perfectly!

    Alicia Wittmer
    Wittmer's Whimsies

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    1. I'm not sure if my new class will have a desk, but that would be adorable. I may have to make a separate bunting now for the desk!

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  13. We ALL need an intervention! And it ends up looking great :D


    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

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