Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Made It - Clipboards, Word Walls, & More!

I'm back again for Monday Made It with 4th Grade Frolics! It felt great to get a little crafty this morning, I'm not gonna lie!! My husband might be in trouble because I enjoyed it that much! :)

Today I chose to make beautified clipboards!! I received an adorable one as a gift when I graduated college, but I've never made one myself. In fact, I've never even used Mod Podge!! How crazy is that?! It was so much fun!!

We went to Hobby Lobby and picked out the scrapbook paper I wanted to use, the mod podge, and paint brushes. The clipboards were from Wal-Mart in the BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES!! What?! How is it already time for back to school stuff?! Anyway...

Then I measured, traced and cut out the design for the first clipboard... 

...and the second clipboard.

Then I started applying the mod podge onto the clipboard before placing the sheets of scrapbook paper on top. 

 After placing the papers on just right, it was time to start covering the top with mod podge. 

 They dried and as you can see I decided to switch out that sparkly B with something different. I just didn't quite like it when it dried, so I tried doing a design with markers over top of the B which ultimately made it worse. Then I thought I would just add a sparkly badge instead! It looks much better!! 

 This one is definitely my favorite!! I love the colors, the design, and the Mrs. Berns at the bottom!! 

I didn't want to add any ribbon to the top because I'm thinking I will let the kids use these during write the room activities and such, so they might be too much of a distraction. We shall see. I imagine the kids will be very excited when they get to use the colorful clipboards! :)

Next on the list for Monday Made It are my word wall designs. I shared my word wall letters on a previous Monday Made It, but this time I have Dolch word wall words to share too! I'm looking forward to using these this year. I really think all the colors will help students differentiate between words because under each given letter of the alphabet, the words will all be in different colors (unless of course there are more than 5 words under the letter).

They come in chevron, striped, and dotty and the words included are all 220 Dolch words from pre-primer through 3rd grade. There is also an editable file included to add any words that are not pre-made, but still needed. Click on the pictures to take you to each product on TpT!


I have bundled all three designs with the word wall letters too!


I also finished a back to school product that I think my incoming kinders will love. Last year my kids loved all the "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed..." books and I bet this year will be no different. This pack is for "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books" and there are many fun and engaging activities for math and literacy. Download the preview to get a better idea of all that is included! Click on the picture to take you there! :)

One last thing before I leave you all. There are some great giveaways going on right now and another that will begin on WEDNESDAY!! Click on the pictures to take you there. You have a chance to win a winner's choice item from my store on both of the giveaways along with many other amazing prizes!

I've been giving clues the last few days about what will be happening on Wednesday and I can't hold it in anymore! Wednesday marks one year since I've started this blog and I'm hosting an amazing giveaway! I'm so stoked about all the amazing bloggers that are donating to my blogiversary giveaway. Trust me, you will want to come back on Wednesday to find out who they all are! :)

Have a super week and don't forget to share your Monday Made It's and come back on Wednesday!!

post signature


  1. Your clipboards came out looking amazing! I'm now inspired to try it myself...have always seen other teachers make these and they turn out so great. Thanks for sharing how to make them! :)


  2. Hi Regina! I am pumped that I found your blog today because I have been searching and searching for the perfect word wall words that are in many colors so they will be easier to point out to my kinders. Thank you!!! I'm your newest follower :)

    The Teacher and the Frog

    1. Awesome! You're welcome!! I'm so glad I've found your blog too!! Very cute! :)

  3. Yay for your giveaway too!! Congrats!!!
    Love the clipboards also! :)

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  4. Fabulous clipboards! Funny how the little things like decorating clipboards makes us happy! :O)
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  5. I really need to "cutisfy" the clipboards in my classroom! Yours are SO cute!


  6. The clipboards are so cute! I would love to make a few for my classroom too. One question...after the mod podge dries are there any bubbles in the scrapbook paper, any sticky residue, etc. or could you just put a piece of paper down and write without any issues.

  7. Your clipboards look fantastic! I am thinking about trying some, but I'm not sure if I have the patience to make it as neat as I would like it!! I am your newest follower!

    Fashion Craze Learning Days