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Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Made-it!

Continuing with my summer theme of participating in as many different linkys as possible .... I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!

I am relatively new to running. I actually started regularly running about 1.5 years ago when I felt like I wasn't getting enough exercise. Since then, I have begun participating in several different races. I love all the great themes, and especially a great shirt and medal. The only problem is...what to do with all those race bibs and medals?

I went searching on Pinterest and found this great idea, but I wasn't really willing to spend $30 on one! So, I decided to make my own! It really wasn't too hard.

I went to my local Michaels and picked up two cans of spray paint - one black and one clear coat. Then, I purchased a white paint marker. Next, I went to Target and got some curved hooks for the race bibs and a mounting hook for hanging.. To begin, I spray painted a couple of coats of the black paint, followed by a couple of coats of the clear coat. Once all that had dried, I wrote my name with the white paint marker. Then, I drilled holes and added the hooks for the race bibs and medals. Finally, I added the hook to mount the whole project on the wall. Overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out, and it was much cheaper than $30! Now on to the next for my first 10-miler!

Since summer is quickly slipping away, I decided I needed to take a little break from lounging and make some TPT products! I was going with a "Back to School" theme. First I made a "How I Spent My Summer" writing activity. It includes planning sheets to help guide students.

Next, I made a reading interest inventory. I give my students reading interest inventories every year. They are a great way to learn more about your students' reading abilities and preferences at the beginning of the school year.

Well,  those are all the projects I have been working on lately! What have you been up to?


  1. What a cool DIY project! That must look great hanging in your apartment! I think reading interest inventories are a great idea.


  2. Awesome idea for displaying your racing stuff. I used to run and love my race day stuff. Your post wanted to make me run again!! Thanks for sharing.

    The Math Maniac

  3. I just discovered your blog, and love your TPT products! Laura


  4. How cool! I love the idea of hanging your ribbons and bibs. Normally, mine get stuffed in a drawer somewhere and eventually, thrown out. Have you ever seen the medal/running Christmas Trees on Runner's Worlds? If not, you should Google them. They are hilarious! :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher


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