Of course I had to have one of those fabulous teacher toolboxes everyone has been making, so that was my project this week:
(Halfway through painting.) This project had the bonus of finally getting me to clean out my garage! (It had been a while, people.) I live in a condo and don't have a yard where I could spray paint outdoors, so I had to use my garage. One of my neighbors actually came over to make sure I wasn't moving out because the entire contents of my garage were out on the driveway as I swept it out. Teacher stuff organized? Garage organized? Check and check. Bonus!
The finished product! Don't look too closely at my paint job - it's nowhere near perfect; I got impatient when it could have probably used a couple more coats, and there are a few places where I got too close and there were drips. But I absolutely love how it turned out! I typed up my own labels using the dimensions Rebecca gave on Create Teach Share and used two-sided tape to affix them to the drawers. I can't wait to bring this to my classroom - my staff and I are always searching for "stuff" and now it all has a home!
Go link up with this week's Monday Made It - I'm heading out soon to run errands, and I'll definitely be picking up some stuff I need to make what I'll link up with next time :)
Also, I received an email last night that my blog has been nominated in the 2012 Fascination Awards in the special education category! Color me surprised - and honored! The post that got me the nomination was Field Trip Heartbreak - I'm glad that a negative experience for me and my students got people thinking. So, when voting opens up on July 2, remember my little ol' blog here, yeah?