Monday, July 30, 2012

Step 3: Shared Journals Success Criteria & MONDAY MADE IT

I absolutely LOVE Monday Made It with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics. I am so making one of those mini pocket chart stands. Or, more accurately, hubster is making one for me...he just doesn't know yet!

As I watch the Olympics, I am busy finishing up my Shared Journals. I'll be printing up each piece and putting it together soon. These will be glued to the back inside cover of the journals.

I am a member of Proteacher (which I love). I "found" a link for an option with Vista Print that allows you to purchase materials with FREE shipping. You have to spend $1 in order to qualify.
Here is what I's just a few of the many, many items that you can make. I think my grand total was $13 because I paid extra for pictures that I uploaded for the t-shirt and cap.
Yup, you can get your FREE items shipped for FREE if you spend $1. I ship them to our nearby border outlet since I am in Canada.

This lawn sign will be hung in my classroom. It won't actually include the little stand :) I googled quotes for teachers/kids and found some great ideas.

This banner will be on the bulletin board outside my classroom door for the first month of school...maybe more.

This is the message on my pen. It coordinates with my banner and sign. {love}

Here are the cute sticky notes that I purchased. I added the message. I am thinking it will be cute for my class store.

I made lots more but didn't want to bore you. Other items that you can get for FREE include; hat, note paper, t-shirt, photo book, business cards (I am using as reading strategy bookmarks), address labels (I am using as contact info for parents), tote bag, mug, small stamp, and more...

So, so excited!
Okay-just one more.
My school. LOVE.


  1. These are great! I should really try a little harder to figure out Vistaprints! Thank you for sharing!

    1. It was my first time and it's pretty easy. I am not going to lie, though, it took me all day to make my items :)

  2. I love Vistaprint....and it definitely can be a day long process!

    Success in Second Grade

  3. are you able to share the link? because that is AWESOME!

    1. sure! here is the link to the proteacher also includes the links to the free shirts, mugs, totes, notebooks etc...just scroll down through the's pretty self-explanatory and worked when i used the link a day ago...

      HAVE FUN!!

  4. I love, love, love Vistaprint! I'll have to check out that deal!! That sounds unbeatable! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. You got some really cute things! I love that mug!
    Conversations in Literacy

  6. Look at all these cute things! Great post! I love your journal checklists. :)

    Second Grade Sparkle

  7. Hello! :) I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, and I'm also your newest follower!!
    Go to to check it out!!



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