Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Made It- VistaPrint

My very first...

I am excited to report that I have used my Vista Print groupon.  I found this deal on Ms. Potter's blog, and I jumped at the opportunity for this great deal.  Through perusing blogs and Pintrest, I had tons of ideas for my classroom.  Two blogs in particular gave me inspiration, Ms. Potter's blog (see above) and Mrs. Finley's blog.  I pinned my favorite ideas from their blogs: check out my pins!

Update:  For some reason, some of the images in my post are gone!  I have updated the information below based on which images are still showing up.   I have used all of my custom Mrs. Smith sticky notes (not pictured).  They were probably my favorite item that I ordered.  I also still use a magnet that I made for my agenda which I made from a car door magnet.

Here are some other things that I made:

Ideas from Middle School Minions:
made from a postcard

  On the back of this card there is a place for the names of the missing assignments and additional notes.

Ideas from MSKCPOTTER:
made from a loyalty card

One of my biggest complaints during the school year is students forgetting items that are required for class.  I didn't want to say that they could never get their supplies from their lockers, because it negatively affects their studies.  I think this is going to be a good solution.  I will give the students five freebies.  As long as they have their punch-card, they can go and get their required supplies with no consequence.  Once the card fills or if they lose their card they will owe a detention for forgetting supplies.  I am really excited to try this!

UPDATE:  I have been using this system for three years and it works really well.  I allow students to share a punch with a friend if their friend has run out or forgotten their punch card.  It helps the students become accountable for bringing their supplies to class.  This was a WIN!


  1. LOVE all of these ideas! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. I really like the WANTED postcard. Will have to look in to that. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I see all those Vista commericial and I've wondered if they were worth looks that way!
    Congrats on your firs Monday Made It---these are a lot of fun.

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    1. I know, Matt, I have often felt the same way. I ended up spending a little over $30 for $95 worth of products, and when I run out of the postcards I am planning on just copying them on cardstock.

  4. Just stopping by to say that I nominated you for a Liebster Award! I enjoy reading your blog! :)

  5. Wow, Heather, I'm honored. Can't wait to take a look at your post and then get cracking on my responses!


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