Attendance Board, Box Tops, and More!

Since I missed last week's Monday Made It, I'm here today with three completed projects!  First on the list is my new attendance board!
Yup, I found yet another use for those freebie numbers of mine!!  To make this board {if it isn't obvious, lol} I used two baking sheets from Dollar Tree, printed-cut-laminated-cut-again my classroom numbers, and popped mini magnets on the back of the pieces:
Easy peasy!!  Of course, you could use any magnetic surface to make this attendance board {chalkboard, filing cabinet, fridge?}.

I made a major update to my classroom numbers freebie on TpT and added:
 *numbers up to 100
*I am here/not here today labels
*I am in the bathroom/nurse/office labels
*I am having hot lunch/cold lunch/my own lunch labels
*library sticks directions & label
Download your updated freebie {here}.  And can I just add that last I checked, 13,483 of my closest friends downloaded it?!?  WOW!!!

Moving on... my second project is a Box Tops holder.  I've been seeing them pop up on Pinterest and other blogs, and I knew I had to make one.  You see, Box Tops and I go way back.  Two years ago, my class collected 800 and we won a pizza party.  Last year, my class collected 1000 and somehow we lost.  So this year.... well this year, I'm going to bring it!!  And with my new fancy Box Tops holder, I just might win it again!! {I'm not competitive at all.} ;)
This was another easy one!  Here's what I used:
The best part about using a Strawberry Nesquick container is that my Box Tops now smell like Strawberry Nesquick... it's delicious!  To make it I just Mod Podged the zebra paper on, added a band of pink paper, Mod Podged over the paper for a nice finish, and hot glued a little label to the front.  Simple!!

And last but not least on my list is this:
This cutie has made it's way around the blogosphere and it just landed here at my place!  The original idea comes from Mrs. Plum at There's No Place Like Second Grade.  She has a little freebie packet to go with it, so check it out!!  Unfortunately, I could only find three lightbulb stress balls {at two different Targets!}, so let's hope only three of my littles need to de-stress or brainstorm at a time! ;)

I hope you like my projects!  For more crafty goodness, visit Tara's linky!

Before I leave you, I wanted to share an awesome website I found for discount school supplies!!  I was recently contacted by Discount Office Items by a sweet representative, asking me to check out their site from a teacher's point of view!  Being an admitted "School Supply Addict," I said "YES!" of course!  {Plus, it doesn't hurt that I am going to get some goodies to try out and *share with YOU* in a giveaway later!!}

This site has a ton of products to offer!  You can pick up anything from pencils to dry erase boards, and even cute classroom decor like this:
 Best of all, they're having a Back to School sale, AND they have a section just for teachers!  

Along with great discounts, this site also offers low, flat rate shipping on all orders... and free shipping on orders over $75!  Which isn't hard to spend at all ;)

Click on the picture if you want to check it out:

Happy Crafting and Shopping!!!


Sarah Plum said...

If you're ever in need of more lightbulbs, I did find them online for about $0.49/more per bulb -- if they really work for your kiddos, it's something to think about! I'd been hoping to scoop up some extras and do a giveaway, but I haven't gotten my hands on any!

I love your attendance boards and your box-top holder. I definitely need to look into doing something similar!

There's No Place Like Second Grade

Unknown said...

I love your attendance boards! The bright colors just pop with life.
*Good call using the strawberry Nesquick. Every time I'd plop those box tops inside the container, I'd inhale and smile. Yum! {Chocolate, too!}

Mrs. W said...

YAY! I love your numbers and I was going to use them for attendance/lunch count and you've made labels to match! Thank you! :)

The Colorful Apple said...

I am so going to use your numbers! I love the bright colors! And I might just need to make a cool box top box like yours!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Micheal said...

I will be using the numbers as well!!! You have made great use of them! Thanks for sharing.

Vickie said...

Love the box tops container!

amy said...

I like your attendance board. I'm thinking I could do this for lunch choices. 1 for Absent and then 2 for lunch choices. If a child isn't here, their number would stay on absent. Yep! Sounds like a winner to me. Thank you!!!
Where Seconds Count
P.S. thank you for allowing me to think that through on this post. :)

Patty Rutenbar said...

Our PTO parent goes to the box top sie and finds a picture with ten spots to paste or tape the box tops on. This has motivated my kids more. We keep several extras around in case they fill them up before the month is over. They had different pictures for each month.

Second In Line

Mrs. Wheeler said...

I like it! I am the worst about box tops!

Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
Mrs. Wheeler TpT

Jenna Frederick said...

I love the new additions! Just wondering if you could also share the little circle box top label? I would love to use that same idea :)

Unknown said...

A box top collector is on my list! Now I just need to empty the perfect container to create one! I love yours!
Rowdy in Room 300

Unknown said...

I love your attendance center and a box top holder is definitely on my to do list now!

BTW...I am a new follower and would love for you to visit my blog!

Mrs. B's Nook

Erin said...

I love your ideas! I was wondering if you could make a label that says, "I am in the Library"? I am going to use this to make a board that tells me where the students are! Thank you so much for your freebie, I love it and have aready made my pick me pot!

Allyson McGuire said...

The attendance chart is too cute, and I am loving those light bulbs!

Kelli Eddleblute said...

I like the attendance boards! Great Work!

Spotted in First Grade

Tara said...

All kinds of yumminess linked up with you!!! Love your projects! They are all just too wonderful:)

4th Grade Frolics

Unknown said...

I've made your Pick Me Pot and am going to make another to help me keep track of my helpers. Thanks!

Halle said...

Adorable!!! As usual :)

Across the Hall in 2nd

Anonymous said...

That box top container is TO DIE FOR!! Lovve!

Adventures in Room 204 said...

Yay! I can't wait to download the updated version! I am definitely using it for my lunch count every morning! Thank you so much! :)


Jessie said...

I LOVE your idea for attendance. This is an idea I wanted to use for attendance next year. Thanks for sharing!

Look Who's Teaching

Ms. Hoag said...

I love it! So cute and colorful. I'd love it if you could make one that says "I am getting a school lunch." My school requires us to take a lunch count, but the kids don't make food choices until they get to the line (if there is even more than one option!)

Miss Nelson said...

Love all of these cute crafts. The little box top holder is presh! I need to make one.
Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas.

Lisa said...

LOVE them! Never saw the lightbulb OR Boxtop ideas before. Nice! Thanks for the freebie, too. Yep- gonna scoop it up and use it to do exactly what you did! My class won Boxtops, too. Fun, but not too hard when there are only 8 other classes!



Unknown said...

I love everything about this post-- such great ideas, such great products!! I'm totally going to need to make a box top holder now!!

A Day in First Grade

Miss Sara said...

loving everything!
Miss Elementary

Ginger Snaps said...

I'm loving everything neon!! I have decided that will be my room theme so I need to pay your shop a little visit! =)

Ginger Snaps

Antoinette said...

I love your blog! I also made a Box Tops container but it is not nearly as cute as yours. Plus, I used a French's Fried Onions container. Yeah...I'm not too fond of the whiff of onion I get whenever I open it. LOL! Let's just say I'll be making a new Box Tops container soon.

Sarah Paul said...

Thanks for the adorable freebie Teri!
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Mrs. M said...

I definitely need to make me one of those box top containers!! Love it!!

Color Me Kinder

The Polka Dot Room said...

I'm definitely going to use the numbers and labels...just waiting for TPT to get back online!


Sarah said...

I love your attendance boards. So bright and colorful!

Yeehaw! Teaching in Texas

Lauren said...

Love the bright colors! I'm thinking I may also need a new Box Top box! Thank you for the ideas, I'm your newest follower!


Go Fourth and Inspire

The Craft of Teaching said...

I love your Box Top holder! My class was a big winner in our school contest this year too, so I guess I need to make a new container...I have been trying to figure out what to do with some empty plastic bottles I found in my classroom, and this will be perfect! Thanks!

Craft of Teaching

Lisa Faught said...

Hey there! I love your blog and have used some of your adorable things in my classroom. I have nominated you for two awards. Hop on over to my blog to claim them. :)

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mollymm77 said...

You have officially inspired me to create my own Box Top holder. My class won one year too and ever since it's a huge letdown when we don't win!!! Thanks for all your unique ideas:)
Shining and Sparkling in First Grade

Jen W said...

I am your newest follower! I would love it if you would hop over to my blog and check it out! I'm kind of a newbie :) I love what you made-too cute!!

Jen @

Miss Cosby said...

I've had these numbers in my wishlist since I first saw them. I'm just waiting to print them at school. Now you've made them even better. Thanks so much.

You Might Be a First Grader...

Lauren said...

Love this!!

Could you also make a label that says "I am having school lunch"?

At my school the students do not get to choose between a hot or cold school I simple need a label that is just about "school lunch"

Thank you SO MUCH!!!! Can't wait to make this!!!


Just Wild About Teaching said...

love the box tops...i saw one on pinterest using a tissue box...i think im going to do it with that and see how it goes! miss ya =)

Heather's Heart said...

I love everything you make Teri! It is always bright and cheery. =)

Heather's Heart

Unknown said...

The lightbulb moment box is ADORABLE! I am a new follower!
- Michele

Courtney said...

Not only would the box top container be great for the classroom but I need to make one for my house instead of just throwing them in the junk drawer and digging them out later. :)


Hollie Fumero said...

I love your boxtop container! Way to recycle!

Thanks Hollie

Kindness Counts in Kindergarten

Unknown said...

LOVE the updates to your numbers freebie! Thanks! :)

Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

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