Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Made It: Birthday Chair and a Daily 5 FREEBIE

I'm linking back up with 4th Grade Frolics to share two projects I've made this week. 


Last month I saw this super cute birthday chair from Mrs.Richardson's class and I KNEW that I had to make one. When it's a child's birthday, they get to sit in the special chair for the day. Is this not genius!!! I went to Wal-Mart and bought a metal chair for $9.  Amanda used stickers to decorate her chair. I used what I already had at my house so I didn't have to make a special trip. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out "Happy Birthday" in cute paper. The adhesive spray was left over from my wedding, you can get it at Hobby Lobby. I just used paint I had on hand. Then I used a Mod Podge acrylic sealer. 


I used the Elmer's adhesive spray to put on the letters. Then made dots with my paint. When everything was dry, I sprayed the acrylic sealer on top. I was going to use the Mod Modge glue and then quickly decided against it. The spray sealer worked just fine. Here is how it turned out. 

Birthday Chair by Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

I snapped this picture when it was still wet. The lines you see are the sealer. It dried clear. 


The polka dots aren't perfect and that's ok. It looks like a kid made it and that's what I like about it. 


I have read, and read, and read some more about Daily 5. I am determined to do it full force this year. I needed a clip chart to keep track of my student rotations. I whipped this one up and LOVE how it turned out. 


I printed each page, laminated, then attached with ribbon. 


 You can get this clip chart FREEBIE here! I've included 4 different versions: zebra, polka dot, chevron and stripes. 

Zebra, polka dot, chevron, and stripes included.

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I'm off to work on my classroom! This is my last week of "summer." So much to do, so little time! Happy Monday everyone. 

2 comments:

  1. Love your birthday chair! It's perfect to fit at a desk but still make them feel special on their big day! This is definitely going on my to-do list!!

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  2. You know! I have bought a best ergonomic kneeling chair which Padding wears out quickly and is too soft to support the knees properly. I'm loving it. It's really comfortable and healthsome as well.

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