These are fabric covered corkboards! I am loving them! I got the idea from this pin! I hung them right by the door for reminders.
So, I really, really wanted to go to IKEA and buy these amazingly cheap stools ($5.99/piece) for all my centers. So, I would need about 14 stools.
The closest IKEA is 4 hours away. No bueno.
Shipping from IKEA $40. Still no bueno.
Then I saw this in genius idea on pinterest. This bucket seat is made from a 5 gallon paint bucket, fabric, stuffing for the cushion, and a staple gun! After I made 14 of these (with the help of my mom!), I still came in at $5 a stool. So, they were cheaper and totally worth it. If you want to see a step by step tutorial click here.
What I love most about these seats is they are small enough to slide right under center tables and they are stackable space savers!
I have decided to do my calendar a little different this year. I usually use one of those pre-made calendar boards and each day we fill in the info that is pertinent. Instead, I am going to use this calendar. There is space to put post its about things happening in the classroom, pictures of upcoming birthdays, etc. I do still want to incorporate some kind of calendar math though. So, I plan on purchasing:
I'll be back at it again this week, until it all comes together! Check out everyone else's Monday Made Its: