Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I Made Crate Seats!

I made some crate seats last night... here are my materials and my little helper...

And here are my final products...  I love them!

I got a few more room "things" ready too... here's my bunting-i-fied helpers chart...

My focus wall on the left, calendar on the right, and a snippet of my library...

My back wall- partner reading table in the middle, listening center stuff on the left... today my teacher neighbor got the great idea to put white paper across her chalkboard at the back of the room and then she helped me do the same!  Tomorrow I'm going to fix it up a bit, but I've got my Bucket Fillers up and am going to use the magnetic shelves (the six white ledge things, Mrs. Lamb- I got them HERE!) as a way to showcase books on topics the kiddos are learning about in math, science, and social studies...  And then I'll hang Daily Five things across the top- small anchor charts, expectations, etc...

 Here's a closer view of my focus wall...  You can get the signs I made for free... click HERE to head to that post for more info!

And, last... don't tell my husband!  This is my massive collection of containers that I might someday use for something!  Yikes!


  1. Your seats look good! I like how you used different fabrics! :) And don't feel bad about your containers collection, I have a similar boxful.
    Mrs. Cobb's Kinder Sprouts

  2. I love your crate seats! how exactly did you make them?! I am thinking that's what I want to do this year for my firsties.




  3. Love your collection of containers! I wish I had the problem of having too many. :)

  4. I love your seats! Where did you get your wood for the seats? I am wanting to make these this year too!

  5. Will you make me some crate seats?!?!?!? Preeettttty please? I'm gonna see you on Sunday, right? You can deliver them to me then...c'mon. I'll pay ya!!!!!!! Yeah, not the time to ask seeing as you are uber busy. Love 'em though...they are the cutest. You did a really nice job. Were they hard?!? Are you crafty by nature? Because I'm craft-challenged.

    Hugs! See you soon, right?!? ;)

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  6. I have a collections of bins, baskets, letter trays... I will use them one day :)
    My Second Sense

  7. Love the crate seats! I use mine at my reading table and love them. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has tons of containers that I might use...maybe..one day.

    Lovin’ Kindergarten

  8. I love your crate seats and your classroom. I purchased my crates and fabric! Now I just need to make them! Love your blog and ideas-you and your Teaching Oasis Partners are absolutely Fab!!! Come on over and visit me at my new blog
    Ms. Jones' Junction

  9. Your collection of containers look about like mine do! :)

    Your crate seats turned out great!

  10. Love! Those crate seats are def on my to-do list. Thanks for sharing.


  11. I feel like ALL teachers have a massive container collection.. I know I do! Everything looks great.

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

  12. Yay! I love your crate seats! They came out fab!!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  13. My pile of containers seems to be growing too!

  14. I had to laugh at your stockpile of containers because I have a similar situation going on myself! The hubby asked, "Are you going to ever do anything with these?" when we were moving and I couldn't get rid of them since I know I'll use them in my classroom SOMEDAY! I'm jealous you're so far in your room already. I have a ways to go still...

    Classroom Compulsion

  15. Everything looks great!! I can't commit to the crate seats, I don't why, I just decided they're gonna be too hard for me!

    I went in to my room for the first time today, and I don't even know where to begin! So kudos to you!

    Across the Hall in 2nd

  16. Do you have the bunting labels for sale? They are so nice!

  17. Adorable! I have a box of containers too! I feel like I'm hoarding them because I may need to "store" something in them...lol!

    I bought the crates, but haven't finished the project yet. Thanks for posting some inspiration for me!

    My blog: http://mrskilburnkiddos.wordpress.com

  18. Your crate seats look terrific. Is that ribbon across the middle? I would love to make some but I wondered how well they hold up. Do you know?
    First Grade Found Me

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  20. Your "massive supply of containers" totally made me laugh, because I may have purchased like 40 more at Dollar Tree today! You can never have too many containers...when you run out of things to put in them, then you need containers for the containers! Vicious cycle! :)


  21. ok, magnetic shelves?! Where!?

  22. Honestly? Everything you do is magical. Love it. I don't get in until the week before school so I am planning like crazy. Do you have your helper signs up in tpt?? They'd be PERFECT in my class too. Loving watching the progress!

  23. Those things are so awesome! I can't wait to start making things for my class, but I STILL can't since I don't know where I'll be at! I love your stuff though. When the time comes, I'll have to read your blog start to finish to gather ideas!

  24. I love your purple pocket charts! I just have the old-fashioned blue ones and I would love to get a more fun color for next year! Where did you get yours from? I'm going to have to keep my eyes out for one!

    Lessons with Laughter

  25. I am addicted to buying bright colored containers! I go nuts at the dollar tree and will sometimes just buy them knowing one day I might use them. Glad I am not the only one!

    If you get a chance check out my blog...I've kind of new to the blogging world.



  26. I LOVE your crate seats! So talented!


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