Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday I Made it!

I am linking up with Tara from Fourth Grade Frolics for my first Monday I Made it Linky Party!

So I had seen these pockets on Pinterest and I wanted to make something like them for all the materials my kiddos have from our Everyday Math program.

Purple Folder: Find original post here; Multi-Colored Folders: Dead post :(

Before the photo bomb...I will confess:  This post should be titled Monday My Mama Made it.  She is the most awesome mama ever and my classroom wouldn't be half as cool without her.  We make a good team: I come up with the ideas and she makes it happen!  So she is my hand model in these pictures:

I know in the original pin the pocket from both sides of the folder were used to make more of a wallet, but I wanted only one pocket, so we were able to get two out of each folder.

One tip though, if you go that route, you will need to double stick tape the side that was part of inside of the folder.

Then I added a Velcro dot for a closure (Velcro that I had to go out and buy a separate day because what I had wasn't enough).

And there you have it:  A math envelope for their dollar bills, fact triangles, etc.  I made a little label for them  and I got to reuse some of the messed up folders from years before!

Any other ideas what you could make these pockets and use them for?


  1. Cute! I pinned this on Pinterest as well. Like the idea of making 2 pockets out of 1. Thanks for stopping by my blog !!

    I'm following you on bloglovin!

    The Reading Corner

    1. Thanks! I like getting more use out of one item! I hope these hold up well for my second graders throughout the year!

  2. What a great idea! I used to use an ugly sandwich bag...
    Grade 4 Buzz

    1. Lisa - Me, too! The kids would have things everywhere in their desks. I might still have the individual baggies in the envelope to keep the things separated, but I should be able to say, "Take out your fact triangles," and the kids all know to go to their envelope! (I hope!)

  3. These are great! Looking forward to sharing more ideas with you!

    The Second Grade Superkids

    1. Thank you! I love your blog..can't wait to see what ideas you come up with in your new position!

  4. This is a great idea! They turned out so nice... So glad to find your blog today! I am a new follower and fellow second grade, Illinois teacher blogger. :0)

    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

    1. I just went over and checked out your blog Sarah! I am {your} newest follower! You are so creative, love your stuff!!

  5. I just found you via pinterest and I am your newest follower! These are super cute! I think I need make these for my kiddos! They would be perfect for Words Their Way word sorts!

    A+ Classroom Creations