Made it monday and miscellaneous

Mondays are my favorite!  I love seeing all the crafty projects!  This week I decorated a paper towel holder to use for all those anchor charts that walls cannot hold.  This was my inspiration:
Here is what I came up with:

I took a wooden paper towel holder, painted it black then added the dots (dots are also my favorite).  Next, I added three metal rings and the clear plastic paper protectors (I placed card stock in each one to keep the protectors upright).
Now all I have to do is take a picture of my anchor chart before taking it down and add it to a protector.  Students can use it as a resource all year long.  The sad thing is that my holder looked much cuter without the protectors attached to it.

Now on to the miscellaneous...
A great big thank you to Liz at Teaching in the Valley for awarding me the Liebster Blog Award!!  Check out Liz's blog.  She's a new 1st grade teacher in Phoenix!
There are also, of course, some wonderful giveaways going on right now!!
Lacey at Polka Dots and Pencils in having a 100 follower giveaway
Nicole at Rowdy in Room 300 is giving away the cutest burlap door hangers!!


  1. This is such a great idea. I like it much more than a binder for anchor charts, because it seems so much more accessible for kids. Love your paint job too!

  2. You did a great job decorating the paper towel holder!! I don't know if I could make it so cute! It's a great idea too!


    Third Grade's A Charm

  3. Now that is just brilliant!!! The coloured dots just 'pop' on that black background...

  4. OMGosh! I just love your anchor chart holder! What a terrific idea....& your paint job is gorgeous!
    btw...I'm your newest follower!

    Primary InspiredPrimary Inspired

    1. I love your anchor chart holder! I will definitely be back to visit your blog often.

      Fabulous Finch Facts

  5. What a brilliant idea for holding anchor charts! I'm definitely pinning this. Great job Aimee!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. Thanks for pinning it!! I repinned your pin :)


  6. I love how you painted your paper towel holder! It's adorable!!

    Hooty's Homeroom

  7. Girl I LOVE the paint job you did on the holder! Absolutely cute. I have seen this idea around, but I don't think I truly understood that it could hold anchor charts.. for the kids to refer to them. HOW COOL IS THAT? Definitely remembering this. Thanks for sharing. It turned out great.

    Reaching for the TOP!

  8. I've been eyeing this for a while. It turned out so cute. Let me know how it holds up.

    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

  9. Your paper towel holder is absolutely ADORABLE! What a fun idea!
    The Hive

  10. I love this! Found you through the linky and am a new follower!

    Chickadee Jubilee

  11. That is soooo darn cute! I love the way it looks and how to store all the anchor chart photos. I was going to use a binder, but this is much cuter!! Thanks for inspiring me!!

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

  12. Thanks for sharing!
    I am your newest follower! I am a new blogger and love connecting with other teachers!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  13. I love how you painted the paper towel holder. Very cute!

  14. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower! If you have time I would love it if you could stop by my blog and follow! I can't wait to share ideas!

    Thanks again!
    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

  15. I love this idea, and your holder looks so adorable! Thank you for sharing...would have never dreamed this up on my own! I am your newest follower :)!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  16. What a great idea and it turned out so cute! Your adorable dots are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing this idea and for linking up;))

    4th Grade Frolics