Monday Made It

Aloha and happy Monday!  I am excited about sharing today.  This is my first crafty thing I have made all summer.

This year in my classroom I used a poster that I have had forever from Really Good Stuff for my lunch chart.

It fit on the side of my filing cabinet and the kids see it right when they walk in.  The problem was the magnets fell all the time and sometimes all the names didn't fit in the small spaces.  So I decided to make a new Lunch Chart.

I was inspired by one I saw in my daughter's classroom. 

 I found all of these materials at home.  I didn't purchase anything :)  The yardstick was used by my daughter for a poster and was in the back shed.  I asked my hubby to drill a hole in the top.

I then painted it four different colors.  I had them left over from last summer when I painted my clipboards and my clothespins for my classroom.

I tied a string to the top.

Then I made some cute surfboard tags and laminated them.  The graphics are from KPM Doodles.

I taped them on and then added clothepins.

Voila! My new lunch clip chart.  It won't take up much room and I can hang it pretty much anywhere.

If you would like these cute tags just click {HERE} to grab them in Google Docs.

I haven't quite decided what color to make the clips.  I painted a few and then I remembered I had some Washi Tape.

These came out really cute and didn't take long to make.  But for my chart I will probably just keep them a bright color so I can write names on them and be able to read them.

I can't wait to check out everyones projects. Head on over to Tara's if you haven't already been.

Oh, before I go the winner of my 3rd Grade Owl Common Core Posters is Sarah.

I will be sending those out to you soon Sarah!


  1. That came out really cute. I would not have thought of a yard stick but it definitely does the job and is very compact.

    room 4 imagination

  2. What a great idea! It turned out so cute.


  3. Cute, cute!! Love that you used a yard stick--how resourceful!

    Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes

  4. Your lunch chart looks adorable and how perfectly tied into your theme! Love it!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  5. Great clip chart idea! Thanks for sharing! Yours turned out great--love the colors...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  6. I like it! I have never seen a yardstick one, so original!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  7. Too cute, love it


  8. such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. I love that it does the job but at the same time doesn't take up a lot of space, something that I don't have a lot of in my classroom.

  9. Cute idea! I have the same Really Good Stuff poster and the same problem! I am going to try it one more year and then ditch it if the magnets keep falling!
    Fabulous and Fun 4th Graders

  10. We don't have a lunch program. But if we did I would totally make that, too! It's VERY cute.

  11. I linked up with Monday Made It! This is an awesome idea! I was already a Bloglovin follower, but I am now following you on FB, Twitter, and TpT. I'd like to follow you on Instagram, but the page is not wanting to load right now. I just opened an Instagram account, so I am very new at it. I'll try again later. :-)

    A Tender Teacher for Special Needs

  12. I love the yard stick idea. Love the surf theme too as always. Very cute project!

    Surfing to Success

  13. Love it! I want to go surfin'!! I can't find your email. Send me an email~; I have a question for you. :)

  14. So cute. I'm always trying to find ways to use washi tape!

  15. The chevron clothespins are adorable! I love your variation of the lunch chart, great idea!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  16. CUTE! We stopped having to do lunch counts a couple of years ago, whoo hoo! Makes the mornings a little easier. :)

    Teach On.


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