Clipboard Makeovers

Hello summer!  Well, officially it begins on June 20th, but we've been on vacation since June 8th and are truly relaxing and enjoying some much needed family time.  Classroom organization has been on our minds these last few weeks as we've been deciding on where our new smart boards should be mounted.  We loved all of your advice and can't wait to use these newest additions to our classrooms in the fall.  We've had these old clipboards lying around our rooms for quite some time and have been wanting to give them a little makeover.  The two small ones were new purchases at Walmart and were SUPER cheap!  
We found a great tutorial on how to remodel these clipboards over at Skiptomylou, one of our favorite crafty blogs!

After gathering the clipboards, we got out our scrapbook paper, spray adhesive, and clear acrylic sealer.  Then we traced the clipboards and got the paper all trimmed up.  Since we were using large clipboards and our paper was only 12X12 (our large clipboards were about 14 inches long), we cut small strips of paper to fit the top.  Decorative tape would probably work as well, but we didn't have any on hand at the time.

After they were glued and sealed, we attached some ribbon!  Doesn't ribbon just make everything prettier?  The small one on top already has a place ready for it! Right next to one of our laptops.  It seems like when we're sitting at our laptops (which is usually at the end of the day, or when taking attendance or checking our email) we are always in need of paper.  Our sticky notes always seem to disappear and make their way to other parts of our classrooms.  We're sure these cute little boards will stay put!

We've also recently added our June/July Math Journal Questions to our Teachers Pay Teachers Store.  

There are 30 questions which review of the following skills:
*Adding/subtracting single digits
*Adding/subtracting a single digit to/from a double digit number
*Comparing sums and differences
*Place value (grouping 1’s into 10’s)
*Time (counting up one hour/half hour) 
*Shape fractions with halves and fourths

Interested?  Stop on by {HERE} and take a peek!

Have a wonderful week!  We'll be back in a few days!


  1. Hi ladies! Love the clipboards! I made some last year and my students LOVED using them:))) I host a weekly linky called Monday Made It for all the projects teachers have made over the summer...I actually started it for myself to keep me focused this Then after my first personal post everyone ask that I make it into a linky. It's really fun! Would love it if you linked up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Thanks so much! We've joined your link party!

  3. LOVE the clipboards!! I made some for my teammates at Christmas - I can't seem to get the motivation to make a class set! LOL
    Rowdy in Room 300

  4. So cute!!

  5. I love those clipboards! I think I'll have to make some this summer :)
    Grade ONEderful

  6. Super cute! Just found your blog and am your newest follower!

    Teaching Maddeness
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  7. Those are fantastic. I'm with Miss T. . .how have I missed following your blog??? I'm your newest follower. I'm looking forward to some more great ideas.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  8. I love your clipboards. I made some as well. I will have to add some ribbon to mine, though!

    Fun is Found in Fourth