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Monday, July 30, 2012

Family Vacay and Made it Monday

 WooHoo!  Family vacay time.  We are packing up and heading to the beach for a few.  My girlies are super excited and I must admit, I am too!  Can't wait to hear the waves crashing and watch the sun rising up over the ocean in the mornings.  Total relaxation!

Finally went to school to start my working on my classroom.  This is what met me.
View from front door
View from back of room

I've been working really hard to get it back together, but I'm not quite ready to post pictures of the finished product yet though.

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And now on to Monday Made It with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics.  One thing that I made was this "Compliment Can".  I found this cute trash can at Dollar General.  I hot glued the lid on and then created the label.  This is where the kids will put their compliments that they have for each other.  Then, at our Class Council meetings, I will read the compliments aloud and give the slips to the kids to keep.  They really get into catching their classmates doing something good.
I also put together some Shared Journals that I got from Tara, used my Cricut to cut some vinyl to put on my clipboard container and made some anchor charts for my math board.

If you are interested in the math charts, you can get them here.

Hope you have big plans for the last few days of your break!  Don't forget to link up! 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday Made It and a Freebie

Got a few things accomplished this week.  Nothing too spectacular but I did want to share.  My poor fingers should be super sore because seems like I have been doing lots of printing, laminating, and cutting.  Got my letters for my word wall completed.  I also managed to get my math vocabulary for the first semester finished, I bought Tara's Letters for Learning and got them ready, and I created a 3 Ways to Write Numbers foldable.  Other than that, I have just been trying to accomplish a few things around the house.  My classroom is ready, so I'll be heading over there in a bit to get started.  I'll be posting pictures of the progress. 

Click HERE to download this foldable.
Inside of Foldable

Some of the Math Vocabulary
Word Wall Letters

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Monday, July 9, 2012

It's Just Another Manic Monday- I Mean, Monday Made It!!

I'm linking up for my 3rd Monday Made It with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics.  I feel like such a nerd for being so excited about this linky party.  Anyone else feeling it?  Anywho, I got a few things accomplished this week and am pretty happy with the results.  

First off, I saw a pin on the infamous Pinterest on how to make your own scratch-offs.  I thought that would be such a fun way to reward the kiddos so I made some of my own.  They have things like eat lunch outside, no shoes for a day, sit in the rolling chair for a day, etc.  Most things are FREE and that makes it even better for me.  So, I created mine and laminated them in the business card sized pouches.  That way, after the kids reveal the prize, I only need to repaint the square and use it again and again and again...You get the idea.  Here's a couple of pictures of the tickets.

After being painted
Before being painted (sorry it's so blurry!)

I also worked on making some numbers for my calendar.  I found this red polka-dotted calendar at School Aids but they didn't have any sports themed numbers so I had to fix that.  How do you think they turned out?  I still need to put Velcro on the backs but the Velcro is in my classroom and I can't get in yet.



I took Tara's advise and worked on some FUNdametal things but they aren't quite ready to share.  Guess I'll have to share next week.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Removing the Freebies

Hello everyone!  Hope you all had a great 4th of July.  I certainly did.  

It was brought to my attention from a TpT seller that my Number of the Day printable is very similar to one that she has in her store.  In order to not compromise her sales, I am removing mine.  I am also removing the other posters I had for free because I am not sure I have followed all the rules of clip art copyrights.  I am new to this stuff and would never intentionally break any rules.  I sincerely apologize and hope that I haven't done too much damage. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Another Monday Made It Linky!

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YIPPEE!! It's Monday Made It day!  I had NO idea how much fun linky parties would be until I joined Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics last week.  I am so excited to be joining in again and sharing what I've been up to makin'.

You know those behavior clip charts that are swarming all over Blogland and Pinterest?  I love the idea and decided to implement that in my room this coming year.  So that's what I made- a Sports Themed Clip Chart.  And, Amanda over at Reaching for the Top sent me this link to use as inspiration.  Thanks, Amanda!  Oh, and I spray painted some clothes pins to use on the chart.  I'll write about how I plan to use the different colored pins in a later post.  
So, without further ado, I present my clip chart!
Pretend this chart doesn't have arms! ;)

My silly daughter pretending to get a "Grand Slam"!

I also redid these baskets that I had in my room a few years ago.  Two of them were a pale yellow and the other two were a light turquoise.  A couple of coats of spray paint, some cute ribbon, and a button (those are actually brads I got from Michael's) and they are ready for the game!  Don'tcha just LOVE spray paint!!??!!

Well, I'm off to stalk view other blogs!  Don't forget to link up.