Monday Made It #1: Happy Birthday Fun Straws
I copied this project from one of my co-workers, Ms. P, but I made my own birthday balloons. I've used these chevron colors in other places in my classroom, so I thought they would match quite well. I'm pretty thrilled with how they turned out. Right now, I have 22 balloons stuffed into that class vase. It's a little tight! I haven't decided if I'm going to share these on TpT. When I save them as a PDF, the center of the "p's" are colored in. We'll see...
Monday Made It #2: Popcorn Labels
Last year, I used the ones that were all over pinterest. This year, I wanted my name to be on the popcorn label, so I decided to make my own. I am in love with how they turned out. I posted a picture of these on Instagram and several of my teacher friends asked me to make a personalized label for them. Life would be so much easier if fonts would go with documents when they're emailed.
Monday Made It #3: Class Rules
I decided to overhaul and simplify my class rules this year. Katie, taught 4th grade last year and is our newest Lead Teacher this year, had these rules in her classroom. I just like how simple they are. My class and I can list rule after rule but really it all boils down to these two rules. I'm going to have this blown up with the poster printer.
Monday Made It #4: Happy Birthday Fun Straws
Again, I got this idea from my friend, Ms. P. I'm going to use this during guided reading. It never fails that students come up to me asking SOMETHING when I am trying to focus on my group. We'll see how this works out! ($1.00 at Dollar Tree)
Monday Made It #5: Ticket out the Door
This was posted on my Classroom Tour post, but I didn't really say much about it. Again, my friend, Ms. P, helped me with this one. She made a cute TotD several weeks ago. I have pretty severe OCD at times, and it took me forever to figure out how to do these pockets. There were only 3 of each color, so it made figuring out the pattern difficult. This is what I came up with and I'm happy with it. I LOVE the title!
Monday Made It #6: Dismissal Checklist
I posted a picture of this one the other night, too. Last year, dismissal was pretty hectic at times. Hopefully, starting this from day one, things will be different this year.
That's all I have pictures of to post! Please give me feedback! :)
OH!! I've discovered a great store that has things from $1-$5. It's called Five Below. You have to check it out if you have a store near you. I'm thinking about trying stability balls after Christmas (I really want to try now, but I'm very unsure about this group of students.). They're only $5 each!! I got a couple games for indoor recess days. I also got these two things:
I'm a little bit of a punk at heart and I absolutely LOVE plaid shoes! I have a pair of blue plaid Vans. (The students think I'm cool when I wear them.) I also found this duct tape. I have been obsessed with sheep since I went to Ireland. (They are everywhere in Ireland). I don't know how I'm going to use the tape, but I couldn't pass it up! :) *Update: I decided to use the sheep tape to edge dry erase boards like the boards for earlier this summer (Monday Made It - Dry Erase Boards). I only edged 6 boards and they will be used in my guided reading groups.
If you missed my Classroom Tour Video, I'm posting it again below. Please give me feedback! I love hearing it!