Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday Made it!

Better late than never, I'm joining Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It linky party.

The first thing is a little sign my daughter and I made together for her bedroom. We googled for a cute quote about little girls. All I can say is I'm glad she wasn't sitting close to the computer. The second link that was showing had a BAD four-letter word. There were also a lot of nasty quotes on some of the sites. Who'd have thunk inspirational quotes for little girls would come up with filth???? ): Anyway, she chose sugar and spice, we didn't have room for the rest. It's just a canvas painted and then the letters, peace signs and flowers were in a set of stickers from the $.88 section of Walmart. We mod podged over it to give it a nice finish.

I saw an exit chart on a site earlier this week and thought I would give it a try this year. The kids will use post-its to write down something they learned each day and then they will stick on their number. It still needs to be laminated.

I feel terrible, I didn't pin these ideas so I can't give credit where credit is due. This next one is a note book that has sheet protectors in it. When a student writes me a note or gives me a card it will go in a sheet protector. The notebook will be out for the kids to look at. I really think this will encourage writing, all of the  kids will want his/her note in the notebook.

Like everyone else I have been sooo busy make cutesy stuff, I knew I had to get to work on some learning activities. I thought I had figured it out, but I didn't. I have made another set of Sight Word Mini Books like the one below. I was wanting to put theses freebies on TpT as a set, but what I thought was going to work on my old program didn't. I'm going to give it another try because I know it is a hassle to download these little books one at time.

OK. I know where I got this idea from I'm sure you have seen these Power Tower games. I made 2 levels of sight words and 1 with math facts. I think the kids will really like these. I used the Walmart stickers again. I think I need to go and get some more, they are so cute.

I saw this one this morning when I was looking at Tara's linky, if you want to look at the original, it is here.
It is the monster/alien kleenex box. I just happened to have an empty tissue box and I thought it was sooo cute. I talked myself out of making it because I didn't know what I would use it for. Late this afternoon, I had an idea. I always have trouble with kids putting their broken pencils with the sharpened ones, this monster loves to eat broken pencils. Don't you think all of the kids will love to feed the monster? I was impatient and wanted to make now. I didn't have any giant pom poms, but I did have some lids from spray paint so I improvised a little. I may add some antennae or spots , I'm not sure.

Well I have several other projects that I haven't finished, I need to get to work I report back to school July 27, yes I said July 27.


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  1. You've been busy. I hope you get to relax before July 27th. Wow, that's an early start to the year.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Wow! I can't believe that you start so early! I love your Monday Made Its. They came out great! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Love your power towers. They're on my to do list for this week!

    Success in Second Grade

  4. Love your broken pencil eating monster! I have also seen those and wondered what to use them for! When do your students start school, if you have to go back on July 27? I hope you have air!

    Teaching Special Kids

    1. Mary, the students come back on Aug. 1. We started a new schedule last year, it's not quite year around. We get 8 weeks for summer, 2 for fall, 3 for winter and 2 for spring off. I liked it last year although I wouldn't mind having another week this summer. Yes, I live in Oklahoma and we definitely have air!


  5. Wow Kelly! You have gotten a ton done!! Love all of your projects:))) Thanks for sharing and linking up;)

    4th Grade Frolics