Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Made It

Hey Everyone!
I have to begin by saying getting back into a school routine for myself and my children is
"kicking my behind" along with their soccer games and practices.  Whew!!!!
BUT even with the "busyness" of family life, I was able to get some more projects marked off of my "to do" list this weekend.
 I am so excited to be able to link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for another
Made It Monday.
Here are a peek at my projects:

1. Poetry Pots
I will be using these poetry pots in my Word Work station or Writing station.  You can't see behind the labels, but there are magnetic words that are in each pot.  Students are to use a cookie sheet and the magnetic words to create a poem.  I found some cookie sheets from the Dollar Tree, and this is where these plastic containers came from also.  I found the magnetic paper from   LOVE this stuff!  I downloaded Rundee's Room "Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry Pack" to use in my poetry pots.  Click below to be taken to this fabulous item.  It's Free.

The adorable Poetry Pot labels on the outside of the container came from Tara at 4th Grade Frolics.

2. Letters For Learning Task Card Kit

This is another great idea I found from Tara.  I purchased her kit, Letters for Learning Task Cards, during the big sale at TPT a few weeks ago.  I printed the cards on cardstock and laminated for durability. Then I used a hole punch on the cards and placed a ring to keep them together.  Finally I purchased a  $2.00 plastic container from the craft department at Wal-mart, and filled it with letters.  I made my own using KPM Doodles letters,and then printed out on cardstock and laminated for durability.  I made 4 copies for each container so that there would be plenty of letters.  You can download the letters below at Google docs.  Simply click on the picture to be taken to this free download.

I can't wait to add this to my Word Work station.

3. Daily 5 Choice Board

I began introducing the Daily 5 to my students the 3rd day of school.  I have been religiously referring to the Daily 5 book for each daily lesson.  I tweak it a bit to fit the age of my students.  They are so excited about this!  I'm not yet ready to implement the choice board, but I want to have it ready to go when the time comes for this part of the Daily 5.
The Daily 5 choice containers are plastic cups that I created labels for.  I then used my hot glue gun to attach heavy duty magnets to the side.   I used a large pocket chart to place the names of my students.  Each student will pick their choices and place them next to their name.  I found already made choice labels that I copied and laminated from a Daily 5 packet on TPT.  It was free on TPT. There are so many great "FREE" resources to use with the Daily 5 that you can find on TPT. 

Don't forget to check out all of the fabulous Monday Made It projects.  Click on the link below to check them out or to link up with Tara.


Before I go, I just had to share one more thing.....  While working on this blog post, my husband had taken our boys out to help wash the cars.  Well, when I stepped outside to take a peek here is what I found.
Our youngest had found his brother's skateboard.  Our other two boys were spraying him with the water hose.  AND yes, that is a baseball helmet he is wearing.  This is our little daredevil.


Kelly Hall said...

Great job on your projects...they never end! Happy New School Year!

Elizabeth said...

Now, that's how you wash a car ;)


Second Grade Chatter said...

I love the letters to go with the learning task cards. I can't wait to make mine!! Thanks for sharing!

Suzy Q said...

Cute letter cards! (I own the same clip art, but it would take me forever to figure out how to get them all the same size and fit in the boxes...thanks for doing the work!)

Kimberly Santana said...

Love all your Made It organization!
I'm a new follower- stop by sometime :)


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Laura said...

So cute!! I love your Daily 5 cups.. and I also love the wonderful freebies on TPT as well!!!