Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Made It- Packed with FREEBIES

Oh my goodness!
I cannot believe that it's already Monday again!
Time is flying by this summer.
I only have 3 more Mondays until school officially begins for me.

With that being said, I'm linking up with the fabulous Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for
 This Monday Made It edition is filled with FREEBIES.  I want to thank all of you for your sweet comments and support this summer.  You have been FABULOUS! 

I purchased an 8 1/2 x11 plastic storage organizer this past week.  I wanted to label the drawers to match my new classroom decor.  Take a peek at the picture above.  The idea came from
 Christina at Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge .  She  showcased a storage organizer that she had created  group labels for on a Monday Made It.  You can click HERE to see her post.

You can download the free labels I created for my organizer by clicking on the picture below.

I created a Homework Club to use with my students this year.  Instead of using their names, I use a number system in my classroom.  This idea comes from Molly at  Lessons with Laughter.  She has such amazing ideas!  You can click HERE to see her post on the Homework Club she uses in her classroom.  The number idea came from Tara at 4th Grade Frolics.  You can click HERE to see her post on using numbers with Homework Club.

To create my Homework Club, I purchased a large pizza pan and spray painted it black.  Make sure you prime it first or the paint will flake off.  Then I created the numbered circles above.  I laminated these and then hot glued magnets to the back of each one.

 You can grab a FREE copy of the Homework  Club printables I made  by clicking on the photo below.


Reading Pals
I saw this idea on Pinterest. Unfortunately, when I clicked on the link it did not direct me to any blog post or website.  If this is your idea, please let me know and I will include your name.  
I purchased a plastic shoe organizer and hung this in my classroom library.  My daughter had just donated all of her Webkinz to my classroom.  So.. I created numbered labels and placed each reading pal in the pocket.  I created numbered labels that correspond with the number each student is given in my classroom.  This way each student knows the reading pal in which he/she has for the week. I will rotate the reading pals on a weekly basis.  

If you would like to grab the free numbered labels and "reading pal" label, just click on the photo below.
 All-Star Breaks
This is an update on my very first product that I created for TPT.  It was a FREEBIE that I posted back in February of 2012.  The item was called " Bucket of Brain Breaks".  I had gotten the idea from a Common Core workshop I had attended in which the presenter had brought up the concept of "Brain Breaks".  I LOVE baseball and was inspired by the upcoming All-Star Game and All-Star Break as it is called.  So I created baseball themed "breaks".  I can't wait to use these with my kiddos this year.   I use these activities to help break up those long mornings when my students have no specials such as music, art, or p.e.   I also like to use them after tests.  It's perfect for my kiddos who need some movement between subjects or activities.

You can get "All-Star Breaks" for free for a limited time from my Facebook Fan Page. Click HERE to access Stellar-Students Facebook Fan page.  Simply "like" my Facebook Fan Page and then click on the blue tab that says " Fans Only Freebies" to download this unit.   It's also available HERE in my TPT store for $2.00. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your sweet comments.  Don't forget to check out the other AMAZING Monday Made It's by clicking on the linky button at the top of this post.  Have a great week everyone!


lcooney said...

Lots of neat ideas! Thanks for the freebies. I like the reading pals idea and the homework club! Thanks again!

Sara Soucy said...

I'm hoping to make my plastic drawers 'prettier' this summer too. Yours came out great! I love your brain breaks!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Suzy Q said...

Your daughter is so sweet to donate her stuffed toys to your class. THey will be a big hit with the students and will get plenty of love, that's for sure! Great idea...thanks for sharing!

AMC Looking From Third to Fourth said...

Stopped by to see your Reading Pals (which turned out great!) and fell in love with your Brain Breaks - thanks so much for sharing those!!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! You have been busy :) Everything looks fantastic!


Wendy Arentz said...

Love your drawers...bright and cheery. I tried the freebie link but it took me to *Bunting Books and Bainbridge*. Just thought you'd want to know. :)

I love your ladybug blog design, by the way. :)

Read With Me ABC

Hooty said...

The reading pals are adorable!

Hooty's Homeroom

Corinna said...

Wow, you have been super busy! Love all your projects. I am off to grab your brain breaks, they look so cute!!

Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
Surfin' Through Second

April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

You have been a busy bee!! Love the colors you have used.


Sara B said...

Love the way you store your reading pals.

Heather Temske said...

You have sure gotten a lot done. I really like how everything is so coordinated. I bet the kids will love all the reading pals.

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