Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Made It!

Hello long lost friends!  I've missed you!  Well I have had some life changes this past year.  I have left the district I was at for 6 years and will now be teaching 1st grade in my hometown.  I am super excited about this change.  More about that at a later time.  Maybe when I reveal my new classroom!  Today, however, is devoted to Monday Made It with 4th Grade Frolics!

A portion of my made it's are of the digital kind.

Oh, and I am going to try to leave out parts of the pictures that show too much of my room.  I want to save that for my classroom reveal post.  I'm sure you will be able to figure out the theme I have going on though. :)

First up we have new United States and Texas Pledges...
You can download these for free from my TPT store.  Just follow the links:

Next, is my classroom door display:
My new school is NEW.  We cannot decorate the walls in the hallway but we can minimally decorate our doors.  Our school's theme for this year TEAM- Together Everyone Achieves More.  Most people went with some type of sportsy decorations, but the former cheerleader in me just couldn't resist going for the peppier side of sports.   I am so happy with the way my door turned out.  It is not completely done, but I can't finish it until I get pictures of my students.  (I'll do an update later. :))  The pennants are border from Teacher Created Resources. 

You can get your own copy of the TEAM and CHEER poster at my TPT store for free right {HERE}.

The next Monday Made It is probably my favorite.  It is a super easy way to display anchor charts.  

I just cut wrapping paper a little longer than the size of my average anchor chart paper, hot glued some scrap material to some clothes pins, then hot glued the clothes pins to the wrapping paper.  On the clothes pins you could glitter them up, dye them, or use ribbon.  I  just used what I had. :)   For you East Texas people, the wrapping paper I used is the good, thick, Canton wrapping paper.

I take it back.  This next one is my favorite.  I love the way my chair turned out.  Now, I must tell you that I am not a follow instructions type of person.  I will see something and think 'Oh I can do that.' Then I just {try} to do it.  So with all that said, I got into this project and the next and did not take any step by step pictures. Anyway, here's the chair: 
Amazing what a can of spray paint, $3 worth of material, and a staple gun can do.  
I looked for a tutorial that would show you how I did it. This is the closest I found on a super cute blog:   A Modern Couple- Chair Cover Tutorial.

Last but not least are my crate seats for my library center. Leveled readers will be stored in these crates for read to self time.  

Again, sorry for no step by step pictures, but these things are HOT on Pinterest.  Here are super, awesome teacher blogs with super, awesome tutorials for crate seating.  

Now head head back over to Tara's wonderful blog and tell her how much you appreciate her hosting Monday Made It!!! 

Monday, May 6, 2013

I'm Back For Teacher Appreciation!

This has been a busy year for me!  If it were not for Katie King and her Busy Teacher units, I don't know how I would have made it. :)  Anyway, I got a great response from my teacher appreciation gifts last year, so I though "Hey! I'll do some more!"

So here is what my fabulous first grade team members will be getting this year:

Number one is a bit of a joke.  One of my team members needs new Expo Markers EVERY WEEK!  So I decided to give 2 Expo Markers and a Mr. Clean Dry Eraser (They are the perfect white board eraser!)  The card says, " I wouldn't erase my time with you for anything!"

Number 2 is actually a notepad in the shape of a cupcake, but you could totally do a really cupcake.  The Card says "You take the cake!"

Number 3 is my favorite!  Cookies!  YUM!  The card says, "I love teaching with a smart cookie like you!"

Number 4 was easy peasy.  I poured a cup of Dr. Teal's Lavender bath salt into a small plastic bag.  The card says," Relax!  You deserve it."

So there it is!  You can get the tag downloads by clicking the picture below.

I hope you enjoy!  I have missed everyone.  I will be back in a few days with a BIG OLE POETRY unit I have been working on.  So stay tuned and Happy Teacher Appreciation week!