Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Made-It: Second Edition

Here's to a second successful edition of Monday Made-It with Fourth Grade Frolics!

Before I share what I've made for this week, though, I wanted to share my back-to-school supply haul.  I laid it all out last night to get organized and it looked so beautiful.

School supplies give me the warm fuzzies inside.

Ok, without further adieu...

My "No Name" Hanger

I took some of the left over pencil clips from last week's Monday Made-It and hot-glued them to a ruler to make my "no name" hanger.  I just hot-glued a piece of ribbon onto the back of the ruler so that I could hang it up in my classroom.  I made a simple sign out of colored card stock that I plan on laminating and posting above it.  Very simple, very quick.  Literally cost $.39 (price of ruler).  

Missing Homework Binder

At my school, students get "infractions" for missing assignments, but I want them to feel more of a sense of accountability when they are missing assignments.  I'm hoping this homework binder will help.  Students will have to fill out a page (inspired by the one found here) each time they are missing an assignment.  This will also help me keep better track of repeat offenders, and have data to discuss with parents, as needed.  You can grab a copy of my binder cover and student sheet HERE.  

Desk Numbers/Home Base and Word Wall Letters

I'm going to be trying out a new seating design this year (hopefully).  Right now it's still just an idea in my head.  I'm moving into a new classroom, and I'm not completely certain of the size/layout availability.  I'll be able to get into my room at the end of this week, so hopefully I'll be able to know for sure if it will work by then.  AnYhOo, what I'm wanting to do is have my desks in groups of 5-6, each group being assigned a color.  Each desk in a group would then be assigned a number.  I would use those numbers for various management things, and the table colors, too.  More information on my table groupings will hopefully be coming in a later post.  As for the home circles, my class is a 1:1 iPad class, and we will have our iPads on our desks all day.  That being said, we will not necessarily be using our iPads all day.  The home base circles are where our iPads will rest when not in use.  Those circles will be positioned in the top left corner of the desks, opposite the numbers.  Finally, my bright and lovely word wall letters.  Simple circles on colored card stock.

I finally got to use my new EK Success Pro Circle Cutter and it was Ah-MaZiNg!  It was a little strange to get used to at first, and I did do some practice cuts on scrap paper to be sure I didn't mess anything up, but boy did it same some major time.  I have to admit, my pages did slip maybe two or three times, but I just fixed them up with my scissors and no harm done.  love LoVe LOVE!    

4th Grade Survival Kits

I'm currently in the process of making my "4th Grade Survival Kits" (inspired by Molly Malloy's Survival Kit for Life) that I'm going to give to my students on the first day of school.  I made all of the tags today (grab yours here), but I'm still missing a couple of "ingredients" before I can complete the baggies.  I still have to get pennies from the bank, hugs (bc Target didn't have any ?!?!), and I have colored rubber bands at school because I couldn't bring myself to buy the boring beige ones.  

Well, that's it for this week.  I hope you've enjoyed!  

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  1. I'll have to check out that circle cutter, looks neat! I'm always excited to have a new 4th grade teacher to follow. Good luck this year, I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures in 4th.

    4th Works

  2. Love your survival kit-- think I may make these for my team.

    My Bright Blue House

  3. I love your survival kit. Is there a way to edit it? We are not allowed to give our students any candy.