Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Made Its: For the home, class, and TPT with a FREE offer!

I finally get to link up with my friend Tara for her Monday Made It!


I have three made-its to show you! One for the home, one for my classroom and a new product on TPT. I've been busy! :)
I made this subway art for my house-I have it hanging at our entryway.

The established year is the year we moved into our home, but it could also be the year you got married. :) Had it developed at Sam's Club (only $3!)! I even made one for the photo manager because she liked mine so much!
 
I was inspired to make my "SPIRIT STICKS" by this Fourth of July idea I saw on Pinterest. I thought these would make an awesome addition to my classroom! I can't wait to write about them for a Spark Student Motivation Saturday post! :)
 
Aren't they adorable??? I love them! I know my students will be very excited to use these for celebrations!
 
Materials Needed:
wooden dowels 1/4" or 3/8" x 12"
eye screws 8 x 18mm
ribbon
spray paint

Instructions:
Spray paint the wooden dowels
Screw the eye screw into one end of the dowel
Cut ribbon (I used 8 pieces and cut them varying lengths from 10"-16")
Thread ribbon through screw eye-no need to knot them, they fit snugly.
Trim ends if necessary

Tips:
I used 1/4" dowels and a few split when screwing in the eye screw, I would use the next size up.
I nailed a small nail in one end of the dowel to make screwing in the screw eye easier, but it was still tricky.
I also threaded all of the ribbons at one time.
 And, now for the reveal of my new product...Guided Reading with Post-Its! This pack will be a terrific resource for ideas, skill grouping of students, anecdotal record keeping, and a perfect tool for conferencing. The benefit of using sticky notes is the flexibility to move them around when monitoring student progress. Of course, I really like to move those sticky notes to the (+/mastery sign), but this visual is great for my planning. This resource is perfect for students to “hold” their thinking while reading and be interactive with the text. These templates are perfect to teach students to be concise and thoughtful with their language due to limited space.
Use all year long! Perfect to help you know your students' reading strengths and weaknesses and prepare you to discuss each student with parents, other teachers, and administrators.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Guided-Reading-With-Post-Its-1330945
 
 My next Made It is my new Punch Cards!
Motivate and reward your students' behavior, hard work, and accomplishments with these colorful punch cards! Incentives can be given when all 10 spaces on a card have been punched.
Students love them because they can keep track of their own progress!
This resource includes:
15 individual student punch cards plus 2 blank templates
6 whole class punch cards plus 1 blank template
THESE ARE ON SALE UNTIL TONIGHT!
Perfect for back to school!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/PUNCH-CARDS-Motivate-Reward-Your-Students-1351866
 
 Hope you're enjoying your last weeks of summer-it's almost time to start over again! :)
 

8 comments:

  1. As usual you made amazing things;) LOVE the spirit sticks a lot!!!! I'm also loving those punch cards....might have to throw out what I'm doing and try that:) Thanks for linking up friend and yes, we do need to catch up:) 4th Grade Frolics

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  2. Everything you made looks amazing! The punch cards look like a great idea! I love giving kids positive rewards!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Rambling About Reading

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  3. I love, love, love your home made project!!!
    The punch cards will be perfect for my kids!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Elizabeth
    Hodges Herald

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  4. Love the spirit sticks - your kids will love celebrating with those!! You are too sweet making a sign for the copy lady - you probably have a good relationship with them after all of your printing : )

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  5. The spirit sticks remind me of dance camp! Of course yours are MUCH cuter than that ugly tape wrapped piece of PVC we used to work so hard for!! Haha! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! <3
    Your post it reading, is that for any grade or is it specifically for 4th or intermediate? I love post it notes!!!
    Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday night. Have a little treat for you. You are never far from my mind, Timeless Treasure! (I don't like saying "old friend," because we are not old. Our friendship is timeless -past, present, future- and it's a treasure, so......)

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  6. The spirit sticks look very cool! My boys would balk at them though - too girly for middle school tough guys. The post-its on the other hand is something they would love! I have to wait though - my school district will be giving us all our "spending money" in late August. That's ok - that's what wish lists are for! :)

    -Lisa
    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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  7. Thank you for sharing all of your Made Its. They look great! I love all the positive ideas you post. I am going to try and squeeze in making those spirit sticks. They looks like so much fun! I am sure your students will love them!

    Mary
    Fit to be Fourth

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  8. Love the punch cards and spirit sticks!! Can't wait to read how you use them!!

    Rachel
    A Tall Drink of Water

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