Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Made It

It's Monday.
Which means we have another entry for Tara's Awesome Linky Party, Monday Made It.

Holy Guacamole!
Alright, so school has not officially started and I'm already knee-deep and a week behind.
Busy, busy, busy, I was with workshops, meetings, and Kindergarten Camp.

Oh ya, we had a big 'ol Kinder Camp last week, and I got to meet a handful of my soon-to-be babies. All I have to say about it is... I was T-I-R-E-D by three o'clock!

Also, I'm going to apologize to y'all now, too, because I have been a terrible blogger and follower. I have so many unread posts on my Google Reader that I am officially afraid to open it. Yikes! Didn't somebody have a Resolution Linky Party going on right now?
Well, I've already FAILED at the whole "Time Management" resolution I always make.

In order to feel like I have accomplished something for last week, I was on a project making marathon yesterday.

Of course, almost all of my projects were courtesy of you awesome bloggers out there!
Thank you!!!

1. 'How Do We Get Home' Clip Chart by Krista Carlson from The Second Grade Superkids blog.
*Maybe this will help me keep track of my students better {fingers crossed.}

 2. Five Finger Hand Signals by Run! Miss Neslon's Got the Camera blog.
*I love these! They are so bright and cheery. Need to find a spot for them...hmmm....

3. Whole Brain Teaching's Super Improvers Wall Headers by Little Minds at Work blog.

*I can't wait to hang this up in my room. It is so cute!
As you know, I use W.B.T. in my classroom and the Super Improvers Wall will be a new addition for me. It is a great way to reinforce positive behavior.

4. Brain Breaks Cards and Sticks by The Sweet Life of Third Grade blog and Keep Calm and Teach On blog.

*I've included Harry Kindergarten sticks because my kids LOVE Harry Kindergarten!
They are over the moon to dance to one of his YouTube videos.

5. Reading Comprehension Posters courtesy of Kim Adsit's website.
I just love these, too. I've been meaning to make some of these for some time now. They'll be great to use during guided reading groups.

*Use Post-Its to complete the charts again and again!

6. A little chevron art for the wall.

*I started quilling {paper rolling.} Not great, but it was fun and I could do it! However, taping off the canvas was really flipping difficult. Don't look too closely at it!

7. Last, two little elves left me four seat crate covers at my front door. Merry Christmas to me! Okay, it was my sister and my dad who made them for me. I didn't even know about it. What a nice surprise. :)

*Here are some 'before they were crate seats' pics courtesy of an elf:

Well, it's late and I still have a ton more to do before my Common Core workshops this week.
More time tick-tick-ticking away...
Happy Monday!


  1. You have been very busy!!! I love all your projects. Your crate seats are adorable. I am your newest follower.

  2. WOW girl, you got so much done. BTW I saw a comment you just left. . . I always get my composition books cut at a copy center like Office Depot,Staples etc. Sometimes they charge for the cut but sometimes if you smile and play the teacher card they will do it for free. Just thought I'd share. Have a great year.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  3. I love the brain breaks sticks! I am adding these to my growing list!
    - Michele

  4. Oh my gosh, I don't even know where to start! I love the how will I get home, and that will be on my to do list! I am thinking I may make mine magnetic. I usually put the note that says how they are getting home on the board. Anywho I am your newest follower! I would LOVE for you to follow back!

    I am also looking for someone to be a guest blogger...let me know if you are interested!

  5. I have a common core workshop this week too

  6. I just found your blog through Monday Made It! Love all your organizational posters. I'm adding some to my to-do list!

    I'd love it if you'd come check out my Monday Made It if you get a chance!

    Krazy About Kiddos

  7. Wow! You've been so busy. Love it all.

  8. wowie~ were you busy! Great work, you inspire and motivate me to keep on back to school prep truckin'By the way, I have a 300 follower giveaway with lots of goodies! Come by and enter!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  9. You have been busy! Love the chevron sign!

  10. I love your comprehension posters! That is next on my to do list. I'm your newest follower!

    Lesson plans & Lattes

  11. Everything looks Great! You have AWESOME Elves :)

  12. Wowie! You have been busy!! I'm glad you gave the shout out about Miss Nelson's hand signals! I have been looking everywhere for these & it's exactly what I've been looking for. Everything looks fabulous. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  13. The "How do we Go Home?" chart turned out soooo cute. It's fun to see how different it looks with a different color scheme! Love your crates too...I am workin on finishing mine up this week...I think my bf may be my lucky elf ;)!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  14. Hi, I just love your comprehension posters! What size paper do you use to mount it all on? How do you attach it to the wall. I am an itinerate tutor. Do you think there's a way for me to make smaller ones that'll stand up on their own? Thanks.