Before I get started, I have to share....I got home Friday to an email telling me my blog was named to the Top 50 Elementary Teacher Blogs!!! I am thrilled and honored, especially after I saw the list of company already in that group:) So, that's my YIPEE!!!
Ok, so here we go with my Made Its for the week:
Classroom Made It #1:
I finally got some painted clothes pins done!!! They aren't nearly as cute as some of the glittery ones or the mod podged scrapbook paper ones, but they are black and white and they work:D
Classroom Made It #2:
With my new found effort to make my classroom numeracy rich (Guided Math), I am adding this:
I am so stinkin excited about this, I can't see straight!!!!! AND the most exciting part about it is.......it's a free download from Teacher on the Loose and it matches my colors and it's super cute and, and, and........
Ok, so I'm excited! So all I had to do was print, laminate, and cut it out:) Love that!! It's boggle with numbers! Can't wait to set it up and use it with my Math Workshop:)
Classroom Made It #3:
Poster names! I got this adorable idea from my buddy Molly at Lessons with Laughter (if you haven't checked out her blog...you MUST! It's adorable and full of goodness!!!) Anywho, she made posters of the kids names and hung them in the classroom. Free hand I might add!!!! WHAT?! Well, I cheated and used word art!!! I'm going to have them color these, laminate them and I'm thinking hang them in the hallway over their work:) Each one is printed on card stock and a full page size. I think they will look neat once they're done. I'll update with pics:)
Classroom Made It #4:
This is the start of my Daily 5 groups and rotation board. I still have lots to do!!! But in Daily 5 you don't do groups Tara......so what's up with that??? Well, I told you I do it differently. I pinky promise I will post about it soon but in a nutshell.......our reading block is not super long, and I don't do CAFE yet.....I teach the mini lessons but don't do the conferencing yet. I just can't give up my guided reading groups! For this reason the kids are in groups. They still do the different activities and do have free choice within the activity but not free choice for the rotations order. I know....I'm sure I'm breaking a Daily 5 rule somewhere!!! This is only going to be my second year of doing it and it worked that way for me last year so that's how I am starting it out. I am going to try to do conferencing once a week this year:) More about this later.
Classroom Made It #5:
Here are my signs for my Math Workshop groups. I want to add pink ribbon but have to run out tomorrow and get some:) They match my Math Rotations Board and my Morning Math Meeting Board (inspired by Stephanie at Teaching in Room 6) I will be posting about in the future:)
Ok gang, it's your turn!!!! While you are linking away I will be starting week 2 with my littles:)
I super <3 my class already and can't wait to see what this school year holds:)
Don't forget to grab my button when you link up:) Have fun:) Someone PLEASE drink some coffee for me:)