Monday, May 13, 2013

May's Monday Made It!

I am linking up for Tara's monthly made-it party at 4th Grade Frolics.
Last week was a very busy week. Without hubby's help, we wouldn't have been able to make our Mother's Day project. He got up early and picked up our ceramic tiles for our trivets. (I was headed to Lowe's or Home Depot every day last week, but never got there!) He also helped us with our service learning project. More on that later in the week.

I saw so many variations on the trivet, including using student pictures, which I had my teacher neighbor do last year. I decided to do one of my own, but to use a Wordle. Students came up with their list of descriptive words to include in the word cloud. The only problem, I only have one color printer, so it took a long time to get all of the word clouds finished. We glued, Mod Podged, and sealed the wordles. The kids were thrilled with the results. They also had our flowers we grew in our Life Lab. We wrapped those in bright paper and a bow. 

For my next project, I made a spring-y sign to hang outside my door. My black/white/shots of color wreath had been there, but I wanted something bright. The sign was from Michael's. I just painted and wrote my name and message.
With a dark purple wall (School Color), it is hard to find something that doesn't get lost. 

My last project was inspired by Tara's previous post. I wanted poly zip pockets to store my math center activities, but wanted to be able to store them in three-ring notebooks. I scoured our area Staples store, and found these. As a discontinued item, they only had one pack in stock. They ordered them online and shipped free. I am organizing my games to store for summer, and for easy retrieval next year. Thanks for the idea, Tara!

 The best part, the poly zip folder can be used to hold the center sign on my display board next year.

Now I just have to print, laminate, and cut out all of my purchases I made during last week's sales.

1 comment:

  1. Don't you just love to organize this time of year?! It feels great to get things all settled and ready to go for the fall. :) My linky this week is similar to yours but mine is ELA task card storage. :) Have a great week.
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners


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