Monday, November 11, 2013

It's Monday!

Today is Monday. It is one of my favorite days of  the week. I am a creature of habit and need my  routine. I also love Mondays, when it is the "the Monday" for Made Its because I like to read all of the posts on Tara's Linky.

I made some clipart after being inspired by Food Network. I was watching a baker decorate cupcakes and thought they looked so good and would be fun to make. Unfortunately, I hate to clean up the mess associated with baking, so I thought I would make some virtual cupcakes instead, using my favorite drawing app, iDraw.

Once I had the clipart made, I needed to use it on something,so I made a compound word center for word work.  I actually made it for a new teacher. She has lots of centers for the previous grade level she taught, but has been scrambling to gather things for the new grade level. She is amazing. She was hired the night before Open House, and was ready to roll by the next afternoon. I send her links to so many fabulous freebies when I can.

The next few things I made were actually just print, cut, and laminate projects. I saw Diane's Freebie on Educents, and knew I had to have it. I saved some ink by using some colored cardstock, but like how it turned out. I got my neighbor to also get it from Educents. She is now a fan of Educents and Diane's work.

Diane, from Fifth in the Middle, has become one of my favorite bloggers to follow. She is so creative. I just got her fabulous "Thanksgiving Common Core"ses centers for upper elementary students. It is perfect for my centers for the holiday. Thanks for sharing the resource, Diane.

My last project was another one of those print and laminate projects. This one was from Jason's Online Classroom. If you haven't looked at his TpT store, you should. It has some great resources for common core. The project I am finishing this Monday Made It with, is a Thanksgiving "I have...Who Has?" game. It is a freebie, and that makes it that much better. 

Now I just have to cut out the pieces. I cannot wait to use it in my classroom next week. My kids will love the new additions to my centers, and a fun game to play before our much needed long weekend. 


  1. Clean up is the worst part of baking--your virtual cupcakes look awesome! That looks like a fun freebie too. Nice finding you with the linky : )
    Kids Math Teacher

  2. I really need to check out iDraw. Your cupcakes turned out really cute. That is so very sweet of you to share with your neighbor. Sometimes I wonder when I share things if people really want stuff or if I'm overwhelming them. I send it anyones for the off chance that they might like something I stumble across. Love the Thanksgiving freebies that you shared. I'm going to scoop them up too!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Those cupcakes are cute! And thank you so much for the shout-out! The centers turned out really cute on the colored cardstock. Let me know how they go!


  4. Thanks for following me!! I've just started following your blog. I really like the name you chose:)
    I'm not familiar with iDraw either. I'm going to check it out. Your cupcakes are very cute.
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs


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