October 3, 2012

Monday Made It...on a Wednesday & a quick tip!

Warning: this post is a bit long with tons of pictures so please hang in there  :) 

I'm a bit late for "Monday Made It"...I hope you'll forgive me. The past two weeks have gone by so fast, I've barely been able to hang on! The quarter is almost up, and I can't believe how fast time is flying, I guess it only means we are closer to SUMMER!!! Hahaha! I'm only kidding!

My kids have adapted to our daily routine and I am slowly introducing simple center activities. I went from 16 kids to 18 and I heard through the grapevine I may be getting another one this week. So I am just going to stop there in the event I jinx myself and the next time I post I will be telling you I am past 20...YIKES! 

Anyhow, here are a couple things I have made for my class: 

Our daily attendance board. 

I had an ugly poster board one last year which definitely needed an update. 

I used a small dry erase lap board (9"x12") which I purchased at Walmart then I tied a cute ribbon on the loop for the marker.

Each day we count how many kids are present/ absent and students take turns writing the numbers on this board. They love it!!


Next I whipped these babies up for my standards corner:


I turned this: 


Into this: 


It is titled "Standards & more" because we are required to post up our daily schedule and class list as well so I left a space at the bottom for that.

I made a new Guided Reading Clip Chart...yes, my groups are named after fruits! Haha! I used teal ribbon because I wanted to put this on my board but it didn't look right so I moved it to a vacant wall but I am not liking how the ribbon blends with the wall. I will be changing it as soon as I can ;)


I also updated my picture directions from last year. I purchased these posters from Walmart. Then I laminated them and added magnets at the back. 


The borders for the header and numbers are from here.

I turned these:
(sorry I have no idea why it is sideways)


Into this:


I wanted it to match the color scheme of my class. But I have to admit spray painting these pins was no easy task.

I also forgot to share this with you in my last "Monday Made It" post, my 1st day of Kindergarten frame. I have seen tons of fabulous ones all over blogland. Mine is plain jane. But there is cute sparkly detail on the yellow scrapbook paper if that counts.


I also spruced up this bucket by adding some cute ribbon:


Ta- da! Easy Peasy!!


Which leads me to my quick tip, that is if your still with me! 

Ever get tired of losing your pens? I know I sure do. My room is the Kindergarten Hub!! Anytime we have a team meeting- we use my classroom. My team also comes by during breaks and lunch. So whether or not it's intentional...I've been noticing a lot of my favorite pens have been missing! GASP! 

So I grabbed a few of these...

and did this:


So now anytime someone "accidentally" picks one up- I hope the bright dot will catch their eye & hopefully they'll return it. Here's to crossing my fingers.

Thanks for "sticking" with me, no pun intended :)

Hop on over to Tara's blog & join in on the FUN!!

 

Have a great day!

6 comments:

  1. Great pics. Love your reading group names. You should come link up to my photo linky party.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I would love to link up :)

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  2. I love your following directions chart! I'm your newest fan and a fellow Monday Made It-er :)!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm a new follower :)

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  3. Great idea about the pens. Love the colorful clothespins!

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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