Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday Made it

 I'm in love with "Monday Made it" hosted by Tara of 4th Grade Frolics.

Monday is my new favorite day of the week. Well, in the summer, that is.


 
 
I have been working hard making behavior kits using Popsicle sticks and colored Duct tape. Students start their day with their clothespin clipped on the color pink since I am "tickled pink" with their behavior.  A reminder means they clip down and so on. For privacy, we store our behavior clips and brag tags in the zippered pouches. 
 

I wasn't sure how I was going to use this notebook pennant I saw in the Dollar Spot at Target a few weeks back. But....since it was in the Dollar Spot, I figured...Oh heck...and bought them. I now have a welcome sign for my classroom:

I used KG font Why you Gotta Be So Mean and outlined the font in blue to make each letter.  I also used some stickers from Creative Memories that I had laying around to make the banner.


I also made these Back to School Trading Cards this week.


I think it's important for students to know the staff members who are in our school and what their job is. It helps to build school community and involvement.

During the first week of school, school personnel will get a set of cards (one for each student in my class) and as we tour the school and meet the staff members, we will collect a trading card. Kids just love playing cards and collecting them.

My boys and I had fun playing "Go Fish" and "Concentration" with these at home this past week.


Sometimes when I need a little "pick me up" at school, just reading a simple quote helps me to catch my breath and take a minute when I need to. I LOVE Kid President.  I have been creating some quotes by him using a burlap and chalkboard theme. I am printing them out and adding them to a frame. I plan to change out the quote every month.

 
 

What have you created lately? I'd love to hear about it. :)



16 comments:

  1. Julie,
    Your welcome pennant is so cute! I love your Kid President quotes. He's such an awesome kid, and I think it's smart to model his positive thoughts for other kids - as in it's not just old dead people who have something worth repeating. ;)
    Tonya
    Storybook Endings in Second

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    1. HA! I just laughed out loud and your comment. So funny and yet....so true.

      Best,
      Julie

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  2. Those trading cards are too cute! I agree that it's so important for our students to know all the staff members and what they do!

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  3. I love Kid President too! He is so inspirational. I love the quotes that you are going to frame. They will look fabulous in your classroom!

    Jennifer
    Elementary School Garden

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    1. Thanks so much, Jennifer. I love his You Tube videos too. We show them a lot at our assemblies. The kids love it. Have a great school year!

      Best,
      Julie

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  4. I like that you used pencil pouches to store your behavior stuff. I need a new way for my kids to store their money and behavior beads. This might work for me!!!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Thank you, Alison. That's great! I hope the pouches work for you too. Have a great school year!

      Best,
      Julie

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  5. I love the Kid President quotes. So cute! :)
    Pam
    PJ Jots

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    1. Thanks so much. I love Kid President. :)

      Best,
      Julie

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  6. Wow I'm blown away by your Made-Its! So creative to make those trading cards!! What a great way to build community in your school building and I bet your kiddos just love that :)

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  7. Wow! You have been very busy. I LOVE that cute welcome pennant!

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you have a great school year.

      Best,
      Julie

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  8. I love your kid president quotes. Can I get a copy? Do you have them available?

    My Bright Blue House

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for checking out my post and for your sweet compliment. I will be finishing up the Kid President Quotes and putting them in my store for free by the end of the week. If you could please email me at afirstforeverything@gmail.com I will send them to you as soon as I'm finished, before they are uploaded to my store.

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