Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Made It # 3 - for me

Hello all,  this Monday Made it has kept me on my toes.  It seems as I complete one project I get to add two more to my list.  I have decided I am going to do two more fun projects and then on to things that help my students learn.  I will be incorporating Reading, Writing, and Social Studies all in 90 minutes (YIKES!).  I need to figure out how to make my Daily 5 work with Social Studies too.  I have always struggled teaching vocabulary and spelling, so those are two things I think I will work on the next couple of weeks.

This weeks Monday Made It I got my inspiration from Alison at Eberopolis and her creation of the Writing Process. (Click on the picture to see how she did this.)

I did mine a little different for two reasons.  # 1 - I wanted it to take up less space and #2 - I have 3 classes of up to 30 students each.  That is a lot of clothespins.

Here are the clothespins - 30 of each color and I added plate joining biscuits (from the hardware store) so I could write the numbers bigger and hopefully see them from some distance.

Here is the Writing Process.  Modge Podge and I didn't get along very well.  This is the first time I did it and there are some wrinkles, but I think it will do for this first year.

I know that I probably can't fit 90 clothes pins on each board, but I got at least 60 done last night, and who has all the students on the same step in the process.

As for next week, I plan on having two fun teaching projects and a stitching project.  I am going to a stitch camp from Thursday to Sunday, I can't wait.  Well, the laundry needs to be done (YUCK) and the house needs to be cleaned (YUCK, YUCK) so I guess I better get that done so I can work on some more projects.  Wish I could just blog hop instead and work on crafts.

Happy Monday Made - It.  Until Next week, have fun creating. If you need ideas, go see what other teachers have created on Monday Made it with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics.  Just Click on the Button Below.  Tara, I hope I grabbed your button correct today.  I've been trying to figure it out)



  1. Great idea! I need to figure out a systematic way to plan my writing conferences!

  2. Hi Nicole!!! Looks like you did a great job grabbing the button. Love your writing chart. That's a lot of students to keep track of:) Thanks so much for linking up:) Can't wait to see what you have in store for next week:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. I am a new follower. I look forward to seeing more things you make!

  4. These are great. I like your take up less space version. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Great idea! I have this on my looooooonnnnnnngggggg to-do list! =)

    I'll let your know when I share mine. I like how yours takes up less space. That is almost exactly like how I plan on making mine.

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart