Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Made it SF edition

I haven't been able to join up for a couple of weeks since I haven't been home to make anything. While I was home this week I was able to make a couple of quick things on the computer.

The first one was inspired by Pernille Ripp and this post.

Here is my version that needs to be laminated.

I also loved Terri Thorton's post about her STAR literacy Binder. She is actually doing a litte series. Terri was so sweet that she out the cover below as a freebie on the intro post.  


I wanted to include some starfish on mine since I'm doing an ocean theme. I'm still not entirely satisfied since I think it's a bit girly but I'm on the lookout for come better starfish for the background.

I also made a banner for my classroom. I haven't printed up the much larger version that will go between our two team classes. We will add clear stickers with all the students names in the two classes.

I still have a TON of things that I want to make but I'm quickly running out of time. This year I had three weeks at the beginning of the summer that was totally free but I guess I wasn't as motivated as i should have been now I have no time. Oops!

I also made a purchase 

and I made a bunch of reservations but I mentioned both yesterday for the Sunday Smorgasbord. 

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  1. I love the idea of showing the kids which books I read. I'm going to have to give that one a try.

    Hooty's Homeroom

  2. I really like the idea of counting how many books I've read and posting it! Thanks for sharing!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  3. This is a great idea to share with the kids what you are reading. I have a competition with the kids in my class to get them motivated to read. Nobody EVER wants me to win! Lol!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. I just started following your blog! Stop by and visit mine sometime! Can't wait to share great ideas with you!

  5. This is a fantastic idea. Now I will have to read books that are not totally inappropriate for them...HAHA.

    Anyway, i have loved catching up on your blog. In fact, I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. I era;ize that you may already have one, as awesome as you are, but I choose you anyway. :)
    Here is where I nominated you:
    Liebster Award

    Love the blog!!!
    The Teacher Next Door

  6. What a cute way to show that you read, too! I think it's important for children to see their parents, teachers, and other adults reading!

  7. I'm in love with your car! How is it? I also love the idea for the door, I might just do it! :)
    Pinkadots Elementary