Can we begin today's post by taking a moment to celebrate the fact that I have officially made it through 2 FULL weeks of school with 26 kiddos? Wooohoooo!! And cheers to my other teacher friends who are ROCKING those first exhausting weeks, too! Keep it up, ladies! We are almost to a 3-day weekend!
I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics today to share THREE Monday Made-Its with you! Enjoy :)
#1: Student Work Display
For this year's display, I laminated sheets of white construction paper, hot glued lime green, blue and hot pink ribbon to the top and added personalized owl cut-outs to clothespins to hang the work. I love how everything turned out!
#2: Names Wordle:
I originally found this idea on The Digital Scoop blog a couple of years ago, and have made one for my classroom each year since. Just go to wordle.net, type in your kiddos' names, print out and frame! I found my pink sparkly frame at Hobby Lobby last year. Such a fun, EASY project!
#3: Star Jars
The 'Compliment Jar' (or 'Star Jar') template can be found here on Teachers Pay Teachers from A Cupcake for the Teacher. I copied mine on neon printer paper and added magnets to the back to hang on my white board. We use the large jar for whole group reinforcement and the smaller jars for a competition between table groups. Once the class earns 10 stars, we vote on a class reward like treats, games, extra recess, etc. The winning table group (first to 5 stars) usually earns a coupon like "computer time" or "choose your spot."
That was so much fun! Now, go check out the other fabulous teacher bloggers who have linked up their hard work, too! I'll leave your with some Instagram style inspiration from the week :)
Have a GREAT week, fashionistas!