Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Made It {July 29}

Where did July go?!?  I can't believe Thursday is August 1.  I need to get moving if I am going to accomplish all I planned this summer.  Monday Made It with 4th Grade Frolics keeps me creating; linking up with Tara again today.

Impossible Coconut Lemon Pie (or bars in my case)  The picture doesn't look like much.  The recipe was super moist; I would have preferred more of a lemon flavor.  I even added some lemon zest; could have still used something more.  This is one I will keep experimenting with.

Broccoli, Grape and Pasta Salad  This seemed like a very strange combination of foods to me, but it was very good and somewhat addicting!  I made it for a potluck, but would definitely make it again for a family gathering or lunch for a week.

I've been busy with some back to school "basics".

Hallway Clips: These clothespins (covered with ribbon from Wal-Mart...the perfect width) have thumb tacks glued to the back (used E6000).  I had them on my bulletin board in my classroom last year, but this year they are venturing out into the hallway to make my displays out there easy to rotate.  To space the pins, I clipped a piece of paper horizontally between 2 clothespins.  Each child's work will have one pink and one yellow clothespin.

Sorry these are a little difficult to see against the brick!

Word Wall:  These will be my new word wall.  Our reading series focuses on lowercase letters and in fact, never really formally teaches uppercase letters.  I made the mistake of only having capital letters on my word wall last year not realizing this aspect of our new curriculum.  These were made from 12 x 12 black scrapbook paper and blue, green & pink polka dotted paper.  They will be hung on my bulletin board this year and word wall words will be taped to them.

Birthdays: Last week I showed you my birthday creations.  I took these into my classroom and tried them out in my birthday treat bucket I created last year.  They fit really well and I think they look good on top of my cubbies.  Hoping my kindergarten kiddos love their new scented markers!

No home "made its" last week.  We'll see what this week holds.  What did you create this week?  Hop over to Tara's blog and see all the new ideas!


  1. I am absolutely going to try that salad! I bet it's delicious!
    Grade 4 Buzz

    1. I wasn't sad that there were leftovers :) I think had I not made it, I might have been a bit hesitant to try it seeing grapes in with pasta.


  2. I agree. That salad sounds yummy. I like your birthday prizes too!

    Wild & Fun in Pre-K

  3. I want to try that pasta salad, but I hate the tedious process of slicing grapes! Haha!

    I also am a bit jealous that so many others are getting into their classrooms already. I can't go pick up my keys until the 9th. You can bet that I'll have lots of things going on after the 9th! ;)

    First Grade with Ms. Dawley

    1. Hi Carrie; thanks for stopping by. Slicing grapes isn't my favorite either, but this went pretty quick because there weren't too many in there. I commute about an hour, so I try to make the most of my time in my room. When I go, it is a full day. Our custodians contact us when our rooms are ready and let us in as long as they are working. Cookies always help :)