Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Made It {August 5}

I'm linking up with Tara from Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made It.

"Lab Plan" Journals: These little journals are what my students will use to write their "lab plans" (plans on what they are going to do at their center that day).  I used these last year; they held up well and were a great size for this purpose.  These are composition books (50 cents each at WalMart) cut in 1/2 ($2.00 for the stack of 12 at Office Max) and covered with Duck Tape ($2.50 a roll at JoAnn's with coupons). My cousin helped me cover these last week.  One roll of tape covered 7-8 of these little guys.  I hope my students love them as much as I do!

Name Tags:  Instead of buying name tags to put on my students' desks this year, I decided to make them.  I picked up some word strips on clearance at Michaels, glued them to card stock cut into strips and put a couple dots on them to jazz them up a bit.  Each tag has either a purple or blue dot on the far left to remind students that is where their name starts (you know there will be at least one!).

Cubby Tags: I used our Ellison to punch 4", 3" and 2" circles in various bright colors.  I glued them together randomly, and these will be used to labels students' cubbies.

Pickles:  My mom and I used my aunt's recipe and figured out how to make pickles on Sunday.  It was actually not as difficult as I thought it might be.  A lot of cucumbers involved in that process!

Baked French Toast and Fruit Casserole:  This was SO good!  I made this for lunch Sunday after church.  My mom, dad and a woman from their church (who is in her mid-90s) came over for lunch.  I modified the recipe as I used an 8x8 pan.  I only put 4 oz of cream cheese in it as I didn't want to be overwhelmed (it was plenty).  I used about 2/3 a loaf of bread and threw in some extra fruit because we really like fruit.  It was nice because I put it together Saturday night to let the egg mixture soak in and I just had to bake it Sunday.

This was before the 2nd layer of bread was put on.  It was obviously not baked yet, but all that berry goodness...yum!

When do you start back to school?  How are you (did you) enjoying your last days of summer?


  1. Cool lab books! I tried cutting them in half once but they just shredded. Taking them to Office Max was a good call.

    1. I've never tried it myself, but the woman at Office Max was very helpful. They were done in under 5 minutes! Thanks for stopping by!