Reagan Tunstall (Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits) for the awesome labels! I put together my math journals. Composition books were 10 cents at Office Max last week. I might have made a few trips (and price matched at WalMart). I added the ribbon to be a bookmark so finding today's page shouldn't be the most difficult thing about math journals! Remember, I teach K, finding the right page can be torture!
I picked up some card games and know that K kiddos can have a difficult time managing cards, so I made some card holders. I've seen these a few different places (blogs & Pinterest) and thought they'd fit my budget. Here are my step-by-step instructions.
|Gathered my materials: pool noodle (thanks Dollar Tree!), kitchen knife and a tape measure.|
|I cut the pool noodle into 12" sections. You can get 4 pieces from one pool noodle.|
|Using the knife, cut a slit across the top of the pool noodle. I left an inch or 2 uncut on each end. I did not cut all the way through the bottom either.|
|Here you can see the slit. I put black Sharpie dots at each end of the slit so my kiddos know which side of the noodle has the cut.|
I used the noodle shaped like a flower. This way I did not have to cut the bottom of the noodle to keep it from rolling. This shaped noodle stays put without any modifications.
I whipped up some pasta salad. It has grilled chicken, chunked mozzarella cheese, zucchini, pepper, carrots and is tossed with red wine vinaigrette dressing. It was pretty tasty!