Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday Made It {June 18}

I'm excited to link up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for my first (and hopefully not last) Monday Made-It of the summer!  My "made-its"are fairly easy, but an accomplishment none-the-less.




The first one is snowflakes in preparation for our "Everest"-themed Vacation Bible School next week. We snowflakes hanging all over our winter wonderland.





The second thing that I've worked on making is my word wall in my classroom.  I had the opportunity to visit other classrooms toward the end of the year and loved one classroom where their word wall was magnetized and placed on the sides of their teacher's desk.  I have wanted mine to be more accessible for a few years now, but it has been put on the back burner many times over.  This was inspiration for me to get my act together.  I did some furniture rearrangement and made room on my chalkboard (which has not ever had chalk to it in the 9 years I've been in that room).  I made some letter cards and picked up a roll of fun masking tape.

I decided to tackle this project on our teacher workday.  It was a little last minute, so I wasn't necessarily prepared with supplies.  The lines are not perfectly straight, but I've decided that I am over it because I love how it turned out :)


What have you crafted lately?  Be sure to visit Tara's blog and see what others are making too!

16 comments:

  1. HA! I love the "I'm over it." Sometimes we just need to let things go! It looks JUST fine!

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    1. When the "to-do" list gets long, I am much better at letting things go. So much to do, just need to move on. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

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  2. I love your snowflakes. Were they as hard as they look?
    ✿April✿
    Grade School Giggles

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! The snowflakes are not hard to make, just a little time consuming. I think they'd look awesome in my classroom, but we aren't allowed to hang anything from the ceiling. :(

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  3. Snowflake is gorg and love the word wall! Thanks for linking

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    1. Thanks, Tara! I love the snowflakes too!

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  4. We did Everest for our VBS this year, too! We had a blast decorating with snow and all things cold! You'll love it!

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    1. We're looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Love the snowflake! So beautiful! I think you are really going to like your new word wall! It looks great!
    Diane

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    1. The snowflakes are awesome; they look great hanging from the ceiling throughout the hallways. I'm thinking I'm going to like my word wall too. I'm glad I made it a priority!

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  6. When I taught Kindergarten, I had a super long magnetic whiteboard that I put my word wall on. I loved it. Yours turned out cute!!!!!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. I thought I might as well put it to good use! I had student work hung on it last year using the magnets you see next to the math chart. I still have the other 1/2 of the board, so I'm thinking student work can go there. The magnets make it so easy to change out!

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  7. Cute word wall! I have a bulletin board in the back of my room that I never use...I could definitely set up something like that. Have a great week :)

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    1. I had mine on the bulletin board, but my bulletin board is above my heating vent and about 5 feet off the ground, so it eliminates the "interactive" piece of it. I'm hoping this works out better. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Amanda,
    I love how you took an unused space and made it functional for you and your students! And the lines look perfectly fine in the picture. :)
    Tonya
    Storybook Endings in Second

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    1. Thanks, Tonya! I'm looking forward to them being able to use it!

      Amanda

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