I'm linking up with Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. Might be my last one until next summer with school just around the corner... we'll see.
#1 - Binders & Covers
Ahhhh! Do other people LOVE organization as much as I do?! I really do just like to look at these freshly made binders and dream of the organization that they offer. I'm not a huge binder person like some people with their 54 binders, but I do find it necessary to have some to keep things organized and together. The binders/covers that I made are: Student Assessments, Substitute Binder, Guided Reading, Writer's Workshop, and Lesson Plans. Love.
#2 - Catch Up & Absent Folders
|Get these folder covers HERE.|
I've always made an Absent Folder to collect papers for absent students and then send home when they return to school. But this past year I had some students who kept getting behind on unfinished work in their "working-on tray" and wanted to come up with another way to catch them up. So I made the "Let's Catch Up" folder to send home unfinished work that my students need to catch up on at home and then return to school. I made three folders each, then I laminated them for durability. After I laminated, I made sure to cut open the pockets to be able to put papers inside.
#3 - Copy/Laminate Folders
I saw this on Pinterest and wondered why I hadn't thought of it before! Things I need to copy or laminate always end up in a pile somewhere and when I'm ready for them I'm hoping they're all there. Well now that I have these two guys, I'll have everything in one place. My plan is keep them in a file organizer behind my desk. I also laminated these for durability.
#4 - Pennant Banners
I had a few pennant banners in my classroom last year but I've really gotten into them this year. So I made more. The top picture is my Star Student board. The second picture is my writing area. This area is looking different this year and I can't be more excited about it! I attended a Lucy Calkins Homegrown Institute just a few weeks ago and I'm inspired to make some changes. More on that during another post.
#5 - Picture Frames
I don't have a before picture but I purchased these three frames from the dollar store. I've been wanting to add more of this blue color into my color scheme this year. I do like green but realized I had a lot of it in my room and wanted to break it up a bit. We had these paint colors left over from other paint jobs and they were the perfect choice to liven up the frames!
I spent the day Saturday in my classroom and it was actually really nice because I was the ONLY person there. I don't know if I should be ashamed of that or not. But it was kind of nice not to be distracted by anyone and just work the WHOLE time. I got a lot done. And now I'm off to work in my room again today, but I know a lot of my colleagues will start going back in this week as well. I'll have to check out everyone's Monday Made It projects tonight!