Sunday, August 11, 2013

My Monday Made It on Sunday

Happy Sunday, everyone!
I'm excited to link up again with Tara for Monday Made It!
I don't have nearly as much to share with y'all as last time, but I'm still pretty proud of my Made-Its this week.
I already shared my blank bulletin boards with you here, and here's how they turned out:
the left side (top is my color posters and bottom is an "about me" mini-board.  My students love to look at this, especially the pictures)
the whole board (for now, the right half is only announcements, but that will probably be changed out every month or so for a themed board)
I jumped on the "Copy, Grade, File" bandwagon.  There are so many cute options out there, but mine had to match my other drawers (of course!).  Click on the picture above if you would like to download my version.
I shared my manipulatives drawers a few weeks back and I wanted to show you how everything turned out.
Since I'm only teaching level one, I decided to only keep my Spanish 1 resources in the drawers.  If/when I teach level two again, I'll probably buy more drawers so that I can keep each level separate.
I'm in love with my new calendar!  It's velcro so it's easy to switch out.  I glued the days of the week to the poster board, as well as the border, and then laminated it.  I used the black velcro dots to hold each card.  I also made some other cards (exam, no school, early out, etc) to hang when appropriate.  Each month card has a matching piece of clip art (all clip art was purchased through the Silhouette Design Studio software).  I'm really excited to get to use this!
My last Made-It is a set of posters I made that correspond to the first set of vocabulary we study, Classroom Survival Phrases.  I used a chevron background (shocking, I know!) in my same bright colors so it coordinates with everything else in my room.  I'm planning on covering these with butcher block paper when they take their quiz over them.  I'm not sure how long I will keep these up, since I really like how they brighten up that wall.

I'm getting so excited to start the school year and meet all of my kids this year!  Our first day of in-service is this Friday, so I still have a few days off to tweak my set-up, finish up my plans, and relax before the big day.  I'm sure a few of you start back tomorrow, so good luck!  For those of you who still have a little more time, what do you have left to finish?
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  1. Love the color words! So cute...:) I have been debating on the copy, grade, file drawers and love how yours turned out. Thanks for the cute labels! Love the chevron and the bunting...doesn;t get any better!

    Keep Calm and Imagine

  2. Thanks, Vicky! One of my goals this year is to cut down on piles, so I'm really hoping these drawers work out for me (and everyone else trying them)!