Monday Made It!

Hello Everyone!

Just thought I'd share that I am linking up again with Made It Mondays over on 4th Grade Frolics!

What did I make today?

As you know, I am a huge fan of formative assessment--and asking students to self-assess.  I often do a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" or have them rank themselves on a one to four scale.  I wrote a post about it many moons ago . . .

So, what did I create to help?  I made these nifty little "show your understanding" thingies!  Whether I give one to each student to use in large groups or provide small groups one to use to show their status, I think these will be a fun way for students to either tell me 
"I know it!"
"I don't know it!"
"I'm not sure"

You could also do . . .
"I get it!"
"I don't get it!"
"I need more help"

So here's what I did . . .
I made this template . . . in color if you don't have "ink limitations" and black and white it you do.  But don't worry--black and white can still be cool . . . just wait!

Cut them into sections . . . 

See . . . if you have to make them in black and white, just mount them on colored paper to differentiate them!

Find a way to attach them together . . . a brad . . .  a ring . . . or even spiral binding if you have that option.

I laminated mine so they will last all year.

See!  Still in color!  Students could even color the inside part if you wanted to personalize them.

TA DA!  Here is a completed set all ready to go!

So--pretty easy, right?
So, when I think about how to use this I'm pretty sure the sky is the limit!
  • How well do you understand how to multiply two digit numbers?
  • Do you agree with the author's viewpoint?
  • Do you think (insert character name) should (insert action)?
  • Do you think students should have school all year (think persuasive essays)
  • Can you make a triangle that has two right angles?
and so on!

I'd love to hear YOUR ideas too!  If you like it, you could easily make these on your own.  If you want my freebie print out with the thumbs and question mark, click here!

The Freebie!

and then hop over to visit Made It Monday Linky! to see the amazing ideas from others!  And by the way . . . don't forget today is the last day of my 15% off the entire store "Thank You!" sale at My TpT store


  1. These are great!! Your detailed instructions are so helpful and I love your laminator (I have the same one!).
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this freebie! Just found your blog and am a new follower...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

    1. So glad you found me, Sarah! Thanks for the follow--and I'll snoop over at your blog as well!

  3. Super functional! Thanks for sharing!

    I Love My Classroom

  4. This is a great idea:) Last year I just had the kids hold up fingers...I like this lots more:) Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  5. These are great! I will be using these too! Thanks for the freebie!!!

  6. Great idea and so simple. I do it with a thumbs up or down, but this will make it so much cooler! Thanks for sharing!
    First Grade Hugs and High Fives

  7. Kiddos will love using these:)

  8. Thanks, everyone! Let me know how it works for you!