So...to get things started, I tackled a project that I came up with about 3 months ago and simply didn't have time to execute! I always INTEND to send home positive notes to my students when they accomplish something, if I see someone doing something kind, and so on. I do it sporadically but then don't ever remember who I have sent notes to and who I have not. So...
First I found this awesome phone message book that is a carbon copy book--solved my problem of keeping track of who got notes. ALSO--the top copies are post its so they can be stuck right into students' assignment books! WINNING!
|200 notes per book...so that one book could provide me with 8 notes per student!|
|Typical phone message forms...but I thought I could spice them up a bit...|
|I made some mini "badges" of sayings...|
|Mounted them on colored paper backgrounds...|
|...stuck them over the boring "message" message!|
|...and tried it out! The white copy will get stuck in their assignment notebooks to take home...and I get the yellow copy to remember what I said!|
OK...on to the more "crafty" project--although it was really a simple one. I have a problem in that I tend to bring beverages into my office while I work and am constantly setting them down on notebooks, scrap paper, etc to keep the condensation off my desk. Rather than steal a coaster from the living room, I decided to make my own! I just used Powerpoint to make a collage of some of my favorite baseball pics of my son...
Then I mounted the printout on a few layers of cardstock and laminated it! So easy!
Finally...I did finish my next set of math games that I can't WAIT to use during math workshop next year. I want to get enough sets made of some of my games that students can check them out to play at home! Thanks to a young friend for helping me test them and tweak them!
That's all for this week of Monday Made It...hoping for something more dramatic next week--but we shall see! Make sure to check out all the other great ideas linked up by clicking on the logo at the top of the post--and stop back on Tuesday for "Texts on Tuesdays" where I am posting about a great professional book you might want to check out!