Monday Made It! Notice and Note Mobiles? - The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating

Monday Made It! Notice and Note Mobiles?

It's already Monday and it's time to link up with Tara at...

So the first "made it" isn't really even a "made it" technically....
GRASS!  I have been watering our new grass (because of our massive landscaping project...that's another post!) and I "made it" grow!  I can't wait for the mud and straw to be gone!

Now for my "main" made it...I read and LOVED "Notice and Note" this summer and wanted to find a way to really keep those strategies visible in my room as I teach them.  In fact, I wanted them hanging from my ceiling so we could all see them. I plan to hang them one at a time as I teach these lessons.  Here's what I did!
I found these cute paper circle fans online in my classroom colors...
After that, I used some bright cardstock to print off some coordinating circles with the lesson "titles" on one side and the essential questions on the other.  

Front sides...
Back sides...

So I am super excited to display these in my room and to use them as a real teaching tool!
Finally, I didn't finish the project I was hoping to finish this week, but I did update my resource that is geared toward helping teachers launch reader's workshop.  I added in some bulletin board letters and a great way for students to review books and display those reviews. If you already own this resource, make sure you go download it again to get the new features!  If you don't own it and want to take a peek, here is the link!

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NOTE:  I've had a few inquiries about where I got the fans...I got them from Amazon. Here ismy affiliate link that will take you directly to Amazon.


  1. LOVE the idea of using the fans to make the signposts! Brilliant you are my lady! I am going to have to snag that idea too! I am hoping to use the lessons in Notice and Note this year with my fifth graders. Hopefully it will make me a better reading teacher and the students will improve their reading skills.

    1. I am really hoping it helps me push my students to deeper thinking! :)

  2. I love the fans! Where did you find those?

    1. Aren't they too cute? I have had a few inquiries...I got them from Amazon and added the link above. They come in lots of colors!

  3. Your fans are adorable! If possible, please share the name of the font used on the circles.

    Thank you,

    1. Thanks, Kim! The font is "Shadows Into Light" by Kimberly Geswein fonts. :)

  4. LOVE the fans!! What a great idea. I am getting ready to read Notice and Note and there might be some fans in my future! Thanks for sharing!

    The Craft of Teaching

  5. What a great idea to use your ceiling space to display key ideas and questions. It's a bonus that they add to your classroom decor. I will have to keep this idea in mind.
    The Traveling Teacher

  6. Those fans are so cute. Great idea

  7. Those fans are adorable! What an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I am pinning this! Thank you for sharing such a cute way to display strategies from this awesome book!

    Fit to be Fourth

  9. I love the fans!! Cute and functional :) What a great idea!


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