Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday Made It!

It's time for "Monday Made It" with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics so I thought I'd share a little bit about what I did this past week.  Make sure to click the image above to take you to a bunch of other great ideas!  Last week I showed you some pics of my son's graduation gift...what I didn't show you was the front step of our house (a door we RARELY use...that's my excuse) where I neglected to notice that the the flowers I planted were a little...ummmm..."unwelcoming"?  Totally a "made it" fail.  How embarrassing.

I am trying to reduce clutter at my house this summer and my bathroom drawers were a hot mess.  I found a few craft containers meant for beads, snapped the lids off, and put one or two pair of earrings in each spot.  I have three of the trays in a drawer and I now can easily see what I have and where the pairs are!  It didn't take long, but it made a big difference!
 What's a Monday Made It without food?  I have to say...my son LOVES banana pecan muffins--but I just don't seem to be able to coordinate having both overripe bananas and buttermilk in the house at the same time. When the stars align, we get jumbo muffins.  The stars aligned--much to Max's delight.
 I have a big goal this summer--and that's to convert some of my favorite resources into Google compatible resources now that my classroom is 1:1 with Chromebooks.  This week I took my "Writing Task Cards: Creativity Task Cards" resource that I LOVED using last year and made some changes to make them work with Google.  I love being able to cut and paste and "send" a few cards at a time to my students!  This year I am going to project cards on the Smartboard to use to teach and model--and then when it's time to practice, I'll send my students a few cards to try.  Like with the original cards, I plan to have the students start working in pairs, doing lots of sharing, and then, finally, try some individually.

Anyhoo...I am still learning how to get more efficient at making these digital resources, but I know I need to get creative so I can really maximize those Chromebooks next year!  I was pretty productive this week and got both the dialogue resource done AND my "unworksheet" precision practice resource for multiplication.  I even blogged about it HERE if you are interested!  Hope everyone has a great week and thanks, as always, to Tara for the great link up!


Stay tuned for some up and coming math posts to get your wheels turning!

14 comments:

  1. Love your jewelry idea! Mine necklaces are a tangled knot right now! I really need to do more digital projects with the kids too. I never thought about sending them the task cards on their devices! Great idea!

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  2. I have the same FAIL!!! All those sweet planted flowers from Teacher Appreciation Week. Dead. Can't wait to see more ideas for using Google Slides!
    ~Debbi

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  3. Yep - I have a hard time with plants! I enjoyed your blog post! Pam  Visit my blog at PJ Jots!

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  4. Plants and I are not friends. My hubby says I should be arrested for attempted murder every time I purchase a plant because it is going to die...and it always does. :) I used to sell jewelry and used small tackle boxes to store my jewelry. I still use them for my personal jewelry and just pack the tackle box for vacations. Looking forward to see more ideas for Google Slides. :)

    Jess

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  5. I have got to do something different with my jewelry. I have tried so many different things and right now it's in a big jumbled mess in a drawer. I will need to try your method next! Thanks for sharing. That muffin looks YUMMY!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Just added your dialogue task cards to my shopping cart! Awesome resource!

      Mary
      4th Works

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  7. You are so good with technology....me? Not so much! I don't get half of it and I feel like I fake the other half:/ I about spit out my drink when I saw that plant! Too funny! What a GREAT idea for your earrings. I am going to have to be on the lookout for those containers...I am constantly looking for either one earring or both...#hotmessexpresshere! Thank you for linking up friend!!!

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  8. I love the organization with your earrings. It's always nice to find a system that works! I've been hit or miss with my plants this year. Some are doing very well, while others - not so much.

    Mary
    Elementary Engagement

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  9. I want that muffin. It looks so good! And the earring organization is so smart!

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  10. What a great idea to project the task cards onto the Smartboard to model & I especially love posting a few task cards directly through Google Classroom!!

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  11. When you have over ripe bananas just stick them in the freezer. Then take them out when you have buttermilk, and the stars may just align a little more.

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  12. Following up with Mrs. Decker's comment, you can also substitute 1 tsp of vinegar, just add milk to get a cup. Let it sit for a few minutes, and there you have it - subsitute buttermilk. We just want to see you make those muffins more often!

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