Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Made It - 7/28 Version

Happy Monday Made It!! I am so excited that I actually have a few things to share.

As you may know, I am moving from 5th grade ELA to 8th grade ELA next year.  I am keeping the same "theme" as last year, but wanted to change things up a little bit.

I made my new sign for my classroom.  I wanted it to be simple, but cute... I think I achieved that!

I made my 40 book challenge that will be hanging on my door.  I think this will be a great motivator for my kiddos.  I will have taught most of them before, so I want to do something different for them.  I plan to add a new cover to my door every time I finish a book.  {Notice the genre label on each book.}

I also cut out my border that I had laminated.  I know... seems crazy, but it lasts longer this way and I am totally willing to do the extra work for it. {I have the gray chevron last year and am adding the other 2 this year... hoping it will add a pop of color to my classroom.}

Last but not least, I made a new library organization system for next year.  Last year I just had my books in bins that were labeled.  I wanted to make things a little more "grown-up" for my 8th grades, so I made genre spine labels.  They match my class d├ęcor {of course!!} and will go along with the 40 book challenge.  I am super excited because it will be super easy for my students to reshelf books.  All they will have to do is look at the spines of the books and match it to the correct genre.  Here is an excerpt from the product....

To celebrate having my first Monday Made It post of the summer, I would like to give away my  Totally Beachin' Bundle to one lucky person.  Leave your email, grade level, and subject taught as a comment to be entered.  Don't worry though... I will have all Totally Beachin' products on sale for the next two days.

Can't wait to see what everyone else has created!!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

You say it's your birthday... {FREEBIE!!}

Good morning!! I have a little something for you...

Head on over and check it out!!

Also, I promised on instagram to post my new Word Wall for my 8th grade Reading classroom & here it is...
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