29 July 2013

Monday Made It

It is just about time for me to get back into the groove of things.  I have exactly one week until I have to return back to school.   Oh, how I will miss my summer!   This past week I have been really busy.  I have worked in my room, made things for Meet the Teacher night, and spent a few days on the water.  I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for their Monday Made It!


The first thing I worked on this week was getting some of my things made up for Meet the Teacher night.  The kids will get to come meet their new teacher and drop off supplies a few days before they officially return.  It is just a short meet and greet.  My school will have a Back to School Night a few months after school has started.  I always like to have a little treat on their desk when they enter the room for the first time.  I would love to say I came up with this idea, but sadly I did not.  I found this idea on Pinterest.  I have no idea who came up with it, but if it is you email me - I would love to give you credit.  So basically you list 7 ways to have a first great week and tie it to a bottle of 7Up with some cute ribbon.




I changed some of the words up to what I wanted it to say.  Here is a close up version of the tag that is tied on.  It is really cute when it is all put together.   


The next thing I can check off my list is that I typed and printed out all of the labels that will go on their notebooks and folders.  I try to give each subject a different color.


I also typed up and printed out my handouts for Meet the Teacher Night.  I will go over all of this more in detail with parents on Back to School Night.  But since we do not have ours until about the beginning of September, I like them to have an idea of what we will be doing in our class for the year and ways they can help out.  I also printed my binder covers and student information sheet.  We are known as the Apollo Rockets.  So I went with our PBIS logo on their binder covers.


I also managed to make a magnet that I will send home.  I like this idea because parents can have a way to contact me easily available {plus I think they turned out pretty cute}!


The last thing I worked on was getting a unit added to my TpT store.  My parish is adopting a new reading series {Reading Street Common Core by Scott Foresman} that is suppose to align with Common Core {we officially went full Common Core last year}.  I made a set to go with the first story in the series, "The Twin Club".  I have two powerpoint shows, anchor chart, study guide, selection test, high-frequency word review, and Amazing Words review.  I am getting a late start because we just received our manuals a week ago.  I hope to add more with each story, but I refuse to try and rush it all in.  I made a promise to myself to work on it when I have a chance.  I also added a set of chalkboard frames and new digital paper set {if you read my post on Saturday then you have already had sneak peek}.   I left the frames solid so you could go in and add your own outlined borders to them in the colors you like.  My new digital papers are in a gray and yellow scheme, which go perfectly together.  I have seen several classrooms with a gray and yellow color scheme and they are adorable.   The papers work great to make labels, products for your TpT store, notes, and etc ...  Be sure to follow me on my TpT store for new updates!




Well, that about wraps up my Monday Made It!!!!  I am slowly but surely crossing off my to do list!  If you are one of the ones that has already had to head back to work, I want to wish you good luck to a great year!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

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17 comments:

  1. Great Job on your Monday Made It! I am your newest follower!
    Karen
    http://allsmilesin2ndgrade.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks - I started following you today too!!!!

      Jamie

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  2. I love everything you posted! It never dawned on me before to have my labels printed off for our Open House (which, is like your meet and greet) so they can put them on their notebooks. Genius! :)

    -Kelly
    Sliding Into Second Grade

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      Jamie

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  3. Love them all. You are so creative

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment!!!
      Jamie

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  4. Cute Ideas!
    Ashley
    www.theblessedocdiva.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by!

      Jamie

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  5. Ooooh I love the 7UP idea!! I've been searching for something catchy for our Open House and this is definitely the best yet. I'll be copying that! Thanks! :)

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    1. Go ahead, they turn out really cute!!!

      Jamie

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  6. The 7up idea is fantastic!! So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog and love yours too! I'm now following you too!!
    A Tall Drink of Water

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  7. Love your 7up idea! I nominated you for a Liebster Award - check out my blog for more details. :)

    Mallory
    Sprinkles for the Teacher

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    1. Thank you so much. I have already completed one Liebster award - can you do it twice?? If so, I would love to do it again. Let me know!

      Jamie

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  8. Wow, you have been one busy lady! Love the 7Up idea.

    Shelly
    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

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  9. Love the grey and yellow papers (I'm remodeling a room in those colors right now)! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now following you back :)

    Teaching in the Tongass

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  10. I would love a copy of your 7 Up tags. Do you have them available some where?

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