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July 28, 2014

Monday Made It

Thanks Tara for hosting this linky!  

I made something that I've never done before.  I decided to make more washi popsicle number sticks for each of my daily "meetings".  Just like my checking for comprehension sticks, these have a piece of washi at the top that once done will be flipped over until everyone gets a turn.  I just used classroom numbers so I can use them more than one year.  

Do you use a big wall calendar?  Years ago I gave up the pocket chart calendar because I absolutely despise changing the numbers every month.  I like just ripping the paper off and having the ready reference of reminder dates.  I went through my big calendar and added all the dates for the entire year that I already know... minimum days, no school, holidays, vacations, end of trimester, report card conferences - all perfectly color coded.  I also spruced it up with washi tape again this year, and added student birthday stickers on the days... I'll wait until school starts to write their names next to them.  I also added my student birthdays to my planner.  Stickers make it fun!     

Target has their summer planters on sale - this was 50% off, only $2.  I like that idea about putting past anchor charts in there to hold onto for ready reference.  I don't have one of those fancy vinyl cutting machines (though it's on my Christmas list if anyone wants to buy me one), so I just used a Sharpie.  I have another planter that I think I might write umbrellas on for winter... 

Hope you have a fantastic day!  Check past posts this week for other freebies and projects I've gotten ready!     


  1. These are all great ideas! I've seen anchor chart idea floating around. I'm going to have to go to Target today. Is that an Erin Condren planner I see in that picture? I've been debating if I should get one or not. Do you think it's worth it?

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  2. Emily! I love the thought of using a write on calendar as your classroom calendar! I think I'm going to give that a try!


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