Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Made It

Okay, so today is my FIRST Monday Made It of the summer. I cannot believe I just typed that!
Before you read on too far here is my disclaimer: No paints, glue, glitter, Mod Podge, frames, ribbons, crates, stamps, fancy stickers, magnets, sequins, burlap or fabric of any other kind were used in the making of any of these "Monday Made Its". 

Ugh. I cannot believe I just typed that either!

Ok, so nothing that I made is extremely "pinteresting" or even pin inspired...well, except for one thing...BUT,  I worked hard on these little projects (I have the aching fingers to prove it!) and above all they were made with L-O-V-E love which in my mind qualifies this post as Monday Made It material. 

Without further first (and possibly only) Monday Made It of summer 2013:

This first one was something I pinned oh so long ago from First Grade Glitter and Giggles:

I tried to make mine a little smaller and a bit more 3rd grade friendly. Thanks to My Cute Graphics for the darling images I used.   

Here's where the aching fingers begin...

I typed 322 high frequency syllables that I'm going to use for a word study program I'm implementing this year (more on that in a future post). 

But it didn't stop there. 

Not only did I have to type all those words, I had to cut out 322 flash cards, laminate all the flash cards (and I can't really take credit for that...huge shout out and many hugs to Karen in my school office who totally rocks and did it for me), then cut all 322 out again! 

So sad to think of how long it took to fill that tiny little Ziploc....

As if that wasn't enough punishment for my fingers, I cut and laminated these two activities also.
 Check out that stack! Can I get an "ouch" from anyone out there!?

Update: These poke cards are from Flapjack Educational Resources
Click HERE to get them free. 

I love that it's a self checking activity and it was a freebie I found last summer. I just can't remember who I got it from. 

UPDATE: It was a flash freebie from Hooty's Homeroom,
but you can still purchase it from her TpT store by clicking here.

I can't remember where this one came from either...YIKES. Anyone have a way for managing this stuff. My brain can't hold all the information. It's amazing that I even remember my own children's names any more! (If either activity belong to you please let me know so I can link up appropriately!)

And yes, those are frosting cans. I actually had this printed last summer, but it took me that long to remember to save those stinkin' cans. I remember that being a suggestion on the blog I found this on...I think...either way it's so clever, huh.


This is a huge pile of all the things I need to start my Multiplication and Division Boot Camp from 3 Teacher Chicks. I know I didn't really "make" this, but that was a lot of copying, cutting, and paper clipping. It just feels so darn good to share something I've checked from the To Do List! And...I also copied all of my Bible tests and spelling pattern take home pages for the year...glad I could sneak that one in at the end ;o)

Head on over to Fourth Grade Frolics and see what everyone else has been up to this week.


  1. It looks like you were super busy! I do not envy your fingers! LOL!

  2. I love the self check activity. You have had a lot to laminate and cut!!! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to read more post.


  3. I bet your fingers are hurting! That's a lot of work! I have a whole file of stuff I need to print, cut, and laminate and I keep putting it off for that very reason!!

  4. Great post! I really like the whiteboard check list! Thanks for sharing!
    Teaching 3rd with Mr G

  5. Wow you have been busy! I too love the self checking items! Thanks for sharing!

  6. WOW! The Kapow Rounding game with frosting cans is mine!!! I'm glad you were able to collect the frosting cans and get the game made. Let me know how your class likes it.

    Hooty's Homeroom

  7. My fingers were killing me after making the multiplication poke cards too! Btw, they were from Flapjack Resources :)

  8. Thanks Hooty again for that rounding game :) And thanks Michelle...I'll update the post to link to Flapjack Resources. I really gotta get a system for tracking this stuff!