It's time for Monday Made It... my favorite day of the week. Well, only in the summer! This week I wanted to add a little more fluff to my room. I just love my yellow, black and white room and wanted to bring more of the colors into the classroom. I made this little ribbon garland that will attach to a bulletin board. I might make a couple for my brag tags and AR tracker. Isn't the little chalkboard so precious? I love chalkboard paint. I can't wait to show you next week's Monday Made It. It's going to be awesome and it's also a giveaway!
How to make the Ribbon Garland
You will need tons of ribbon. I used 16 rolls. YIKES. Wait and buy on sale! I bought mine half off at Hobby Lobby. I found some white rope in the garage as my base. All you need to do is tie knots. It was very simple. I cut all of the ribbon about the same length. All ribbon pieces were around 10 inches long.
Next up on my Monday Made It was my AR tracker. Do you have Accelerated Reader at your school? I used to not really track my students. I had no idea who was even close to meeting their goals unless I looked it up on the computer. Parents would always email me and ask me. I had NO CLUE. My students would always ask me if they were close and that was getting really hard remembering. Well, NOT. ANY. MORE thanks to an awesome 3rd grade teacher at our school. This teacher has made AR goals so much easier for us to track. Each student has their own personal AR goal. Instead of everyone having to earn the same amount, students are tracking their percentage of goal mastery. Students move to a percentage based on their current % of mastery. This is what I used last year. I wanted to make a new one for the new school year 2013-2014 . I can just imagine all of the possibilities with the different school themes. Football fields, bugs, aliens, owls. You could get really creative!
This is my new updated one below. It's like a clip chart but for AR. It's on sale for $2.00 and I have also included some FREE student AR forms to help monitor progress here. On June 12th the AR tracker will be FREE for the entire day!