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Monday Made It

I'm pretty sure this is my last Monday Made It before I have to start getting in school mode. It's been a fun but fast summer. We're going to Montana and Los Angeles for 10 days so I'll be missing the last Monday Made Its before the 2014-2015 school year begins.  Thanks Tara for hosting my favorite linky party of all times :)  I've had fun making new items for my class this summer.

I had so much fun making a ribbon wreath that I just couldn't stop. I also made one for Halloween which happens to be one of my favorite holidays.

Directions : Buy a Styrofoam wreath, cute ribbon, and straight pins. Use a solid color ribbon to wrap around your wreath and then cut your ribbon into about 2 to 3 inch strips. Then you create a loop and stick them to the wreath with the push pins. 

My next Monday Made It was a tpt product that I've been dying to make.  I don't know about you but the students in my class LOVE cheers. We do Kagan cheers, Dr. Jean cheers and now Becca's classroom cheers from Foxwell Forest.

 Each cheer is adorable. There are 24 cheers in all. I know the benefits of classroom praises and cheers so I just can't wait to start these!

Does this even count for a Monday Made It? I sure hope so because its simple yet effective. I love how easy it is to add border and a flower to an empty spaghetti glass jar.  

I made these free learning scales last year but used them horizontally across a white board. This year I'm going to try using either clothespins or sticky notes.  I also made some other styles for classes that don't have a bee theme. 

Last but not least I read a cute blog and found this awesome reflection idea Mrs. Harris at a Classy Collaboration .  These reflection baskets will serve as great visual reminders for students to become more self-reflective and accountable for their individual learning.  Read her blog post to see how she will incorporate the self reflection into her classroom. I know I will be spending a lot of time at the beginning of the year discussing learning goals and progression scales. I actually have a two day inservice next week on this HOT topic. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful week. 


  1. I love the learning scales freebie you've shared! :) I'm looking forward to reading about anything more you pick up about learning goals & scales after your in-service as we adopted the Marzano framework in my district as well.

  2. Love it all. So glad you made the learning goals...that saves me from having to do it...since I already attended the hot topic inservice. You've been a busy bee again this week. I had fun crafting with you! XO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. I love your bee theme so much! I love how everything coordinates beautifully! That learning scale is so inspiring!

  4. Do you do these cheers often? I think I'd lose the cup. They are so cute and I think the kids would love them. I was thinking if a kid gets on blue pink or purple it would be cool. Learning to tie laces too. Hmmmm

  5. I love it all! How simple, yet beautiful, is the spaghetti jar redo? I can't wait to read more about the learning scales.
    Fun in Room 4B

  6. I love it!--all of it! Your Halloween wreath is too cute!
    (Kinder Korner)

  7. Oh! I love that wreath! I may have to attempt that soon. :) I enjoy doing little projects like revamping the jar. Its fun to be able to do something that takes so little time, yet makes you smile. I'd like to see how those trays work this year! Keep us in the loop!

    Creativity to the Core

  8. I love Halloween too! I may have to go make another wreath:) My favorite is your class cheers. You have inspired me to add something like this to my class.
    Take care, Amy

  9. You've been one busy bee! Love all your projects... especially your wreath! I always do the same class cheers over and over, so I may need to check those out!
    Tales of a Teacher

  10. Your wreath is awesome. If I have any ribbon from my classroom makeover, I am doing that!

    Kovescence of the Mind

  11. I really need a new wreath for my front door...maybe I'll tackle a ribbon wreath since yours turn out so cute. I love the idea of separate turn in baskets for the Marzano levels. I use the 1-4 scale in my class for self-reflection, but usually just have the kiddos show me on their fingers how they are feeling. I may need to step up my game and use the clip chart and/or tun in baskets. Thanks for sharing.
    The Traveling Teacher

  12. That wreath!!! I am going to HAVE to go and grab some materials to make one. Halloween colors are one of my all time favorite combos! I also love the basket idea so that they have to reflect on how they feel about that concept. I always get so many great ideas when I visit you! Have a marvelous Monday.

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

  13. Your cheer creations are super cute and WOW to that wreath. Super cute Miss Nelson!

    One Fab Teacher

  14. Ooh that wreath is too cute. I just made one but now my fingers are itching to make another! I'm going to implement the marzano scale with my kiddos this year too.


  15. I LOVE your made-its, ALL of them! Thanks for the freebie :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  16. Love everything, as always! The differentiated work bins is genius! I love that idea!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  17. Love everything you have made this week, as usual!!! I really like the work bins to get students to reflect on their work. I'm going to brainstorm and see if there's a way I can do that for my kiddos!

    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  18. Love all your made its!! I have to make a ribbon wreath!! I loved the other one you made and this one is just as cute!!

    A Tall Drink of Water

  19. I love your wreath, the colors are so pretty. What a great idea for chants. What are you going to do in LA, you are so close to me.

    Kinder Princess

  20. I love that wreath and those trays - must use that!


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