I can't believe I forgot about Tara's Monday Made It! When I logged onto blogger Monday morning for my short burst of wake-up blog reading, I was excited to see everyone's made its. Ah, too bad I don't have a made it to post about my 5am brain said.
I have made so much in the first week of school! It seems like every time I have a moment to breathe I'm making something! I realized this after I got home. My brain was apparently working better last night.
I didn't have any pictures. So I'll take pictures tomorrow and post tomorrow night.
Tuesday night: I forgot to take pictures.
Wednesday night: Took pictures but just too tired (didn't get home until 9:30!!!!).
So here I am now, somewhat awake, knowing that I have made things, and armed with pictures to prove it.
My Math Board
I'm trying Math Workshop this year. My district is starting to heavily heavily suggest we do a Daily 5 type structure for math. Since I'm just dipping into Daily 5 for reading this year, I don't feel ready to do it for math too. When I read about the Math Workshop Rotations on Clutter-Free Classroom, I realized that would fit perfect! I just changed my M from Math Facts to Mental Math. Because of that change, I made my own board items instead of buying Clutter Free Classroom's. Once I have a few days of workshop under my belt, I'll post about that, but for now, here is my board:
|The whole board. The student's names are listed under their group in the blurred out area.|
|Close up of assignment part of board.|
|Close up of rotation schedule|
Behavior Clip Chart
I'm trying out the ever-popular clip chart this year. I'm not sure where I first heard this idea from (let me know if you know!), but here's my incentives: Get to Excellent Effort, get a sticker on your clip. Get 6 stickers on your clip, get a new, prettier clip. Repeat until you get the gold sparkly clip. They're into it, and it's been working great so far ... until today when I basically forgot it existed so the entire class was still on Ready to Learn at the end of the day, even though they were fantastic. Oops!
|I just printed black letters on white paper and then used scrapbook paper to make it colorful. I laminated each one with a thin piece of cardboard behind it.|
I'm excited the monthly Made-Its start next week. With back to school night next Thursday, I know I'll be busy this weekend making more!