Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Made It -7/15

My it really the middle of July already? Yikes that means I in exactly one month I have to report in for meetings!  I either need to get busy and get more school things wrapped up, or I need to truly put away for a bit and be lazy for a week or two!

Well, it is Monday, so that means it's time to link up with Tara over at Fourth Grade Frolics for another Monday Made It!  I so love this linky.  I am constantly amazed at the wonderful, crafty things everyone is making!  It has honestly been an inspiration each week to get things accomplished.  Plus I keep finding new blogs to follow which equals new friends and more great ideas!

MMI #1- Home Communication Center

So for my MMIs this week I have one for home that I have been putzing with for a while now and think I may have it to a finishing point.  This is my home communication center.  I have a narrow hallway that everyone must pass through to get to the kitchen and the upstairs (where their bedrooms are) so I decided to use the wall space as my home communication center.  
I have 2 white boards- the large board is for messages and notes to let others (AKA -Mom) know where you are or when you expect to be back along with the post for emergency numbers and a small white board for the weekly shopping list.  Above the shopping list I have my menu board.  In the middle of it all is a cork board with the calendar and a slots for the kids' schedules and other goodies. (My older kids pointed out that they don't have slots but I assured them that although they don't have bulletin board space they are still loved.  I should clarify, my older children are 21, 20 and 19 and don't live at home any more...I'm not really that mean of a mother LOL)  I am pretty please with how it all looks now.  Hopefully we can keep it up and the boys will remember to use it.

MMI #2 A Behavior Clip chart.

My next project was a behavior clip chart.  I have never used on in my room before, but know I have a group coming up that might need the visual reminder on how we need to work in the classroom.  I decided I wanted my chart to be magnetic, so I used a flat cookie sheet, then I made little number tiles to go with it. (I'm debating on making them a little smaller and using these for posting late/missing work on my whiteboard).  I am really pleased with how this came out. I am working on making data binder sheets and created one to go with the chart that the kids will fill in for each day.

MMI #3: Citing Sources

My final MMI for this week is a document I created to share with my teammates/students for citing sources.  As part of the Common Core, one of the things that students must be able to do is cite the resources they use in research.  For the past couple of years I have been pretty loose about how the students did this (basically just the title and the author) and none of our time did it the same way, so here enters my new resource.  I still tried to keep it basic but have more information included along with a prescribed format for both print materials and online materials.

Well, that's it for me for this week's MMI.  Off to see what some of my favorite bloggers were crafting for this week.

                                                            Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your great ideas! Just found you today and am a new follower...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers