Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Monday Made It with 4th Grade Frolics - 06.19.2017

Hello All!!

I am back for another link up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It. I look forward to this every year.

This week Holly Hodges from Research and Play is in charge of the Monday Made It post. Jump over to the 4th Grade Frolics blog and check out her post. Then be sure to check out all of the wonderful bloggers that have linked up this week.


I feel like I have been a real slacker this past week because I haven't really got much done as far as physical items or even digital. I've spent a lot of time watching the tropical disturbances that could or could not possibly be heading my way. I have officially lived on the Mississippi coast for 1 year now but I don't remember any of these tropical issues last summer. Why is that?

Any way....let's just get started.
While I may feel like I haven't gotten anything done... as I told you all last week...I have made a decision on the colors for total classroom transformation for the upcoming school year. Just to refresh your memories...My colors will be Navy, Teal and Lime green. I am so looking forward to a refreshed new classroom. So with that in mind....I purchased these sheets at Walmart. They will be perfect for making my curtains in certain areas of the classroom.
The navy colored sheets will be transformed into curtains to hide certain teacher materials in HUGE book shelf. Let me just give you an idea of the size of this book shelf.
This is not my actual book shelf. It is actually one of the other third grade teacher's....but our rooms are identical. Where she has her long curtains, that is where I will have my navy ones. Where she has no curtains....I want to have these storage cubes.
Now....I need a short curtain in the same spot this other teacher has her black one....I'm thinking maybe I could use the middle sheet that is teal and navy print. What do you think about that idea?

I also am looking at these two rugs for my Reading/Library/Meeting Area. Which do you think might look best?

I really could use some feedback from you guys. I am going all cross-eyed trying to decide. I do not like making decorating decisions.

OK....now on to.......
I did manage to finish up this Solve the Room - Multiplication and here it is.
This now make three items in my TpT store on the same theme. I have the Solve the Room - Addition, Solve the Room - Subtraction and now Solve the Room - Multiplication. Is anyone interested in a GROWING BUNDLE?

That is all I have for this Monday Made It. Please check out all the other bloggers that have linked up over at 4th Grade Frolics. I just know you will find many great ideas!!

I look forward to seeing all your comments.

Until next time....Adios!!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Monday Made It - 06.12.2017

Hello Friends!

I am very excited to be joining up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made series. I am a little behind this week but that seems to be the story of my life lately.


I don't have any physical "made its" this week. All of mine are digital. I have been working hard to make things for my 3rd grade classroom for next school year. The upside is that I put them in my store at Teachers Pay Teachers for anyone else who might need them.

So without any further delay, let me begin my showing.

I don't know about you but I found last year that I really needed to have some activities that could be versatile. You know the type of activities that could be done in groups, pairs or even individually. That is where this idea came from. Here is the first in a series that I am creating for Solve the Room. This one is addition and is with and without regrouping.

I know what you are thinking....these are just flash cards. But are they. I am providing several suggestions for use with these problems cards and they can customized to work with your theme. All you have to do is make that request. I am also providing black & white copies in the package for those that prefer to save on ink....ie..not have to use all the color ink.

My second Monday Made It is a sibling to the my first one. You guessed it, another Solve the Room. This one is the subtraction also with and without regrouping.


I am working on the multiplication at the present time and have in mind to also have elapsed time, money, geometry and fractions. Maybe I should think about doing a big bundle.

My next creation was a new logo for my TpT store. I realized this week that I have been selling on TpT since 2012 and I never created a logo for my store. Well here it is.


Thank you for visiting my blog. Just because you read to the end.....I have a little freebie for you. I am giving you this Main Idea & Detail activity that can be used with any passage or book. You can download this item from my TpT store. Enjoy.


Until next time.....Aloha!! (No I'm not in Hawaii....but that doesn't mean that I don't want to be.  :)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Whoa!!! Almost a Year!

Hello and how is everyone doing today?

I know....don't pass out because I'm actually posting again,

Switching back to 3rd grade after teaching gifted for 8 years was really a HUGE shift. I was super busy all year....first trying to keep my head above water just learning all the new things I haven't had to deal with. You know CCSS, RtI, TST....etc.etc. I also moved several hours south and was learning the ins and outs of a new school district.

But....hey....I made it. My 3rd Grade team is the best. We all worked together to encourage and assist our kiddos to show great growth during their 3rd grade year. I was so proud of my kiddos....they all passed the Mississippi GATE test!! Yay!!! They will all be in 4th grade next year.

Since school ended I have been working on some things to use in my classroom for next year. Of course when I get them finished they will go in my Teachers Pay Teachers store....Teaching at the Beach.

BTW....I decided this morning to make a logo for my store. Here it is...Tell me what you think.


I just love the summer time. One reason is the BEACH of course....but I also love that Tara over at Fourth Grade Frolics has her Monday Made It. I really do love going over there and seeing what everyone has made. I also love to participate. So off I go now to see what I can create so I will have something to share. 

Talk to you later!!