Monday, October 1, 2012

My FIRST Monday Made-It!

Hello all, since I do interventions and tutoring for elementary schoolers, I haven't received my new students yet, but at least, I have an idea what they may need.  So, preparing for them has been a little nutty lately ;)  I'll be posting soon about my plans and goals for them, and hopefully, reflecting on how they went. 

Meanwhile, I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for my first EVER Monthly Monday Made-It!! 

 wanted to share some song lyrics anchor charts that I've made for my toddler music class.  I generally don't use these for active movement activities.  However, for calmer, quieter songs and fingerplays, I like to give the parents something to look at, so that they feel more confident participating, as well as provide a print-rich environment for the kiddos. 

Sorry for the bad pictures.  I generally don't consider myself that crafty, but I must say, I've been inspired by some of the neat things I've been seeing in the Monday Made-It posts.  I usually draw and paste these together on 11 X 17 copy paper, and then mount them on cardboard cut to size.  I don't really have a good way to display them, other than leaning them up against something, or just holding them up.  If I make these sort of things for my elementary reading / math students, how can I better display charts?  Is there some kind of small, portable easel?  Also, how do you manage to print chart or bulletin board ideas that one downloads as a PDF file on 11 X 17 or larger?  Oh, I know, so many newby questions...

Oh, BTW, here's a paper-crafted greeting card I made for a friend. 

I'm looking forward to looking at all of the crafty ideas posted this month.  Head on over to 4th Grade Frolics   and link up!


  1. I look forward to reading more of your blog posts. I am your newest follower! If you get a chance, check out my blog...I'm a bit new to the blogging world.

    Kelly Nelson
    Owl Inspire You

  2. I am also looking forward to your blog posts... come check my little blog out if you get a chance. We can follow each other! :)
    - Michele
    Multiage Moments

  3. I love your blog design! Very cute!

    Fourth Grade Garden

  4. I found you at Monday Made it.
    I think that your parents will find it easier to join in when you have the words posted for them. The kids will connect that the words you print are the same as the words you say.
    I put my charts up on a magnetic whiteboard stand. You could probably find a table top one at an office supple store.
    I am a new follower.

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