So I was planning to share this yesterday, but I got swept up in my classroom projects, a meeting that ran longer than planned, and my soccer game. I know Tara isn’t doing her Monday Made-It series weekly now that summer is almost finished. However, I thought I’d keep up in the spirit of things and share with you what I have been making.
Besides beefing up my book units this summer, I have wanted to create some more independent math stations for my classroom. I already have a lot of great dice games and started thinking about better utilizing my math manipulatives. My newest project will utilize the packs of dominoes I have. I think I have the project finished, but I would love another set of eyes just to make sure. It’s targeted for first and second graders. If you have a few moments to look it over for errors or confusion I would be so grateful. Just leave me a comment with a way to contact you.
Last spring I bought an Erin Condren planner during the big Teacher Appreciation sale. While it has a great section for a grade book, I keep so many checklists for things I wasn’t sure I’d have enough pages. So, I made a separate grade book:
I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but I LOVE organizing with binders. What makes binders even more fun? Having some fabulous dividers!
Here’s a close-up of some of my divider labels:
Now all I need is a class list so I can start making my grade book pages to put behind each section.
Have you read Julia Cook's newest book, A Flicker of Hope? It's a beautifully written story that encourages children to ask for help when they find themselves standing under dark clouds in their life. Not only does this book show children how to ask for help, but it also encourages children to be hope builders for others!