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Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday Made It {March}

I am linking up some Made It projects from February with the amazing Tara at 4th Grade Frolics! I know Valentine's Day is over, but there are some freebies listed that you might want to download for next year to get ahead of the game! I'm always doing projects at the last minute but I have this dream that one day I can be prepared far in advance for holidays. Haha!
These are the little treat cups for Valentine's Day that I made for my class. I love these little cups that are four for $1.00 at Walmart. Instead of a little baggie, they can reuse the cup! This works for many holidays too. :)

I already snatched up some more cups for a little Easter gift (4 for $.97 at Walmart).

For the first time, I made homemade Valentine's for my son and daughter's daycare friends. This was the Smooches kit from PaperCrafts Go To Kits.
Here are the lips cut out (I had to trace them and cut them out and then they fold up like a card), the strips of paper (I used my scrapbook paper cutter), and the ribbon (I measured and cut).
 My six year old helped make the cards! Even she could tie the ribbon on the little strip of paper!

Step one to tape down (I use double sided tape).
 Step two-tape down strip of paper with ribbon:
 Add writing and a sucker!
 Cute and personalized!
Click on the pictures below for a template for the lips and directions for paper sizes!

I printed these great figurative language interactive bulletin board posters by Head Over Heels for Teaching. They print black and white to save on colored ink. You could print them on colored paper, but since I didn't have any on hand, I just printed them on white paper and colored in the middle with a colored pencil. They are hanging in front of my room below the bulletin board. When a student finds figurative language in a book they are reading, they add the sentence to a post-it note and we hang it by the coordinating poster.

 I also laminated this game of Winter Zap for complete sentences, fragments, and run-ons by The Teacher's Desk 6. My students are recording their answers and changing the sentences that are run-ons or fragments on this handout I typed up. It is a center for work on writing. The students always struggle with fragments and run-ons!
I am working on adding spring ELA centers currently and these next two weeks are crunch time for me! State ELA test for all my 4th graders is April 1-3. Ah!!

Don't forget to check out this giveaway by my BBB at Ideas by Jivey!

I'll leave you with this picture of my kiddos with one of my favorite Disney characters! My baby Charlie (sniff, sniff) turned four on Saturday! Time flies!
See you tomorrow for Tried It Tuesday!


  1. Look how cute those Smooches are! Very crafty! I should go get some of those Easter cups for my kiddos, but I'll have to go to the Walmart in town because the one on the beach is the busiest in the country during Spring Break. I avoid it all costs unless I want to stand in line for three hours. I'm not exaggerating either. It's nuts! Love the picture of Lily and Charlie!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. OK, I'm drawing a blank. Who is the Disney character?

    1. Gaston! From Beauty and the Beast. "No one's fit as Gaston, no one's big as Gaston..."

  3. I love the homemade valentines! I love it when students start noticing figurative language in their reading, and even more when the transfer it to their writing!

    Fit to be Fourth

  4. I love the lips valentines! Super cute! The cups are a great idea!!