Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Made It!!!

Yeah! It's Monday!  Can't believe I'm happy about Monday but in blogland it's the greatest day! Why...Monday Made It!

Thanks again to Tara for this great linky! I've found so many wonderful projects and keep racking my brain to come up with something original to share but it's hard work with so much awesomeness out there. So here are my "made its" and they are my actual finished projects. I have lots of "almost made its" and hopefully they'll be finished this week. 

First up...

Open Number Line

I usually just quickly scribble open number lines on the white board when I need one. But I decided that having my very own classroom (for the first time in 9 years) I would create an open number line for everyday use.  It was quick and easy to create. 

I used a roll of fax paper (it was a glossy paper) and black electrical tape.  The tape was awesome on the glossy paper because it easily peeled off when I needed to move it - I wasn't perfectly straight on the first (second, third...) tries. 

 Once it's laminated I'll use dry erase markers to write on it.  Can't wait to see it hanging in my classroom! 


Count By Fives

I love these little counting by five posters.  A fellow teacher has a version using actual kid handprints in paint to create these darlings. But since I don't have any kids handy and I didn't think puppy would cooperate, I decided to use the cricut and create some hands. 

 The colours are hard to see in the pictures, but they are much more vibrant in person.  

On my agenda for this week...a floor version Hundred Chart.  I got the idea from Donna at Math Coach's Corner.  Check it out! I'll let you know how mine works out! Oh...and I'll probably try and make some of the rekenreks she shared as well! 

Now I'm off to play with the puppy...since she looks so bored and pathetic!

Happy Monday! Can't wait to see your Made Its! 



  1. Your projects came out great! Love the counting by 5's signs!

    Success in Second Grade

  2. Love your counting by fives posters! Great idea and very cute! :)

  3. The photo of you dog looks professional! Too cute!

    I'd love if you checked out my blog at T is for Teaching :)

    1. Ahh...thanks! It was just a quick pic I snapped of a rare quiet moment.

  4. Awesome blog post! I love the photo of your pet.

    Mrs. B's Nook

    1. Thanks...she's a cutie (most of the time! lol)

  5. I really like that number line you made...I may have to copy the idea in some way! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ramblings of a Deaf Ed Teacher's Mind...

    1. There's so many ways you could do this. I just happened to have an old roll of fax paper. I was planning on drawing the lines with sharpie but then found the black tape which saved me so much time!!!! It honestly only took about 15 minutes to make and the hardest part was cutting the tape into skinny pieces for the "ticks". I can't believe I didn't think of making one earlier!

  6. I'm always scribbling up a number line too! Love your idea. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  7. How long is your number line?

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    2. Sorry....lost my comment. I made it with 50 "lines" each 2 inches apart. I made every fifth "line" larger.

  8. Love the number line! I nominated you for an award :-) Stop by and check it out.


  9. Which Cricut Cartridge did you use to create the hands?