Hello bloggy friends! Time to link up again with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It: September Edition. My projects this time are on the small side, as I have bigger fish to fry this week... like getting ready for the first day of school! TOMORROW!! But I love that Monday Made It is forcing me to do those little projects that I've always wanted to do, but never really made the time to do :)
Project #1: Compliment Clips
I found this on Pinterest last year and decided to try it out this year. Every time an adult in the building gives our class a compliment, they will get a compliment clip. For every 10 clips, students can earn a special reward. Here's my Compliment Clip cup (say that 5 times fast!):
Totally Terrific in Texas!
Project #2 Break Breaks
After talking with the first grade teachers, I have quite a few kiddos this year that are going to need frequent brain breaks. Enter the Brain Break pail:
I have 18 different activities, most of them movement breaks. I made the label and wrote the activites on colored craft sticks (I don't know where the craft sticks came from though; they were a gift). Here's my Pinterest board, where most of the brain break ideas came from :)
Project #3: First Day of School Frame
These have been all over Pinterest and lots of other blogs I follow. Here's mine:
The "1st" star can be switched out if I wanted to do 100th day or last day. It's made out of foam tag board, so it would be light, but sturdy. The hubs cut the hole and I covered it in chevron duct tape (I realized have a slight obsession with fancy duct tape). Then I bought sheets of foam and used our die cut machine at school to cut out the letters and used a glue gun to attach. This project cost me $8. Not bad!
I'm also linking up for the first time with Farley for Currently: