Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Made It: Week 3


Time to join Mrs. Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for the Monday Made It linky! 

I participated this last summer and absolutely loved how motivated it made me. I got things done that I never thought I would!

This summer I needed to do quite a bit of work organizing the files on my computer AND organizing the files in my "real life." So, I'm starting this week and hope it'll continue into the rest of the summer.
My first Monday Made It is my Font & Clipart Binder. There are quite a few people out there that have done something like this (Sara from Smiling in Second Grade and Katie from Teacher to the Core are just a few) and I REALLY needed a way to organize my files on my computer, so I did something very similar!
This is my cover. I used some of my clipart & fonts I had to make it! Cool, huh?? :)
Fonts are arranged by creator & then each font name is typed in THAT font. For example, the font Elephants in Cherry Trees is typed in that font face. It makes it easy to flip through and find the fonts that I'm looking for!
Then, my clipart is arranged by artist. The name is on the left side of the page and then I have 6 sets listed on each page. It printed a bit bigger than I thought it would, but it makes seeing the clipart that much easier!
Some artists, I have clipart that is individual and NOT part of sets. So, those I put the "stock" picture of it and then labeled it below - just like I did with Jessica Weible above! 
I also, for each artist that I have clipart from, printed out the digital paper pages. This makes it MUCH easier when looking for the perfect paper for a project that I work on!
I printed EVERY single artist's/creator's things I have on my computer and it's all in this one binder! It's got a spine that matches the cover so when it's sitting on a shelf in my craft room, I can reach over, flip to the page I need, and then put it right back.

It's BEAUTIFUL and I am in love with it! How do you keep your files straight??
Number two is a PDF file I created of a multiplication activity for sale on TPT. I am in LOVE with the clipart used... thanks to the beautiful creation by Krista Wallden (Creative Clips)!
This baby was a labor of my love (oh man, was I OCD about the watermelon seeds!!) and I am SO happy with how it turned out. My students continuously needed help with multiplication, so what better way to incorporate multiplication with some delicious watermelon!
The pack comes with student directions AND teacher directions. This is to help when you put this activity in a math center or have it as a group activity! 
The cards are very simple and easy to read - count the seeds on the left and multiply by the seeds on the right. The answer key coordinates right alongside the cards. There's a full sheet answer key and half sheet (pictured above) to help save on paper if you'd like.

This pack also makes a fun "write the room" activity, which is how we used it in our classroom. I hung up the cards throughout the room and students walked from spot to spot trying to find the cards in order. Working on those numerical order skills, too! :)

That's all I've got for ya this week! Next week, it's going to be tough since we're in the midst of a move - we move into our new house on Sunday and I have NOTHING packed!! But, I'll try my best to bring you some goodies :) if not, check out Tara's linky anyway!!

See y'all soon!

17 comments:

  1. I have got to do that with my scrap papers!

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    1. Not quite sure what you mean, Rachel!

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  2. oh goodness, if I ever did that with my clip art ... jeff might never let me buy clip art again! LOL! love the idea though :)

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    1. LOL my hub about killed me when he saw it - so you're not alone!! :)

      Sara

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  3. Love the watermelon activity! That would be great for addition for my Kinders!!!

    Elizabeth
    www.thecoffeecraftedteacher.com

    acraftyqueen@gmail.com

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  4. Oh my worddddddd! How long did that take you?! Can I just hire you to do mine....lol....;) That's awesome....I just don't know if I'll have the patience to finish it:/ Thanks for linking up girl:)
    4th Grade Frolics

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  5. Awesome ideas. I wish I had the patience to do that with my clipart and fonts. But I guess I should do it sooner rather than later so that I don't have as much to start with.

    Love your watermelon seeds.

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    1. It definitely took patience AND persistence! Thank you for the compliments :)

      Sara

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  6. I worked on my clipart binder last week. I'm going to have to reprint a couple pages. Your sizing looks perfect!
    Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

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  7. I love your clipart/font binder. What a big job - but it looks amazing! I really should do that but I am afraid of the size of binder I will need : )

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  8. Oh my gosh! That binder is awesome. I think I just added something more to my already growing list. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I need to organize all my fonts!!

    Linda
    Down the Learning Road

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    1. I had no idea I had so many until I did this project! Helped clear out the ones I never used!

      Sara

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  10. Sara, Your binder is amazing! Such a great way to organize everything. That might just be my next project:)
    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  11. Oh my word, your binder is AMAZING! That will sure come in handy! Hope you're enjoying your summer!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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  12. Looks like your clip art is super organized! I probably don't use half of mine because I don't even know what I have!

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  13. You ARE SOOOOOOO ORGANIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm your newest follower just in hopes that I learn some organizational skills from you!!! :) I can't wait to check out the rest of your blog!!! :)
    Lori :)
    Mixing it up in Middle

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