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!