The first project I marked off my list is this one. I've seen it around quite a bit with variations of how it's made. I'm calling mine "In & Out Attendance". The cookie sheet was only $1 too! I am not the craftiest, but I made do with my daughter's pink duct tape and some green Elmer's Masking Tape with flowers on it. It's hard to see the flowers in the picture though. This tape is similar to Washi Tape. I bought the magnets at Big Lots and wrote numbers on them with a Sharpie. I even made one for myself...Notice I am in the Bathroom. Ha! I'll hang it with ribbon on a Command Hook. Those work great even on the block walls at my school and they don't take off the paint. :)
Here are some other cute boards that inspired me to do this.
Next are my fun finds at the Dollar Tree! I am team leader again this year, and I wanted to do something PERSONAL. So I bought these adorable composition books, a few sheets of scrapbook paper, stick on letters, and made them for my team. Each letter is their first name. We do have one guy on the team and I figured he didn't want the bling. His is a bit more basic but still cute. I can't wait to give these out on the first day of preplanning.
Did I say I love the Dollar Tree? I found these cute little cones with sayings on them to reward students when they are doing awesome! I thought these would be great to use when they are in cooperative groups, individuals to just had that "aha" moment. I want to make things more personal so putting these on a student's desk to motivate will be fun!
#5This isn't really so much personal for the kids, but I can't wait to use these for multiplication. I have a Hawaiian themed classroom this year and these multiplication surfboards are perfect. I ordered them from Really Good Stuff. I'm so glad my teammie alerted me to these! They are self stick to any wall and come off easily...so it says. We'll see right?
Stay tuned because I'm still not done. I plan to go up to my classroom next week to begin setting up. I'll be posting pictures of my new theme, set up, and organization too. :)
Credit to Jennifer Jones from Hello Literacy for the adorable font on the pictures and MooandPuppy for the background!