Monday Made It - April

I love this linky, before I started my own little blog these were my favorite posts to read. There were always so many great ideas. Since I've started my blog I've managed to link up a total of two times (and one was really sad). I'm not sure that this one is much better but I just have to link up, I love it so much! Make sure your link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics or check out all the great and inspiring posts being linked.

1. Home decor- my mom bought the door for me at the consignment store where she volunteers, I bought the background paper at chapters - it is from a box of note cards - loved the colors and now I have extra note cards and the letters were made by a teaching buddy who is lucky enough to have a Cricket! The letters are the initials of our little family - and yes they spell GAME if you re-arrange them. Oh how jealous I am of my friend's Cricket. I think it would be dangerous for me to get one though.

2. Calendar Cards - Header

Graphics from Krista Walden
I posted previously about my spring calendar cards that I made. At the time I was messing around with making a picture and using it as text fill. I made April and May using the picture I created and I really like how it turned out - I decided to use it even though I have a perfectly good April header. I just trimmed around the word and mounted it on black tag paper and trimmed it up again. You can pick up a free set of the calendar cards and headers by clicking here.

3. Time Unit

Graphics from Ashley Hughes
 I was talking with one of my teaching buddies and she was looking for some new time activities for her class so I created this unit. It is for grades 1-3 and has activities for telling time from half-hour to the nearest 5 minute mark. It also has elapsed time work and creating a timeline. Click here to check out the preview in my TpT store if you want to see more.

4. Inference Notebooks

Graphics from Scrappin Doodles
I stole this ideas from the super sweet and super creative Joanne at Head over Heels for Teaching (click here to see her post - you will notice it is from a Monday Made It post - told you I love to read them and steal all of the ideas!). I bought these mini-composition books at Dollarama - they were in packs of 3 for $1.00. Then we added the little labels to the cover. We are using these books to hold our inferences during our current reading unit. I will talk more about how I use these tomorrow when I link up with Holly for her
Tried it Tuesday linky (yes that's a teaser). Notice the cutting skills of my not-so-little ones! There is not much to the covers but you can click here for a free copy.

5. Decaf coffee

You might be saying "Good for her, switching over to decaf" but you would be wrong - I am not switching over to decaf, I bought the wrong coffee and have been drinking decaf since Saturday morning. That's right the best coffee of the week the Saturday morning in my jammies coffee was a decaf! How did this happen, I was shopping with my husband - and he was not in the mood to shop - so I was rushing and not paying attention and now I am paying for it!! Only10 more to go!

Oh and I made a Facebook page for this little blog - if you want to go over and like it you will be one of the first (not THE first, but super close) and you can tell everyone you are a trendsetter! : )


  1. Those inference notebooks are adorable. I'm sure your students were excited about them. I'm a total sucker for all things stationary though, so that might just be me :)

    Apples, Owls, and Peppermint Mochas

  2. Wow you sure have been busy! I love that door with the initials - Cricuts sure are amazing!

    Love to Learn

  3. I have a Cricut!! It was the first one and it is very small and you can do so much with it. I want the big one but that's a huge financial jump thatI can't take at the moment...Love the door!!

    I am so sorry about the coffee...that is tragic. I love my coffee! Although, I'd still drink it even thought I didn't want decaf. I drank decaf all through my 3rd pregnancy because I didn't drink it at all with my first 2 and I just missed it. So decaf it was (by the 3rd child, you just don't care anymore...just kidding, I do care, but I thought coffee was a good compromise).

    I am like #3 on your FB page!! Wohoo! Now you'll have to teach me how to do one! ;O) Just kidding. I wouldn't make you do that!
    Collaboration Cuties

  4. Thanks for the shout out! I'm so glad you liked those notebooks! My kids "ask" me to cite their evidence! What??!! :O)I love your door-awesome! And I love those calendar headers-so bright!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  5. Your door turned out really nice. You can't go wrong with black and white. I am so sorry about your coffee. Decaf is fine at night, but it does not do the job for me in the morning! Do you have the hardest time finding pods for your Tassimo? I finally had to switch to Keurig because I could not find any!

    Eclectic Educating

  6. I love all your creations! You have been so busy!! I have that same door picture frame and that idea to add initials on scrapbook paper is adorable. Even though it has been a couple months since I used it, I have a cricut too:)

    I can't wait to read more about your inference notebooks tomorrow (thanks for the shout out and I love the teaser! hehe!!). My students had no idea about what "citing" from the text means. They still need a lot of practice! I could use some pointers:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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