Monday Made It

I am linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her linky....

First, last week I worked on a few clipboards. This is my second try making clipboards but I followed the directions from Jessica at Literacy Spark and I am way happier with they way they turned out. The ones from last year are in the student pile of clipboards now.

I did mine front and back because I will be using them for assessment (so I can flip them over or walk around and they will still be cute!). I have one for math, reading and writing. I will be using more labels this year when doing assessments and will just keep the label sheet, checklists, class lists etc. that I am using that day/week with the clipboard.

Next I made a NOISE sign for my classroom. I originally saw this on a blog and now I can not find it to give credit!!!! So after I first saw this I tried it out by writing the word on my white board and it worked! So I knew I wanted to make a sign too. I used magnetic sheets and awesome letters from the amazing Megan - she just added them to the Basic Brights Ultimate Bundle yesterday!

they will look better in my class then on my fridge - but some days I could use it at home too!!

Also I made a prayer jar. Lately I have been asked to say a prayer for people and I try my very best to remember everyone but sometimes it is hard. So I made a really quick prayer jar. I took an old Mason jar, some see through labels, stones, shells and a candle. I printed off some words that I wanted (couldn't find stickers that would work and I do not have a Cricut - yet). I put in a shell or stone in for everyone that I am praying for - I even labelled some of the stones. Now I just light the candle and say a prayer for everyone inside!

Here are links to some TPT products I made and you could check it out if you wanted to...

Reading Goals Chart
Writing Goals Chart
Reading & Writing Bundle
Superhero Clip Chart

Lastly I made a giveaway (ha, just wanted to make sure you have entered since it ends tomorrow!).
 Click on the picture to enter now!!

Be sure and come back tomorrow to find out who the winners are and to find out about an exciting new giveaway I am part of!!!


  1. What a sweet way to remember those who need prayer. I really love your jar!

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  2. Glad your clipboards came out better! Love that you did the back too...I just didn't have the patience.

    Literacy Spark

  3. Those clipboards are so adorable! The word NOISE will be a great visual cue for your kids AND it looks cute at the same time. Success!

    Polka Dots & Teaching Tots

  4. You clipboards look fantastic. I love your jar, it is a wonderful idea.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  5. Your prayer jar is just darling! What a great idea!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  6. I have to go buy magnetic sheets to make a magnetic NOISE tracker.

    Too many good ideas on all these blogs for my already too long to do list!


    Sweet Rhyme – Pure Reason
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    1. You just made me laugh, Nick. So true. So true!

      Loving it all! Prayer jar is adorable. I have many extra stones from the $ store....excellent use for those.

      Fluent in Fourth

  7. I have to ask you a question. I actually found the letters today to spell out NOISE and as I went to purchase them, my husband stopped me and said "you really want to give them that many chances to be more quiet?" They have to be silent after 5 letters? Is this how you have used it? Perhaps I don't fully understand how to implement the use of this system in the classroom. Can you explain to me how you have used it?

  8. Love your idea of a prayer jar! I think I'll make one to use with my boys.
    One Happy Teacher

  9. Your clipboards turned out great!

    I love the prayer jar idea. I really want to do this now. Thank you for sharing!


  10. First, thanks for the reminder for the giveaway! I appreciate the opportunity for a chance to win such an AMAZING prize package! That prayer jar is the sweetest thing ever! It's such an inspiration! And, I'm stealing your idea about having the NOISE poster at home! haha
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  11. The prayer jar is such a sweet idea. What a great physical reminder!

    Okay, magnetic sheets? How smart are you? Love that idea.

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  12. Thanks for your clip board re-do instructions. I just finished my first attempt at a Mickey Mouse one for me next year. I love it! Thanks for sharing that you found the idea from Jessica at Literacy Spark. I am off to thank her next! I also like the prayer jar. I teach at a Catholic School so I think I will make one for my classroom. Great ideas!

    1. Thanks Kathy. Those instructions really helped me get them right this time. I think a prayer jar for your class would be great - maybe with a flameless candle :)


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