Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Made It w/Freebie Links

I'm linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!

I was VERY busy yesterday afternoon...printing, laminating, cutting!!!

All summer I've been finding goodies I want to use in my classroom, and saving them in a B2S folder on my laptop.  Well, yesterday I went through and printed, laminated, and cut out quite a few of them.  And now, I'm going to share them with you.  So even though I didn't create any of my MMI's, I did make them :)

Check out all of this classroom goodness...

Just looking at the picture makes me want to jump in my car and go to school to get my room set up, BUT...
I can't get in until the 19th...
Believe it or not, every single one of these printables was a FREEBIE from some of our favorite blogger friends!  If you'd like to use any of them in your classroom, I'll be sharing the links below.  When you go and grab these freebies from TPT or TN, don't forget to leave some feedback for the sellers :)
 Tada!!!  My sharpened/unsharpened pencils containers!  I LOVE these flipped labels from Ladybug's Teacher cute!!!  I found the little buckets at Ikea (by the planters)...79 cents people!  I printed, laminated and cut out the labels, then attached them to the containers with hot glue.  Click HERE if you'd like to grab these labels for your classroom :)

Another use for a cute little bucket...I've been seeing similar signs all over Pinterest, and had to put one together for my classroom.  I'm hoping it will cut down on the number of no-name papers (fingers crossed!!!).  This cute freebie is from Amazing Documents.  She's got a lot of cute stuff in her TPT store...go and check it out...and get the 'Highlight Your Name' freebie HERE
These little cuties are my effort to stop my students from coming to me for help when I'm busy working with another student.  The pencils have numbers on them (which you can't see in the pic...sorry!).  When a student needs your help, but you're busy, he or she can grab a numbered pencil, place it on their desk, and you'll know who to go to next (like at the deli counter..."Now serving...number 3").  Genius!!!  These are from Valerie at All Students Can Shine.  You can find them HERE (scroll to the bottom of the blog post and click the picture to download from Google Docs). 

Oh. My.  The brilliance of vocabulary combined with classroom management.  Love it!!!  The 'Today's Password' file is from The 2 Teaching Divas and can be found HERE.  I'm planning to use these to help my students become familiar with our Social Studies vocabulary words for each week (you could use these for anything you want your kiddos to practice...sight words, state capitals, etc).  We'll talk about the password during Morning Meeting and make sure everyone understands the definition.  Then, throughout the day, when I'm giving directions I'll say things like, "When I say today's password, please push in your chairs and line up quietly at the door."

Tara at 4th Grade Frolics has been instrumental in helping me decorate my classroom this year.  I'm SO grateful that she's using the same colors as me in her classroom AND that she's so creative and generous!  I love these Showing Your Understanding posters.  They're great for either a quick self-assessment after a mini-lesson ("Show me your understanding by putting up 1, 2, 3, or 4 fingers"), or for a more thoughtful, written self-assessment following an assignment.  This is Tara's current Fan Freebie on her Facebook page.  You can get your copy HERE, but only if you 'like' her page ;)
Another fabulous freebie from Tara at 4th Grade Frolics!  I'm going to be using a modified version of Daily 5 and CAFE in my classroom this year (I'm going to call it Reading Rotations).  And, I'll be using the 'Rotation Board and Daily 5 Posters' printables for my rotation pocket chart.  Click the link to get your free download from Tara's TPT store!  BTW, I'm not using the 'Listen to Reading' cards because I'm going to use my class read aloud as our 'Listen to Reading' time.
Are you still with me???  Only two more to go...
Like I said, I'll be using Daily 5 and CAFE in my classroom.  I LOVE this version of CAFE for the upper grades called CRAFT.  As you can see in the picture, CRAFT stands for Comprehension, Respond to Text, Accuracy, Fluency, and Text Features. This freebie is from Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files and can be found HERE.  I'll have these up on a bulletin board, and as we learn a new strategy, we'll post it under the appropriate header.
In my Writing Workshop I'm going to use the VOICES acronym to teach six of the 6 + 1 Writing Traits.  This is also from Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files and can be found HERE.  Just like with CRAFT, I'll have these up on a bulletin board, and as we learn a new strategy, we'll post it under the appropriate header. 
I hope you can use some of these awesome freebies in your classroom...don't forget to leave feedback for these generous and creative ladies!!!  Then head over to 4th Grade Frolics to check out some more Monday Made Its :)


  1. Thanks so much for posting this! It all looks great! You led me to 4th Grade Frolic's Showing Understanding Posters! Thanks a ton!
    3 Teacher Chicks

  2. Wow! You were busy yesterday! This will be me this weekend because I also have a whole folder of things to print!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  3. So cute Kris! I'm sad I won't be able to visit your classroom if we start on the same day. :( Maybe on a work day I can come by to visit? I hope you post lots of pictures of your completed room. You are going to have a BLAST this year at your school!!!


  4. Love your made it items! We certainly think alike! I also got most of those same items:) Thanks for sharing some new ones with me too.

  5. I'm your newest follower! I love your "Wait Your Turn" cards :)

    Floating Through Fifth