Monday Made It {June 9th}

Summer is here and I guess I'm officially on "Summer Time" since I'm linking up a day late.

So this week, my Made Its are all created with my Silhouette.  Last Thanksgiving, I was lucky enough to win a Silhouette Portrait from Megan (I Teach, What's Your Superpower?).  She's having Bloggy Birthday giveaways right now...go check them out.

Guess what?  I'm heading to Disney again!  Surprised?  Well, I am.  I wasn't planning on it, but my husband said it was OK to take my daughter for her 17th birthday!  I'm heading there with my Disney (and Josh Groban) partner-in-crime and her sister-in-law.  I've "done Disney" with these gals a lot. One can never have enough Disney time!

We will be heading to the beach one of the days we are there and NEEDED to make these.

We bought each of the girls going a cup holder that sticks in the sand and I created this Mickey head (complete with name) for each of us.  Cute!  By the way, if you are new to the Silhouette, I found this site for helping me understand how to create the Mickey head: One Artsy Mama.  Then, I just added the name to the center of the head and there you go!  Ready for some beach fun!
Another Silhouette project, but not for me.  A friend (holla, Stacy) needed names to be cut out on vinyl to be added to some sand buckets for her beach trip.

Recognize that font?  Yep, it's KG What the Teacher Wants.  (one of my favorite fonts right now).

Well, that's it for now.  I wish I had more, but it is only day 2 of summer vacation.  I'll be back with more next week.  I'll have a lot of restructuring/recrafting to do.  I am having to get two rooms ready for next fall.

Yep, I'm officially changing jobs.  I've hinted and hinted about this change for a few weeks on here.  I'll be teaching ESOL at two different schools next year.  I am so excited for the change and can't wait to learn everything I can about ESOL.  Unfamiliar with the acronym?  It's English for Speakers of Other Languages.  It's funny how across the US the term is interchangeable with ELL, ESL, and EL. What do you call it in your neck of the woods?  Do you have your ESOL teachers pull students out or do they spend time pushing in to classrooms?  I can't wait to learn all about it.  Off to do some reading....


  1. In Florida it is called ESOL. When I lived in Southwest Florida I had a ton of ESOL kids. In North Florida, not so much. I think I've had one in the eight years I have taught here.
    Love all the stuff you have done with your Silhouette. I'd love to see one of those things in action. Have a great time at Disney!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. I am also switching from 4th grade classroom to 4th grade ESL (that's what we call it- the kids are ELLs). I will mainly push into classrooms-- co-teaching math and doing guided reading groups. I'm interested to see what resources you find and create!

  3. Florida?! Oh how I wish I could see/meet you!!!! I had 4 ESOL kiddos this year:) Love them. They are too sweet. I know you will rock your new job!!! Love your projects and thanks for linking up:) Hugs!
    4th Grade Frolics

  4. Congratulations on the new position! I know those will be some lucky kiddos!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  5. Love your super cute projects! I need to get my Silhouette up and running so I can be crafty too! Congrats on the new position! We call it ESOL too!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  6. Love the Disney cups. What a cute idea! Glad you are getting so much use out of your Silhouette!!!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  7. The Disney cups turned out great! Congratulations on the new job. I truly believe that change leads to growth.

    Fit to be Fourth

  8. I taught ELL for two years in MS, I would have stayed but unfortunately they way they had it was hourly, so no insurance :( The kids were great though and it was an absolute blast!

  9. Congrats on your new position - two classrooms, yikes, I have one new classroom to deal with and it is stressing me out! Can't wait to hear more about your move. We just switched from calling it ESL to ELL, I imagine a name change to ESOL is coming soon : )

  10. Wow! Big Move from Math to ESOL.. you will be wonderful!
    Have a great time in Disney, love the cups!
    MicheleCoffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  11. Congrats on your new position!!!! I love how crafty you are!!!!!! Everything you made looks AMAZING!!!!!!!
    Mixing it up in Middle!