Monday Made It {August 12th}

Tomorrow is my last day of vacation.  I return to school officially on Tuesday! But, guess where I will probably spend Monday?

Now to my Made Its this week.

I've been crafting away trying to catch up on some projects that have been sitting around. First up, I finally made Brain Breaks from Stephanie @ 3rd Grade Thoughts.  I used them last year, but finally took the time to make them look as pretty as they deserve to be.  I used Expressions Tape on craft sticks!  Easy!

Would you like the label for the jar?  Head {here} to download for free! I encourage you to check out Stephanie's Brain Breaks {here} because they are awesome! How often (especially at the beginning of the year) do we need to take a quick little break?

Next, I am in the process of completing my Super Improver Wall for my three classes! This is not a clip chart.  It is a chart where students move up the "ladder" when they earn a certain number of fuzzies.  (Read more about fuzzies here and here.)  I'm hoping the visual will be a great reminder to students.  The Super Improver Wall is another Whole Brain strategy that I am going to try this year.  Read more about WBT {here}.

Finally, I made some numbers for my paper "turn in" pocket chart.  Here's the pocket chart from last year:
Click on the picture to go to last year's post about this pocket chart.
And here are my new numbers inspired by Tara, of course!  

I am using Tara's numbers for 3 other areas of the room, so I wanted something different for the pocket chart.  I printed the numbers on a magnet sheet.  Have you used these?  I love them!
Would you like free copy of these numbers?  Head to my Facebook page.  It's the freebie download for all of my fans this week :)

Head on over to 4th Grade Frolics and link on up with Tara!


  1. I love everything about this post! Everything looks so cute :)

    Simply Second Grade

  2. Love these numbers, thank you!!!!!

  3. Your brain breaks look so fun. I love the ribbon. I really need to get together mine.

  4. Yay!! Thanks so much for the shout-out and I *love* how cute you made them with the multi-colored sticks and label-- adorable!!! Hope you and your kiddos enjoy them this year :) :)

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  5. Love your super improvers wall. I'm excited to use this WBT strategy this year!

    Success in Second Grade
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  6. Oh...I like the brain breaks! Very colorful! I love magnetic sheets. I always forget about them!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  8. Oh My, Magnetic sheets you can print on!? I am going shopping right now!

    Ms. Chae Charges In

  9. Printable magnetic sheets? You have changed my life forever!!! You just solved a huge problem I have been having with a truly pitiful white board that is barely magnetic. Thanks!!!!!

    Fluent in Fourth

  10. I downloaded your numbers and will use them with magnets for my homework club board. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    ~Amanda @ elementary teacher files :)

  11. This is really fun and perfect for our kids. I want my kids to be more creative while they are still young and I know there are lots of helpful ideas from this site.

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  12. I love the brain breaks. I am so excited to use them this year.

    I'm going to have to get some of those magnetic sheets. I'm sure they will come in very handy.


  13. Thanks for the numbers. I plan to use them on my new mailboxes. :)