Monday, January 7, 2013

January Monday Made It

I'm linking up this month with Tara, from 4th Grade Frolics, for her January Monday Made it.  It's been so nice having time off from school to rekindle relationships with friends and family, relax, and enjoy something other than school.

With NY's crazy winter weather I've managed to squeeze in a little time to get cozy and create this week.  Here's what I've made:

1.  Picture Perfect Photo Table

My hubby gave me a new digital camera for Christmas.  In hopes to update my blog with fabulous photos I decided to put together a little photo table in my home office.  Now when I take photos to share with you they can have a clean white background. 

My photos are already looking a little more professional!

2.  Survival Kit for Teachers

Although teaching has stolen my heart and soul, the winter is a crazy time of year.  Lesson plans, data, observations, meetings, new common core standards, new teacher evaluation systems, state tests looming over our heads.....ugh.  The list goes on and on.

So, in order to relieve some stress, I created little survival kits for my fourth grade teacher buddies..

I found these cute containers at the Dollar Tree.  Inside I put little notepads, gel pens, hand sanitizer, heart shaped chocolates, hot chocolate and a candle.

You can snag the template for my survival kit here!

3.  Winter Poetry Writing Unit

Last but not least, my pride and new Winter Poetry pack.  I plan to start our poetry unit at the end of this week!
Included are 6 different poems: 

Each poem includes a teacher direction sheet, sample poem, rough draft worksheet, and a final copy sheet for students.

There are also 2 versions of a Winter Poetry Book cover.  Simply combine the final copy pages together in a book or display them on bulletin boards or in a hallway display.

I'll be sure to post some pictures of students' final products in the upcoming weeks!

Before you go, don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a $10 giftcard to Dunkin Donuts and 3 products from my TPT store!

Check out all the other Monday Made Its on Tara's blog:  4th Grade Frolics.


Fourth Grade Flipper said...

Your winter survival kits are adorable! That is so thoughtful of you:) I checked out your winter poetry pack too. It is amazing!
Fourth Grade Flipper

Unknown said...

Love your winter survival kit! What a sweet idea! I LOVE your poetry unit! Have a great week!


Melissa said...

That winter survival kit is so cool! They must have loved that! I just stumbled upon your site and I also glad I did! I am your newest follower!

Aimee V. said...

I love your winter survival kit! I must admit that I am addicted to the Dollar Tree jars. I use them for workstations in my classroom. So happy to find another wonderful use for these little jars!! I'm your newest follower.

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