Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Made It- Table captain signs, labels, and a quiet solution for math games!

Happy Monday! I am linking up with 4th grade frolics for another Monday Made it!
 
 
4thgradefrolics.blogspot.com
 
 
 
I am pretty excited about my first made-it this week, I think it will be a big improvement over last year! I have table captains and table assistants at each table, and they change every week. I used to have the kids write their names on the whiteboard at their table when it was their turn, but the names were always getting messed up.
 
 
So I came up with this- these wooden plaques were on clearance and I could not resist!
 
 
 
I took some wooden tags that I got on sale (10 for 70 cents!) and painted them black.
 
 
Voila! Each student will have a tag with his/her name on it that can be hung on the hook when it is their turn. I plan on attaching the signs to the bookshelves in place of the whiteboards from last year.
 
 
 
 
Nothing too exciting for my second made-it, just some labels for folders and notebooks on the first day of school. I was pretty pleased about having this done until I remembered that I no longer wanted to have a homework notebook next year... sigh. I might have to do it anyway so that I don't waste the labels!
 
 
 
The labels are sized to print two per Avery 8164 label. You can get your own free editable set here. Just save the document to your computer to edit.
 
 
Last up for this week: something that will help with those noisy afternoons in math- dice trays! I got the trays last year (3 for $1 at the dollar store), but never got around to making them. You would think that with all the noise/hassle of dice hitting tables and/or suddenly flying across the room that this would have been a priority, but it somehow escaped my to-do list!
 
The little plastic trays are lined with felt that will match the table it goes with, of course!
 
 


 
 
I was hoping to have the 120 pocket chart I talked about last week done for this Monday, but it is turning out to be quite the project, fingers crossed for next week!
 
 
Victoria
 

20 comments:

  1. I'm loving all of the vibrant colors. What a fun classroom you are going to have! The wooden plaques are too cool.

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  2. Love the wooden plaques. Where did you get those? I am trying to think right now how I could use them in my classroom. Great idea for the dice trays. Dice drives me bonkers!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Thank you! I got the plaques at Michael's.

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  3. Those signs for the names are going to look great in your room! I love the dice trays! So smart :)
    Fun in Room 4B

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  4. Love it all! so cute!
    Becky
    (Kinder Korner)

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  5. Those wooden plaques look awesome! I love the bright colors. Also...those dice trays....brilliant! I hate dice flying around everywhere! :) So so so cute!

    Meredith
    Creativity to the Core

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  6. Love those table signs! How creative and colorful!

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  7. I love how color-coordinated your tables are! I can't stand the sound of dice hitting the tables. I usually use foam dice , but those dice trays are a great alternative.
    The Traveling Teacher

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  8. The dice trays are genius! Last year I resorted to the rule that if your dice hit the floor you lose your turn! But the little trays will take care of that! Thanks for sharing!
    Carol
    Teachers Are Terrific!

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    1. Thanks! I love your rule (and wish I would have thought of that last year)!

      Victoria

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  9. Love how BRIGHT all of your projects are! Can't wait to see what your whole classroom looks like!
    ~Katie

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  10. Excellent work with your Made-it's this week! You have creations make for a beautiful, organized classroom that facilitates learning. Way to go!

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  11. Oh my goodness! I love your math-dice trays. I love hearing from other teachers that we pretty much all of the same issues (with dice in this case). It's just a matter of prevention.

    Stacy
    Second Grade Sweetie Pies

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  12. WOW! That was an awesome Monday Made It!!! I love how your tables each have a shelf of supplies to keep handy. I am thinking of something similar... milk crates perhaps - hmmmm??????
    Thank you for such a fantastic post. I love reading your blog and look forward to the new and exciting things you have for us!
    Thanks,
    Hilary
    Kinderland Kuties

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    1. Thank you!

      If you use milk crates, make sure you zip tie them together for stability. Also, you won't be able to put anything too heavy on them or they will sag in the middle. I tried that originally and I guess I just had too much stuff for it to work for me!

      Victoria

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  13. I love that first one! Such a brilliant idea :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

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  14. Love the idea of putting all of the labels in one bag ahead of time! What a time saver!

    -Krista
    The Second Grade Superkids

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  15. Can you share your labels? Also, can you share more on the supply shelves, and what is on each one?

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    1. Sure! I added a link to the labels below the picture.

      I'll talk about my supply shelves during my Five for Friday post tomorrow.

      Victoria

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