Monday, July 4, 2016

Monday Made It- July 4th Edition

Hey! Hey! It's summer time!
Well.... for me summer school is still in full swing and I have not official started my summer quite yet. But it's coming very soon. I cannot wait!
Today I'm linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for my first Monday Made It of the summer!
 I found a little down time this weekend to make our Summer Bucket List board. 
First off, I found a frame at the Goodwill. I took out the glass, spray painted it black and added some mesh chicken wire to the back. Then I realized our tiny clothes pins were not going to fit in the mesh, so I tied on some bakers twine in order to clip on our cards.

 My girls and I sat down and thought about all the things we'd like to do this summer. They wrote on some Project Life tropical theme cards that I found on clearance at Joann's. My girls are 8 & 6 and I adore their little kid writing. I started to write on the cards as they dictated, but heck, why not have them write them out!?! I added the date that we completed that event at the bottom of the card. I think at the end of the summer I might make a little summer album with pictures and these cards. Super cute!

We clipped them onto the bakers twine. We didn't even have enough space for all the things they'd like to do! Apparently our summer is going to be pretty darn full!
I have been pretty busy working on my Curriculum Development class for some extra units this summer. No rest I tell you! So I'll share a few things I've done for my class.
I am working on putting together a sight word curriculum for my little guys moving up to my class. All of my students are deaf/hard of hearing so we don't spend very much time on phonics. =) It's all about sight words in my class. 

 I'm using Lavinia Pop's sight word readers, flip books, homework, and writing centers to create weekly sight word activities. I've paired them with nonfiction readers from Scholastic to also do some interactive reading. I was able to get all of my lesson plans done and submitted for my class. Boom. Done.

I found some ready to print Read Every Day homework folder printables here. I've got my envelopes prepped and ready to go for the new school year along with my parent letter. Check that off the to-do list.
Happy 4th of July everyone! I'm off to spend it with my family!


  1. Love your Summer Bucket List board...brings back such fun memories of when my 5 guys were little! Have a great summer!

  2. I want to come and do all the fun things with you and the girls! I just love the board and think it such a fabulous idea! It will be so cute when you put them all in a book for later!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. I love your summer board. Darling!! I enjoyed reading your post! And - happy 4th!! Please visit my Monday Made It HERE. Have a great week! Pam from PJ Jots

  4. How adorable is that board you made with your daughters....and the memories you will make doing all those fun things!!! What a thoughtful and sweet idea! Thank you for sharing it and linking up:)

  5. Great post about your summer board. This would great in your classroom, as well. It's crazy how we teachers will spend our summers thinking about the following school year, isn't it? I guess we love what we do.