Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday Made It- August 1st

What?!? August 1st? How the heck did that happen? I am not ready for August yet. We only have two weeks before school starts again and I am so not ready.
Today I'm linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It! I always love checking out all the creative things people are making/doing for their classrooms.

  I'm seeing all these fun teacher planners out there and loving them! I checked out ordering some stickers for my new planner and they just didn't fit my needs. I needed more of this and less of that. So.... I stretched myself and figured out how to create my own! Oh I am one happy girl now with a happy planner! I did some online research on how to print, scan and then cut out the stickers. I wasn't about to hand cut all of these cute stickers! No way. So after a few attempts I figured out those sweet little kiss cuts and offset lines and I've got my very own custom planner stickers! Whoop!

I shared them on Instagram and by request, I've added them to my TpT store! If you are looking for custom made planner stickers that match your district's calendar and needs exactly, then these are for you! AND they are on sale right now with the big TpT sale! You can check them out here.

I am excited to say that I finally finished my curriculum development class last week! Yahoo! I focused on sight word development for my deaf/hard of hearing students. 


For extra enrichment, I made a new sight word game crate! I took all of these ideas I found on Pinterest and made 20 sight word games for my students to play this next school year. We focus a lot on sight words, so I know my kiddos will love these activities. 

In order to incorporate some more hands-on sight word activities, I plan on playing a sight word game at least twice a week. To make it more exciting, I made some craft sticks with all of the sight word activities.  We'll randomly pull a stick to choose the game. 
If you'd like to make your own sight word game crate/box.... here's a little freebie for you. Grab your own sight word game sticks here. 
All of the ideas for my game crate came from these awesome pins here on my Sight Word board on Pinterest.
Have a great week everyone! 


  1. Thank you for the freebie and I love your pinterest board! I think I saved all of the pins, they are such great ideas to use with practicing sight words.

    Teaching Special Kids

    1. Thank Mary! I agree! The sight word activities are awesome! Why reinvent the wheel, right?

  2. What tutorial did you watch to make your own stickers? I'm wanting to make some for my schedule!

    1. Hi Sara,
      I just googled until I found a bunch of different tutorials on making the stickers on my Silhouette. I made the stickers in Photoshop using a template. Then I have a Portrait Silhouette. I used a PixScan mat to figure out the cut lines for the stickers. It's a long process, but once you figure it out the next set it much easier. =) Good luck.

  3. Love your stickers! So cute and useful!
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    1. Thanks Jamie for stopping by! I need to swing by your blog as well. =)