Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Made It

Another Monday flying by!
I made some very yummy baked ziti!
Single person/Couple size!

I've been working on updating some things for my classroom things year-and making things to improve!

One of things things I really want to focus on this year is being a better writing teacher. So in that case, I've been working on some things to help me do that!
I made a new writing clip chart!

I like the old one (part of the Ultimate Writing Resource I got from TPT) but I think my new one focuses in more on what the kids need.
Old One
It's so pretty!

I have little mini clothespins with their numbers on it that they can clip to the sides.

Once I've cut it out, I'll back it with poster board and tape the edges with packing tape before I laminate-to help keep it sturdy!

 In the same vein of writing, I also made some Buddy/Peer Conference Task Cards!

This should help the kids focus as they are doing peer conferences-kind of like a checklist of what they need to look for!

They are not in the order I plan to organize them-I have some rearranging to do once I've cut them out! :)

I also plan on making Editing and Revising ones to go along with them-I'm excited to see how the new board will turn out!

And last, but certainly not least:
I finished the last two sections of the mini CC I can statements!

I started it over a year ago (during Science NECAP testing!), and I finally finished the Language and Speaking and Listening parts.

I think those standards may have turned out better than the previous ones-because I've been teaching it for a year and was able to decipher them better!

They'll look very cute with the others in the mini pocket charts on the focus wall!

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. That baked ziti looks yummy and it's just the perfect size too! It looks like you've been busy working on stuff for your classroom too. I need to get myself into gear on that!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. I know what you mean about taking a year to understand the standards- it's like a foreign language!


  3. I love the idea of having buddy conference task cards. They would be so helpful to my 4th graders.


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