Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Made It, a Freebie, and a Giveaway

Summer has been very good for my creative side. I'm linking up with Tara for Monday Made It.
I spent a lot of time last week working on projects for school. I made a few new items for TPT. In my quest to differentiate more, I created a Reading Novel Menu Board.

I plan to use this with my kiddos after they have finished a personal choice novel. I designed it so that it can be completed at different times for different kids and with different novels. The students are given the choice to complete different activities. The more difficult the activity the more points it is worth. I require students to earn 16 points-they can choose which activities to complete to earn the 16 points. I would like to give away a copy of this menu board to the first two people that would like it and that leave a comment with their e-mail. 

I also worked on fine tuning my Reader's Notebook set-up. After running a Reading Workshop for the first time last year I reevaluated my notebook set-up and made a few changes. It is free at my store. If you use it, please let me know what you think!

I also printed off this fabulous Fourth Grade Grammar Pack from Jessica at  I {heart} Recess. If you teach 4th grade language it is a wonderful resource!

Next, I printed and laminated another fun resource from I {heart} Recess called How Do You Get Home. I can't wait to use it this year. I have the perfect spot for it in my room, right by my door!

Then I printed and laminated the Number of the Week from Blair at One Lesson at a Time. I won this item in a giveaway and am really excited to put it to use next year when I run a Math Workshop.

I also wanted to announce the giveaway winner for my Bloglovin' giveaway. The winners are:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Congratulations. Be sure to check your e-mail!

What have you made this week? Be sure to link up with Tara to check out some wonderful new ideas.


  1. Freebie part aside, I like the idea of giving them more structured choices! Nice:)

  2. The differentiation is awesome! I like that you have more difficult tasks for higher points.I would love a copy for my classroom.

  3. Ooh! I love the number of the week! What a great way to make kids think and review lots of math skills all at the same time. Great idea!

    -Amanda @
    Teacher at the Wheel

  4. I love the "Novel Unit Menu Board" and how you assigned point values to different tasks! Very clever!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  5. You were busy this week. Thank you for the sharing your Reader's Notebook Set Up with us. I really like the way you set it up.

    Foreman Teaches

  6. You've been a busy bee! And creative! Don't you just love Reader's Notebooks? A huge commitment, but worth the time!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  7. I feel bad I am JUST now reading this! Thanks for the shout out!