Monday Made It: April 2015
I am linking up for Monday Made It. As you read this I will be working my way through a full day of PD planned by our district improvement team, which I am part of. Yes, back to school is in full swing.
This one is for my students and is one of their favorites. It all starts with a pile of junk mail envelopes and a pair of scissors. Sometimes I use my fancy scrapbooking scissors.
I cut the lower corners off every envelope...bookmarks. They fit over the corner of the book; kids can draw on them and decorate them.
Just a simple thing that can be done with the piles of mail we all receive. I hand one out to each student when we start a new class novel. They really love them.
The weather is turning warm, but I got my knitting stuff out anyways. My SLANT partner from March and December, Sarah from Tales of Teaching with Tech, inspired me to work on a small project when she sent me a navy knitted cowel.
It only took me a couple of hours to make, and I taught myself to purl and properly cast off (I had some strange version I did before) using online videos too.
Look at that fancy rectangle!
Confession: it has a small hole where a stitch got dropped.
Not too shabby for a first try. I will be making more.
This is a re-purpose of a Jenga Game that my girls had but never played. I was cleaning out closets, found it, and had a brilliant review idea. My first thought was to write questions on each side of every block, but then I could only use it for fiction or whatever topic I chose to use.
I dug out my sharpies and paint pen to decide what color to use.
Then a better idea came to me: write numbers on each block. Then I could use any review list of questions for any subject or test along with the game. I used my silver paint pen.
Now I have a review game for test review stations!
Have you ever re-purposed any games?
Lastly, the girls, mom, and I MADE IT to Chicago yesterday. We are gearing up for fun in the city today.