Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Made It and Summer PD Books

I soooo need to get a blogging planner! That is going to be one of my next Monday Made It items! Does anyone have a "go to" place for creating a super cute blogging organization planner?

 This is my "blah" picture! They get better...
Now, that I'm looking a these cork boards in the picture, not too thrilling! I added a bit of Chevron ribbon to match my tech office decor! (Those pictures are coming soon.)
I'm hoping when they are up on the wall with the very cute magnetic board...they will look fabulous and funky! This be continued!

Today, I took my daughter and niece to Michaels. My daughter needed some fun stickers to decorate her plastic drawers she's taking to camp. While there, I thought...Do they have any Washi tape?
Lo and behold...they do! Tons of it! 

Having never worked with it and really wanting to cover my computer cord...see post, I only bought one pack which actually had two rolls in it!
Found this old acrylic desk organizer and thought it needed a bit of pizzazz! 

Found a clipboard in my craft closet! Why not throw on a bit of Washi tape? My daughter is now eyeing it! Lovin' the Washi tape!

Love the dollar section at Michaels!  I found these super cute frames. I added the numbers to them. My first thought was for stations. I will use them in some fashion for technology professional development!

At the beginning of summer, I ordered these books from Amazon.  They just came in! 

Of course, I had to do my own "Picture Walk" with all 3 books! Where should I start? I couldn't decide, they all looked good, so I let my daughter pick. 

Drum roll, please.....................Genre Connections, it is! Last summer I read Comprehension Connections and loved it.

Is anyone doing a book study on this book?


  1. I have been looking all over for Washi found some cute stuff. As for a blog planner Gina over at 3rd grade tidbits has one!
    Rock Stars At Work

    1. Thanks! I will have to head over and check out her organizer!

  2. LOVE what you did with the wash!! That stuff is the most fun thing to use with craft projects. I think the cork boards will look fantastic :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  3. Loving all your creative ideas for the washi tape!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  4. I want to read genre connections too. I loved comprehension connections. I need to order it though.

    Literacy Spark

    1. Let me know if you do...we can compare reflections on the book! :-)

  5. That clipboard and the desk organizer came out so cute! I haven't read Genre Connections, but I love Tanny McGregor, so I am sure it is fabulous!

    Krazy Town

  6. I bought the same frames! I recommend Genre Connections. I read it at the end of last school year and immediately tried some of her ideas. I think her ideas in Genre Connections are geared more to upper elementary than Comprehension Connections. Plus, some of the connections are based on objects, and you can make the lessons your own by using objects that apply to you. (I could go on and on.)
    I have seen Word Nerds on several blogs. If you read that one first, please blog about it!


  7. I'm glad to have found a fellow 5th grade teacher!! I have got to find this Washi tape everyone is blogging about! Looks awesome!

  8. Yay! Another person who loves washi tape as much as I do! I love the little picture frames...great idea to put numbers on them. So many different ways you can use those.

    Fifth Grade Wit and

  9. Cute! Now I wanna jump on this Washi tape train!

    The Science Life

  10. Love that Washi tape pattern! So cute! :)

  11. Your washi tape projects came out great! I love that pattern!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade