Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Made It and a Freebie

Yay!!!  I survived my first week of school.  It went great and I have a very sweet class.  We had lots of fun this week but the highlight of our week was our Place Value Olympics. You can check it out  HERE and get your freebie!!
I am very excited to start a new week and especially excited for Monday Made It. 

Made It #1

I am so thrilled that I finally got around to finishing my Story Stones.  I first saw these over at Happy Hooligans and just fell in love.  I am looking forward to introducing them to my students.  Most kids can use them for story starters without a lot of additional instruction, but for those who need more I have come up with some activity cards. You can download the activity cards HERE.  I simply used stickers and mod podge to make my stones.  I know alot of you very creative folks have painted and scrapbooked your story stones but mine are just plain and simple. 

Made It # 2

I have used these for a very long time, but I decided to make new ones this year.  I tell my students that as they are reading they need to keep their eye on the words.  The kids love to use the wiggly eyes to track their print. 

Well that is it for my Monday Made It!!  I can't wait to check out all your wonderful ideas and creations!! 


  1. I love the eye idea, I think I'm going to have to make a few of those!

    Diving Into Learning

  2. Those stones are a fantastic idea! Just added them to my "must-do" list!
    - Michele

    1. Thanks Michele!! I can't wait for my students to use them!

  3. Very cute. I love the idea of story stones. Especially motivating for students that are always saying, "I don't have any ideas!"

    Darling Little Learners

  4. HAHA I am laughing out loud at your wiggly eye sticks and keeping their eye on the word! I have used different word trackers, windows and fingers and this is definitely the best one I've seen! I also love your rocks, what a great way to motivate kids to write when they are "stuck".

    Sent From My iPad

    1. Thank you Nikki!! The kids love using the wiggly eye sticks!!

  5. Your story stones are darling! Thanks for checking out my blog.
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

  6. I am your newest follower! I love your story stones and would love to use them in my room, but I can't download the document. Do you have a TpT store? And, I love your colors! My classroom is decorated in red and black polka dots this year. Happy school year!

    Betsy Sanford

    1. Betsy,
      Thanks for visiting. You should be able to get the download now. I apologize for it not working earlier. Somehow this document got sent to my trash folder. I do not have a TpT store yet. I am new to all of this and am just now getting the hang of blogging. I am headed over your way to check out your blog.