I'm excited about today's Monday Made It, because it's something I saw on Pinterest and then had no choice but to complete after finding the perfect materials on my Michaels trip.
Moment of silence y'all, for Dorothy-gingham plates -- 12 for $1. Perfect for my bulletin board headers (no purchasing of expensive letters!) and my word wall.
I thought that was going to be my only Monday Made It... but then I found these in the Target Dollar Spot:
What is it? A stress-reliever. And so this was born:
I've used stress-relievers before in the classroom to give kiddos a little brain-break and some tactile input, but these were begging to be used as a focal point for kiddos that are stuck.
So I created a little packet with a projectable anchor chart, a reproducible anchor chart, the labels, and some guidance on how I utilize stress-relievers in the classroom and plan on using these. You can find it by clicking on the cover below (it'll take you to it on TPT)!
I would love to know what you've utilized in your classroom to get students "unstuck" and on the path to a lightbulb moment -- share in the comments!
So there you have it, my Monday Made Its! I'll be back later today or tomorrow to share a few things I've been working on for my classroom, as well as my plan to tackle creating my language arts curriculum for the first few weeks.
Update: Head on over to this post to see what I added to my "encouraging lightbulb moments" packet and re-download it at my TPT store!