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Made it Monday: I Love You But I'm Busy Planning

I'm happy to link up with 4th Grade Frolics today for Monday Made It!

I am slowly but surely getting into the Back to School swing of things.  Friday I attended a Guided Math Workshop here in San Antonio, and we had the entire afternoon to create station activities for our students.  Here was my favorite! (Mostly because this is something I would never have sat around doing on my own free time...I'm just sayin...)
These place value cups will be a great math station for my classroom. There were pre-printed number strips that we glued and taped to the cups.  There was also a task-sheet that students can use to record their work as they manipulate the cups.  I can think of many other ways to use this with smaller numbers in the primary grades or even with letters! 


I finally made something for my TpT store!!!


After Erin Cobb's session in Las Vegas, I had sketched an idea in my notebook for Polite Planning Posters. Erin spoke about not letting people use up all your work time at school chit chatting and interrupting with a million questions.

After playing around with the designs, I created a set of five "Motivational" Planning Posters for teachers to use to stay on track during their planning period. Here are a few ways I'm using them.


I added a cute frame to keep on my desk.


I printed these two-to-one to save ink and to create a door hanger with ribbon!


I plan to add posters to this collection frequently, so pick them up now at the sale price! Each update will include one motivational poster and one friendly reminder! ;)

I hope you are all enjoying the last moments of summer and looking forward to the new school year! I am allowed back into my classroom this Wednesday, so be sure to follow me on Periscope @notJANEscopes to see the reveal!

What are you Making this Monday? Any good items I need to put in my cart for the the BTS15 on TpT? 

8 comments:

  1. That place value game looks great! Just in love with your planning posters!!! So super cute! Thanks for linking them up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. Thank you Tara! I had fun making them, so I plan on adding to the collection. I'll have to keep my snark in check though. ;) Have a wonderful day!

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  2. OOHHHH, maybe thats what I will do with my new posters! I will put them in a cute frame and put them next to my desk! I love it!!

    Liana
    Love Learning with Liana

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  3. The Planning Posters are GENIUS! I live in a pod, so I couldn't put that on my door, but I COULD put it around my neck. Maybe I can hang it from a string of Christmas lights so it stands out. Actually it's not my friends that I worry about bothering ME...it's more like I bother THEM when they could be working. Lol
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Oh yes- I am a BIG part of the problem in my pod. I go home to a dog so any adult conversation I can have is much needed. I think I will give the motivational one to my teammates and the other one by my door! lol

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  4. I love your planning poster. I have a shared office this year with tons of people (I've heard different exact numbers but somewhere in the teens). I am worried that nothing will get done. . . or that it will be too serious and no fun. Hahaha.

    My Bright Blue House

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  5. Those posters are beautiful!
    --Chrissy
    Firstgradefoundme.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the planning posters! I may need one at home, too. Think I can teach my dog to read?

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