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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? 


  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

    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!

  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!!

    Love Learning with Liana

  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's more like I bother THEM when they could be working. Lol
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    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

  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

  5. Those posters are beautiful!

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