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Made It Monday! August 6!

As I typed out my post title, it occurred to me that possibly my title should be Made It TO Monday! hahaha! Today is my first day back with my sweet little firsties who are now second graders. Since I loop I get to have the same crew of kiddos again this year! Yay! I have to say it does make those first day jitters much more tolerable! I got to see most of my kiddos briefly at our open house last week, but we're back in the swing of things today! 

Anyway--on to my Made Its.......


Did you see my Math Calendar Pack I posted earlier in the week? It's up & running today. I have their journals all printed & copied & ready to go! I'll be back later to tell you how it went 'for real...with real live students'!

 #2 Hall Pass Center Here is my pinspiration on the left from Emily at I Love My Classroom...& here is my version on the right....

 Mine is much more simple than Emily's. I got the pizza pan at the dollar store & used a paint pen to draw the lines & write the words. Hubs drilled a couple holes in it for me so I could attach the ribbon.  I only have 1 magnet on right now because the others were still drying. I really, really like that the passes that the kiddos take with them are just clothes pins. I can't tell you how many passes have been lost!! Now if they lose one, I just have to get out another clothespin!

#3 Mason Jar Salads - I might be silly, but I just think these salads I've seen floating around on Pinterest are gorgeous! Not to mention uber practical...I love how you can add the dressing & basically pre-assemble your salad & the lettuce doesn't get all soggy & yucky. I also love the convenience! Just assemble on Sunday night, & then just grab & go through the week! Green Plate Rule has some super awesome 'recipes' for mason jar salads.

I have these yummy concoctions waiting for me for the first couple of days. (Shhh...I need to go back to the store & get some more ingredients for the rest of the week!).

Thanks to Tara for hosting this's really been motivational! I'm off to my first day of second grade, & I'll be checking out everyone else's Made Its this evening! Can't wait to see what everyone has been up to!!


  1. Thanks for the shout out! It turned out great!

    I Love My Classroom

  2. I looped a few years go from 1st to 2nd and just loved it!! I am your newest follower. I would love for you to check out my blog!!!

  3. I need to try those salads. They look yummy!

  4. Fun projects! I looped with my first graders to second graders last year! I love looping. My school decided to stop looping last year.

  5. I need to make some Mason Jar salads when I go back to lunch. It looks like a quick and easy lunch to prepare! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. Mason Jar Salads?!?!!? Can you send me a link so I see how you made them?! That has to be amazing...especially if that means that I don't have to bring an ENTIRE bottle of salad dressing with me to school every day! Hahaha.

    Mommy, Teacher, & So Much More

  7. PS: I'm your newest follower!


  8. Hi Brenda,
    I love your calendar board! I have been searching all over my computer for the number grid activities. I may just have to type it up again and get it sent to you. I don't seem to have your e-mail address. Can you send me an e-mail so I can send you the file when it's ready?
    Stories by Storie