I've been a little crafty this past week!
We do a lot of group discussions and Socratic Seminars in my classroom. It takes some practice to get students used to allowing others to talk and to take turns. I want to introduce "conversation balls" (if someone can up with a better name, please let me know!!) this year. Only the person holding the ball is allowed to speak. The student talking will then toss the ball to the next speaker and so on. I bought two three pack wiffle ball sets at the Dollar Tree.
Next, I spray painted a ball to match each of my table colors.
Finally, this is what I ended up with... pretty cute if you ask me!
I bought these white frames last year at Ikea.
Cute but kind of boring. After I spray painted the balls, I decided to paint the frames to match.
They were very easy to spray paint. The key is to allow them to dry between coats! I tend to get a little impatient at times!!
I think they look much cuter this year!
Washi Tape Bookmark
I just bought some Washi tape and decided to put it to use. I made a bookmark with a left over large paper clip that I had.
Super easy to make!
I found a few burlap frames on clearance at Wal-Mart for $4.00. A few weeks ago I saw a burlap frame on Pinterest using clothespins. Here's what you'll need.
First, I covered the clothespins with Washi tape and coated them with Mod Podge. Next, I hot glued the clothespins to the burlap. I added a photo of my oldest daughter to show you the finished product. I'm not sure how I'll use it in my classroom?
I hope you've enjoyed my Monday Made Its! Head over to 4th Grade Frolics to see what others have made!!