My school has adopted the Envision Common Core for our math series this year. I am so excited about using this textbook... I am not sure how the other Envisions were, but I love this one. It has so much and I love it so much (I think I already said that). So I am really working towards making my boards interactive. We can thank Daily 5 and CRAFT (check out Ladybug Teacher Files for her rendition of CAFE)! So I set out to make some interactive boards for my students. I wanted some catchy vocab terms and thought that I could make that on my own....and I did, so here is a view of a few of my Vocab words that coincide with envision.
|I will putting this up on TPT store soon. I am not finished with them yet and the entire pack includes the common core standards, domains, clusters, and vocabulary for fourth grade math.|
My next Monday Made It is my Cutesy one. Okay, so I purchased these fantastic blue bins from Lakeshore. I loved my bins and I use them to house my different teacher editions that I am currently using. (Come on teachers, you know that our teacher editions are plentiful...which is another reason I love Envision, folder like teacher editions.) I love my bins and couldn't part with them just because they didn't match my color scheme this year.... Take a look:
|I didn't take a picture of my bins before hand, but found the ones I purchased on Lakeshore websites.|
So I set out to transform the blab blue bins to fantastic black and white them bins. The materials I used: a glue gun, patterned duck tape (black and white zebra stripe), and black paper. Yes, that is all! Here are my steps:
- I lined the edges of the bins with the pattern duck tape (front, back, and sides)
- I measured and cut the paper to fit the bins
- hot glued the paper to the bins (inside and out)
- And Viola...DONE!
And the finished product:
Sorry the pictures are a little dark....Hope you can see the creations.
The task was fairly simple and I love how they turned out...and they look great. I didn't line the bottom of the storage bins because I didn't see the purpose and the materials in the bins will cover them up.
After all the training, I am excited to share some of the things I created for 7 Habits for free. I will discuss and share on a later post. Probably after I finish up this eLearning. LOL! Be sure to stop by 4th Grade Frolics to check out the other wonderful Monday Made Its! Happy Creating!