Monday, June 17, 2013

Manic Monday Made It

It's Monday and I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for the Monday Made It linky.  I just finished a few items on my June to-do list.  First, I repainted a plant stand and an old green flower pot, then I purchased flowers to arrange in it. Keep your fingers crossed that I can keep the flowers alive. I'm not known for my gardening skills, lol.

Paint cracking and peeling.
After:  The old green flower pot looks brand new.
I didn't make this, but I couldn't leave Target without it.
Grow, flowers, grow!

I'm also linking up with Classroom Freebies for Manic Monday.  Just in case you missed the last Word Power Wednesday, I have two vocabulary freebies to share with you today.  You can read about how I use them {here}.

Students use their vocabulary words to begin a creative story or letter.
Then the note is folded and passed on to a peer to continue.
The note is passed again to a student who finishes the letter and reads it to the group.

Students write their vocabulary words inside the cart.
 Then they use the words to write an informative paragraph.

Mondays are so much more fun now that summer is here.  :)
Have a great week!


  1. Great way to get students excited about vocabulary!! I teach kindergarten and I can see this working as a whole group shared writing activity, but my mom teaches third grade and I know she will love it!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Kindergarten Celebration

  2. I love using I Have..Who Has games; this will be great for early in the kindergarten year!!
    Thanks so much :)

    Kindergarten Celebration

  3. Love your "new" plant stand and pot. Can you say Mir.a.cle.Grow? lol


  4. I can't leave Target without anything in hand! I'm your newest follower. come grab my freebie on!

  5. Your DIY project turned out fabulous! Well Done!
    I am so happy that I found you through the linky and excited to be your newest follower!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  6. The plant stand looks fabulous! It is amazing how much paint can do. Just found your blog and am a new follower! Thanks for sharing...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers