Getting Creative from Aloha to Second


Hello again!  This month has been going by so fast, and we even had 2 snow days already!  Can you believe that?  Well, actually they were cold days.  We were in the negatives and had -30 to -40 wind chill.  It has been very bitter cold.  With that said, I have been able to find things I want to make for my classroom.  Pinterest is my friend!


Here is one thing that I have created in my classroom.  When we are lining up to go to a special or at the end of the day when my kids are packing up, I made these common core questions/activities for second grade language arts.  I ask the students these, and if they get it right they earn a dojo point for smart answer.  My kids love it and beg me to do it each day!  It is a great time filler and I feel like I am hitting all of the standards. I am posting it free for you today only!  So, grab it quick!


Here is something I saw online (probably Pinterest) and I made bookmarks in my students' journals.  We have journals for reading and writing.  It drives me crazy when my kiddos skip several pages in the journals.  I find this wasteful.  Therefore, I thought I would put in these ribbon bookmarks to keep my kids on the correct page!

Materials:

Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Ribbon
Composition Notebooks



First, you open to the back of the notebook. 

Then, use the glue gun to put down a strip of glue.
 

It should look about like this!

Then, you put the ribbon on top of the glue. 

I pull the ribbon to the front of the book and see how long I want it.

Then, I cut the ribbon to the length that I want.

I open the book up and place the bookmark inside.


 There you have it!  A composition notebook with a bookmark.

This definitely helps my students stay on the right page and keep their notebooks organized.  It also helps me find what page they are working on when I want to check their writing.

I hope this was useful to you!

Here is something I hope to achieve in the near future. Click on the image to go to the blog where she gives directions!


I would LOVE to hear how you are creative in your classroom.  Please link up below.








2 comments:

  1. Love your line up questions, what a great idea for a filler when you have 2 extra minutes here and there. And I would love to paint my plastic drawers so if you do you'll have to let me know how it turns out!

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  2. My kids would love the composition notebook bookmarks! I will have to get my glue gun out! :)
    Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom

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