Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday Made It {FMJ labels & Binder Organization}

Happy Monday! Two weeks from today I will be back in school. Ahhhh! It's so bittersweet. I have so much to do, but I am wanting to soak in every moment that is left of summertime. Today I am linking up with Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. 
 
I am excited to incorporate Family Message Journals into my Writing curriculum this year. I have blogged about them before. You can read about them HERE. I created labels this week for the outside of each students FMJ.

 
Yesterday I blogged about how I organized my Social Studies binders. Part of that project was redoing the binder covers.

The second part of that project was creating a sheet for the inside of each binder that outlines topics to cover within the unit. At the bottom of the sheet, I listed books that could be read aloud during the unit.

 
I also created "Me Bag" labels to attach to a lunch bag. This is a getting to know you activity that I like to do at the beginning of the year. Each child brings in 4-5 items that represent themselves. We all share throughout the first week of school.
 

 

4 comments :

  1. I love your idea of binders for the different SS topics. I need to get my act in gear and take a look at doing something like that. It makes so much sense and the nI won't forget to include something!! All your made its look great!
    Janie
    Are We There Yet?

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  2. We both did ME bags this week. Love your Monday Made its.

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  3. I love the idea of the Family Message Journals! I am thinking of doing something similar with my students this year!

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  4. I always did me bags when I was a classroom teacher-- love how you learn about your kids right away.

    Great organization-- where did you get the chevron and dotted background paper?

    My Bright Blue House

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