First, I saw this awesome little tattle monster at KinderGals and decided I had to make one of my own. The idea is that my firsties will learn the difference between tattling and reporting. Then if they decide that they need to tattle on someone they will have to tell the tattle monster. If they tattle they must remove one of the tattle monster's pieces. At the end of the day, they will earn warm fuzzies for all the pieces they have left.
Sorry my computer wouldn't turn it the right way!
Next, I found this cute attendance system from Teri at A Cupcake for the Teacher. I bought the pizza pans from dollar tree and we spray painted them black (for my tattle monster too). Then I printed, laminated, and used magnetic tape on the back of the numbers. I thought I could also change the tab at the top after the kids check in to the at the bathroom tab so I would know who left the room. :)
My computer is acting crazy today!!
My partner and I bought some tissue poms from an Etsy store. I have all 6 colors of poms so I made some table signs to hang with them for each of my tables. The circles came from the Bright and Cheerful pack I bought from Clutter-Free Classroom. Then I attached them to bright cardstock to match the table colors too.
Finally, I made these cute little birthday balloons that I found at Once Upon a First Grade Adventure. They turned out so cute! I found the crazy straws 6/$1.00 at the Dollar Tree. Just tape the balloons on, find a cute little pot and ta-dah!!
So, after we finished our Pinterest creations around 2 p.m. a couple of us decided to head into our classrooms to check it out. I spent about 2 hours in my room. I will give you a little sneaky peak to see what I accomplished today. :-)
This is what I walked into today...
Here is what it looked like when I left...
I plan to go back Wednesday to continue my work. :-)
I then came home and got ready for my Thirty-One party that I had this evening! So, I guess overall it was a Maniac Monday but very productive!
See ya soon,