Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday Made It...third time is a charm!

Everybody dance now!
Because...for the 
THIRD time 
I'm linkin' up with my sweet friend Tara
from 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It.

This week I was on the struggle bus on what to make because
I'm in California visitin' my parents.

Aren't they so cute?

I'm sure you can understand...I haven't really
been thinkin' too much about school stuff
other than missin' my Rockstars.

I did get into our private class Instagram account
and started browsin' pictures from all of the things
we accomplished throughout the school year.

Creatin' a private account is a great way to keep
parents involved with what is goin' on in our room.

Anyways...I'll pulled up pics from when
we spent a mornin' full of 
multiplication and a well-known
wizard and I knew I needed to share
with you the results.

I'm bringin' back somethin' that I actually made and wrote about last summer.

my students are goin' to FLIP over.
No really...they are goin' to squeal when
I give this to them and aren't even goin' to complain
about doin' math.

I am in love, love, love with my 

I didn't have any students with me this summer to show
this in action, so I begged bossed
my amazin' mommy and her sweet friend Pris
into playin' the game.
They whined about not bein' able to use
a calculator (sound familiar), 
but they finally agreed to do it 
the old school way."

 Wizards, Witches, and Wands Multi-Digit Multiplication Task Cards

(I am puttin' Wizards, Witches, and Wands in my TpT store for
50% off for Monday.  Please be kind and leave some
love if you download this product.) 

I was able to test this out in my classroom and I 
was CORRECT...the kids FLIPPED!

Look at all those smiles....those were GENUINE smiles...NOT prompted.
There was tons of excitement and chatter as the kids moved around
to solve the multiplication problem on each character task card.
What a great multiplication motivator!
I will definitely be pullin' this back out after everyone
has mastered their facts and earned their
Fact Family Behavior Beads that I wrote about HERE last week.

Two summers ago I made a lot of recycled wine cork crafts for 
one of my Monday Made Its.
You can read about them HERE from my post

My Daddy Rose grows grapes...grapes for wine.
Lots of grapes have to be tested to make sure they
are okay for the rest of us to consume...well not me...right now.
I took the corks that have been saved for me the past
two years and put them to good use to make some 
decorations for my parents lil' wine storage room.

I just hot glued the corks on to a cardboard letter "R".

I think it turned out perfectly and matches the storage room.

Below are some previous wine cork crafts.

 Make keychains out of recycled wine corks

 Make a photo holder out of recycled wine corks

I'm lookin' forward to hoppin' over to 4th Grade Frolics to see
 what everyone else has made and 
to get some much needed inspiration!

Happy Monday, friends!


  1. I love how you were able to recycle the wine corks... and no we don't have a drinking problem if we are able to use what we "drink";-) Thanks for the freebie game. I think my summer school students will love this!:)

  2. Hope you are having a fun time with your parents! I'm loving all the wine cork craft ideas, especially the earring holder. Being able to see my earrings would be better than having them all crammed in a box - like they are now! Brings back lots of memories for me since my dad made cork trivets way, way, way, back in the day!
    Kay @ Sommer’s Lion Pride

    1. Thank you! Being with my parents is the BEST!

  3. Isn't it funny how we couldn't stand our parents when we were younger and then we get older they are the coolest people ever? My kids are 13, 11, and 10....let's just say I have I way to go :). I love the wine cork ideas and because I have a 13, 11 and 10 year old, I drink lots of wine so....winning!
    You did a great job with the multiplication resource too! Great choice of clipart!

    1. Thank you so much! I'm blessed with the most incredible parents that I love spending time with!

  4. Girl, you've been BUSY! I love the pic of your mom and her friend modeling your multiplication task card game. I'm more of a beer drinker, but I might have to switch to wine, just so I can make one your adorable wine cork crafts!

    I'm so happy to catch up with you, friend!

    Shafer's Shenanigans

    1. I prefer wine over beer too...there are so many cute beer cap projects out there!!!

  5. The view at your parents house looks absolutely breathtaking! I love the wine cork craft. It looks like the perfect decoration for a bar area or wine storage room. Thank you so much for sharing your task cards! They look great. :)

  6. I enjoyed reading your blog post! Darling ideas from the wine corks. (I enjoy Bogel as well!) Pam from PJ Jots.

  7. LOL I, too, collect the wine corks. I am not sure what I want to make yet but I can't seem to throw them away! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

    1. There are so many projects out there. I could decorate my parents whole house in

  8. Love that your mom and her friend wanted to use a calculator! Thanks for sharing your task cards!


  9. I love that you put your mom and her friend to work being product testers! Thanks for sharing!
    Laughter and Consistency

    1. They loved every second of it and were great sports!

  10. What a great use for all of those corks! Thanks for the freebie! This will be perfect for the HP theme! Check out my link-up for some HP eye candy!

    1. I am swooning over all of your Harry Potter stuff. I want to come visit your classroom!

  11. So, um, I'm super jealous that you have access to all that wine (of course not right now, but you know what I mean). That "R" turned out PERFECT! I don't think I have the patience to complete a project like that... Love your Made Its this week, friend!! Can't wait to see whatcha got for next week (4 in a row?!??!)

  12. I'm glad you are having a good visit with your parents. It's always nice to be home. I love your creativity with the wine corks! The R goes perfectly in the wine storage room!

    Have a great week!
    Elementary Engagement

  13. Your mom and her friend are too cute playing with the task cards! I love all your wine cork ideas, especially the earring holder! I'm forever losing my earrings.

  14. Ok! You need to open a little shop called Cork Creations!!!! Love all your creativity with the corks!!!! So fun, each and every fun creation! Thank you so much for the freebie! I am so excited for my kiddos to try it! So sweet of you to offer it free for a bit! Thank you and enjoy and relax with your fam sweet friend!! xoxo


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