It's summer, my favorite time of year when Tara from 4th Grade Frolic's Monday Made It linky party is weekly! I'm actually able to keep up with blogging now because I don't have lesson plans and correcting hanging over my head!
I'm in LOVE with my first MMI I'm sharing with you today! I put these Close Reading Tool Boxes together which were created by the amazing Rebecca at Create Teach Share.
Rebecca's blog was the first teacher blog I had ever stumbled upon a few years ago. I found her on Pinterest through a scrapbooker who mentioned her on a blog post. I was in awe that teachers actually shared so many ideas and freebies. I became hooked, and the rest is history! Rebecca continues to share her ideas, freebies and resources. She created these amazing Close Reading Toolboxes for her reading groups next year. I was excited to run out to Hobby Lobby and grab the container and photo case Rebecca used. She did a blog post about these Close Reading Toolboxes, so you can click on the link above to download your own set of printables and learn how she uses them. I plan to use them for my guided reading groups, so I only made six of them. They will make our guided reading time extra special, and I have a feeling my students will take close reading more seriously. Here are a few more pictures of them.My second MMI is something you probably have already seen floating around Instagram and Pinterest. I desperately needed to do this since my family thinks that any charger and wire sitting around is free game. I've seen the idea to wrap washi tape around the charger, but I needed a way to distinguish the wires too. I found this washi tape at Hobby Lobby, and it came in a pack with a thick washi and thinner, solid colored washi. I simply wrapped the thicker washi around the charger, and the thinner washi fits perfectly around the wire. I assigned each family member their favorite color, and now we can easily tell who each charger and plug belongs to. Finally, an end to "finders, keepers" in this house!
Be sure to link up your projects with Tara for MMI anytime this week! There are always so many inspirational ideas (and freebies) shared!
Have a wonderful week! :)