Monday Made It: Classroom signs, schedules, and more!

It’s already another Monday in August and it’s time to link up with Tara at…
As we get closer and closer to the start of school…the preparations get a little more focused!  A LITTLE, mind you!
I couldn’t stand my old book labels anymore and HAD to make some new ones…

I wrote about my library organization the other day if you want to see how I do it.  Click HERE to take you to that post.
Next, I got this ADORABLE clip art from Whimsy Workshop and knew I had to use it IMMEDIATELY!  I bought these little stand up frames to make two portable classroom signs…one for ME to have by me while I work with small groups and one for students to use if they need to concentrate.  I used to have two empty desks that I used as quiet zones (I could either MOVE students there or they could CHOOSE to move there) but now I have all my desks filled with students!  I’m going to try this and see how it goes.

That same day I received my schedule in my inbox so it was time to make new schedule signs for my bulletin board/calendar area.  They didn’t turn out QUITE how I wanted, but I’m too cheap to waste that awesome bright cardstock.  
They definitely were cuter in my mind…sigh.
While I was at it, I made these fun letters for a bulletin board–I’ll wait to reveal it until I get it all figured out.
Finally…I am BEYOND excited for a new resource series that I have been working on and brainstorming and tweaking….and I got the first set finished.  I can’t WAIT to challenge my students with these open ended challenges–and I knew I had to make them differentiated because of my VERY mixed ability class.  See what you think!
Hope everyone has a great week and thanks for stopping by.  Make sure to check out all the other great posts at 4th Grade Frolics…just click RIGHT HERE to see more!
Finally…tomorrow is the SECOND of three Tuesdays in August focusing on the book “Building Mathematical Comprehension” by Laney Sammons–the guided math guru!  Interested in following along?  Here is a link to the book–and I will post about the next few chapters tomorrow.  Feel free to stop by and chime in–even if you have NOT read it!