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Monday, January 7, 2013

Classroom Job Board & In Our Class...



Happy Monday!

Today is our first day back after a long, wonderful break!
And in between lots of relaxing, reading, and spending time with family, I was also able to get a couple projects done for my classroom! 

My first (and favorite!) project is my new classroom jobs board!
My old one I made 3 years ago and it was getting a little faded and was due for an update!



I bought the colorful twine a while ago because it looked so fun, and I knew that I would find something to do with it! Then I saw Cara's Advent Calendar and it gave me a great idea for my job board! 

After I gathered all the materials, this was super easy to make! It started off looking like this:

And (sidenote) here it is again with our beautiful new lab, Ella! We adopted her this weekend and couldn't be more excited! She is 3 years old and an absolute love bug! She loves to snuggle and follows us everywhere! So of course since she was outside with me while I was taking pictures, I had to snap one with her!


 After I had the main part done, I just had to add my kiddos' names! I just typed them up (I used Kimberly Geswein's fonts... have you seen her work?? Her fonts are amazing!!! ), printed them off, cut them out, and glued them to the cardstock. That way I can just peel them off and change them out when I need to! 

(I used to change jobs every week on Monday, which worked well the past few years, but there were some jobs that I really wanted someone doing consistently who knew how to do it and was good at it. So I decided to have my kiddos fill out a "resume" and apply for their top 3 job choices, from which I assigned them jobs. It's been working really well! I might switch up jobs again once more before the end of the year... we will see!)



My next project was inspired by Tracy at Creekside Teacher Tales and Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade! I started this probably over a month ago, but then couldn't decide on which colors I wanted (story of my life!) and I put it off until this weekend! So glad I finally finished it!







 I am linking up with Tara for her Monday Made It! Head on over there to check out all of the creative awesomeness that everyone has been up to!!

25 comments:

  1. I love your job chart, very cute. But I really love your "In our class we do.." Something like that may help motivate my students! I'm having a rough year with my students. :/ I'm hoping a nice long break will help fix that.

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  2. Oh my goodness!! These might be the cutest things I have EVER seen! I love your stuff! It is so visually appealing and clean and neat! Feel free to come to my classroom and help me decorate! ;)

    YoungTeacherLove 5th Grade Blog

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  3. I love the clear envelopes! This looks great and the board could be used for so many things :)

    Catherine
    The Brown Bag Teacher

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  4. LOVE this bunches!!!!!!!! You're making me one when????? LOL! Ella is adorbs!!! So cute in that pic:) She looks awesome:) Enjoy her and feel free to make me a job chart anytime...;) Thanks for linking up:))))))))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  5. Super cute job chart! And Ella is just precious!

    Bren P.
    The Teacher Diaries

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  6. All your stuff turned out super cute as usual! Congrats on your new pup! Labs are the BEST! I have a 4 year old black lab and just love him to pieces. :)

    Kristin
    iTeach 1:1

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  7. Your job chart is amazing! I love the colors and had to pin it! :) And that dog of yours is too cute! My fiance and I are hoping to adopt a cat soon :)

    Sarah
    teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

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  8. I just love your job board! It's adorable!!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  9. so So SO PRETTY!!! I love everything you made Molly, I keep scrolling up to look at them again. Beautiful!!

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  10. I LOVE your job board!!! It is so prettyful.
    ~Andi

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  11. Your job board is so cute. I wouldn't let my kids touch it!

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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  12. I love, love, love your job chart. I want one! Great job!!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  13. You are so very creative!! I love your stuff! I'm glad I am now a follower!! :)
    jivey
    ideas by jivey


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  14. Those sparkle clips just make the whole thing pop! Love it. I also have my kiddos apply for jobs...and for the same exact reason. It's like you read my mind. Following you now:) Can't wait to see what you so next.

    Brandi
    My Teacher Friend

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  15. What an amazing classroom job chart. I love how colorful it is. Great job!

    Jennifer
    Darling Little Learners

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  16. Hi Molly!

    I love your job board. It looks awesome! Awwww! Love your new lab. We have a black lab that is 5 years old. They are such great family pets.

    Have a great week!

    Krista
    stellar-students

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  17. I love your job board. Where did you find those pockets?

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  18. I LOVE your classroom jobs board...I hadn't decided what I wanted to do for mine next year, but now I know! I also just made my own version of your 'In This Class' sign. Thanks for all of the inspiration!!!
    Kris

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  19. Where did you find those library pockets? I LOVE how the colored paper shows through!

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  20. I pinned your adorable job chart awhile ago and cannot find one that I like anywhere near as much. Would you share where you found the clear pockets. Can't find them anywhere, and I've tried!!!! I would be so grateful!

    Lisa @ Fluent in Fourth



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  21. I would also love to know where you found those clear library pockets- totally adore them and having a really tricky time finding them.

    Thanks!
    Lizzie

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  22. I've also been to all the craft stores looking for the vellum library pockets. Did you purchase them somewhere? Please fill us in! :)

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  23. I absolutely love this idea! This is my first year teaching 4th grade and I was having trouble figuring out the class job/ rules board! Please, please, please post where you found the clear pouches!!!! :)

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