My very first...
I am excited to report that I have used my Vista Print groupon. I found this deal on Ms. Potter's blog, and I jumped at the opportunity for this great deal. Through perusing blogs and Pintrest, I had tons of ideas for my classroom. Two blogs in particular gave me inspiration, Ms. Potter's blog (see above) and Mrs. Finley's blog. I pinned my favorite ideas from their blogs: check out my pins!
Update: For some reason, some of the images in my post are gone! I have updated the information below based on which images are still showing up. I have used all of my custom Mrs. Smith sticky notes (not pictured). They were probably my favorite item that I ordered. I also still use a magnet that I made for my agenda which I made from a car door magnet.
Here are some other things that I made:
Ideas from Middle School Minions:
made from a postcard
On the back of this card there is a place for the names of the missing assignments and additional notes.
Ideas from MSKCPOTTER:
made from a loyalty card
One of my biggest complaints during the school year is students forgetting items that are required for class. I didn't want to say that they could never get their supplies from their lockers, because it negatively affects their studies. I think this is going to be a good solution. I will give the students five freebies. As long as they have their punch-card, they can go and get their required supplies with no consequence. Once the card fills or if they lose their card they will owe a detention for forgetting supplies. I am really excited to try this!
UPDATE: I have been using this system for three years and it works really well. I allow students to share a punch with a friend if their friend has run out or forgotten their punch card. It helps the students become accountable for bringing their supplies to class. This was a WIN!