Today I am linking up with Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made It! I have been working on trying to get a few things off my school to do list finished, while also getting some things done around the house that will make the year go smoother, as well.
This week, I did one of my FAVORITE summer projects. For the past few summers, I have made book marks for my students. I love doing this because I wanth their eyes light up when they get these at the beginning of the year. It is as if I am officially naming them as readers! I laminate these at home with my personal laminator. This is a little bit better quality than at school and they last the entire year! One thing I did differently this year was to print and laminate a few blank ones. Once the year starts I always get a new student. My hope is that I can use a pretty permanent marker and write the new name on the bookmark. Otherwise, I don't always end up making them a bookmark with all the craziness going on with getting a new student. I'm hoping this will help with that scenario!
This weekend, we worked in the garden, picking tons of veggies and canning green beans, pickles, and relish! It was one long Sunday, but it will be well worth it this year!