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Showing posts with label Monday Made It. Show all posts
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Fourth of July Freebie!

Today, is my first official day on vacation! I have already put new tires on my car today, unloaded my car of all of my supplies from the two weeks of summer engineering camp, changed the sheets, made muffins, and even some homemade strawberry jam! Now, we are headed up north to go fishing! Sitting on a boat, watching my two boys relaxing and hanging out is priceless! This weekend, however,  I got to go to a baseball tournament and enjoy some down time to create some fun units and relax in the sun at the same time!!!! Here are  my Monday Made Its..with.4th Grade Frolics!

Monday. made it #1...I made it to vacation!!!!!
WooHoo! Time to finally relax!
 
Monday Made it #2...I made my annual strawberry jam...a bit early because of all the rain...
Monday Made It! I made jam again this year for my college kiddos!  
Monday Made it #3...Guess what I made????

So is a summer fun freebie! Our favorite holiday is 4th of July! You can get together as a family in summer and just have fun...no need for gifts...major dinners....all that is for other holidays! This week, all of my kiddos are together and we are excited to make our annual 4th of July T-shirts! To celebrate my vacation...our favorite holiday...and just sharing some fun ideas that I have done with my kids when they were little...Here is the TPT link to the 4th of July FREEBIE!!
Enjoy your 4th of July weekend!

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Monday Made It...Berry Pickin' Time

I am glad to meet up with you and share what we have been making. Thanks to Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for hosting this linky!


This is one of our favorite times of year, berry pickin' time. Every summer, our family goes strawberry picking and this year is no exception. We caught wind of a local berry farm that was selling their berries for $1.00 a pound. I know...right...cheap! It was weedy. It was mosquitoey. It was a bit harder than normal, but for $1 a pound, I am not complaining. We bought 11 pounds and went back for more.

With all this "hull"abaloo, we made a strawberry rhubarb upside down pie, YUM! We made a strawberry rhubarb pie, double YUM! YUM! Then we made freezer jam. With a child  apartment bound with homemade jam, who could resist having that in their freezer?



                                 Here is a Monday made it recipe that we made this weekend...

Rhubarb Cake
1 box yellow cake mix...mix as directed.
Pour into 9 x 13 pan.. Put 3 cups of rhubarb on top of the batter. Add 1 cup of sugar. Next, pour 1 pint of whipping cream over all of it. Bake as directed or a bit longer.

This cake forms an upside down cake that is soooo moist. Enjoy your Monday! I am glad we made it!

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Made It Monday...Vacation Finally!


Okay, so vacation officially started today, but I am teaching a week's worth of college for kids at our local university. I am teaching a STEM coarse in Roller Coaster Science. I have a great group of 8 kids each session. Today, we worked on building up our vocabulary, working as a team to build paper plate roller coasters, and earning money using our new words, finishing our recording sheets, and working as a team. That "money" will be used to purchase items at our store. Lots of great math to tie into the science of roller coasters. Thanks to Tara, at 4th Grade Frolics for this week's fun Monday Made It!


Here is what we made today in class...

Here is what they made today...
Paper plates, blocks, tape, scissors, a cup, and a marble!

This group used their paper to create a tunnel...great engineering!

Gotta love how they used bumpers to create friction!


The Python!



My son was in a baseball tournament all weekend after a looooonnnggggg week of school, so I didn't get to make any products which was my goal. Next week maybe, but for Made it #2...my son made his very first tournament win! What a great Father's Day Gift. He made it happen! His team did a great job working together!
My little buddy is the one in the red cap...back row!

This Monday made it was our one little painting project this last week. It isn't much, but we really wanted to tackle a little something each week. This next week, though the dresser! 
Before...an ugly gold vase ready to paint outside. 

The finished product...blue to match my daughter's new apartment bedroom...with a touch of peacock feathers!

Next week's Monday Made It goal...a new product, inspiration from an Energy Class, and a finished dresser!




  
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Monday Made It: Fixing Up The Place

Now, that school is almost over, I start making a bucket list of everything I want to do this summer. Some of them are for my little classroom that I was able to get this year, instead of science on a cart or science in the library. I am very happy that my principal found me a little space to call my own. It isn't much, but this summer I want to figure out a way for  my room to look a bit more magical...scientific...sensational.

I am taking ideas if anyone has them on what would  make an exciting science room. I have some bee hives that I want to get hung on a branch for starters, as well as make over my dumpster diving chair and other found treasures. So this linky is perfect for me. It will get me motivated to get 'er done and post my progress. The other portion of my bucket list has to do with helping my daughter get ready for her first apartment. I can't wait to show you some of our furniture make overs as they get made over.

Thanks to Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for helping me complete some of my summer bucket list items!

I can't believe this transformation. I found some fabric that we were going to use for a project and let's just say I am working on a tight budget, so this free chair and already purchased fabric was a great combination.
Gross stains...yuck! I washed and scoured first people!

Not to shabby!
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Another one of those bucket list items that I really wanted to make sure I made before the school year was out was one of those organized supply boxes that I have been seeing all over the internet. When I moved in to my new little space, I kind of threw things in drawers and now that things are winding down I want to figure out how to consolidate those items so I can actually find things. Our school budget is way down, so the items that I have accumulated need to come out of hiding and stored. This is what I was able to make. Not perfect, but again it hopefully will help me organize, unify my space, and get me motivated to do more. 
I have to finish the bottom, but I am not quite sure what to put in there yet! I am working on the pink files...gotta file or pitch!

Now, for a project my daughter and I were working on this week, too. I really am pushing to get one furniture project done per week. This week, was the kitchen chair project. She will have a tiny spot for a table and two chairs. These were our old chairs and the funky, updated chairs any college student could be proud of.


before...

After! A stylish twist! 


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