Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Made It: 7.29

Hey bloggers!

I'm back for another Monday Made It with 4th Grade Frolics!
First up, some alphabet letter holders for guided reading! I have 2 sets of magnetic letters but I usually have those at my word work station. So, I decided to buy some foam letters from the dollar store and make my own holders!
I got the containers from Menards. You can adjust the sections inside to the size that you want. I was originally going to make each box 13 sections...but decided to make the first box 12 equal sections and the second box 14 sections (6 are smaller, you'll see in the next picture!).
After deciding how I wanted my sections to look, I used alphabet stickers to label each section. This makes student clean up much easier! Then I slapped some modpodge on each letter for extra hold.
And that was it! Sooo simple! Now I have a few extra sets of letters to use for word work during guided reading. :)
I also made some containers to hold random supplies. My husband loves peanuts and when I saw the containers he was throwing out, I about lost my mind. He didn't understand that they could be reused! I thoroughly washed the containers a few times (I have had a student with a nut allergy before so I didn't want to run into any issues with that), made some labels in powerpoint, and printed them. Then I wrapped some duct tape around the container and adhered the label. I made one for erasers, one for pens, and one for pencils!
(sorry for the poor pic, I couldn't get one without the reflection!)

I have two weeks left until school starts...what about you??


  1. So cute! Thanks for sharing! Good idea to reuse those containers.
    I have 3 weeks until teachers report back! I can't believe summer is almost gone! *tear!*

    Mrs. Thompson
    Adventures in Teaching (A First Grade Blog)
    My TpT Store

  2. I wish you posted this last week! I just bought and opened my letter tile storage container from Michaels...wish I knew there were adjustable ones at Menards. Oh well! But I am going to steal your idea and use mod-podge to seal the alphabet stickers down :) Glad to be your new follower!

    Diary of a Grumpy Teacher

  3. Cute blog! I need the alphabet storage container! I think that I'll let the kids sort my collection for me-I have tons of letters!! I'm a new follower!


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