Monday, April 8, 2013

Made It Monday: QR Code Fractions Jenga, Green Eggs and SLAM! and Some Scrapbooking!

QR Code Fractions Jenga, Green Eggs and SLAM! and Some Scrapbooking (or So Glad It's April!)

It's the second Monday of the month...and I'm so glad to be linking back up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics!  I always feel like I'm missing something if I don't link up!

It's been wild and crazy around Destination Imagination team hatched new now we have FIVE TEAMS going on to State on April 13th.  Not only am I coaching my son's team, but I'm also helping out 4 new sets of coaches, 32 nervous kids and 30 sets of parents and getting them prepared for this weekend...YIKES!  Wish us luck!

Anywho...this has left me with little time to do much of anything else.  I did, however get to spend a little bit of time putting together a couple of Common Core Stations for math.

Here's what I put together:

QR Code Fractions Jenga!  OMG!  This is really a ton of fun!  I picked this up from the wonderful Tabitha over at Flapjack Educational Resources!  You've probably seen her work in her TPT store, and her QR Code activities and SmartBoard Resources are the BOMB DIGGITY!  Seriously great stuff that I'd pay much more than her fabulously reasonable and very generous prices!  I've got lots of linking to do in this one paragraph, but when ya' gotta gush, ya' gotta gush!

You can find her QR Code Fractions Jenga for free, yes FREE, by clicking HERE!

A view from the top of the Jenga cylinder...

BTW...I used clear sticker sheets and they worked great!

I used these today in my Math ala Carte stations and the kids LOVED them!

Green Eggs and SLAM!

I put this little honey together by myself.  With a nod towards Math 24, I designed this for my students who need to manipulate the numbers.  The cards don't really allow you to do this...'s what I came up with:

Please excuse the quality of these pix...I took them with my phone.

The kids tried this out today during Math ala Carte and they really enjoyed playing this with each other.  You can find the link to my instructions here:  Green Eggs and SLAM!

You might want to tweak this a tad...but it really was fun and a great way to use up some of those leftover Easter eggs!

Book Shopping Day Lists

I also put up a classroom management tool:  Book Shopping Bags!  These bags each have a "Shopping List" attached that includes the names of the students assigned to "shop" for books on the day the bag represents.  This keeps my classroom library time a bit less congested!  I was having tons of issues with my kiddos fighting, so being able to keep browsing numbers small and on a "once a week" schedule has helped bunches.

This is what my display looks like:


Scrapbookin' Love

I had a SUPERFANTASTIC BUBBLEPLASTIC time over Spring Break, working in my studio and catching up on some much needed scrapbooking time!  My studio has plenty of spaces for friends to come and craft, soooooo...where were you?  I'm always looking for friends to "come over and play!"

I have to admit...I have a really handsome eleven-year-old to photograph.  He's getting to the point where he won't pose anymore.  Even calls me the "Mom Parazzi!"  But I do have some killer pix of him and so I took time to have fun!  The best part about scrapbooking is being able to celebrate the people you love!  It's such a positive creative outlet!  

Here's some of what I accomplished over break:

I spent a lot of time trying to use up some of my stash!  I even made a layout with over 100 brads!  My phone is being pretty poopy, so I won't load anything else tonight...maybe for another post!

I can't wait to see what you created!  Happy creating all!



  1. Oh my gosh, those fraction jenga tiles are amazing!!! And I love how the clear stickers turned out! Looks like the jenga tiles came that way!!! What brand of clear sticker did you use? I need to go out and get a jenga set this weekend!

    Lessons with Laughter

    1. Hi Molly!

      It's Avery Clear Full Sheet Label (#18665). These print like a smearing at all! Love them!

      Have fun with this and thanks for stopping by!

      Nikki :)

  2. Oh my gosh I'm so glad you commented on my blog so that I found this post! I'm heading straight off to get that Fraction Jenga! I LOVE it!!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

    1. Serena...I know you and your students will love this! Have a great time learning together!