Monday Made It (on Tuesday) + a Freebie

Every week this summer I have been over at 4th Grade Frolics checking out all of the Monday Made It projects that so many teacher bloggers have created. I so wanted to participate, but couldn't quite find the time. I had purchased "pieces" for many of the projects I wanted to create, but didn't get around to it UNTIL......TODAY!!!!

I found the idea of using a Lazy Susan to store supplies on Pinterest (where else?). I thought it would add a nice touch to my Writing Center table. Last year, my students sometimes had trouble sharing and passing the supplies at the table. I am hoping this will help...

{I know...Terrible iPhone pics}

I bought the Lazy Susan at Ikea for about $8 and 7 pencil holders at Target for a dollar each. My husband spray painted the Lazy Susan for me and I added some wall decals that I had left over from last year to give it a bit of color. I am so happy with how it turned out and so glad that I finally MADE SOMETHING!!!!

In other news... I have been working on lesson plans using mentor texts and one of them covers the skill Compare and Contrast. I realized that it would be helpful for my students to have a list of words that are used to compare and contrast so that they can identify them as signal words in their reading, and so they can use them in their own writing. Here is the list that I created...

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My school starts a week from tomorrow and I have so much left to do. I have so many fun things in the works that I can't wait to share!!

*Fonts from "WORDS USED TO COMPARE & CONTRAST" are from dafont and Hello Literacy!