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...

{Click on pic to share!}

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!


  1. I love this Lazy Susan idea. Well, I love all of your ideas :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  2. I love your idea! Awesome. I would love to have you come and visit my blog--I am your latest follower--I am having a celebration--100 followers--and am giving away a laminator!

  3. Your lazy susan turned out super cute! I love the black with splashes of color. Thanks for the freebie of compare and contrast words. I know that will come in handy this year. :)

    The Teaching Thief
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  4. Hey stranger:) So excited to see you linked up:) Hope you're doing well!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  5. Love that lazy susan! :)

    Our kids start on Monday the 20th. Biting nails! Since I'm teaching history for the first time. :)


  6. Awesome job on the lazy susan!

  7. Love this idea!

    Also, the link for "Upper Grades" is no longer working?? I am so upset!! I was coming back to look at some of your links for Reading Response and Homework Notebooks and I can't access it. Any idea when it will be up again??


    1. Thanks so much for letting me know. I think that I fixed it. Please let me know if it still is not opening for you.

  8. I just stumbled on to your blog and am IN LOVE! So many of your ideas translate to the middle school that I am teaching at. Thank you for making such amazing high quality resources and for always being willing to share them for free!

  9. Hey my dear! Such a cute idea:) Love it! You forgot to link up at my linky though

    4th Grade Frolics

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