Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: Monday Made It

Monday Made It

I am excited to be linking up again with 4th Grade Frolics for another Made It Monday! All of my projects are for the classroom. I start back in 2 weeks and I still feel like I have a long to do list!
My first project is a shameless copy from The Evil Math Wizard. I saw them on her blog last winter and have been wanting to make them ever since. Well I finally got around to it!

Check out my multiplication beads.

Each compartment has a different amount of beads on the pipe cleaner. For instance, the yellows have 7 beads. So if a student is working on the problem 3x7, they can pull out three of the yellows and count to help solve. I think it is perfect for developing foundational skills.

This was so simple that I actually made it in the waiting area of Sports Clips while my son and hubby were getting hair cuts. The men in the waiting area probably thought I was crazy. Oh well!

Here is what you need. I got my supplies for about $10 at Walmart and have lots of beads left.

Cut each pipe cleaner in half and then add beads. I later had to trim my pipe cleaners just a tad more to easily fit in the compartments. I had my children double check my counting and then added a label. Done!
My next project is another peak into my classroom. My husband and I put up my math bulletin board!

The goal post was made using a couple of pool noodles. My husband used his heavy duty staple gun to attach them to the wall. The football is a lantern that I purchased from a party store. Ignore the ugly holes in the wall. I plan to cover them with my water bottle holder!

My family went on a getaway up north to escape the desert heat. I took my computer and spent hours creating on the back deck. Some may say I need to take a break, but they just don't get that creating in my break!!!

Here is a look at some of my creations:

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