My First Monday Made It!

Compared to other Made It Monday posts I've read, this is pretty unearthshattering :)  My children had fun with me, and nobody was harmed in our first Monday Made It!

At the Dollar Store, I picked up some flat marbles, and wrote letters on them.   I also found these cute baskets (4 for $1) to store them in.  I only put a few consonants in the basket, but included all the vowels.    My "almost" first grade son saw what I was making and had a BLAST making words.  All of the sudden I hear, "I need another O!"  If you look at the picture, you'll see the word he made!  I suppose I should be happy he likes to spell :)

Then my daughter helped me make little pointers with big eyes.  The Dollar Store had a pack of 125 eyes for $1!  I thought that was a steal.  My plan is for the pointers to be used during guided reading while the letter marbles would be placed in a Word Work Station or an ABC Station. 


  1. Oh my goodness, that is so adorable! Heck I would even use this with big kids!

  2. Love the idea! I'm thinking of ways to use this with my 4th graders... I could use this as a way to teach them about editing when they write...or grammar... endless possibilities! Thanks for sharing!


  3. I love the pointers! I'll agree with Raye, the older kids would enjoy them.

  4. Such a great idea! Sounds pretty easy to do also. I'm glad you had a good time with your kids. So important!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  5. Haha - love these! Good luck getting them out of your house. It sounds like your kids are going to protest. :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher


Back to Top