Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yay for Summer Projects!

I have been working on many projects the last couple of weeks and the one I am most proud about is the Daily 5 Check for Understanding check marks. I did however have some assistance from my Mr..

I got this inspiration straight out of the Daily 5 book by the "Sisters". I can not express enough how easy of a read it is! If you haven't already it is def. a must read!

The Mr. and I were driving around town one day and I asked him if he could make me some wooden check marks for school, and he said yes without any hesitation. I was VERY surprised that he said yes and drove right to the store to pick up the wood! Another SURPRISE is that is was only $10 for this hugefied (spelling?) slab of wood and we didn't even use half of it!!!

Sorry I don't have any pictures of him cutting the check marks out.

 Anywho, then my old lady (my teacher friend from school...and yes, she knows I call her that :). She's not really old, just older than me) came over and we painted 52 check marks total!!

And finally today I added the finishing touches!!!

Loving all the colors!

I just painted 2 coats of acrylic paint on each check mark and used a paint pen to write the wording.

The check marks are placed upside down in a large tin bucket and I am going to add a label later.

Yippy Skippy! My first summer project is finished!!!

P.S. If I get enough requests I will post the template for the check mark as a freebie!!!


  1. Welcome to the blogging world. I also just started blogging about two weeks ago. Not doing anything on TpT yet but maybe some day.

    I would love to make these checkmarks and use your pattern. It was also on my wish list for this summer. I just finished making two tiger pattern pillows out of bandana's. They turned out really cute. I am also making a stand for my chapter book bins. I couldn't see myself spending $106.00 on the stand so I am making it out of PVC pipe. I only spent $25.00 on the material.

  2. *Yeeeeeeessss!!* I made it into your blog!! So excited about your new blog and I'm looking forward to "borrowing" lots more of your ever-so-creative ideas during our future "teacher play dates!"

    Your old lady ;)

  3. Those are the cutest things ever! I love them and they could be on my project list before school starts! I am your newest follower!

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