Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mr. B Gets "Crafty"!

Normally I stray away from "crafty" type projects because I will find some way to make it really complicated or it will look really bad. I read bagillions of blog posts with people who are showcasing materials or games they've made and I walk away jealous. Well, I'm proud to announce I tackled TWO projects I found on Pinterest and I am rather proud of them!

The first project I tackled was making my Power Tower games I first learned about on the Fabulous in Fourth blog page. I don't mean to gloat (ok, so maybe I do!), but look how good they turned out!




If you haven't seen this game, it's super fun and super easy (and seriously, if I can do this, you can too without a doubt!). Students learn their basic math facts and stack up the cups to create a tower. Students will probably have more fun knocking down their towers though. <wink> The games above are for division & multiplication. I'm on the fence on whether or not to make addition and subtraction ones, but I probably should for my lower math students.

Anyway, all you need for this project are:
  • Pringles cans
  • Fun scrapbooking paper
  • Scotch tape
  • Packing tape - I used this to act as laminate for my game labels. 
  • Small white Dixie cups
The other project I tackled was this lesson objective display from Pinterest.



I wasn't digging the ribbons, so I left those off and attached magnets (with super glue) to the back of these 8x10 photo frames so they'll stick to my magnetic whiteboard. I found some "beachy" type scrapbook paper to keep the Beach Brains theme alive. Take a look!



All in all, these projects were relatively easy and fun to do. And I can't take all the credit -- the wifey helped me out with a few pointers here and there. Thanks, honey! :)

That's all for today! Don't forget to link up your blog on my Bodacious Blogs page so I can keep up with all your blogging shenanigans! Have a great day!





8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out and your projects look great! Your kids will love the Power Towers...they were used ALL year in my class.

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  2. Look at you! I'm impressed! Great job! I might have to try to make the power towers.

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  3. Ok, so I'm thinking you ARE pretty crafty after all! The towers are cool!
    I'm awarding you the Versatile Blogger award! Swing on over to check it out!
    Michelle
    nomonkeybusinessmichelle.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, shucks, Michelle! Thanks so much! :)

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  4. I love your Power Towers & Objectives frames! I just found your blog & I'm your newest follower! :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I'm so glad you stopped by. I'll be visiting your blog soon! :)

      Josh

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