Monday Made It!

As you all know, Monday Made It with Tara over at Fourth Grade Frolics is one of my FAVVY linky parties! My room has been dubbed "the Pinterest room" by teachers and administrators alike in my district, so we know I love crafts. I have to say, my last Monday Made It was a little more craft filled, but I do have some to share!
My first made it is a classroom one! I had so much fun making this unit. I absolutely LOVE integrating Language Arts and Social Studies. In fourth grade, with the Common Core Standards, it makes total sense, it's easy to do, and the kids get some really meaningful lessons. So, for MLK Day, it is perfect! Here is a preview for my MLK unit. I am starting this at the end of next week with my kiddos, and we will be finishing it up the week of MLK day. There are enough activities in this unit to last you for 2 weeks, and you can use them for different things such as stations, homework, small-group, and whole class lessons.
Included in this unit is: All About Martin Fact sheet, All About Martin web, Fact or Opinion organizer, Martin's Life timeline, Geography of Martin activity, "I Have a Dream" writing, MLK vocabulary, I Have Who Has with MLK vocabulary, My Brother Martin reading response questions, Mini-Biography trading cards, MLK KWL, writing paper, and MANY more! You can click here to pick this up at my TPT store!
Here was my next fun household craft. My husband and I wanted a large picture for above our fireplace, but we didn't want to spend a ton of money on a canvas. So where do I look? DUH, Pinterest of course! Good ol' Pinterest came through for me... and now this beaut hangs above our fireplace. And how much did it cost me you ask? Why ONLY $7... pretty {awesome} fantastic, wonderful, bombtastic, huh?!?

If you want detailed instructions on how to do it, email me and I will send them to you. But basically what I did was go to Office Max and have our wedding picture printed on a 2 x 3' engineer print. This was only $3. Then, I took my crazy self over to Lowes and picked up some spray adhesive and foam insulation board. One of the kind workers helped me out when he saw my frantic look of crafting craziness at the smallest insulation board. 10 foot long board was certainly not going to fit into Pearl (my car.) Handy craftsman got out his cutting blade, and we set to work cutting the board down to size! I had him cut the board 2 inches shorter than the picture on each side (so like 22x34). Then I took all the pieces home where my hubs looked at my like I was crazy, of course! I then spread the picture out on the board how I wanted it, leaving about an inch on each side overhang. I lifted up half the picture, sprayed adhesive, then smoothed out and did with the other half. I stapled the hangover onto the back of the foam board... and WALAAAH! (spelling on that one haha) I call it a masterpiece :)

Lastly, I had to share a yummy dinner I made. It was so simple and just something I decided to whip up. I was craving alfredo, but didn't want the calories. So I boiled whole wheat spaghetti in 3 cups of chicken broth. I carmelized about 4 garlic cloves in olive oil on the stove, and added it to the noodles. Then I melted about 1 1/2 cups of parmesean cheese into the noodles, added salt and pepper and garlic salt. I put in about 1/2 cup of skim milk, and 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream. The result... a DELICIOUS pasta that is now a fan fav of both my husband and I's! Yummy leftovers too :)
Happy Monday, ya'll! Thanks for reading! And of course, happy crafting, too :)


  1. That MLK packet looks awesome:) Love it! Thanks for linking up:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Thank you for stopping by my giveaway and OF COURSE a laminator is an educational resource (in my opinion!). haha! I don't know what I would do without mine and have only had it since July! Your MLK packet looks amazing:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper