Monday Made It {FMJ labels & Binder Organization}

Happy Monday! Two weeks from today I will be back in school. Ahhhh! It's so bittersweet. I have so much to do, but I am wanting to soak in every moment that is left of summertime. Today I am linking up with Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. 

I am excited to incorporate Family Message Journals into my Writing curriculum this year. I have blogged about them before. You can read about them HERE. I created labels this week for the outside of each students FMJ.

Yesterday I blogged about how I organized my Social Studies binders. Part of that project was redoing the binder covers.

The second part of that project was creating a sheet for the inside of each binder that outlines topics to cover within the unit. At the bottom of the sheet, I listed books that could be read aloud during the unit.

I also created "Me Bag" labels to attach to a lunch bag. This is a getting to know you activity that I like to do at the beginning of the year. Each child brings in 4-5 items that represent themselves. We all share throughout the first week of school.


  1. I love your idea of binders for the different SS topics. I need to get my act in gear and take a look at doing something like that. It makes so much sense and the nI won't forget to include something!! All your made its look great!
    Are We There Yet?

  2. We both did ME bags this week. Love your Monday Made its.

  3. I love the idea of the Family Message Journals! I am thinking of doing something similar with my students this year!

  4. I always did me bags when I was a classroom teacher-- love how you learn about your kids right away.

    Great organization-- where did you get the chevron and dotted background paper?

    My Bright Blue House


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