Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Made It ~~ Get your UpCycle On

Linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for another Monday Made It!


Do you have DVD cases lying around? Want to up-cycle them into something awesome & useful like this?


Last week, I went to a CSCOPE conference at Region 4 in Huntsville. I love when a conference provides break-out sessions and I get to choose where I wan to go! One of the sessions I went to was called "Math: Engagement, Fun & Games!" taught by Teresa Scruggs and Helen Grahmann (If you're going to CAMT July 9-12, they'll be there! Check them out!). Helen showed us how she makes games from old DVD cases... Inside is a spinner, pawns (I used buttons) and a generic game board. Throw in some task cards of skills you'd like to practice and BAM, you have an awesome and fun way for your kiddos to practice skills! I made 10 of them and they're all revolved around math skills, since I'm only teaching math and science this year.  But you could use this for ANY subject and ANY skill! Plus, it's great for ANY grade level!! I love when I find versatile goodies for my classroom!!


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Do you want a set for your classroom? No problem! I made a set that you can purchase in my TeachersPayTeachers store!  The pack contains 5 different DVD game covers with coordinating gameboards and spinners (pawns and task cards not included).




Want a free set? Be one of the first two people to comment below! 

<3
Katie




25 comments:

  1. I would love this set! This is a great idea and I have some DVD cases waiting.

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    1. Send me your email! You get a free set :)

      -Katie

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  2. Oh my goodness! This is such a fabulous idea! I had never thought of making games out of them before. I just had to pin this. Thanks so much for sharing! I love your new games on TPT.

    Krista
    Stellar-Students

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    1. Thank you! Send me your email- you get a free set! :)

      -Katie

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  3. Oh my I missed it but I loooove the idea anyway

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  4. OMG! What a stinkin great idea!! I'm definitely going to do this.

    BTW, are you going to CAMT this year??

    Hooty
    Hooty's Homeroom

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    1. No CAMT this year :( I will probably wait until it's back in Houston! Are you?

      -Katie

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  5. What a great idea! I love using items that I have around the house, thanks for sharing!

    Mary
    Teaching Special Kids

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  6. Awwwww I'm sorry I missed out on the giveaway but I LOVE this idea. i just put your set on my wishlist on TPT. BTW I love the design of your blog.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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  7. Clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love this idea! Will have to try it. BTW, it's summer--What are you people doing up so EARLY!! LOL

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    1. Who's to say I just hadn't gone to slept yet? ;)

      -Katie

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  9. These box games are a great way to reuse!! FUN too!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

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  10. I love this! Is there a trick to getting the spinner to stay in the slot? Thanks,
    Rachel
    La Señorita Creativa

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  11. Hey this is Hellen Grahmann! I am so glad you found this so useful. Please let me know how things go. Could I get a copy of your games? Thanks and see you in Dallas this year!

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  12. Sorry email is hgrahmann@huntsville-isd.org Thanks again!

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  13. Thank you for sharing your idea. I'm thinking about making up some for my kiddos in my Wed night Bible class for part of their Christmas gifts. I have a lot of the dvd cases that can be put to good use now. Are you actually from Katy Tx or just Katie from Tx. I've got 3 cousins in Katie Tex.

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  14. Thank you for sharing your idea. I'm thinking about making up some for my kiddos in my Wed night Bible class for part of their Christmas gifts. I have a lot of the dvd cases that can be put to good use now. Are you actually from Katy Tx or just Katie from Tx. I've got 3 cousins in Katie Tex.

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