BOSTON....and Made It Monday with a freebie

I don't know where to even begin tonight. I can link up with Tara's Made It Monday for the first time and share my first freebie, but I completed all of this while watching the coverage of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. I live in Massachusetts, a couple of hours from Boston, and have always thought about going to the marathon. I have friends and family that live and work in Boston, friends and family that were in Boston for the marathon, and friends that were in Boston at the Red Sox game. One of my cousins lives very close to the marathon route (thankfully she is close to the beginning), a cousin that works in the Prudential Center in Copley Square, a cousin that usually runs the marathon, and cousins who were in the city with their darling kiddos! Luckily all of those people are okay, but how scary?! What should have been a fun and exciting Patriots Day and Marathon Monday in Boston turned out so terribly tragic. My thoughts are, have been, and will be in Boston. <3

As I said, while watching the marathon coverage I was working on my Brain Bug creation. I cannot even name all of the pinners and bloggers that inspired me to come up with this idea. I have seen so many great motivational ideas for standardized testing and some very cute "love bug" ideas; I decided to combine all of these ideas to make my own little creation. Thank you all for the inspiration!

I used foam hearts to make the feet, fairly large pompoms for the bodies, googly eyes, pipe cleaners cut in half for the antennas, and mini pompoms on the antennas. I purchased all of my supplies at ACMoore and used my handy dandy hot glue gun to put them together! I can't wait to give these little guys to my kiddos!

For more Made It Monday fun check out Tara's blog 4th Grade Frolics. It's worth your while!


Kelly said...

Oh my goodness - I am in LOVE with your little bugs. How cute!!! My first graders start testing in 2 weeks, and I just have to make these :)

Also, so happy to have found your blog...my name starts with a K & last name is Witt (no e), and I was called Witter or KWitter FOREVER! :) Too funny!

Happy to have found you!

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Teaching with TWitte said...

Thank you, I can't wait to share my little bugs with my kiddos! Good luck to you and your first graders!

That is too funny about your name! Thanks for sharing :o)


Brandee Green said...

Love the bugs. Believe it or not, even my fifth graders like doing things like this from time to time. :) They are still kids too, even if they don't look like it. ;)
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Teaching with TWitte said...

Thanks Brandee! So happy to hear that fifth graders are still able to enjoy things like this...I don't feel like it's been that long since I was in 5th grade, but I feel like kids are growing up so much faster now.

Michaela Almeida said...

I LOVE these! My kiddos will love these, and just in time for math MCAS.

The Center Based Classroom

Mrs. Sommer said...

Boston Strong! :) Following along here with you! I love those bugs, what a cute idea.

What's Working This Year?

Heather's Heart said...

These are so precious. I know my kiddos would love something like this...I really love the little poem that goes along with it. =)

I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit when you get the chance. =)

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