I'm afraid it's going to be a short post for tonight. I wore myself out today trying to get my room prepped for EOG testing. The next two days will be spent outside of my little room as it will serve as a 1:1 room. In trying to get anything that could possibly get knocked off or thrown, I ran across some very old articulation cards. I've used these a few times on my cart but usually I stick with my Giant Webber books.
pinterest and created one just using simple squares of construction paper. I fell in love with the idea but decided to buy these neon die-cuts from Dollar Tree. They come in packs of 30 and appear to be intended for yard sale signs. I like the fact that they're in different sizes/shapes so students can earn bigger pieces for initiating topics vs. maintaining. All I had to do was get them laminated. The branches (for when they break off topic) and tree topper had to be made by hand using construction paper. It took about 45 to make those due to my need for details.