Monday Made It: July 3

Hi guys!

Happy summer! I am soooo excited for summer to finally be here! The weather is beautiful and I have so many things I want to check off my to do list! I'm sharing a couple things I made today to either check things off my to-do list or to help me keep me on track and focused with my to-do list!

Here we go!


Last year I shared my 2016 Summer Life Planner (you can see it by clicking here) and it really helped me map out, prioritize and stay on track with my summer goals and to-do lists so I knew I had to make an updated version! 

Here is the cover:

My first page is where I'm going to brainstorm all of my summer goals...

And then I'm going to break them up in to July and August goals to pace myself out.  I also have a July and August/beginning of September calendar to write down important dates I need to remember.

Then I have a page for each day from July 3 - September 3. This year I made it hourly from 9AM-9PM.  Last year I made it 7AM-7PM but after I started using it I thought to myself, why am I making plans to get up at 7AM in the morning? It's SUMMER! So I changed it to a more manageable time this year :)

At the end I added a couple of extra lined and blank pages for miscellaneous notes.

I printed the pages at home (the front and back covers on cardstock & laminated, the inside pages on regular copy paper) and had it coil bound at Staples.

I've had lots of requests to share the updated version of the summer life planner so here it is! You can download it from Google Drive by clicking here or on the image below:


I'm determined to finish up some of the projects I started during the year but didn't get a chance to finish and post because I was so busy.  Here is one of them! I loved my sight word play dough mats I made earlier this year and knew I wanted to make them for colour words too.  So I finally sat down and got them done this morning!

You can use these mats with play dough or loose parts! It's perfect for the beginning of the year in Kindergarten.  You can check it out by clicking here or on the image below:


I make these memory books every year as a keepsake for both myself and my students.  It's a great way to remember your students and to keep your kiddos reading over the summer! Parents often tell me it is the most read book of the summer when they come back in September :)

The pictures below are of this year's memory book.  You can see last year's memory book here.

We add a class picture on the cover...

Then a page to introduce the book on the inside cover and a page for each child.  I model how to read the book before sending it home with them.

I've had lots of requests to share the template for these so I have uploaded a FREE editable file for you to my TPT store.  Click here or on the image below to grab your copy!

That's it from me this week!

You can read more "Monday Made It" posts by visiting Tara's link up over at 4th Grade Frolics! Click on the image below if you are interested in seeing more!

I hope you are able to use the freebies in this post!

- Yukari


  1. I like the fact that you made your own life planner, never thought about that before! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing both freebies, Yukari! I will use them. See you around. Kathleen

  3. Thanks for sharing your freebies and life planner. It turned out great and I love the simplicity of it. Have a great week!

  4. Your life planner is gorgeous! The play dough mats are so cute! I found a great recipe for homemade play dough and I think I'm going to attempt to make some before school starts! :)