Hi everyone...I wanted to thank you for the sweet words of wisdom the other day. I read your comments again and again. I cherish your advice and thoughts more than I can express.
I have a lot of little things to share from our classroom...and now we are on break so I can get started. :)
For some reason, I always find myself giving my room an uplift this time of year. Must be because that lovely month of organization is close at hand--January!
I've been looking around the room and re-purposing some items and downsizing others...like my old showerboard/dry erase board:
(That's an old picture...the board isn't looking so great these days, it's all markerish now).
So one of our newest additions to the class is a new whiteboard...of sorts:
They're are actually little whiteboard panels I lined up and hot glued to our bulletin board.
And do you know what they are made of?
They are those foam boards used for presentations, but with a dry erase surface! (Do you ever get an idea in your head about something, google it, and find that it actually exists?? Best feeling!). You can see them here: Elmer's Dry Erase Foam Boards.
These boards come in packs of two, are very light-weight, and can be configured in a number of different ways. The three lined up together are the perfect size for us to use for notes or with our computer projector...
(They're not as crooked as they look in this picture, I promise, though they definitely aren't perfect...I've been working on letting go of my type-A tendencies, haha!)
The dry erase surface is better than I even expected and erases very nicely (we use those Mr. Clean Magic Erasers).
The only downfall? We have to be careful of the cracks between each board...if they get too much marker on them, they may not erase (since they're at the very edge of that foam board). We've talked about this in class and the students are great about not writing over the borders.
I have some other plans for these boards, which I will be sure to share in the new year. :)
What do you like to use your dry erase boards for?