Magnets and page protectors = magic in the classroom

A friend said I should post these… No big, but they help me a lot.

Many of us like to divide our white/black board into segments. Marker gets erased. Tape leaves residue. Instead, I bought a roll of magnetic tape and a roll of ribbon. Remove the coating from the adhesive side of the magnetic tape, and replace it with ribbon. Cut to size. Now you have reposition-able lines.

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More with magnets – I bought these flashcards with visual representations of verbs. Stuck a magnet on the back of each to adhere them to the ceiling. In fact, I put a magnet on the end of a wooden dowel in order to mount them on the ceiling without having to climb on desks.

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Have you seen those BIG magnetic clips? They’re really strong and hold my paper stackers on the board in the front of the room. No need to fill a table surface with paper stackers.

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I use index cards for my daily lesson plans. Why? So I can insert them into the card holders I adhered to the sides of my computer monitor. It’s a lot easier to check than when I had my lessons in a book on my desk. I store them in these pages in my binder before and after use.

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Speaking of page protectors, I taped them together to form 6X5 page grids. I mount these on my wall and as students complete things in class, they each have a “display pocket”.

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I also use page protectors to store “BINGO” sheets. I hand them out and students use dry erase marker to mark their plays on the “Bingo” board. I also cut pieces of black felt (VERY cheap – just need one or two sheets) to make erasers so they aren’t wasting tissues.

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2 thoughts on “Magnets and page protectors = magic in the classroom

    1. getspanished says:

      No, they stay all year. I’m never quizzing them over the meanings of those verbs. However, I do frequently have them create specific structures from “any verbs” at which point they all look to the ceiling.

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