I am excited about my bright idea this month. I'm sure it's been done before, but I became a little obsessed with....
All I did was take a paper (well three papers for my three classes at the time) and run it through the laminator. Yes, they are too big so there was a little overhang on each end I trimmed off, but not too much, so I'm happy. Excuse the poor pics, I used my iPhone and not my pretty camera lol. #donttrustthekids
Even the kids noticed that I was using "plastic" paper and thought it was fun. Why use it? I had limited white board use and in that space, I just had an easel at the carpet. I could hang up the chart, write on it and then clip it to a pocket chart for display.
Yes there is a wrinkle, but it's ok.
With my crazy schedule, I often started the anchor chart with just the basics since I wanted the kids to help me fill in the charts.
Some charts I used all week and some were just that day. I didn't want to waste a bunch of paper, so I thought this would be a good route to go.
To clean, I used a baby wipe. Easy peasy (lemon squeazy).
And then I got struck one day with another idea of how to use these laminated papers. Group time!
Just divide the paper into sections (hopefully a cleaner paper than this hahaha) and then you could tell each person to solve a certain equation or each show a different way to get a product. You could then easily display these for the lesson on the board.
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