Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sale and a fun idea!

I found this FUN idea on pinterest where someone took a collage frame, some adorable craft paper and made a message board for their house (theirs was labeled Sunday, Monday, etc.)  They used dry erase makers to write things to do each day, etc.  So of course my mind starts can I use that in my classroom?  The one in the pic above I made for my  Holly Bloggy partner Rachelle from What the Teacher Wants.  I had 3 "thoughts" about how to use it in a classroom: 

1. Helper chart (like above) so that you can write the student's name on each frame and then quickly erase and change.  I used pics of her classroom and pics that corrsponded with the "job" b/c our little ones are so visual.    (click here and here and here to see these.)

2. Listing classroom rules (click here and here to see)

3. Word Work Choices (click here and here to see)

Rachelle has a food themed classroom which I why I used the food backgrounds for hers.

(Sorry about the 2 files for each but I had to save these each in 2 files b/c some where landscape and some were portrait.)

I couldn't decide which one to make for Rachelle so I made her cards for all 3 ideas but only took a pic of it as a helper chart.   Now I'm working on making one for myself (although that's not as much fun as making for others.)  Anyone have any other ideas on how to use this idea in a classroom? 

Oh yeah...and I'm having a sale at my TPT store!  20% off until January 4th! 

Happy New Year Everyone!


  1. I am stopping by to let you know that I nominated your blog for The Versatile Blog award. Stop on over to my blog to learn all about it! Congrats!

  2. I was JUST trying to think of a better way to facilitate helpers in the classroom. Thank you for sharing and THANK YOU for the clarification you posted to my post. I really appreciate it!!