Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Magnetic Board {INSPIRED}

I have a classroom wall that is really an accordian divider that can open into the next classroom.  Except it can’t. I don’t think it has ever been opened which is kind of a bummer because next year my teaching partner will be on the other side and I would love to be able to do some true team teaching.  But we can’t.  And so I must make the most of the wall that is not a wall. I have developed a system for getting a staple in but it isn’t easy.  This year I finally wised up and attached bed sheets to cover the entire wall.  My plan is to now hot glue everything directly onto the sheets.  I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out how I could attach a magnetic board or a dry erase board to it so that I have some flexibility.  I thought a cookie sheet would be the best option, but then I stumbled upon this and it made me much happier.  
And that led me to these:

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  • Cutesy scrapbook paper that can coordinate with my classroom color scheme - Duh!

  • It’s lightweight so it can easily be attached to the sheet with hot glue.

  • It’s circular...how fun is that?

  • Did somebody say Dollar Store?

I’ve been working hard to complete my classroom makeover for the 2012-2013 school year so that I may provide you with a summer full of tips and ideas for setting up your own classrooms. To kick off my second annual summer-long, daily series on setting up, organizing, and managing your classroom I am running a miniseries titled, “INSPIRED” and will feature a photo that brought inspiration to my very own classroom makeover. 
Be sure to check out my Clutter-Free Guide to Organizing and Managing Your Classroom as well as my Classroom Themes Page for tons of tips and ideas. 

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