Sunday, July 21, 2013

Help!

I had the same classroom helper chart for years.  It was in such bad shape that I didn't use it last year or even replace it.  Now, all is well.


First I spray painted a cookie sheet.  FYI - cookie sheets don't like to be spray painted or maybe I just don't know how to do it right.  I added a clear coat finish, and the black paint still liked to scrape off way too easily.  After adding all my words and washi tape, I Mod Podged the whole thing.  I think that's fixed the problem.


I made the magnets with the beads from a bracelet.



The plan is to use the magnets to hold either names or pictures of the kids who will be in charge of helping me out.


Thanks again Tara for the linky opportunity!



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44 comments:

  1. I love how this turned out! So so cute!!! Thank you for sharing.

    Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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    1. Stephanie, thank you for coming by and commenting.

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  2. Very cute!! I love the idea of the magnetic job board on a cookie sheet. Nice colour choice too.

    Heidi
    Secondgradealicious!

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    1. Heidi, I love the colors too. Thanks!

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  3. so cute! I just made a clip chart this year, but this is wonderful!

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  4. Pictures would look adorable on this. What kid doesn't love looking at themselves?
    Very cute!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Allison, you're right. They love their own pictures.

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  5. That looks great! I think putting their little pictures up is a great idea. :-)

    Nichole
    The Craft of Teaching

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  6. Gorgeous! Loving the idea of using their pictures.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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    1. Laurie, thank so much. I like the pictures idea too.

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  7. Your classroom helper chart turned out adorable!! Love the blue and black! :)

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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    1. Molly, I really like the blue and black too. Thanks!

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  8. Your Helper Chart turned out AWESOME!! Now you've inspired me to make one.
    Connie Anderson:)
    Welcome To First Grade Room 5

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    1. Connie, show me a picture when you're done. :)

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  9. Very cute! I love it.

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  10. I'm so glad you addressed the spray paint issue. I did a very similar project the other night and my paint was scraping away. :( Time to bring out the Mod Podge! Thanks for the idea.
    Stacey
    Teaching Ever After

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    1. Stacey, I'm glad it's not just me. I hope the Mod Podge works for you.

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  11. Cute, cute, cute!! Love this craft! The beads you used on the magnets are so pretty.
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, I liked using the beads for the magnets. I wanted something unusual.

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  12. Loved reading your latest post - your blog is so cute and full of ideas! I am your newest follower via Bloglovin'! Come stop by if you get a chance :)
    Lauren
    The Sweetest Thing
    Follow me on Bloglovin'!

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    1. Lauren, thank you much. I appreciate you coming by!

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  13. I count on modge podge to fix all kinds of things. I also think printing the kids names on magnetic printer paper with some cute clip art would look great and stay in place well.

    Tara

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    1. Tara, Mod Podge is great for fixing things up, huh?

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  14. I really like this! Getting ready to figure out what to do with mine this year since I'm not doing sports theme...

    Crystal

    Teaching Little Miracles

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    1. Crystal, good luck with yours too!

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  15. Thanks for sharing Tammy! I am officially inspired to go make my own now. Is the Mod Podge still holding up? How did you do the letters? Love the font!

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    1. If You Give a Teacher a Blog, good luck! The Mod Podge seems to be holding up. I drew the letters actually. Old fashioned way. :)

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  16. I was searching for an idea for a job chart!!! I think this will be my first Mod Podge creation. Wish me luck. I'm now following you.
    Yashika
    http://somewherebetweenfirstandthird.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yashika, Good luck for sure. I hope it all goes as planned! :)

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  17. I can't imagine how frustrating it must have been to have the paint scrape off like that... thank goodness for Mod Podge, it has saved me on far too many occasions to count!!

    This is super cute, and I love the idea of using faces instead of just names!!

    Nicole
    First Grade Frenzy!

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    1. Nicole, Mod Podge is a miracle worker at times for sure!

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  18. This is absolutely adorable and from a cookie sheet!!!
    Theresa
    Pinkadots Elementary

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    1. Theresa, thanks much. Glad you like it.

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    1. Thank you Mary Kate. I sure love them as well.

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  20. I LOVE the idea of using cookie sheets - beautiful board! The colours are great!

    Alison
    Teaching Maths with Meaning

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    1. Alison, thank you so much. I love the colors too.

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