I found a little something at IKEA this last week that will come in so very handy in my classroom. Check these out.
A few times last year I tried turning charts into small table versions that could sit at each group of desks. It's a great strategy for getting essential ideas practically right into their hands. It's kind of hard to ignore when it's sitting right in front of their noses. (Interested in the idea and the book that gave it to me? Go here.) Unfortunately, I struggled with execution. My stands were a little too wobbly. That's why IKEA's little frames are going to save the day.
At the beginning of the year I won't have any charts to shrink, so I'm going to start the year off by making sure one of these is at each group. As the year goes on, I'm looking forward to changing them out with those ideas from charts that really need to stick.
Thanks to www.doodledotillustrations.blogspot.com for the dot paper.Even though this might only be useful for someone who owns the IKEA frames and does blue in their classroom, click on the graphic for your own copy.
By the way, you might want to know
- the words can be seen on both sides of the frame
- they're only 99 cents
- they come in a variety of colors
- if I'm not mistaken, they're soon to be discontinued
- better get yours now
Thanks Tara for letting me join you again for some Monday Made-It!