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Monday, June 4, 2012

Portable Scoreboards

I am changing my plans a little so that I can link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. Each Monday this summer, she is encouraging teachers to post the creative things that they are making for their classrooms.

Admit it! Summer is here and instead of relaxing our creative juices are flowing and we are just itching to make something from pinterest.

Did you all see my last post on scoreboards from WBT? I so love this but I wanted something to have in my sub bag to take with me at the beginning of the year. My students think my sub bag is filled with magical wonders.... like new colors of expo markers (why is this exciting?), stickers, a new book, and maybe a game. Oh and they LOVE Angry Bird Bandaids. Those I swear are magic... it fixes any owie and they instantly stop crying.

Anywho... I wanted some new tricks to start the new year. Yes, I could simply draw a scoreboard on the board but where is the magic in that? It would be like a magician showing the audience a rabbit without first pulling it out of a hat. It's just not right I tell ya!

So when I was out shopping I was looking for a small whiteboard to stick in the magic bag. I found this one at Treasures 4 Teachers. I love the lime green on the corners. It makes it more fun and fun = MAGIC!


I was so excited about this project that I couldn't wait to share it with you!  So I got out some electrical tape and made my board and then drew on a smiley and frowny face to show you my idea. 


 But my project isn't done! I am planning on replacing those little faces with velcro dots. Then I have all different kinds of frowny and smiley faces that I am going to add to this. I have marshmallows, trees, beach balls, hearts, etc... all laminated and ready to be added. This way my scoreboard is ready for any holiday!

I also need to finish up my teacher v. students, boys v. girls, leaders, etc... words that can be used instead of one of the icons. So cute, so versatile. I love it!

Just as with anything there is always more ways to do something. Check out this lanyard scoreboard from Prayers and Purple Elephants!


Just as with my scoreboard she created multiple scoreboards to keep things new and exciting for her students. She also lays out the various levels she uses with her students. What a great post and idea!!

And while I am looking at cute and creative scoreboards... look at this Halloween from Mrs. Crooks.


What are some creative ways that you use the scoreboard? Do you have some amazing pictures to share with us? What levels do you use with your class?

Can't wait to here more from you!

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7 Comments:

At June 4, 2012 at 9:59 AM , Blogger Alana Gilliam said...

Love it! I love my dry erase boards and the kids love them. I love electrical tape! I use it when teaching coordinate planes. I make a big one on the floor in my room.
Alana
Special Teaching in the Middle

 
At June 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Miss L said...

Love, love, LOVE the portable scoreboard! It reminds me of Sandra's from "Sweet Times in First" http://sweettimesinfirst.blogspot.ca/search/label/The%20Scoreboard

I love the idea of adding velcro to customize it for the holidays! The cute little things like that is the one thing I miss out on being in High School classes. When I used the scoreboard during my student teaching (in Grade 10) I used teacher vs. student rather than the frownie vs. smiley faces. I didn't like, however, the idea of making it seem like I was their enemy and vice-versa. So I have been brainstorming different things that would work for high school level but still allow for a sense of community instead of a divide. Do you have any ideas?

 
At June 4, 2012 at 11:22 AM , Blogger Tara said...

Hi Misty! Thanks for linking up:) I am totally going to have to get caught up on your WBT posts!! You have completely got my interest and now I have time to sit and read and study bc I'm so OCD and have to go all in.....lol! Love your scoreboards and the others you shared too!!!

4th Grade Frolics

 
At June 4, 2012 at 2:54 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

Such a cute idea!! :) Can't wait to see what else you make this summer!

Shannon
http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

 
At June 4, 2012 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Mrs. Reimann said...

LOVING IT!

Lorena
Little Treasures

 
At June 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM , Blogger Lisa R. said...

I love this scoreboard idea!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

 
At June 5, 2012 at 3:28 PM , Blogger ~Bethany said...

I love the idea of a portable scoreboard, particularly of the one on the lanyard!! I am constantly moving about the room, and I have an Airliner for my SMARTboard, so I am rarely in close proximity to the whiteboard to add points. This system would allow for frequent points but an easy way to track and transfer.

I have also tried having a student leader do it. They work super hard to have that special job! But it isn't always convenient to distract them, and some kids take foooooorever to get the point up and get back to their seat.

 

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