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!