I am just thrilled with today's project, and I can not wait until next week to share it. You are not seeing double. I made two of these sweet things. I team teach, and I could not make one for myself without making one for my buddy, Gwen too.
It all started with this cute pin that I saw a few weeks ago. This teacher placed the board in her chalktray I believe, but I needed mine for my reading group area.
I will be working with K, 4, and 5 this year, so I needed blocks that will work with all three age groups too. So this is what I came up with. I have a section for our focus skill/anchor chart, a word of the day, specific reading vocabulary students must know, and a place for word study activities.
The first step I to making this is to pick up a large oil drip pan from Walmart. They are $12.00. You can use it in the metallic color, but I decided to paint mine a blue green color as the basecoat.
Next, I brought it in and mapped out my blocks. Chart paper is 18 x 24, so I blocked off 22 x 24 to allow for a header and the clips to hang it on.
Once I adhered all the papers, I did a finish coat of Mod Podge and added trim to define my sections.
The last step was to make the title blocks in Powerpoint, print, and laminate them. I hot glued on magnetic buttons to the back to hold them well to the boards.
When I take these to school, I can either hang them with Command hooks by drilling holes and adding ribbon or put them on an easel. I think either would work well. I plan to use magnetic hooks on the back side to hold the magnetic letters we'll use, our vocabulary words, etc.
Now, if you decide to make this, I will be honest. You should be prepared to take a few hours, but I had a great time making it.
Since this is another getting crafty post, I'll stick in the Rafflecopter that's still running. If you haven't entered, you have a little bit yet. It will run until July 3rd. Good luck!
Have a great day tomorrow, and if you have questions, please feel free to ask.