Well, this afternoon was quiet, so I pulled out a project I started last week. I am taking clipboards from the Dollar Tree, dressing them up for my kids to use (and for myself), and using two of them to make a mini anchor chart stand for my guided reading table like this one shown and for the associate that works with me during guided reading time.
The first step of course is to gather the supplies. For my version, I used the clipboards, craft paper cut to size, and mod podge, I adhered the paper to both sides and painted over them to seal it on. I did one with mod podge, and the other with clear coat sealer. I like the clear coat version better.
Once completely dry, I sprayed them to give the glossy finish. Then, I hot glued an easel stand to the back of each clipboard to make it stand up. The one pictured above is on a bookend. I think either would work fine. I just happened to see the easel at the Dollar Tree too. Here is what two of them look like. I have 10 more to go!
I am looking forward to making these two things yet in the coming weeks.
So what are my readers doing this summer? Probably traveling...jealous! I'm looking forward to a long weekend away in the fall though.
Until next time, happy reading!