So I guess that means that I need to get my act in gear and share out the #Made4Math projects from this week!
In case you are new to #Made4Math, it is a weekly blog challenge to share a project or creation for your classroom. I love reading your posts, so please join in the fun using the hashtag #Made4Math on Twitter, IG, or blogging about your project.
Here are last week's posts in case you missed them:
Jane (@extraneousroot) shared this amazing Geometry Aerobics dance activity that I really want to try!
Kim (@logicalpoetry) shared some classroom decor on the habits of mathematicians - totally printing this one out for my classroom!
Sandra (@sandramiller_tx) shared this beautiful piece of fractal art for students to cut and make!
I shared my "Play Learn Grow" Corner with my Puzzle table
We would love for you to join in the # fun - Post your creations on Twitter, blog, or IG with the hashtag #Made4Math!
Now on to this week's projects!
Project #1 - Clipboard Stands
I wish I could say that I actually created these, but I didn't :)
Over the years, I've had situations where students have made makeshift stands or easels for group problems so that everyone could see them easily but they were flimsy or would fall over easily. Earlier this summer, I had this thought of making a stand for my small whiteboards to create an "easel" but I didn't have the tools to make it. I looked online and found some instructions for it and also found that I could purchase a similar setup for about $10 per stand. Ummm - I'll pass!
I was talking to my sister about it a few weeks ago and she said she thought she could do them - sounds great to me! This weekend, she popped into town and brought me a box of these stands. They will work with clipboards or my individual dry erase markers and I have enough to go on each table - yay!
Project #2 - Label ALL THE THINGS
Like every classroom, mine has a lot of Sterlite drawer storage :) However, with a new room, things are in new places and needs new labels!
My bigger drawers weren't labeled at all and my smaller drawers were a very dated black and white pattern, so it was time for something new :)
Thanks to some free digital paper and my trusty Aldi laminator, I now have new labels for my classroom when I go up later today. Sadly, I don't have an "after picture" yet because they were waxing the floors!
That's it for me! Until next time, keep creating and sharing!!!