I’m linking up again with a quick idea for managing all those pieces on your whiteboard!
One of the biggest saving grace’s in my classroom decoration toolkit now is magnetic tape.
I know – it seems so simple, right?!
I’m fortunate enough to have 2 magnetic whiteboards (and an interactive whiteboard) in my classroom, but I only use one on a daily basis. My biggest whiteboard I do use for lots of different things every day, but I don’t often write on it this year.
This year I thought it would make an amazing interactive word wall that kids could add and take words on and off of.
But my dilemma was Blu Tac. Blu Tac is horrible on whiteboard surfaces, because it leaves residue and when you go to clean it, it smudges. I didn’t want to do Blu Tac.
Which is where the magnetic tape comes in.
I printed and laminated my word wall cards, cut them out, and add a small piece of magnetic tape to the back. The brand I use is completely flat so the cards lay flush with the board (which stops them being knocked off accidentally!), but the kiddos are still able to pull them on and off the board as needed.
Now, for those of you who need perfectly straight displays – this may not work for you! However, I like to think that the unperfect columns is further proof that my kiddos are actually USING the display to assist with their writing.
I also use it for any other displays I need to put on the board, too, like group names and other labels!
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