The best classroom teachers play music throughout the day: slow music to work, brain breaks to break up the day, and more. Maybe I am just saying that because I have always used music in the classroom. But I really do love using it – and for more than just students. Sometimes just cranking up your favorite 80’s big hair band playlist while doing lesson plans after school really keep the energy up. I can’t be the only one who still loves Poison?
No matter your preference in music, I have a fun way to amplify those fun tunes if you don’t have a portable speaker. And it uses basic materials you probably have at home or school already!
Grab the following items:
Use washi tape in whatever classroom colors you have on display to decorate the toilet paper roll.
Cut a slit in the top of the roll as wide (or even a little wider) for your phone model. Add a couple of binder clips to the side as a stand. Pushpins would work as “legs” too!
Pop in your phone and you will be rocking out with a mini speaker that doesn’t even require power!
Now – on to my next portion of my to-do list. I might need some Poison to help keep me moving – haha!
Have fun all!