Hey teaching friends! Just stopping by today to share with you a pretty cool organized idea that was shared by Andrea C. on our Facebook fan page – I felt it was fabulous!
With so many schools reducing the amount of copies a teacher is allowed, and not having the resources to go out with their own money to purchase shower board for their students, Andrea suggested use baggies as an alternative to dry erase boards!
I love it!
Simply grab some gallon sized baggies – the dollar store brand will work fine by the way for our use – and place whatever printed material you want the students to work on inside. It could be a spelling worksheet, math facts, a story map, or even a writing prompt.
Students are able to practice on their own by using dry erase markers to write on the outside of the baggie and either bring it to you for checking over – or snapping a digital image of their work for accountability reasons. This is perfect for small group work or centers! When he or she is done, a simple rag or eraser cleans the slate for the next student.
You could even put all the materials right inside and create “take it to your seat” centers! Just zip it all up inside for easy carry!
Easy and cost-effective solutions are the way to go – plus you save those copy counts for the really important materials.
What do you think? How could you use this idea in your classroom?