I've got two projects to share with you today: student/lunch numbers and glitzy clips
STUDENT LUNCH NUMBERS:
Of course we all have our own way to do lunch/attendance but I have found a way that has worked PERFECTLY for me. I did not come up with this idea on my own. I found it on a website last summer but can't remember which one (if you happen to know where I saw it let me know so I can give credit where it is due). I have magnetic closets in my classroom where I have my "Lunch Graph". When students come into class each morning they take their lunch number and put it in the correct column on the graph (plate lunch, PB&J, chef salad, and lunch box). Then I can easily see which student has not put up their lunch (and is absent or needs a reminder). At the end of the day the kids take their lunch numbers down so they are ready for the next day. You may wonder why I am posting about this now if I did it last year. Well, the numbers held up perfectly, but three of them "magically" disappeared and were never seen again. So, I quickly remade them tonight.
Materials: large clear craft beads (with a flat side), mod podge, decorative paper, printer or permanent marker, strong all purpose glue, button magnets.
Time: varies depending on how many you are doing (and drying time)
- Print or write numbers on decorative paper
- Cut out numbers in the shape of a circle (smaller than the bead)
- Apply one coat of mod podge to the flat side of the bead
- Position paper circle on bead (so that you can see the number clearly) and squeeze for a few seconds to get rid of the air bubbles
- Apply one coat of mod podge to the back of the paper circle...allow time to dry
- After paper is dry use strong glue to attach magnet to the back of the paper circle
- Voila! You now have a student number magnet to use any way you please.
|This is my lunch graph from last year (I'm doing the same thing this year). The student numbers are printed on the purple paper so the kids know where to put their numbers at the end of the day.|
GLITZY CLIPS: (I didn't make this up either. I saw it on Pintrest.)
I'm planning on using these cute clips on my "Show What You Know" wall (dont' laugh when you see the picture below) to display student work.
Materials: clothes pins, glue, glitter, (optional) wax paper to keep your work area tidy
Time: 20 minutes to do 24 clothes pins
Quick Steps: (I'm sure you can guess the steps)
- Put glue on clothes pin
- Sprinkle with glitter
Cost: clothes pins ($1.50 for 50 pins), glitter ($3/each...I have almost full bottles left over), mod podge (already had it but it was $3 on clearance).
|I've been playing on my computer and this is a mock up of where these lovely glitzy clips will be going. (Teal colored blobs.)|