First, here are the winners for our Classroom Theme Giveaway! We are giving away a classroom theme of their choice to the winners!
And the winners are...
Here are a couple of projects that I have been working on this week for my lunch choice area. I used to use these to hold my lunch choice sticks but I found other awesome classroom uses for them... These magnetic caddies from the Dollar Tree were AWESOME a few years ago...
Then they switched to these and... NOT so awesome. They fell apart and the magnetic strip fell off the back all the time, even after I glue-gunned it back on. So Dollar Tree please bring the others back and make teachers everywhere happy.
I decided to redo my whole system when I saw this board at Ikea which fits perfectly at the end of one of my shelves. I think I should buy stock in Ikea.
So I made these numbers below to go on the board. Students will just place their number in the part of the magnetic board that has their lunch choice. I got the skinny mini duct tape to divide the board and of course plan to use Stephanie's lunch choice pics which are a must for my kiddos!
The numbers are super easy to do. Just pick a background and print some numbers on it. Put Modge-Podge on the back of the jewel (available at the dollar tree... mine had over 30 jewels in one package) and place it on top of the number. One tip that I have is to check on them every couple of minutes... they have the tendency to slide a little and the number won't be centered.When they are dry, you just trim around the edges and add some magnetic tape to the back. You can also put your students pictures behind the jewel and use them as a magnet on your student work board. They find their face and use that magnet to pin up their work!
Finally, I just want to add that I finally finished my CCS math journal prompts for first grade. I plan on adding a set of Kindergarten review prompts and some money prompts (seriously no money in first grade CCS? Come on!) to this packet this week. I am so excited to start using these this year and amp up my math program! You can download a freebie sample by clicking here. I love that they are going to be so easy to use!