Well, a little thing happened this summer called "I Got a New Job"... you might have heard me talking about that... and, at said job, our kiddos will be changing classes during the day... and we were trying to think of a way for us to use a clip chart for our behavior management without the kiddos having to a.) remember where each teacher said they should be on the chart, b.) having to have 4 clip charts for the four groups of kids we'll each have during the day, or c.) worrying about Johnny Sweetheart being told to move his clip down by one teacher and then "forgetting" to tell his homeroom teacher and thus remaining UP on the chart.
So... the CLIP STICK was born!
My awesome colleague BK painted these for us... Hi BK!!!!! You're the best!
And I added the words and painted over them with Modpodge.
It's a yard stick! Each of our classes have one with our own clips on it and one kid's job will be to take it to each class as they rotate through during the day! I LOVE IT!!!!!
A few weeks ago I got this box in the mail:
And I opened it...
And at first, I saw this:
And this was hidden underneath:
And (just to continue the "And" pattern) I love it!
It's a quick and easy center set for students to practice differentiating between homophones. It's a flip chart and each page has four clues that students have to match up a homophone for each clue.
It tells you at the top of each card which four tiles you need:
Here's the best part though- it's magnetic! So, students plunk on the four word tiles and then flip the page up to see if they got the answers correct.
Let's find out how I did...
YES! You can check out this amazing product on the Lakeshore website.
So, who doesn't love Lakeshore Learning? Can I tell you that two summers ago the Mr. and I went to the Mall of America. What a trooper he was to take a vacation to go shopping! And we went to both Lakeshore stores that were nearby when we were there. I had never been to their actual store before... it was AH-MAZING!
The best part of this is that they are having a BOGO half off sale right now! So, when you buy one item, the next is half price! Just click above to go to the link to start shopping and saving!