Well, I was thinking of a way to do this in my classroom, but in a different way. First of all, my class seems pretty small. The long sides of my classroom is covered with a wall of windows and on the other side, a wall of cabinets. The back of my room has some bulletin boards, but there is a long desk with 5 computers blocking it from student use. On 3rd Grade Thoughts, she mentioned making it magnetic and putting it on her board in the front of the room. I liked this idea, but my board is small and I didn’t want something taking up permanent room on it and blocking the view of my projector. I need something temporary and that doesn’t take up much space.
I was walking through the aisles of Hobby Lobby today and got some of those round magnets. I kept walking up and down the aisles to get some inspiration and found packs of thin wooden shapes. I figured I could hot glue them to the magnets, paint them, and write No Name on it.
In this picture you can see the supplies I used, minus the glue gun. I forgot to put it in the picture. I have 2 packages of wooden stars (4 per pack), a package of 8 magnets, acrylic paint that I had from a previous project, a paint brush, and a paint pen (which didn’t work well so I ended up using a Sharpie).
So here it is! I’ll only put them on the board when needed, and keep them in a little basket near my board where the rest of my magnets lay while not in use.