Some of you may have joined the Pinterest craze in part for entertainment, but also because it is a nice and easy way to get ideas and inspiration for your classroom without the stress of really working. :)
|picture from Memos from a Multsensory Teacher|
Back in the spring I came across a pin from a great blog called Memos from a Multisensory Teacher who uses painters tape on her white board to create an enlarged space for handwriting practice. I placed this on my "classroom set-up" board and thought about how I might create a similar staff board using tape.
I typically keep all kinds of tape on hand, but when it came to this staff idea I couldn't settle on a type of tape and even more importantly - the width.
When I got back to school at the beginning of August I looked at my room again and decided that I wasn't sure that I wanted to dedicate my one and only board to a BIG staff when I do use it for other very important things......
THEN I looked around my room and I saw my handy dandy easel that I got from donorschoose.org a couple of years ago! Do you know how often I have wished that this board on the back of the easel was a staff? Well, let's just say forever, because it's been a VERY long time. Did I mention that the easel is magnetic? Well, it is! YAY! ...... oh..... now I have to find the right tape.
The nice part about the electrical tape is that it was VERY easy to re-position the tape on the end of the board.
I decided that some ordinary blue duct tape would be the perfect protective border.
I'll be sure to post whatever I end up using for magnets.