photo from Virtual Vine
The great idea promoted here is that you can get an oil drip pan to use as an enormous magnetic board. When I saw this, I was so excited! Much larger than the average magnetic board, at a much cheaper cost.
I had been using this as my magnetic name centre, which is great too. It is double-sided, but even so, is a little on the small side for groups of four students:
So, I'm sitting at my desk, looking around the classroom, trying to decide where I could hang an oil drip pan, should I acquire one. I glance over at two doors that have been added as part of a classroom addition, and suspect they are steel doors. They are! I've got not one, but two steel doors, side-by-side, in the classroom.
So here is my new magnetic letter name centre:
I taped the students' names to the door for use as a guide.
All that drooling... for no reason.