Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Drooling For No Reason

Lots of fun ideas and teaching tips to help students learn and practice name recognition and name writing in Kindergarten! #learningnames #names #writing #kindergarten #kindergartenwriting #nameactivities #literacy #backtoschool

So I'm sure you've all seen this idea from Pinterest.
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.
Drool.

I had been using this as my magnetic name center, which is great too. It is double-sided, but even so, is a little on the small side for groups of four students:


Lots of fun ideas and teaching tips to help students learn and practice name recognition and name writing in Kindergarten! #learningnames #names #writing #kindergarten #kindergartenwriting #nameactivities #literacy #backtoschool

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 center:

Lots of fun ideas and teaching tips to help students learn and practice name recognition and name writing in Kindergarten! #learningnames #names #writing #kindergarten #kindergartenwriting #nameactivities #literacy #backtoschool

Lots of fun ideas and teaching tips to help students learn and practice name recognition and name writing in Kindergarten! #learningnames #names #writing #kindergarten #kindergartenwriting #nameactivities #literacy #backtoschool


     I taped the students' names to the door for use as a guide.
Lots of fun ideas and teaching tips to help students learn and practice name recognition and name writing in Kindergarten! #learningnames #names #writing #kindergarten #kindergartenwriting #nameactivities #literacy #backtoschool

All that drooling... for no reason.

{And don't worry- the door is a closet, so no one will open it on the kids}

9 comments:

Tawnya said...

Great idea with the names! I wish I had magnetic doors. :) I love the design of your blog and your name...my mom's name is Anita. :) Where did you get your template for the blog?

Tawnya
kinderlandfun.blogspot.com

Anita said...

Hi Tawnya! Yes, I am lovin' my magnetic doors! I found my blog design on Etsy. Alicia at Dreamlike Magic Design's shop can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/dreamlikemagic
I had a VERY hard time deciding on a blog design...she has a lot of beautiful ones to choose from! Alicia installed it for me too- her customer service ROCKS!
Thanks for visiting!
PS I love your mom's name :)

The Teacher's Chatterbox said...

Hello! I have a new blog as well. Just wanted to stop by for a visit. I'm your newest follower and I "liked" you on FB. Hope you can come by for a visit too. Have a lovely week!

Rebecca

Mrs. Schroeder said...

Welcome to the BLOG world! I am following you now...I hope you will do the same for me:)

☮Monica
The Schroeder Page

Jacque said...

Hi,

I just wanted to thank you for stopping by, visiting, and adding your link to my "Your Teaching Blogs" section of my blog.

I am your newest follower, and have enjoyed seeing all of your fun teaching ideas! Can't wait to see more. Feel free to visit me again, and possibly follow my blog as well.

Thanks again,

Jacque @ Mommy & Me Creations
http://mommy-and-me-creations.blogspot.com/

Tamara L. Chilver said...

Hi Anita! Your blog is my absolute favorite color so I will be hopping by a lot. ☺

Welcome to the world of blogging- best wishes for many followers!

Teaching Blog Addict
♥Teaching with TLC

Anonymous said...

So funny! We use our steel doors in the house with magnets--took me a few years to figure that out too!

Anonymous said...

Love, love , love all your ideas and blog! I am new to teaching kinder this year having taught 2nd and 3rd grade in the past, so you have helped me out sooooo very much!! and yes I drool too! thank you.

Keeper of the Dumplings said...

As a kindergarten teacher, I have a hard time teaching the children that there is only one capital letter in their names. I'd prefer if they came in using all lowercase letters and they'd just have to change up one. If you open a page of any book, you see 95 percent lowercase/5 percent uppecase. Maybe preschools could start teaching lowercase and let kindergarten handle the uppercase? JMHO

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