Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday! July 23: The BIGGER, the Better!

Today I'm linking up with Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice for Wordless Wednesday!

This picture is a little old, before I got cutie patootie owl schedule cards to match my theme, but I digress... I have always liked using magnetic numbers to show the date.  I think they look neater than writing, and let's be real... anything to save me a minute writing on the board every day?  I'll take it!  I also sometimes use the set of magnetic numbers for math demonstrations, etc.

The only problem with my board numbers was that they were way too SMALL.  I am really lucky to have a big classroom, and I want to make sure that the kids can see the date easily, as they have to write it relatively often.  Same goes for math demos... bigger is definitely better.  So I finally bit the bullet this summer and ordered THESE:

It's Lakeshore's GIANT Magnetic Numbers & Operations Kit.  I ordered it for $29.99.  I love that it comes with counters and symbols along with the numbers.  Perfect!  And it's BIG! 

What are you looking to improve around your classroom this year?

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  1. I'm looking forward to incorporating more student work into displays!

    A Very Curious Class

  2. Oh I LOVE the idea of putting the date up with magnetic numbers! SO cute!
    Where did you find your sight word magnets??? Those are great too!
    I am looking forward to creating a student work display with scrapbooking paper and clothespins...I am also looking forward to making my rom look more cohesive with new border trim!
    Great post- thanks for sharing! :)

    Miss Case's Classroom

  3. Hmm... I think I got the sight word magnets from Lakeshore as well, although I've had those for several years. I love the idea of a student work display with scrapbooking paper. I saw something like that on Pinterest. I am only in my room for one more year before I move classrooms (same grade and school, new room)... so not sure how much I want to do to change up the room this year!


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