Thoughts on business cards for teachers (quite helpful!) and how to score cheap or even free printing services.
We’ve all known for a long time about soap and shampoo bottles that can be put to use in the classroom holding glue, water, whatever. Having just started wearing contact lenses, we’ve discovered another: the cleaning solution bottle. Smaller in size than soap bottles, with a flip top cap that won’t get lost, these are great for glue, but you may want to use a small drill bit or a red-hot nail to make the hole larger. Anyone who wears contact lenses goes through this solution regularly, so have them save the bottles for you.
Similar to handing out individual chalkboards for student use, whiteboards are the new answer to board work. For better or worse, they are now replacing some of the larger green chalkboards many classrooms have on their walls.
Buying whiteboard material may be out-of-budget for some classrooms. Here are a couple of cheap (or free) alternatives.
Take it a step beyond having extras around in case someone forgets or loses theirs or you somehow pick up an extra student. If a kid runs out of blue, you just give them another. But when the tub of brokens gets too large to be practical, it’s time to get creative.
DIY ideas for clipboards and notebooks. Smart solutions for dealing with all the paper that is part of the traditional classroom.