Sunday, March 7, 2010

the biggest magnetic letter board ever


I can't remember which little bright spark discovered that the magnetic letters stick to the outside of our classrooms.  

Ever since we have been putting baskets of letters and numbers outside.


And watching the letter play develop. 

Who said literacy learning needs to take place within four walls?

If you'd like some ideas for magnetic letter play head on over to the Classroom Talk blog.

8 comments:

  1. Whoever first had the idea, it sure was a marvellous one!

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  2. Kids always have better ideas than we do, don't they. I wouldn't have thought of it.

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  3. I had a similar experience. We have a proper magnet board in the classroom, but once it was discovered that our metal shelving and metal classroom doors work just as well, it's been abandoned in favor of the impromptu spots!

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  4. cool - I bet this would work on my house. We'll try today because I'm sure I'll like it much better than the fridge.

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  5. Don't you just love the way children think outside the square!

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  6. This wouldn't work on my house but I just realized I have a large metal shelving unit that is just begging to be used as a magnet board. Thanks!

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  7. A friend suggested using an oil drip pan as a large magnet board - and I've not used anything else since. We prop it up against the wall and have a great time with it.

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