Sunday, March 25, 2012

Painter's Tape

Happy Sunday Everyone!
I hope you are having a great weekend.  I just wanted to share a quick tip that you may already know- but just in case you don't.  A co-worker of mine introduced me to the idea of using blue painter's tape on a magnetic board (or any white board) in order to create handwriting lines.  I have also created a place value chart on my second board.  I have used electrical tape before- but it leaves a sticky residue.  The painter's tape pulls right off with no residue.  As my student's handwriting has improved I have made the space between the lines more narrow.  It has been great for handwriting practice, spelling, and sentence construction.

Hope this is helpful.  Have a great week!  Candi : )

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for following me! I am your newest follower now, too. Isn't painter's tape wonderful? It works well for dividing the board into sections or making giant ten frames on the chalkboard, too!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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    1. Yes it is great! It's funny how you can use the simplest stuff in your classroom. Thanks for following- I look forward to sharing ideas!
      Candi : )

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  2. Hi Candi,
    I just found you on Pinterest through this great idea! I thank you and your colleague :)
    Carla
    Playful Learning Brooklyn

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  3. Wonderful idea and will recommend to my teacher friends! K.

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