Sunday, February 7, 2016

SUPER Classroom Idea



There is a SUPER game that involves my Denver Broncos, so I was blessed enough to be a part of this SUPER giveaway with some incredible teachers! One thing we discussed was sharing a SUPER classroom idea. I love reading different blogs from teachers with great ideas that I can take and incorporate in my classroom!

Here is my idea:

A few years ago I switched from desks to tables. Best decision I have ever made. Organization has been so much easier for my second graders! However, the tables were that lovely brown color and some of the browns didn't match, which drove me CRAZY! This what I am talking about:


I really thought about chalkboarding the tables but to be honest, I cannot stand the feeling of chalk. Then I saw on Pinterest (surprise, surprise) a gal that used dry erase paint on a wall. I thought, well if it works on a wall why wouldn't it work on a table? I bought all the necessary equipment (dry erase paint, primer, tray, foam rollers which are a must, and some duct tape all from Lowes). I also recruited my four year old and hubby to help me. :)



 My goal was to be able to have my students write on the tables and be able to see everything they write. They could still write on the brown but at times, it was hard to see. The white color also made things look nice and clean. I love that! I also wanted to take small groups and save on some paper by having them write on the table. We work and clean-up is simple! No more papers galore!

Finished project:




 I love the way these turned out and even though I did this at the beginning of the year, they are still holding up great!! This was a five day process. We primed and painted, then had to wait three days to be able to write on them. Well worth the wait. It has saved me on many paper copies and it's a quick and easy informal assessment tool. I love just having my students write down answers and take a quick assessment of who is getting it and who is not. It has really made my life a bit easier and the kids love writing on the tables!


In our SUPER giveaway you can win my February Writing Craft Pack:

This pack has a ton of writing in it: compare/contrast, opinion, and creative. It also comes with a cute groundhog craft and a Valentine's Day zebra craft. Hope you love it as much as I do! :)


Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to join our SUPER giveaway with three winners! One will win a grand prize pack:

 Two runners up will win this pack:

 How awesome is this?! Shout out to our wonderful donors for this giveaway! They are all amazing so take a minute and check them all out! GoNoodle swag, Tieks $25 gift card, a Knowledge Bound (Amazing Teacher Store) $10 gift card, Some awesome pencil grips from Pencil Grip Inc., Sharpener of your choice from Classroom Friendly Supplies, $25 Sitspots gift card, and a GORGEOUS bling whistle from Champagne Polka Dots!

Now it's time to go checkout some more SUPER classroom ideas! Follow this link to head on over to the next teacher! 






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