Last week, I had to convert a bulletin board from this:
To make space for their badges.
I also wanted to make a count down to graduation board to indicate how many books they needed to read (and pass an AR quiz on). I looked at my other grade level members' ideas, but I wanted to put my own spin on it. I wanted something that was portable that we could take with us to assemblies or to the pod.
So armed with a folding poster board, tape, and velcro dots, I set out to make our boards. I color coded the count down cards and laminated them so hopefully they'll last a few years. I can handle remaking the board each year, just not the cards.
Here is the end result:
I'm excited how it turned out. I conferenced with all my kiddos (that were here) to see how many books they had left. Most of them were bumped up to a higher reading level after our beginning of the year conferences, so they started over. I am fine with it (and they are fine with it) because it means more of a challenge.
I'm really pleased with how this year is going!
(But now it's time to plan math. Yes, it's six am on a Saturday. My team teacher and I are focused and too stubborn to give up our other weekend plans)