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Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Made it: Magnet Love


I KNOW all of you have seen this at some point the last couple years, but I finally got around to making it.  I don't have a lot of patience when it comes to "no names."  Honestly, I would rather throw the papers away (and sometimes, if I'm in a mood, I will).  I just feel that there is no excuse by the time kids reach 5th grade.  Am I expecting too much?  Maybe, but I'm not lowering my expectations.  So, instead of harping, I'm going to try this out and see how it works.  I glued magnets to the back so I can put it on my whiteboard.  I also bought one of those giant clothespins from the Target Dollar Spot and glued magnets to the back of that.  You can never have enough magnetic clips!


So, I have this stuff... I'm not really sure what to do with it.  Obviously, I'm using the giant erasers again this year.  They worked out great last year.  I'm thinking about banning cap erasers from the get go.  {I saw them torn apart on the floor [from being thrown] more often than I saw them on pencils.}  I was thinking about velcroing the cups to the students desks to hold pencils, highlighters, and expos.  I'm not certain on that, though.  Has anyone tried that?  Did it work?

That's all for this week!  I don't think I'll have much, if anything next week, since I'm at my brother's and then home to SC Sunday.  BUT, maybe I'll surprise you! :)  Have a great week!

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19 comments:

  1. I love the idea of using magnets! I made one last year, and couldn't figure out for my life how to secure it, so it sat in the closet all year. Looks like I'm heading to the craft store today for magnets! Thank you!

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    1. Yes! Magnets are great for tons of projects! I also used them to made bottle cap numbers for attendance/lunch choice. Check that post out! If you're wondering, I've found Loctite Indoor Adhesive to be wonderful for glueing {or is it gluing?} the magnets to stuff.

      Thanks for reading!

      Leslie

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  2. I have tried...but I did not work for me. Perhaps I had the wrong size magnets...let us know what happens...attractive fun :)

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    1. I have it hanging on my refrigerator right now, and it has a strong grip. I buy the magnets at Hobby Lobby. On a 1-10 strength scale, they are about a 6 or 7. They're very strong! Try those if you haven't already! :)

      Leslie

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  3. Magnets are my best friend! :) Half the clips you buy in the store don't have strong enough magnets on the back of them to hold anything up on the whiteboard so I am always adding my own magnets to things anyways!

    -Allison
    Adventures in Room 204

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    1. Exactly! Thanks for reading!!

      Leslie

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  4. Magnets are my BFF too. I have them all over my whiteboard to keep important papers straight. We live in Charleston, fun to see a fellow South Carolinian!

    Kerry

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    1. Someone who thinks like me!! :) I hate it when papers will slowly {or quickly} slide down the whiteboard! ... Yay! I would still live in SC if I could have found a job! I travelled ALL OVER SC when I was looking for a job. No luck! Maybe I'll be back one day!

      Thanks for reading! :)

      Leslie

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  5. I saw this pin a while ago that used caps to laundry detergent bottles velcro-ed to desks to hold pencils so I collected a million of them. But the cups are so short they don't hold pencils very well. I bet the plastic cups would work much better.
    ❤ Karen
    flamingofab@gmail.com
    Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade

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    1. That's what I was thinking about do with the cups. I just haven't decided if I want them on their desks, ya know? Thanks for reading, Karen!

      Leslie

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  6. Love the 'no name' board. Great idea! :)

    Wendy
    Read With Me ABC

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  7. I love your no name chart! I'm going to be making one of those as well!

    Heidi
    Secondgradealicious!

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  8. I love your "no name" board!! What a great idea! Another thing to add to my to-do list :)

    Sarah
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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  9. I'm with you there on the patience for no name papers! Ugh! I like your solution though. Let me know if it works because I haven't jumped on that craft yet! ;)

    -Katie
    My blog: Building a House of Love

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  10. I'm going to try cups on the desks for pencils, highlighters, etc. A couple of my friends use them and like them. I never thought to velcro them, though. That would eliminate the tip overs! I did the "highlight your paper before turning in" that I found on Pintrest and that really helped cut down on no names last year. Love your post!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! If I do the cup thing, it will have to be with velcro! I think the constant falling of cups on the floor would drive me crazy! The real question is, cheap velcro or industrial strength velcro? :) I tried the highlighter thing last year, too. I still had papers without names. Ahhh! :)

      Thanks for reading!

      Leslie

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