This month’s Bright Idea is simple, but a real time saver if you want to make hanging projects with masking tape a cinch! Just pull out a long length of tape (we’re talking about a 8-9 foot length), roll it inside-out with sticky side out, then cut in 1″ lengths and stick to the top of your door facing! I have done this for many years (my team thinks it’s inspired!lol), and it makes hanging class work really easy and really fast!
Try it, you’ll love it!
Additional note: I stick the end of the tape to my door facing and walk down the hall until I have unrolled a long length, then I cut the tape and begin to roll the inside-out tube. People passing by may stare at you, but it’s all good!
Another thing I am doing this year is using my big wall calendar to highlight the student of the day (photos fit in the squares too!), the date, patterns, and much more! You can see my word for the week on the right hand side of the calendar. This word is used by myself and the students all week during our morning meeting time or other times during the day. The yellow tape on my calendar is actually masking tape with 12″ ruler marks over and over! I love it! We will use it for measuring in our math unit on measurement later this year. (note: the star had fallen down on the calendar–I didn’t notice, lol)
If you like my ideas, wait until you see the others featured in this month’s Bright Ideas Linky! Click below to see other great ideas to begin your year!