Monday, June 25, 2012
Monday Made it
Wow! Where does summer go? I'm linking up with Tara this week. Yesterday I spent the day making clothespins cute! I have decorated some clips for two different purposes.
Wooden or plastic, clothespins can be very useful for displays. You can buy them cheaply by the dozens and use them with plain. I choose to paint them and add some embellishments. They're a great investment as they're reusable, and they don't do damage to writings, artwork or posters. Of course I use clothespins for my clip chart, but I also love using them as a visual reminder for students. During stations, I put an "EYES on YOU" clip to anyone who needs a visual reminder to get focused for stations. I hand them the clip to clip to their shirt. My students really respond to this method. Some of my students need this visual instead of just a verbal warning. It has worked wonders during station time. Have you seen the quiet cups? You could use colored clips instead!
I also love using clips for displaying student's work. You can glue them to the wall or use tacks. Most of my walls are cinder blocks so I have my clips hot glued to the wall. It's great if you don't have a lot of bulletin boards. Another trick I've done in the past is hot gluing a tack on the back of the clothespin. Check out the ones I made for the upcoming year. If you can't tell I"m doing using SchoolgirlStyle's black and white theme with a pop of yellow.