Linking up for Monday Made it this morning...
I am sure you have seen this Pinteresting product floating around!
From what I gather these things are absolutely amazing. Truly they are not priced terribly either so if you have 35 kids and can spare $70 you should definitely stop reading this post and go buy some! Haha. Just click here to visit their site. You can also click the pin below to read a great post by Teacher to the Core.
Now I have wayyyy too many kids each year and move ins and outs like nobody's biz so I created my own. At the dollar tree they have all sorts of placemats. You could even use those little foam colored pieces that come like 20 in a pack and make them for less than 5 bucks. And if they are ruined at the end of the year no big woop, am I right!? I had to buy 8 placemats to be safe.
To get started I used a pen, scissors, placemats,
and the lid to an oatmeal container.
Step 1: Use the round object to draw circles on the backside of each placemat.
Sit Spots has all sorts of different shapes and colors.
If you want to make your own unique shapes you could trace anything.
So if your classroom theme is ocean you could find a cutesy whale shape to trace.
Step 2: Cut them out.
Step 3: I created these sticky labels with numbers.
You can download the template here. I used Avery labels 5160.
I had some velcro too so I put a little piece on the back of each.
Now I can stick them to the carpet or linoleum floor.
Once each is placed where I want it I can move each circle as frequently as I want.
So if student #24 won't stop talking to student #25 no worries.
I will just swap student #15 and #24. Problema solved!
Here is my little model.
These are set up on my living room floor since it is mid-July
and I am so not ready to start going back yet!
I also made these cutesy little pencil cans.
Target has these little chalkboard cans in the dollar spot.
If you don't have chalkboard markers you MUST pick some up!
There are some crazy amazing Monday Made It's this week. I already added 5 gazzilion to my to do list! Go check em' out.