Friday, August 9, 2013

I Can Do It Boards - Classroom Decorating Here I Come

Ok, so I have been doing a lot more blog hopping than I have been writing lately, mainly because there are so many great classroom ideas and reveals going on that I can't help myself.  I am gathering ideas for my own classroom and am thinking of planning for September now!  I admit, I have stolen this idea from Joann over at Teaching in Cardigans, who used it in her favourite pins post from pinterest. From there I found it was Michelle from My Own Twist on Things.  Thank you Michelle!!!

So, the idea?? Well, we all know how important it is for the kids to know their goals for the day.  The problem has been posting these in a way that students and administration can walk in and know what is going on during the day! So the idea that was posted used picture frames as wipe off boards for the "I Can" Goals.    The original post actually described getting 8x10 picture frames from Michaels for $1.50, but I went there today and didn't want to spend $10 per frame, but I did find these and they were only $7 on clearance!!  The awesome thing is that they can be posted to a bulletin board using push pins or mounted by the magnetic strips already attached to the back!

Here is the original idea that had me inspired...don't they look lovely? here is what I found at Michaels for $7!!!  It came in a pack of ten!

Here is a view of the package - Multi-Purpose Acrylic Magnet Frames

You can see the magnetic strips on the back - they are heavy duty!!  Perfect for a chalkboard! here is what they might look like when I finish them printer needs some adjusting for sure, but this is what I have.  If you are looking for the copy from the original author (Michelle at My Own Twist On Things), you can download the form here.  I'm so glad that she shared with everyone!!  Go to her website to see the step by step!!  I just wanted to share how excited I was about her idea!!

I've only shown you the first four that I have made, but there is one for every subject.  The nice thing about the cases that I have bought, is it is very easy to take a page in and out, so if you didn't have science every day, you would just pop it in on the days that you do!!

Sorry about the flash!!  These are only four - there are more!!

Thanks again Michelle!  Maybe if I do a project a day, I will be ready for September and all I will have to do is put this stuff up!  Stay tuned for my next project!


  1. Jenn-
    This is so crazy because I actually switched to magnetic plastic frames this summer- long story short, one of the frames got knocked down when they were cleaning my room over the summer. I couldn't find those cheap frames at Michael's anymore, either. I'm going to be writing a new post soon about it, too. Thanks so much for linking back to my original post- I appreciate it. Yours look great by the way-- and what a deal you got! :)
    Thanks again!

  2. Jenn,

    I really enjoyed reading your post, and I love your blog design! I just became your newest follower, and I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Check out my blog for instructions!


    Forever in Fifth Grade

  3. Aww...thanks Stephanie! I really can't take the credit! This was all Michelle....I just decided to post my modified version...:)

  4. WOW! I am totally heading to Michael's tomorrow!! These have been on my "to-do" list all summer, but I just couldn't wrap my head around how to make it work in my classroom. Magnetic frames are a PERFECT solution - yay!


    From Mrs. Allen’s Teaching Files

  5. I love all of those objectives boards! You have some great ideas! I hope you will stop by my blog next Sunday and join my "Peek at my Week" linky party to share your ideas with all of us. :)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  6. These turned out very nicely! I'm doing something similar except without the frames...maybe I'll do frames next year.

    Simply Sixth Grade

  7. I love the magnetic frame idea too. Yep...headed to Michael's!