1.Take one folder with prongs.
2. Add one plastic sheet protector.
3. Slide in a sheet of copy paper.
4. Add dry erase markers and that's it!
(I hot glued pom poms to the sides as erasers. I never wanted to hot glue to the tops because then my students couldn't put the tops on the markers when they were working. The sides work perfectly!)
These babies have transformed my classroom. My kiddos used tons of notebook paper and composition books in the past. I was constantly drowning in PAPER!
With these slates, my students are able to respond to our classroom lessons easily and without excess paper.
Plus: My students are crazy about them!
I have students that I have struggled to get to participate writing on their slates to answer questions during our lessons. WHAT?????????
They are portable so my kiddos take them everywhere!
~They are so much easier than using a white board. They fit anywhere a folder does, I can add things to the pockets to individualize them, and they work for any subject.
~When I set up center work that requires a sheet for them to work on, I just copy it on card stock and the students slide it into their slate pouches!