Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Quick Question

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great week. This is my first week of school with kids and I can already tell it's going to be an interesting year. I've started the Daily 5 and we are working on Read to Self right now. My kids seem to really love having their own book boxes and keep asking to spend more time reading.

As I've been doing the anchor charts for the Daily 5, I've realized that I need an easel. I've looked at some online and I'm not sure which one would be the best. Do you have an easel that you really love? I would love to find one that doesn't take up too much space but holds a good size piece of chart paper.

5 comments:

  1. I am just starting daily 5 as well- the only easel's we were given only fit about half the chart paper :( SO - I just ended up using magnets and putting it on my board and doing the anchor charts that way instead of at our gathering place. I also have 32 of them and so space is so tight in my room.

    ❀ Christine
    {heart} to Reed

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  2. Thanks for the ideas. We don't have magnetic whiteboards so I'm going to have to get an easel.

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  3. Hi Courtney, I've had a "wheasel" (easel on wheels!) for the past 5 years. It's similar to this one at http://www.amazon.com/Wheasel-Easel-Adjustable-Melamine-Erase/dp/B001GKIYUG but I have the whiteboard adjusted as low as it will go. The best thing about it is the area in the middle has room for several baskets keeping all my supplies together. The drawbacks are that it is bulky (but you can use both sides...), the whiteboards are not magnetic and there is no bar across the top to store charts on rings. Those are some features I've noticed on other easels (and wheasels ;) Good luck!

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  4. I made permanent posters and laminated them. I don't want to have to make new ones every year. My current ones are 4 years old and still look fine.

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Thanks for commenting! Have a blessed day!