This is a super simple resource that you can use for anything. All you need is enough plastic page protectors and dry erase markers for your whole class.
I have found that there are some papers that we use on a regular basis in the classroom, but it bugged me to have to make/waste copies. So, in an effort to be green, I made a very small investment in a big box of page protectors. (I think I got mine at Staples for about $8 for 50) Tip: Get the crystal clear or diamond clear kind, not matte, they erase better.
So when we do an activity that needs a paper resource, but not one that the kiddos will turn in, we pull out the page protectors and slip the page in. It might be easier just to show you…
Other things that we put in page protectors:
- Fraction bars, Fraction Bars 2
- Place Value Chart (millions)
- Place Value Chart (Decimals)
- Decimal Squares
- Place Value Lines
- Writing Rubric
- …the possibilities are endless.
I also have a template of each of these on my SMARTBoard Notebook so that I can show them on the board too, check them out here: Math Templates.
You can also find a complete list of SMART templates here: SMART Resources