Math = Love: Problem Solving Strategies Bulletin Board

Friday, August 10, 2012

Problem Solving Strategies Bulletin Board

Less than a week until school starts.  I still have so much to do.  I did complete one of my bulletin boards today. 

Problem Solving Strategies Bulletin Board
I got to use my new toy: A Purple Cows Laminator!  The school has a giant laminator in the teacher's lounge, but you have to get the person with the key to help you use it.  And, every time I've tried to get the person with the key to help me use it, they haven't been at school.  So, I ordered my own small laminator.  It was only $27 and it came with 100 free laminating pouches.  It'll be perfect for when I have an epiphany at ten pm and decide that I need something laminated for my lesson the next day.   

I'm seriously addicted to laminating.  I pretty much want to laminate everything in my house right now.  I'd show you all the other cool stuff I laminated, but it'll have to wait until I can actually put it up in my classroom.  I laminated my door decorations, but I can't put them up until they finish staining my door...

But, I did get to finish my Problem Solving Strategies Bulletin Board today.  And, yes, I hate the pipes and cable running in front of my bulletin board as much as you do.  This is what happens when you teach in a school that was built in 1919.  I have random pipes all over my room.  I love the building, but it definitely comes with its challenges.  The original slate chalk boards are still on the wall.  They've just been covered up.  And, I've got a radiator along one wall.  Does it still work?  I have no clue.  I guess I'll figure that out come winter time...  So much to learn!    


If you want to create your own, I uploaded the posters I made as a PDF file.  I just printed them on Astrobrights paper (another new favorite!)  


7 comments:

  1. Thanks for including the PDF of the posters!! I'm going to use a couple in my room :)

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  2. Since reading your blog, I've gotten the laminator out of the closet and have gone wild laminating everything I can (even begging the baseball coach next door to me if I can laminate stuff for him).

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    1. I completely understand. :) I just ordered 300 more laminating sheets. I think I'm addicted...

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  3. these are so awesome!! thank you!

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  4. Just found these...Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. You're welcome! I posted an updated set a few weeks ago if you're interested!

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