Sunday, January 1, 2012

My New Teaching Tool!

I am in love with my new teaching tool...a  $10 oil pan!  I can't take credit for this awesome idea, it is one of my pinterest finds.   This huge magnetic oil pan offers a great opportunity to better use our printables as an effective teaching tool.  The more room the better!

Here are our Pirate Printables 
I laminated the puzzles, cut out the strips and then attached magnets on the top and bottom of each piece.  We have had so much more use out of our printables!  Audrey really likes how easily her puzzles pop into place.  
 






Audrey colored each of the pictures and now has ownership of the printable.  The letter tiles below also have magnets, making this a FUN and easy learning activity.  The CVC Packet can also be used for earlier readers who may want to find just the beginning, middle or ending sounds of each word.  





I will be posting some pictures of the little tot (Sophia) and her magnetic activities soon!  The possibilities are endless!!


26 comments:

Jodi said...

What a great idea!!

Jodi
fun-in-first.blogspot.com

Tina said...

Hi Annie. I just love the metal trays...they are huge!! What I love most is that your sweetie beautifully coloured in the CVC mats and has ownership of them...awesome! Thanks for sharing:) Wishing you a very happy new year.
Tina
Good Morning Mrs Rubie

Kristen said...

This is such a creative idea! I love how you always keep learning fresh and exciting for your girls!
Kristen

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

This is a great idea!!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Mrs. Coe said...

I have puzzles like this from Lakeshore in my class and the kids love them! In fact, they have asked for more of them. I love the idea of the huge magnetic tray. Great ideas.

"The Kids Place" Home Daycare and Preschool said...

Love this!!! Thanks for sharing

Tamara L. Chilver said...

You always have the best ideas Annie! I just ♥ you!!!

Rachelle said...

You are so creative!!!!!!!!!!!
-rachelle
whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Happy New Year, Annie! Every year I make big plans to buy an oil pan for my room...but so far I haven't. You inspired me. I'm going to the store today!
Kimberly
Funky First Grade Fun

Jackie said...

I have seen this on pinterest too, many times, but I have always wondered how it was attached to the wall. How did you do it, I would be very interested? Is it permanent?

Annie Moffatt said...

Hey Jackie,
I haven't attached it to the wall yet, but I was asking my husband the same question. He suggests velcro, which I think will come off...I hope. I'm just not nuts about punching holes in the wall so I hope this works...I'll let you know:)

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Awesome idea!! And cost-efficient too :)

A Cupcake for the Teacher

JubilantJennC said...

I got this idea from Pinterest as well. We really love it!! I used scotch wall tape to mount it. It has held up beautifully for around 3 months now, and we play with it all of the time. Enjoy!!

~Jenn Cozad

Kristin said...

So great!! I love it!
The puzzles are so cool! :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Mrs. McKown said...

I love everything about this post! From the awesome oil pan, to your incredible printables, to your adorable Audrey (who has your smile)!!
I have also seen the oil pan on Pinterest but I have no idea where to buy one. Where did you buy it? Was it super-expensive?
Thanks!!
❤Mrs. McKown
Little Literacy Learners

Annie Moffatt said...

Hey Julie!
You are so sweet:) The metal oil pan was a little harder to find but I found it at an auto parts store. Perhaps they have them at Walmart? They were only $10!! Totally worth it!

Erin Eberhart said...

Love it - thanks for sharing! You're such a great and fun Mom! :)
Erin
http://eberhartsexplorers.blogspot.com/

Annie Moffatt said...

Jenn,
Thank you for sharing about the scotch wall tape mount...I was wondering how I was going to get that oil pan on the wall:)

Miss Amanda said...

Tell me about the magnets you used. I've been using the sticky back rolls, but they peel off the paper too easily, do you have a better suggestion?

Annie Moffatt said...

Hi Amanda!
I should have posted about the magnets too. I get them at Lakeshore Learning and you get 300 for $7.99. Here is the link:
http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/seo/ca|searchResults~~p|FG206~~.jsp
I LOVE these magnets:) I buy tons because I am secretly addicted to magnets right now:) shhh...

Annie Moffatt said...

Hmm...the link won't post but they are called peel and stick magnet dots:)

Pam said...

Hi Annie,
Love the oil pan... I have one in my classroom. I painted it with chalk paint. Now my babes can write on it or use magnets! I hot glued mine to a book shelf and have a cute rug where the children can sit and work. Audrey is adorable! My baby is home from College... so hold that little one tight. Time goes by way tooooo fast! PS>>> Love the puzzles! You are so creative!

Annie Moffatt said...

Thanks Pam! Time is going by way too fast but we are really enjoying it:) I LOVE the whole idea about painting it and using it as a chalkboard too! AWESOME!!

Wanda Brown said...

Thanks so much for the tip about the oil pans. I need a new magnetic surface for my literacy and math station student assignments. Also loved knowing where to get magnetic dots for a fairly cheap price. The rolls of magnet tape don't work.

Chris said...

Can you use write on/wipe off markers on the drip pans? It seems that you could, but I wanted to see if you've tried it to be sure.

Crayons and Curls said...

I so love this idea! I need to go shopping at an auto parts store (our Wal Mart doesn't have them). Thanks for the cute idea! :)
Cheryl
Crayons and Curls

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