Taking the plunge…
Friday, I went into school and found that one of my team mates was working on creating a calendar that we could use on our Promethean Board with our district technology resource person….so I took the plunge and decided to use it for our calendar and took the one I had in my classroom down…
You can see what it looked like before in the picture below:
I’m going to use the board on the left for our anchor charts–those NEED to be up at all times so that the children can constantly reference them. The board on the right will be my word wall/name wall. We will put names and environmental print on that board so that the children can easily come up and access the words there. I will still put my rainbow words (sight words) up on the left side of the Promethean Board–those are on velcro so the children can take them to their seats as they use them.
Posted on July 28, 2012, in Environmental Print, Promethian Board. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
I went the same route with my calendar. I decided to put up just a calendar this year as a reference (for me as well as them) and last year I also gave them little calendar notebooks (just stapled activity pages like a traceable calendar, weather graph, etc.) that they kept in their desks and updated as we worked on the board. I would add more challenging things to their calendar notebooks as the year went on.
Is a Promethean Board similar to a Smartboard? I have one of those and have thought of doing my calendar activities on that, but I’m not sure I want to lose the constant reference we have up in the room by having the permanent calendar on the wall.
Yes a smart board is similar to the promethean. We do our calendar on the smart board but I also have the permanent one on the wal for reference during the day.
Let me know how that works. I am thinking of plunging with you!!!!