Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pinteresting Finds!

I've been experiencing a little blogger's block here lately, so I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out what I can write about. While playing around on Pinterest tonight, I was inspired to write about some pins I am very excited about trying next school year.

Character Facebook Status: What a great idea for a reading response! Prompt your students to use as few words as possible to make sure they make their main idea clear and concise.

Anchor Chart Hangers: Another great idea to help store all your anchor charts. Who actually uses their coat closet anyway? <wink>

Must Do/May Do: Another great idea being implemented in the new school year. Actually, a lot of the teachers in my new school use these, so I'm interested in seeing how this affects classroom management. 

Source: mathnspire.net via Josh on Pinterest

Coordinate Pairs & Nerf Guns: This looks like so much fun! I don't have a coordinate grid board in my classroom, but I can easily put one up on my SMART Board and have my students shoot away.

Do you have any Pinteresting finds I need to know about? Post your cowabunga below! 


  1. Love the coordinate pairs and nerf guns! I might have to use that! I made the must do and may do list this past year with my 8th graders. It worked pretty well. They always knew what was expected once they finished an assignments.
    Special Teaching in the Middle

    1. Alana - That's what I am looking forward to! No more - "Hey, Mr. B, what can I do now?" Thanks, Alana!

  2. I've always had stuff lying around for my kids to do when they finished something, but I think the 'Must Do, May Do' board would help them remember their options. Now, where to put it...

    Will Grade For Coffee

    1. Laura - "Where to put it..." is definitely the million dollar question! I agree with you though - the visual reminder will be great for students who need something to do when they are finished with their work. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I love these but my favorite is the nerf guns! Bonus - I think I have enough guns around her for an entire class set (and no... I am not joking either.).

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

    1. Misty - LOL! You're set then! I might have to go invest in a couple for my classroom! :)

  4. Throw some social media-like interactions in and the kids buy-in 100%. Have you ever used Fakebook? Kids can create fake facebook pages for themselves, historical persons, book characters, you name it! Here's the link.

    Btw, I'm Heather, and I'm your newest follwer!


    1. Heather - I haven't heard of Fakebook, but now I'm curious! Thanks for the idea! And thanks for the follow!


  5. Hi Josh! I pinned the facebook status thing too. The kids will LOVE incorporating social media. Glad you left a comment on my blog, so I could find you. Please come back and add your blog to my More Teaching Blogs page. Looking forward to your post on Fiction Friday.

    The Teaching Thief

    1. Amanda - I will do that! And I totally forgot to blog on Fiction Friday... hmm... maybe I'll just do a belated post! :)