I must say that the idea presented at FilthWizadry is brilliant! I can think of endless uses even in 5th grade! Guess I will be checking out the garage sales in order to fine them. I’m thinking that Legos might even work better for older kids. I think I may add this to my word wall practice! Thanks for the suggestion FilthWizardry!
I just discovered a fabulous new (t me) tool that I have already started using in preparation for next year. LiveBinders is a way to create an online binder. Much as you would clip things from a newspaper, cookbook, or magazine, you can clip webpages, photos, or files and put them into a digital binder. I have already started 2 binders: Reading and Class Projects. You can then share the url or embed the LiveBinder in your classroom website or blog. I have included my reading LiveBinder below for you to see.