Then I found something amazing. As I was scrolling through Facebook, I saw that my friend Nikki at Teaching in Progress posted a picture of some really adorable clipboards that she found at The Dollar Store. I thought they were so cute, but I already have a set of clipboards for my class, so I really didn't have any reason to buy them. Then, all of a sudden, it dawned on me! I knew what I could do with them! I could put them on the wall to create a student work display area. I have an open wall area right by the door where it would perfectly. So, I was off on a mission to find enough clipboards for each student. I really wanted to be sure that each student had their own designated spot to display their work. It took three Dollar Stores, but I found 30 of them! (I don't have 30 students, but I wanted to be on the safe side, because I know I will have a big class this year).
Then I had to decide how I was going to get these clipboards to stay up on the wall all year AND not damage the walls. I spent a lot of money on Command Strips since they always come off the wall easily and hold items on the wall very well. Home Depot had a great deal on them so I lucked out. Then it was off to school to see if my idea would work.
26 clipboards and 104 Command Strips Later…SUCCESS!
I've added a student since then, so now I am up to 27 clipboards and 108 Command Strips. The wall is final ready to go. For open house, each paper said _________'s Future Masterpiece. As for me, this display is MY clipboard masterpiece!