Thursday, July 12, 2012

I Made It: The Student Tracker Board

I got a lot of comments on my last post about this lovely board I made for my classroom:
Ok so I totally got this idea from Pinterest but I can't find the pin now! Aaaggh! So if you pinned this originally please let me know so I can give you credit!

Here's my quick and easy tutorial!

Materials Needed:
- cookie sheet (I got mine at walmart but you could use a dollar store one too)
- round magnets (again from walmart, they come in a pack of 50)
- hot glue gun and sticks
- pretty ribbon
- cardstock or labels printed with "In the Room" and your destinations
- cardstock printed with numbers or names

1. I printed all my labels. I used publisher to make the circles with numbers and painstakingly cut them out.
2. I glued magnets to the back of each number.
3. I glued a ribbon to the top and then the "In the Room" label.
4. I put all my numbers on the board to make sure I would have enough room for them.
5. I glued the rest of the ribbon and labels to make the remaining sections/destinations.

The awesome thing is I never had to explain this to my kiddos! They saw it and just started moving their numbers down when they left the room. In case you are wondering Mr. H is one of our resource teachers that some of my students see and VI stands for our Visually Impaired department.

I hope you enjoy!

20 comments:

  1. Hello,
    Great minds think alike :) I made one of those - circular though for Monday Made It a couple of weeks ago.

    Emily
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks for the details on your board. Love it!!

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  3. I love this idea--how awesome to be able to grab the board on the way out the door in a fire...that way you know how to collect your kids and if one is REALLY missing, it's easy to figure out who so you can report it! That is something that I am always petrified about! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. Yay! Thank you so much for posting the instructions! I can't wait to make mine!

    Alisa

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  5. Now that you have the circle cutter you won't need to cut them out ever again! :-) Have a great day!!!

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  6. Ready to make this! Thanks for the easy to follow directions! We are your newest followers! Come check us out!
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  7. Did you paint or put material over the cookie sheet?

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  8. I have gathered all of my supplies to make the board but I am having trouble with the magnets being strong enough to stick. Do you think it is my pan?? I have tried 2 different types of magnets. Can you tell me the pan you used? Thank You!

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    1. My pan came in a 2 pack from Wal-mart. They are cookie sheets. Hmmm, I'm not sure why they're not sticking! That's odd. I use the super strong magnets from the Wal-mart craft section - they come about 50 in a pack.

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  9. Is the cookie sheet spray painted or is that material?

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    1. It is not spray painted - just the plain metal background.

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  10. Well I got my board ready, but I cannot get my ribbon to stick with the metal using hot glue, fabric tak, or duct tape! I'm trying to make the handle to hang from. Any suggestions????

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  11. I've got my materials ready... gotta pull myself away from the Olympics to do so.

    HINT: To glue the ribbon, use E-6000. It is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

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  12. the black and white polka dot ribbon that you have hanging the whole thing up...is it just hot glued to the back?

    Mrs. Crouse @ {6th} Grade All-Stars

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  13. Really cute!!

    2nd Grade Teacher
    http://thesweetestthing623.blogspot.com/

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  14. For those having trouble with getting the ribbon to stick, maybe try the patterned duct tape. That's what I thought was on the cookie sheet when I first saw this. Can't wait to make one for my classroom! Thanks for the great project.

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  15. That is something that I am always petrified about! Thanks for the tutorial!
    cool maths for kids

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  16. Connectto Student Tracker App is an Android application to manage student attendance on mobile.From the words of John Dewey, we can understand that if we try to teach our children today in the manner as we were taught yesterday, then surely we are robbing them of tomorrow.

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