Have you seen those peel and stick whiteboard dot thingys?
Ya... like these?
I had the itch to add a lil' summthin summthin to my table to help with my LLI group that meets every day. I remembered seeing these posted somewhere so I decided to use my lovely Amazon Prime to rush them to my doorstep so I could use them after spring break.
Click on the picture below to be taken to these Wall Pops through Amazon:
Here they are in action in a few different ways (and I've only had them for 2 days... I'll keep you posted if my love affair with them turns sour). I bought two packs. You get 3 in a pack which I think is great! You also get a whiteboard marker. When I took them out, they were rolled up tight and I was worried it was going to be hard to unravel and place, but it actually wasn't hard at all!
Small Group Time
When my kiddos were reading silently, I had them write down any words that tripped them up and the page number. As I went around and read with each kiddo, we talked about the word and applied some strategies. I also took notes on their dot when they read to discuss with them. For example, one kiddo kept leaving off the "s" endings so we discussed what they noticed about these two words that I jotted down from their reading and such.
One day, I had a lot of little pieces for a clock we were going to make. (You can get it for free from this TpT store!) I put the supplies on different dots with little arrows and it was smoooooth sailing. Not to mention, it kept all the piles neat.
Also, my lil' face scrubbers from the Dollar Tree work great on these dots. They are holding up and yes, I'll need to get new erasers for next year, but they are working fabulous! They cleanly erase normal dry erase markers. I've only used Expo markers and the markers that came with the dots. I have to say, the ones that came with the dots took longer to dry and didn't come off as easily as Expo markers.
I'm only 2 days in, but I'm loving this Tried it Tuesday! If you have any questions about them, give me a shout! :)