I keep seeing all of these cute anchor charts on Pinterest and I tend to over look them because I never have chart paper for them. I was starring at my math bulletin the other day and was debating on what I could do to it to make it more interactive in my classroom. As I was browsing Pinterest, it hit me! Why do I need chart paper when I have gigantic rolls at my disposal right there at school! I decided to place an extra sheet on top of my bulletin that I could write on with marker and leave up during that unit! Then when it is time to start a new unit, I can rip it off and put up a new one!
This actually turned out better than I thought it was going to. About 5 minutes after we did this anchor chart, I moved to the front of the room and was working on some guided problems together. I remember one of my sweet little girls shouting out, “Ms. Nuckles! That is STANDARD form!” It was such an ah-ha moment! We had a lot of fun and the kids seem to be using it to help them while answering questions that I ask them throughout the lesson. We have a couple more days of place value, but I am excited to start planning my next one!