Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Overheads and a WINNER!

Congratulations to Jessica from Learn Play and Have Fun  the winner of the Llama Llama Red Pajama Emergency Sub Packet from Barb at Kinderzoo!!  Jessica be on the look out for your packet later on this evening! Thank you for following!  I also want to thank Barb for participating in my giveaway! I do not have a TPT store myself and she came to the rescue when I decided I'd like to host a giveaway. Thanks Barb!!

I also wanted to share a quick center idea from Mrs. B who teaches down the hall from me. Mrs. B's class is currently learning about oceans and sea creatures. Check out this very cute PUFFERFISH activity I posted earlier this month.  Earlier this week I popped into Mrs. B's room and saw this adorable overhead center activity!  She used laminating film as a clear background and drew fish onto it with permanent markers.  The bowl on the floor contains number tiles made for the overhead.
For this activity she focused on counting. There are seven bubbles (colored overhead counters) to match the number 7 tile. You could make equations easily by creating + , -, = signs out of some extra laminating film squares.  I've had difficulty finding a good spot for my overhead center. Each time I find a blank wall to aim it on I end up having to put a table or shelf in an odd spot to set the projector on. I like Mrs. B's solution of putting it on the floor and using the white space under her white board! Very clever!

Many of us are lucky to have the overheads that were tossed out once smartboards become so common in classrooms. There are some great center activities floating around among us I'm sure! I'd love to hear if you have any clever ways in which you use the overhead as a center in your room. Please share!
                                                                                  Mrs. M


  1. I am so stinkin' excited that I won:) Thank you...thank you...thank you!!!!


  2. I was glad to offer something! Thanks for including me. I kept my overhead too and my kids love to project numbers, letters, and sight words on the white board and trace with a dry erase pen.

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