Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wild Transformations

Who doesn't love the wackiness of the 80's? This board is inspired by the eccentric fashions of that crazy era! This mini tri-fold board is teaching a geometry skill that most 3rd-5th grade students need to understand for standardized testing.

Here are the items I used...

  • FLP30015 - Assorted Mini Project Board (Black)
  • TNT6378 - Zebra/Pink Library Pockets (Peel & Stick)
  • TNT3512 - Blank Assorted Flash Cards
  • T46405 - Colorful Sparkle Stars Stickers (for self checking)
I cut up the left over library pockets to use for the paper behind the definitions and behind the title. The font was downloaded for free online. The blank flash cards I cut down to size (they fit perfectly in the pocket, but were a bit too long). The piece I cut off the end of the flash cards I used as titles for the front of each pocket. The star stickers I used for self-checking purposes. I put a star on the front of each pocket and used the corresponding color on the cards that went in that pocket.

Another great idea when using this as a center...

Place the hot pink big pocket (looks like an over-sized library pocket) from TNT6454 - Real Big Pockets Brite on the back of the board and place a worksheet covering this skill in it. Then after students play with the center, have them complete the worksheet and turn it in. This will allow the teacher to determine whether the skill has been mastered.


  1. what are you directions for this center?

    1. Sorry Janice, I just saw your comment. I didn't print any directions for this. But the idea is for students to take the cards and look at the objects on the cards. They then must determine if the shapes are turned, flipped, or slid. Then place the cards in the appropriate pocket. Hope this helps! Sorry for the delayed response!