Finally I'm participating in Made It Monday from 4th Grade Frolics. I had been looking for a mailbox for my classroom. They were a little pricey so I continued to make my own center folders for my kids. One of our teachers was cleaning out her room and decided to give away this little gem.
My first thought was Eeww yuck, but it was free so I wasn't complaining. Then after going home and remembering that my daughter had an enourmous amount of duck tape in her room, I got an idea. I chose a color and after 30 minutes I have this.
Not too bad, right? After looking on the back I realized this mailbox has been handed down a few times at our school. It had several teachers' names on the back. They just didn't see the potential. I added numbers to clips and attached them to each slot. My kids each have a number so they know where to put their work. I just love it.
I have also attached the behavior chart I use in my classroom. I use the clip chart where the students can move up and down the chart, but some of my little ones still need a daily reminder note home to keep them on track. I just add a smile, straight, or unhappy face to the bottom of the "eyes". It's quick and easy especially when trying to get them out the door at the end of the day. If they get an unhappy face I write a comment so that my parents can talk with them about it. Click on it HERE. Have a great night.