Don't expect a lot of these: it's not my thing. BUT I LOVE this killer idea and I'd be a cruel troll not to share it with the world!
Well, if your school is anything like mine, you have a stack of construction paper laying around. Probably 12" x 18" and looks something like this:
And if your school is anything like mine, nothing ever sticks to the wall. If it's not extremely caustic and permanent, it will fall down. Even duct tape won't work. Hot glue might be tolerated, but we all know the custodians will give you an evil eye for using it.
Years ago I bought a giant melamine board and cut it into 1' x 1' squares so I'd have a classroom set of white boards (a la THIS). When I bought that I walked past a bunch of J-Channel and I'm pretty sure my mind asked itself #wcydwt?
Of course, the J-Channel is designed for paneling, but I got to thinking that it might be a great way to hold vocab on a word wall. So I bought some of the 8 foot J-Channel and a few double-sided pieces. Sadly, at the time, all they had was brown in stock, so I got brown:
I put them on the wall with caulk and/or hot glue a tiny bit more than 12 inches apart - so the construction paper will fit into it easily. The result:
Over time I have laminated my vocab word posters and any time I need them I just slip them into the poster channel. I have them in different parts of the room for different classes, if need be. It's pretty great.
I'll give this warning: some of the channel may be warped and you need to watch out for that. Make sure it's straight.
So there you have it. What might be my one and only Made 4 Math Monday.