Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tried it Tuesday -- Dry Erase Dots

How often does this happen to you...

You gather your students at the table for small group work.  You are in the middle of a great discussion and it comes time for the students to answer independently on their whiteboards.  So the entire table gets up, searches for their whiteboard, searches for a marker, searches for an eraser, come back to the table....only to have their great thinking escape in all of the searching they just did.

It happened to me all the time.....Until I found these babies!
They are called Wall Pops and I think they are pretty cool!  (And no, I am not receiving any compensation for saying this.  I know how much easier they have made my life and know they can help you too!  :)
The are peel and stick right to my guided reading table, are repositionable, and dry erase easily.  The kids LOVE using them.  I love the pop of color they give to my drab table and how much TIME we save because our dry erase board is right in front of us all the time.

I bought mine through Amazon, but I have heard they are also available at Michaels.  I get lots of compliments on them when someone visits my room.

So since I love this "Tried It,"  I'm linking up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried It Tuesday.  Now I'm off to find other goodies to help make my life easier!  :)


  1. I know that I loved them when I came to visit your room! I am putting them on a list so hopefully I can add some of my own really soon! Love how you used your background with your pictures on the blog! :) Happy Tuesday!
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  2. Those would be a time saver, and I'm sure the kids would love using them!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  3. We're sisters you know!!!! I bought a roll of chalkboard contact paper to make these, but I need a circle cutter large enough to make those big 10" circles-ideas? I can trace something circular and cut it, but you know how we are, we want it perfect! (I could put 20 exclamation points, but I'm TRYING to show exclamation point etiquette!)
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  4. I love this idea and really need to try it myself!

    Keep Calm and Hoot On

  5. I have wall pops on my table too! I just did it this year, and I love it! So far, the edges aren't peeling up, but I worry my kids will pick at them. I made a big deal about them at the beginning of the year though, and so far, so good!
    Chalk & Apples

  6. These sound great! The table that I've started using is actually a kitchen table with a tiled top so I'm wondering if they will still make a good surface to write on. I'll just try them-if they don't work I can always put them somewhere else! :)


  7. I have often wondered if these actually worked or just "looked" good. I browsed some of them this summer, but never purchased. Since I trust you, love...I'm going to put them back in my cart! :)
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  8. Glad to hear if someone liked them or not! I agree with Alison...I wasn't sure if they really worked! Just added them to my cart! I plan on making a big purchase soon!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  9. Ooooooo!!! These look great!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Kate :)
    McDee's Busy Bees

  10. I love that these stick right to the table and are repositionable! Thanks for the great tip as always, Jennifer! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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