Something so simple | Mentoring in the Middle

Something so simple

Are you as guilty of this as I am?  I'm told to hand papers out at the end of the day, or I want to remember to tell my students something important.  

And then I forget.  And remember when I walk back to my room after my students have left for the day.  Tell me I'm not the only teacher who does this!  

And then I saw this on a Clutter-free Classroom blogpost from a couple of years ago.  It was about creating a polka-dot themed classroom.  That was cute, but this simple board, just makes complete sense for someone like me.

I tell my students that I'm 174 years old.  A couple of months ago, one of them asked if I had  an "iStone" when I was a kid.  Pretty clever!  I told him that I had the earlier version, the "iRock."  Sometimes they make me laugh!  

They're pretty forgiving when I forget something, and honestly, most of the things I need to hand out or remind them about aren't critical and can wait a day, but I like how this is there for them to check just as they walk out the door.  And since it changes from day to day, it will (hopefully!) keep their attention.

I think I'll make myself one this summer.  Add it to the list of things to do!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend, everyone.


  1. Oh your post has made me feel so much better - I thought I was the only teacher that did this (and by this, I mean ALWAYS forgets newsletters/handouts, etc.)! This is such a great idea, I'll have to store it away for future use - thanks for sharing!

    Love to Learn

  2. Oh I forget things ALL THE TIME!!! Over and over again! I need this exact board in my room!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  3. So glad to know it's not just me!