Dry Erase Pockets & Their Many Uses

Hey Hey! 
I LOVE my dry erase pockets and I never thought to write a blog post about them, but I use them practically daily in my classroom so I thought I would share some of my favorite uses for them!
Make a simple template like the ones I have below, and post them on your door! 
All you have to do is change and the board each day, super simple! 
This is great for reviewing concepts throughout the year! 

I love Kahoot, but sometimes we don’t have the time to make a Kahoot or maybe some don’t have accessible technology. Slip these templates into a pocket sleeve and you’re ready to quickly assess who still needs help with the concept that you just taught! 
This is one of my FAVORITE reasons for using pocket sleeves! Too often I need to collect parent signatures and forms for school. I use the simple class list on the left to check off when students turn a form into me. I can keep it hung by my teacher desk and even slip the forms behind it! No more wasting paper and losing checklists. 
There are times when I can get my grading accomplished during the day. I may have time to grade, but not enough time to put them in the computer. I use a template similar to the one on the right to record my grades. When I am done, I just snap a picture of it on my iPhone and then I can erase. When I see the pictures in my phone, I know I still need to record them on the computer. 

Have a bunch of BUMP games laminated? To save my lamination pouches (or let’s be honest, when I find a game and print last minute) I just stick the games into these pocket sleeves and now they’re good to go! 

**I tried to find the seller of this blue game above but can’t find it! If you do please e-mail me (peppyzestyteacherista@gmail.com) so I can link their store** 
This last tip is another favorite of mine. I like to create an outline for the kids to work through their thinking on. This technique works better for my kids than just giving them scratch paper. I can use these whole group and save for next year, and during the year I can bring these templates back out for small group during center times. 
I tried to buy these pocket sleeves at a teacher store but they were TOO expensive!
 I bought mine on Amazon for a quarter of the price!
Click the links below to see them!
I hope these tips sparked some “Peppy Zesty” idea for you!
If you have dry erase pockets, how do you use them in your classroom?
I would love to learn more tricks! 

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7 Comment

  1. Reply
    Teaching Little Miracles
    July 22, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Hey Amber! Thanks for this post. I have been using page protectors in some of these same ways, and planned to upgrade to the real deal this year. You gave me some great new ideas! Love the ticket in the door!

    Crystal
    Teaching Little Miracles

    1. Reply
      Amber Calderon
      August 5, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      Hey Crystal!

      That makes me so happy that you were able to take something from this post. Aren't the pockets just phenomenal?!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Amber

  2. Reply
    Hannah Smith-Morgan
    August 9, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Love your class list sheets! Are those beauties posted in your TPT store?

  3. Reply
    Hannah Smith-Morgan
    August 9, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Love your class list sheets! Are those beauties posted in your TPT store?

  4. Reply
    Mrs. Randleman
    August 13, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Have you used these multiple years? And how do they hold up? I used page protectors and they were SHOT by the end of the year. Just wanted to see if this was worth the investment!

  5. Reply
    A Lyons
    June 27, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I love your ideas for the many uses. Can you say what the advantage over using page protectors is?

  6. Reply
    Amanda
    June 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Love all of these ideas! Do you have the thinking mat templates posted anywhere?

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