I love having resources to reinforce work done. I love seeing the children use them in their own time. I love to observe and see what further learning is taking place as they use the resources and of course the conversations they have with their peers.
Like Montessori, I like to prepare the environment. So in this case, I put out the letters that we covered so that they can make words using the sounds they know.
Now I’m wondering why I said all that because the main idea of this post is to show you my individual felt boards.
An inexpensive picture frame or picture – TT$15.00/ approx. US$2.00
A sheet of felt (8.5 x 11) – TT$9.00 per sheet, which is a bit pricey
Glue gun and glue sticks
Stapler and staples
Pretty paper of choice
I didn’t get the picture frame – which would have made things a whole lot easier – so I used a picture. I dismantled it because all I wanted was the frame. I then stapled the felt sheet onto a piece of cardboard (from the picture) and fitted it into the frame. I backed it with another piece of cardboard with glue and covered the back piece with pretty contact paper just so it would look nice.
And here it is:
By the way – that lovely chevron pattern in the back of my photos was made by me. I’m getting into digital scrap-booking now! I got the letters at a US$1.00 store back in 2010.