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  1. Ms.Jasztal

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    I want to purchase a good easel for reader's and writer's workshop. Strangely, I haven't done this yet, though I have utilized the workshop method. I just haven't done it to its full potential- or everything I have desired. Easels... cost a lot.

    Where did you purchase your easel? How much did you spend? Where could I purchase a good one now?

    By the way, I do not want to purchase one through the mail.
     
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    When i graduated, I used some of the money I got to purchase an easel from Really Good Stuff. I got it online though. It's beautiful, and I use it every day! :)
     
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    Ugh. I have an easel sitting in a huge box in my spare room, if anyone wants it. It's brand new, and really cute-it has cute pencils as legs and is all wood. It's $50 to ship, but it's all yours if you want to cover the postage!

    http://sprout.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=4188907
     
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    Ms. Jas---

    Why don't you convince Scholastic to add one of these to their bonus catalog. It would be incentive enough for me to want to try to sell more so I could get an easel with points!

    Just an idea!!!:)
     
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    If you have an IKEA I just bought a nice easel there for $25! One side is a whiteboard the other side is a chalkboard.
     
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    If you have a Michael's where you live they sell easels. It's a store thats sells things to do crafts with and other stuff.
     
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    Does it hold chart paper well? That's my only concern. I was discussing that with my best friend (Little317) who has the easel.
     
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    It's not what I am looking for, but it's adorable. :) If I had pre-k or kindergarten, I'd be excited to have it for an art center or place where students could collect data for math.
     
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    I'm going to make my own set up this year. I saw (last year, hopefully they'll still have them) display easels in Walmart (just a tripod really) and will place a white board that I already have on it for my calendar area. The easels were about $10 I believe, and you can get whiteboards reasonable as well.

    An idea...
     
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    Good idea but is a tripod one sturdy enough to write on with chart paper? I'd worry it would collapse since it's a display easel.

    I want an easel too. I may go to the teacher store and see if I can find one. My school could give me a purchase order number for it. They're pretty good about ordering what we need. We'll see.
     
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    I bought a metal one from sam's club. It has adjustable legs. I had to buy the whiteboard separately, but total I think it was $50. It holds chart paper too!
     
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    I have the Ikea easel as well. it's not extremely tall so chart paper could be in issue in that respect. I do have clips on the side to help hold things on while I write on them. Plus, you can get butcher paper to write on. It's not as convenient or nice and neat like chart paper but it's only $5 for a role and you can make it any size you need.
     
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    My school has provided all the primary teachers with the royal reading and writing center (easel). It is awesome, but that is probably because it costs $290. Can you talk to your school district to see what they can provide for you? This one has lots of storage on the bottom, one side is chart paper & the other is a white board w/ lines. I LOVE IT, and use it every day!
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    All I have to say is -wow- they really want to copyright their image!!!

    And.... That dress is *amazing*. ;)
     
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    That is a NICE easel, similar to that other one I saw (though the one I located was a little less). The one in the $150 range wasn't too bad, but that's still so expensive!
     
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    I'm not sure, but I went ahead and bought one today ($12). It seems sturdy, but I haven't assembled it yet. I think it would work for chart paper as long as it had a stronger cardboard back on it (the chart paper). I am going to sand it some and spray paint it red before I assemble it. I'll let you know sometime next week how it holds up.

     
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    Sure. Thank you. Still in a bind... :)
     

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