Flannel Board

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  1. annetxa

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    Has anyone used a flannel board? How useful was it?
     
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    When I taught in a preschool setting, I used one quite often. We laid out stories on them, displayed our scheduled and other circle time information on them, worked with numbers and sets on them.

    Now, if I had a magnetic white board, I might not have needed a flannel board....so it really depends what you have available to you.
     
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    I also prefer my magnetic white board over my flannel board. I love to make my own pieces and it is SO much easier to photocopy on cardstock (or paper and laminate) than create on felt or fusing. Also, pieces fall off the flannel board more readily.
     
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    I use my flannel board everyday even though it's old skool and I'm in my 30s :lol:. I use it for these songs: 5 Little Ducks, 5 Little Hot Dogs, balloon song, shapes song, twinkle traffic light, and Little Mouse. You can youtube for felt stories/songs. Have fun!
     
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    I love my flannel board and use it all the time. You can buy pellon (fusing fabric) at a craft store and run that through your printer. I use it for story telling, songs, games, counting, etc.
     
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    I have 3 year olds in my class and wondered how a flannel board would work out. So do alot of you use magnetic whiteboards or do you not use anything like remotely like that in your teaching?
     
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    When I write for the kids I do it on a piece of paper with the markers or pencils they can use. This way they see me do what they do....model.

    When I use magnetic letters I use a cookie sheet with white contact paper on it to recreate a magnetic white board. But that is only when we are pre reading.

    I do use flannel boards, but not every day. Some story retelling lends itself to the board for the kids. So if it is the story that we will be "memorizing" and hooking our theme/lesson to that usually gets made into flannel and stored in the back of the book.

    I also use it for counting - like find the #1 and put one snow man next to it....then the #2 and two snowmen. There are a lot of ways to do this, but i do it on the flannel often.
     
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    When I taught PreK, I used the flannel board A LOT..I looooved making the flannel pieces to go with different stories and rhymes. After using in a circle time or small group, I would put the pieces in a basket and use as a center. Great for oral language.
     
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    I love the flannel board and still encourage teachers to use one.
     
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    Annetxa-so what did you decide? Will you be adding "increase flannel board usage in the classroom" to your list of New Years Resolutions?
     
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    Yes, I just ordered a flannel board and look forward to using it. I am needing to figure out either how to make characters for it or buy them. The flannel board I am purchasing is a combination white/dry erase, magnetic, and flannel board so I can do lots with it.
     
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    Right now, my flannel board has snowmen to assemble... I have felt circles in 3 sizes, scarves, hats, arms, triangle carrot noses, and black shapes for eyes, mouth, buttons, etc. The kids LOVE laying with the snowmen pieces (and it gives them practice before they have one to assemble on paper later this week).
     

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