I need magnets that will hold up a poster pad

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  1. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    Any suggestions?

    I was thinking of getting an easel, but with having a brand new classroom this year I don't know what "extras" I'm allowed to have in the classroom-- so I'm thinking strong magnets might work well.

    I'd rather go with something that teachers have tested out and say work-- I need something that will hold up the whole poster pad- not just one piece (I write neater when there's paper underneath the page I'm writing on).

    Please help! :)
     
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  3. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    Oh and I'm suppose to have a whiteboard so I need something that won't scratch the heck out of the board if they slide.
     
  4. Missy

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    I couldn't find strong enough magnets. Our custodian was able to put hooks in the metal right above the spot on my whiteboard where I wanted to hang the easel paper.

    Good luck!
     
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    To elaborate upon Missy's post, have you tried Command Hooks?
     
  6. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    @ Missy~ The hooks above the whiteboard would be too high for me to comfortable write-- and too high for some of my students to write on the paper.

    @ Waterfall~ I can't stick anything permanently onto the walls. I'm afraid to even put Command stickies on-- they pulled off the old paint while I was packing up my classroom. My P would be really upset if I took off any paint from the walls.

    Thanks for the suggestions though!! :)
     
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    Could you use hooks and then use some cute ribbon to make your pad lower?
     
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    I use these hooks http://www.mardel.com/ceiling-hook-magnets.aspx They look pretty much the same as the ones that Pigeon recommended. They are very strong magnets. I never had any problem with the pad sliding or moving when I was writing. They haven't left any marks on the board. They probably would leave marks if you slide them to move them instead of pulling them off first though since they are magnets.
     
  10. MissScrimmage

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    3M hooks will work. I used these on my white board for the last 2 years with no problem taking them off.
     
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    I found really strong magnets at a little mom and pop hardware store.
     
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    I can't believe 3M Command Strips pulled off paint! I have used those on every surface in the house and school with success and perfectly clean releases. I'm kind of obsessed. :)
     
  13. DrivingPigeon

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    I believe those are the same hooks (same company), but the less strong version. The white ones come in a 5-pack, and the colored ones come in a 4-pack. (Can you tell I work at a teacher store? :))
     
  14. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    The classroom was last painted about 20 years ago and what they've been doing is just putting extra layers of the same color on if they needed to freshen up the room. So when it pulled off it was more of a bendable sheet of paint that was pretty thick-- I've never seen that before (maybe it was a latex type of paint?). Plus it didn't seem to adhere well to the other paint below it (the original color of the classroom) so maybe that's why the command strips did pull of paint.

    Trust me-- I love 3M products and I was shocked when I saw that happening. lol
     

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