Who has made a homeworkopoly board??

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  1. Green_eyed_gal

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    What size poster board did you use?? Did you have to put two together. I cut the pieces out and I thought I had a big enough board, but I was wrong. The thing is going to be huge!! :eek:
     
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    I'm very interested in the responses, I have yet to put mine together! I'm going to purchase two poster boards at DT tomorrow and use some border I guess.
     
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    I had to tape two poster boards together and cut out a few of the places. It is quite big and I am not sure if it will fit in the laminating maching:eek:
     
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    I used my Homeworkopoly Board for the first time last year - the kids loved it.

    I printed mine off of the computer and then had it laminated at Office Max when they did the free laminating last year. I had it laminated in strips, the whole thing was not put together yet.

    After it was laminated, I glued the individual strips to posterboard for extra support. Then, when I was ready to put it up, I just taped each individual strip to the wall where I wanted it. When it's done it looks like one board, but is actually several pieces put together.

    My kids then used clothespins with their classroom number on it to track their progress on the board.

    Hope that makes sense:unsure:
     
  6. runsw/scissors

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    I printed mine off the computer and taped squares together for each side of the board. Then I had the four sides laminated separately. *NOTE Mark the back of each end showing what it is supposed to touch on another piece! Which piece side bumps up against the GO!, the Ride The Bus, etc.

    That's it. I didn't back it with anything! I can roll the sides up for storage, and tape them to a magnetic chalkboard during the year. The kids each get a piece with a little magnet on the back and we are ready to roll!
     
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    Oooooh-I love the idea of putting it on the chalkboard.

    Crap. That's just one more thing to do.

    I'll see if I can rig up a smaller version tomorrow-I don't want it to be too huge.
     
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    Thanks, everyone... I like the idea of doing it in sections, but I don't have enough white board space. Hmmmmm, I'm going to have see if I can laminate it as one large board or figure something else out. I'm sure Office Max or Staples have pretty big laminators.
     
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    I made mine a few years ago. I ended up laminating it then CAREFULLY hot glueing it to a tri-fold board such as is used for science fair exhibits. Then I made small holes and hooked it to the rings on a chart stand. I used clothespins marked with names and we just clipped the clothespins around the outside edge as we moved around the board. I didn't want to tie up a whole bulletin board with it since I only had one board.
     
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    What website are you getting the original board/strips from?

    I've already got this on my project list for my classroom...one day :) I'm such a planner :lol:
     
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    Can you download the pages and then reduce them on a copier before piecing it all together? I was surprised how big it was once I got it done, but it was too late to do anything about it.
     
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    I can manipulate them in color-give me an hour or so. I'll post when it's done.
     
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    What is Homeworkopoly?
     
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    It's a game to reward kids for doing their homework. Check out the link I just posted for more info.
     
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    Thank you Jem
     
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    I put mine on poster board. I used wooden clothes pins with student numbers on them.
     
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    Do the wooden clothes pins create a lot of weight on the board? Have you ever had problems with it falling off the wall?
     
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    No, they were not too heavy. They worked perfectly. I stapled the board to the wall. I put two staples in the middle (you can actually see in the photo where the two staples are). That way my students could clip their pins on with no problems. And it held all year.
     
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    I didn't use a posterboard to display my homeworkopoly board. I actually just stapled it straight onto my bulletin board. I'm very particular with the way things look and hated the crease down the middle of the board with mulitple poster boards attached together.
     
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    How fun, guess I'll jump on this one.
     
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    Thanks for the smaller board, Jem! I don't have a BB to put it on, so this will be perfect for the wall where I hope it fits! :)
    You're amazing!
     
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    I also put mine on a BB. I inserted two push pins in each space. Then I copied my pieces (circles with numbers in them) onto a transparency and laminated that to make it stronger. Hole punched it and it hangs on the push pins.
     
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    I created my own version of Homeworkopoly last year and used all of the teacher's names at school as the street names. The kids thought it was cute and they LOVED to play! It was huge though... and the next time I make one (for my new school), it will be much, much smaller.
     
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    What did you make it out of?

     
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    I'm planning on making my own version as well and I plan on using microsoft publisher.
     
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    So, you guys didn't use any kind of heavier material, like cardboard or pegboard?
     
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    I think the homeworkopoly would be great but I have an average of 145 students so I could not think of a way to make this work without driving myself insane.. and these are 8th graders. I have made the homeworkopoly no homework passes and gave them out with good behavior so any ideas about 8th graders and 6 class periods? :D
     
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    Jem, is it possible for you to leave out the street names and just make it blank? I would like to use my own names, but I LOVE the smaller version. Please let me know if you can do this! I don't want to make the big one unless I have to!
    Thanks!!:)
     
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    I think the homeworkopoly website has downloads with and without street names.
     
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    It does, but they are huge. I really like the smaller format that Jem created-it is a link in realclassroomideas.com. I was hoping she could eliminate the words that she put in. I would like to use curriculum based words for my street names.:up:
     
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    Sure-no problem. Let me work on this today.
     
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    Wow, Jem, if you make a blank board that'd be awesome :) I love the ideas of making street names from teacher's names.
     
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    OOOOOK-Here you go. I have two blank versions. One is a powerpoint, so you can type your new names into the boxes. The other is a PDF, in case you don't have powerpoint, but you'll have to write the names in, or cut out typing and glue it in.

    Is this what you wanted? Do you want me to blank more names out?

    http://www.realclassroomideas.com/142.html
     
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    Jem, you are awesome. That is exactly what I wanted! I am not as tech saavy as most, so this is SO APPRECIATED!!!!!!!!! No, no more blanked out...this is perfect! I am going to go print it out right now. Whoohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    No problem! My boss is out for the WHOLE WEEK!!! Guess who's working on book labels right now?????
     
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    Here are some pictures of the smaller board put together! Thanks, Jem! :)
     
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    Looks nice, Buck8Teacher! Perfect size, Jem!
     
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    Hmmm... I'm worried about that gap... Why the gap? I tried to keep it proportional when downsizing it... thoughts on how to fix this? Does that happen in the large one, too?
     
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    Thanks for the smaller version, Jem!! :D
     

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