Quick Magnet Trick

Slide1Hey there! I hope you had a restful weekend… if you’re anything like me you’re probably making sure you have everything set for this week. Anyhow, while in the middle of getting my plans organized, I decided that it was time to take a break and share a little magnet trick that I picked up a while back, but has saved me a TON OF TIME! Ever since I moved into a classroom with magnetic white boards, I’ve been putting strips of magnets on the back of everything that goes onto my board.  I don’t really like that sticky blue stretchy stuff they call Sticky Tack! I guess you can say we are enemies. I also hate strongly dislike the residue it leaves behind. Slide5 instead I love to buy business card magnets in bulk and then cut them into more manageable strips. Slide7 I LOVE using magnets! To this day I even put magnets on the back of the borders on my white board. Since I divide my board into sections, being able to change the size of my math or reading areas whenever I want is HUGE PLUS in my class eyes. Slide2 Slide3 The only problem I found with the magnets was that after a while they started to lose their stickiness and things started to fall off of my boards… bummer! That’s when I started to do a little research on the web and discovered the best and cheapest trick ever. (Unfortunately I don’t have the link to the genius that came up with this idea.) In the mean time, here are the easy steps. Slide4 Take your sign and cut the magnetic strips the size that you want them. Slide5 Then adhere them to the back by peeling off the white strip that comes on the magnets. They are kind of like stickers. Get your clear packing tape ready for the final and most important step. Slide6 Place a piece of tape over the magnet. The tape is thin enough that the magnet will still work but strong enough that you will never have to worry about your magnets falling off of your board again. Isn’t that JUST AWESOME!!!!! There you have it, my magnet trick that will hopefully save you some time and headaches. Goodnight and sleep tight! Signature

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  • Reply
    Lori Rosenberg
    September 23, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Great tip! I will definitely try this because my magnets are always coming off! Thank you!

    • Reply
      Melissa Yalesias
      September 24, 2014 at 1:44 am

      Lori, I was glad I was able to help! You are going to absolutely LOVE this trick :0) It has made my life so much easier.
      :0) Melissa

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    Melanie Arizmendi
    September 23, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Love this idea! I've always had a problem with hanging papers using the round Staples magnets, so this is really helpful. Thank you!! =)

    • Reply
      Melissa Yalesias
      September 24, 2014 at 1:48 am

      Before finally discovering this trick, I thought it was the magnets I was buying… So I tried the rounds ones too, I even used the one that comes in a big roll. Nothing seemed to work. So you can imagine how excited I was when I figured out that TAPE was the solution. Now I'm happy be able to share this trick with you and other teachers facing the same dilemma!
      Take care ;0) Melissa

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