Bingo Daubers and Binder Clips

Bingo daubers and binder clips: two nifty inventions with two distinct purposes. Bingo daubers are for marking bingo cards, and those pinchy binder clips are for holding together papers—right? Well, perhaps we can agree that thesbinderclipe are the intended uses for the inventions!  If you snooped around my home, you’d find a binder clip in every room performing any task other than pinching papers. Unfortunately the lone bingo dauber I once had got chewed up by my pup. So teachers, tell me:how do you use bingo daubers and binder clips in your classroom?

Eager to hear!


10 thoughts on “Bingo Daubers and Binder Clips

  1. Bingo markers are great for “writing” high-frequency words and demonstrating addition problems. I use binder clips to make clipboards out of all my extra chalkboards and whiteboards!

  2. We just used bingo markers last week for “spots” on giraffes. The bigger the blob/splat the better.
    We’ve also used them to make wrapping paper and eyes or spots on anything.

  3. A few weeks ago I was wearing a blouse that tied up in the back. It broke around lunch. I felt uncomfortable teaching with my back exposed. I used a binder clip to clip by blouse in the back. Cool teacher right?

  4. I use Binder clips to label the cubbies in my room with student names. I use bingo spotters for spotting sight words, or making a colored “highlighted” bubble for students to see where to fill in answers.

  5. I use binder clips to hang all sorts of things on my bulletin boards. They fit so easily on a push-pin that my students can easily access the materials (worksheets, clip boards, bags with manipulatives, etc…) and put them back when they are done.

  6. You can use bingo markers to make really easy pattern cards. Laminate when you are through and you are good to go for quite a while. You can use them to quickly color clip art. I am always looking for a speedy way to create those teacher projects.

  7. Kari, I’m right there with you. I’ve grabbed a binder clip when I’ve lost a much needed button. And on one of my worst hair days ever, I transformed a binder clip into a really odd looking hair clip. You gotta do what you gotta do! 🙂

  8. Make a grid of 6 boxes across and as many boxes down as you choose. Choose. 6 words you wish to work on and fill the columns with the words. Use a dice and each time a number is rolled the student reads the word aloud and dots it with his marker. This basic chart idea could be used to review a number of skills.

  9. I highly recommend having bingo daubers on hand for students with special needs. Student’s with weak fine motor skills cannot always hold markers or crayons, but because daubers are larger, they may sometimes have more success when coloring.

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