Make an Author Throne for Your Classroom!
Here's a fun idea to get ready for the new school year. I decided to retire my old Author Throne and make a new one. It was all chipped from years of use. First, get a plastic lawn chair--they are pretty cheap the end of summer. I found this one hanging around in Walmart, Inc. It was really asking to come home to my classroom!
|"Take me home, please!"|
Lastly, I used a hot glue gun to apply some acrylic jewels--I only burned my thumb once. I had this sparkly pillow from my old Author Throne, so I decided to recycle it. Here's the finished product--with a little glimpse of my new basement office.
I use the Author Throne for students to use when sharing their writing aloud from a journal or Writer's Workshop, finished product. It inspires even the most reluctant students to share their writing in front of the class. After sharing, the author gets a round of applause from my Classroom Clap Card of the day. Be sure to download them while you're at it if you haven't yet.