The great thing about this easel is I can use it for any subject. So it doesn’t just have to be reading or writing, I’ve used it for math, I’ve used it for social studies, religion, for any subject. I like the interactive feature, it’s better than just using a chalkboard or a whiteboard that’s mounted to the wall. It’s more interactive and the kid’s concentration is held a lot longer than some other tools I’ve used before.
I find that the tubs stops are a really good idea. When you’re moving around in the classroom you don’t want things to fall out, or if the students are pulling things out of the bins themselves, it’s a safety feature that is important to have on a moveable cart.
The double sided whiteboard is a great feature on this cart because you can either use it on the cart itself or you can move it to another spot in the classroom. I’ve used it for writing and penmanship activities with the kids. There’s a nice option of having a lined side or having a blank side.
I use the Royal Reading Writing Center for small group activities as well for whole class activities. So the kids are used to using the magnetic part of the board and moving things around or writing. It could be something I use whole class or the kids can use in groups of two or three or four. They are used to moving it around and getting things they need out from the tubs.
-Melissa D., Grade 1-2, Arthur Ontario