While out in western Mass at the Williamstown teacher convention, I found the best thing for my classroom: "Genius" magnetic poetry! I was so excited that I ran out to AC Moore and made my new toys a great background- a cookie sheet that looks like the page a notebook. I remember seeing a tutorial online but cannot find it now to link to it. I used a cookie sheet (avoid non-stick), Rustoleum spray paint, and acrylic paint. I used painted dental floss for the lines in the way a carpenter would use a chalk line.
Here it is!