Classroom Functional Language Desktop Placemat

I photocopy and plastify, then, I put these placemats on students desk. They have basic sentences to use right in front of them all year. I often play games, wherein I incorporate the vocabulary on the mats. Students love to use them. They learn quickly and are proud of themselves. Students can even practice questions in pairs. I also had pairs create board games in the game spaces where questions  had  answers on the mats. So,as one team presented their game, the rest of the class played by searching for answers on the mat on their desk. Students' board games were first made up on a normal size sheet. Then, I photocopied them onto plastic acetates. By placing these on the overhead projector , the whole class can play along.