We use small dry erase boards at a table.
Recently at a conference we talked about some easy, inexpensive alternatives to dry erase boards. These ideas can replace or supplement boards in your classroom.
Stove Burner Covers - Find ones that are plain, with no designs. I love the ones I found - we use magnets on them, too. And flip them over to use as holders for art supplies or other resources.
Plastic Plates - A quick and easy alternative that may already be in your resource room or classroom.
Binders or Notebooks - (Thanks, Ms. Jessi, for this idea!) Choose ones that have a plastic cover into which you can slide paper. If the binder is white or a light color, use as is. If it is a darker color, slide a piece of paper inside so you can see the marks.
You can also slide in activity pages or words to copy. One sheet can be sufficient for a whole class!
Page Protectors - Slide a piece of paper inside or use on a light-colored table or clipboard. You can also slide activity pages or words to trace inside, too.
Laminating Film - Don't discard the tail from your laminating but write on it instead.
Window - If you have a low window in your classroom, you already have a great dry erase board!
|The letters are backward so people outside can read them, |
according to my friend B.
Make the most of your opportunities for words by utilizing dry erase activities - using a variety of resources that you can recycle, repurpose, or reuse. (Share any other ideas you have discovered, too.)