Dry Erase Boards

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  1. LATechTeacher

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    Just to let everyone know! I recently went to Lowe's and got a large sheet of laminate white board (board they used in showers) for $10.99. They cut if for me and I got 28 dry erase boards that were 1ft x 1ft. It's a lot cheaper than buying them in the stores @ 3 bucks a white board. For erasers you can use old clean socks, and you can get cheap dry erase markers at some dollar stores. Im going to use these all the time in my classroom! :love:
     
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    If you don't like old socks...you can use felt!
     
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    I would like to do that before school starts. I didn't know they would cut them for you. That is even better!
     
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    They do wear out pretty quickly, but at that price, you can afford to replace them every year or two.
     
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    Handi Wipes work great on white boards.
     
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    I cut sponges in half and used one set all year as erasers. (Not the dense kind--the lighter, foamier kind.) I got them 20 in a bag for $1 at Dollar Tree.
     
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    are the edges ragged and sharp...or are they smooth enough for little hands?
     
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    I would worry about that too amyt682. Are the edges sharp?
     
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    I bought a mixed package of felt at a craft store on clearance. I cut each sheet into fourths and each kid uses one of those as an eraser. They work really well.
     
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    The edges aren't sharp. You just have to brush them off a little because of the dust. My friend is going to teach 1st grade and she is using them in her class. I think the boards are fine even for the little guys.
     
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    The man at Lowes wouldn't cut mine more than 2 cuts for free...imagine that. But i did get my dad to cut them! I also put "painters tape" that blue tape that painters use for nice lines and such...I put it along the edges, to smooth the edges. I have also seen people use duct tape, but I liked the blue tape better - it matches my theme, Proud to be an American/Patriotic. As long as the board is cut fast, it is a pretty easy edge. If you cut it slow, the edges get ragged.
     
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    My friend made her husband use a router (sp?) on hers. I got mine at Home Depot and they did the cutting for free. (He didn't want to, said the board was too thin, but he did.)
     
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    Paper towels

    My school supplies paper towels. So I use them to clean my wipe off boards.
     
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    Here's a tip!!
    If someone uses a permanent marker on a white board or other laminated surface, write over it with white board marker then erase. It takes both inks off.
     
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    It works well on those pesky colors that never erase good, too. For some reason, the blue marker that I use (and love) won't erase if it stays on the board any time at all. My kids quickly learned this trick and cleaned it for me every time!
     
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    HI

    Thanks for the suggestion. I start summer school Monday (and I've NEVER taught elementary!)

    I'm going to Lowes TODAY!!!
     

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