Inexpensive white boards??

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  1. mcjklj

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    Does anyone know where I can get inexpensive small white boards for students to use individually? (I need about 25) :thanks:
     
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    Head over to your local home supply store like Lowe's or Home Depot. Go to the materials section and look for showerboard. Ask them to cut your board into smaller pieces so that you can use them as individual white boards. Teachers ask for this all the time, so I bet you won't be the first one to ask for it.

    Then when you get the pieces home, wax them up with some Turtle Wax. Slather the wax on, let it sit for a minute or two (whatever the instructions say), and then wipe it off.



    If you do it this way, I'm pretty sure you can end up with a class set of durable white boards for less than $15.
     
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    Exacly what Cassie said, infact I just did that yesterday. I went to Lowes and got a huge sheet, I had them cut it 9 by 12, and the rest even smaller. I got 25 9 by 12 boards and 25 smaller boards. I use the smaller boards when I teach multiplication, the kids do one problem at a time. I also told them I am a teacher and they cut it for free for me. :)

    Very good boards for 12.95
     
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    I am also interested in the white board. Thanks you guys for the info.
     
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    New3rdTeacher, are you in Las Vegas?
     
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    I got mine at the dollar store at back-to-school time: one buck apiece. :)
     
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    I went to Lowe's over spring break.....
    32 12"x12" boards for $10.92!!!

    It costs a lot more than that to get a class set of dry-erase markers!!
     
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    I think I would have to go to home depot first if the price is much more than you all say then i will go to Lowes hopefully I save the gas price of driving from one store to the other. Dry erase is another thing to worry about. I plan to order those in the school supply order form everyother week in preparation for the next school year.
     
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    I put dry erase markers on my supply list so students had to supply their own.
     
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    Cassie-yes I am in Vegas, well Henderson
     
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    Neat! I'm in North Las Vegas.
     
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    Nice, I did part of my practicum in North Las Vegas :)
     
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    A co-worker pointed out that disposable plastic plates work great!
     
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    I have been using plastic page protectors with white cardstock put inside, cheap and works great!
     
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    This is exactly what I did. I did put electrical tape around the edges so kids wouldn't cut themselves. The kids love them!
     
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    office max...lot cheaper than Lakeshore
     
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    Thanks SO much!! (I'm going to go to Home Depot or Lowe's tomorrow!!) :)
     
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    You can also use Kodak photo paper clipped on a clipboard or mounted on thick cardboard...cheap and easy to replace!
     
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    Inexpensive Erasers

    After making the showerboard whiteboards. I went to walmart and purchased brown felt squares for about $.10 each. Cut them into quarters and for about $1.00 you will have a set of class erasers:) I have used these all year and they have worked great! The color hides the marker stains.
     
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    Instead of white board

    Instead of each individual child having his/her own white board, I give each child a folder that has 3 prongs, some lined paper and one sheet protector page. Inside the sheet protector I have them put graph paper and a blank "Slate" paper. The children write on the sheet protector with dry erase markers. Each child also has a scrap of felt for an eraser they put this in the pocket. Total cost for each child <$1.Fits nicely inside desks.
     
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    I bought a board at Lowe's. I think it was called Markrboard (or something like that). It was made to be written on. I had it cut into pieces. I don't know if it is different or better than shower board, but it was still cheap.
     
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    I had my kids bring an old sock (clean, of course). They use it as an eraser for their boards, and their Expo marker goes inside it when not in use, so they always know where it is.
     
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    great ideas from all the new folks!!! welcome aboard!!!
     
  25. sue35

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    If you want to just buy them, then oriental trading company has them for cheapish.

    Now I am thinking though I might go the Home Depot route
     

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