New Teacher needs help

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  1. missp1481

    missp1481 Rookie

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    Ok--this is a simple question and it may be a little stupid as well.
    Today was my first day teaching a 1st/2nd grade bridge class, special ed.

    I was so into my word work lesson that I did not realize that I gave the kids a PERMANENT marker to write on our lovely whiteboard easel.

    Hence the name, it may not be possible to wipe off, but I figure this has to have happened before....any experienced teachers have a secret potion for wiping permanent marker off of a whiteboard? I tried fantastic and it did not work.

    Otherwise the day went well considering I have never worked with this age group before, and this was my first time ever teaching, as completed an alternative certification program this summer. My kids were sweet but a few will be a handful.

    I appreciate any help/advice on this silly issue!

    Thank you,
     
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  3. clarnet73

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    write over it with a white board marker, then erase. I've been told that works, although I haven't tried it. I've also heard to use nail polish remover, but I'm not sure if that takes the finish off the whiteboard.
     
  4. stephanie90102

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    writing over it with a white board marker DOES work! I've done it many times, without thinking!
     
  5. missp1481

    missp1481 Rookie

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    Thanks for your replies! Do you mean a WHITE whiteboard marker?
     
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    Nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol might work if that doesn't. Someone wrote on my chalkboard with permanent marker (it wasn't my room last year) and nail polish remover wiped it off quickly.
     
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    naah, any color whiteboard marker should work. :)
     
  8. lilmscutie03

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    Fingernail polish remover WILL work!
     
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    right, any color works! And thanks everyone for the nail polish remover ideas!
     
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    NO, try black it seems to cover best. Let is sit a while...then, come back with Mr. Clean Magic eraser....dry, not wet. I have used this trick thousands of times!
     
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    I think it is expo that makes some pen to erase unwanted things from dry erase boards....I have used it many times and it has been a life saver (never w/ perm. marker though!!!) I can't think of the name right now...but I have had it for a few years and it works great!
     
  12. DotyMath

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    It's the "Expo Board Doctor", and I use it to take permanent marker off many things. It works well on write on transparencies as well when I make mistakes with the permanent marker for transparencies.
    I bought mine at Office Max, I think. But I am sure that they are sold in other stores.
    Every teacher needs one of these! :D
     
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    I have wiped off using nailpolish remover and it works like MAGIC!!!
     
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    And... I just want to point out that you are soooo obviously not the only one to have made this mistake!!! :D

    btw, the whiteboard marker is the trick I use too.
     

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