Partitioning the White Board

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  1. OneBerry

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    My classroom has a big white board that we use every day. I'd like to section off the parts of the board that are always used for the same purposes (homework section and daily objectives section) and I'm not sure what to use. Ideas??? I've had electrical tape suggested to me by a fellow teacher, but I'm so worried that it will leave residue. I also know of someone who uses permanent Sharpie marker and says that when she writes over it with Expo, the Sharpie will come off. I'm open to feedback on these ideas or your own ideas. Thank you! :thumb:
     
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  3. Harper

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    Painters Tape is GREAT for this. And now it comes in several colors and widths. I have used it for years. :)
     
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    Electrical tape is good. If it leaves a residue at all (and it likely won't), it's very easy to remove with just water and a cloth.

    I avoid painters (painter's? idk) tape because I find that it gets dingy and dirty very quickly, like if you accidentally brush over it with the eraser or write on it. It seems to absorb the grime. Electrical tape doesn't do that.
     
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    I put magnets on the back of border! Actually a 13 yr old who was helping me set up my room thought of it! I was planning to tape it up. Kids are great! Go figure! :)
     
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    I was going to say bulletin board border...I like the magnet idea!
     
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    I hot glue bulletin board border to my whiteboards.
     
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    Another vote for electrical tape. As Caesar said, it doesn't get dingy from being erased over. I actually split some up the middle so I could make narrower lines; it's been on my board for about 6 years.
     
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    Pin stripping tape that you would put on cars?

    The occupational therapist had some and she made the primary writing lines on a board with it.
     
  10. AKPuffin

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    I use different colored electrical tape (blue, green, red, yellow, white), it all comes in one package and I usually need two. I take it off at the end of the year and the residue comes off very easily!
     
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    I should point out that all the "residue" is from the dry erase markers, not the tape itself.
     
  12. OneBerry

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    Hot glue?! :eek: Never would've tried that one!

    Thanks for all of the responses. I already have a roll of black electrical tape so I think I'll give that a try.
     
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    I use the narrow colored electrical tape and the border with magnets. It just depends on what I'm using that section for.
     

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