Spinoff: your favorite chart marker?

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    I make a lot of anchor charts. Actually, one of my goals this year is to have almost no store-bought posters on my wall. Not only will this "look better," but I'm hoping the kids will actually refer to them because I made it with their specific needs in mind.

    I love the fat, chiseled Sharpies, but they bleed through the paper :( I find Sharpie's chart markers don't stay, well, sharp very long! However, the ink does seem to last a long time.

    Are there any other great brands out there?
     
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  3. Ted

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    Pisces, I wonder if you put a couple of layers of newspaper behind your anchor chart before using the Sharpies, if that would help with bleed-through?

    Or do you intend to use both sides of the paper and therein lies the problem? :)
     
  4. Tasha

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    I start at the back of my chart pad so the page is against the cardboard and I can use whatever markers I want. I mostly use Sharpies chart markers, but I also like Mr. Sketch scented markers.
     
  5. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I usually use Crayola markers.:love:
    Maybe I'll get some chart markers for a change.
     
  6. Ima Teacher

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    I use Crayola.

    I'm allergic to Sharpies. A co-worker uses dry erase, but I'm allergic to those, too.
     
  7. Pisces_Fish

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    Doh! This is one of those moments when I shake my head and realize I've had a momentary lapse of reasoning.....:rolleyes:
     
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    I love chisel tip Crayola markers.
     
  10. MissScrimmage

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    Mr. Sketch smelly markers :wub:. I bought a pack last year and they are still going strong. Love the vibrant colours!
     
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    Mr. Sketch. They don't bleed through the paper and they last so much longer than regular crayola ones. Love them.
     
  12. Lynn K.

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    I bought Sharpie chart markers last year and used them all year long. Love them!
     
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    Tasha, that is genius!!!!
     
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    Why have I never thought of this?:woot:
     
  15. Pisces_Fish

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    I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I went out and bought a 12-pack of Mr. Smelly's the other day. :love: Talk about a blast from my past!
     
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    I LOVE a Sharpie. But, I have the same issue with bleeding through. My babies (middle school babies) love my Sharpies too. I have about 150 of them. Not thinking straight, I once let the kids use them for a project that we were doing. Needless to say, I was at school until 6:00 with rubbing alcohol cleaning the desks that evening.
     
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    I love the Sharpie chart markers. The Ticonderoga ones that Lakeshore sells are good too, but they are chisel tip which I don't like as much. I'm surprised so many people like the Mr. Sketch - those things drive me nuts! I can't stand all those smells!
     
  18. mkbren88

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    I used to use Crayola markers, but this year I bought Mr. Sketch markers to use instead. And genius idea to start at the end of the chart paper pad!
     
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    Mr. Sketch are my favorites! They make non-scented in case there are allergies in your classroom.
     
  20. FourSquare

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    I am not married to a particular brand, however I hateeeee the round tip ones. I much prefer chisel tipped chart markers. :)
     
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    Crayola smears for me, I like those thick/slanted Sharpies. They don't smear but the smell is nasty!
     
  22. yellowdaisies

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    They do?!?!?! :D I don't have allergies, but I can't stand the strong smells. I'm so glad you posted this! They are now on my Amazon wish list to order soon!
     

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