I just saw my new classroom today. It's very tiny and a bit ugly. It needs a lot of TLC! I have 2 very large chalkboards that are the most hideous color I have ever seen. They are a greenish/yellowish/brownish. It's such a disgusting color that it's difficult to explain. I do not need to use them as chalkboards (I have a smartboard and an easel), so I would like to cover them somehow. I was thinking about covering them with a thin fabric. However, I would like to use one for a word wall, where the kids can remove the magnetic words. I don't know how I would be able to attach the fabric to the chalkboard, or if the magnets would actually hold up on top of the fabric. Does anyone have any other ideas? My mom suggested painting them with chalkboard paint, but I highly doubt my district would allow me to do that. Do you think it's work asking, or would I just get laughed at?