Whiteboards for the classroom

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  1. alpha1123

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    I thought I had seen a post previously about a way to make inexpensive individual white boards for the students to use during math for extra practice, but I can't find it. Does anyone remember where it was, or know how I can do this for cheap??
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Go to Lowes or Home Depot and have them cut shower board (also called tile backer board) for you. If you ask really nicely they may cut it into student sized boards. Use some sand paper to smooth out the cut edges.
     
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    I did that this year. It works, but I have had some problems cleaning them. The Mr Clean Magic Eraser works best. Otherwise there is a residue.
     
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    Thank you so much
     
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    I heard to use furniture polish on them before you give them to the students to use, then you will not have the residue.
     
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    Go to an office supply store and pick up some heavy duty page protectors. Get some card stock. Insert card stock into page protector. You have an instant (and cheap white board). I prefer using these over any other white board because you can insert graphs, number lines, graphic organizers, etc into them and kids can write over them.
     
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    Having been the shop teacher I did this many years. Works great! But I would cut them 12" by 12", less chance of them going out the door and more space to write on.
     
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    I actually just laminate card stock or construction paper. Works great!
     
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    I had Lowes cut shower board into 12'x12' squares. The kids LOVE them - I teach 6th grade math. They beg to write on them!!!! I did apply turtle wax to them prior to using them and they come very clean. I will probably rewax them over Christmas break! These boards are one of the best tips I've gotten on here! I love them!!!!!!
     
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    Thank you so much, I will probably do that over christmas......i student teach in january and want to use them but my cooperating teacher does not have any.
     

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