Thursday, June 28, 2012


A Summer Project: Personal Chalk Boards

If you've always wanted your students to have a personal whiteboard or chalkboard, but purchasing a class set is cost-prohibitive, this summer project might be the solution for you.  With poster board and chalk board spray paint, you can create a class set (24) of personal chalk boards for about $12.00.

To make a class set, you will need four poster boards ($2) and Chalk Board Spray Paint ($8), both commonly available.  You can also use foam poster board.  Coat the poster boards in overlapping rows.  The first coat should be very thorough.  Let it dry completely.  Add 2 additional light coats, letting each coat dry completely before adding the next.  Finally, cut each poster board into 6 equal rectangles.  Wa-LA!  I am amazed at how beautifully the chalk is erased!

I love how thin and lightweight these are for younger children to store and use.  They fit perfectly in an inside pocket we create in their math journal.  Also, chalk is inexpensive and never goes dry like dry-erase markers inevitably do.  A little piece of felt, an old sock, or a craft pom pom make great erasers.  The chalk boards can be cleaned with a damp paper towel.

q Diane r


  1. I love this! =)

    Thank you so much for sharing! I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to come and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

  2. You need to link this up to Made it Monday at 4th Grade Frolics! Such a good idea.

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?


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